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Mugs 'N Jugs takes pub fare to new heights with pulled pork sandwiches stacked high between two slices of toasted ciabatta bread, and juicy burgers on brioche buns. Their crispy, battered wings are a local favorite and can be ordered with your choice of fiery sauces. Lighter options include turkey-club spinach wraps and a gourmet chicken salad tossed with fresh pineapples, grapes, and walnuts. In between bites, diners can play pool, watch sporting events on big screen TVs, or perfect their karaoke.

14100 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater,
FL
US

With 40 different ales and lagers on tap, Willard's is a craft-beer haven for brewthusiasts and amateur appreciators alike. A giant chalkboard that spans the length of the bar displays the expansive menu of pourable pleasures and includes information about each beer's alcohol content. Kick off the summer with a smooth glass of Bell's Oberon—wheat ale with a spicy hop character and a mild fruity aroma ($4.50), or savor the flavor of organically grown hops with a classic pale ale such as Peak Organic's Simcoe Spring ale ($6.00). Major labels, including Lagunitas and Cigar City provide patrons with reliable standbys, and a diverse selection of beers, ciders, and stouts take adventurous taste buds on a flavor rollercoaster. The average price per pour runs between $4 and $7, and on certain nights brews can be downed to the beat of live music.

12500 Starkey Rd
Largo,
FL
US

Cuisine Type: Indian

Established: 2013

Reservations: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 11?25

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Chicken tikka masala, naan, samosas

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only

The chefs and owners of Green Chili Indian Bistro have 20 years of experience pleasing the palates of area residents; they opened their first eatery in 1993. Over the years, they've perfected their recipes, such as the slow-cooked lamb vindaloo or their signature biryani dishes. They aren't stingy with the secrets of their trade, though. They share their methods in cooking classes housed inside the restaurant on Saturdays. They can teach students to cook plenty of things that don't appear on the menu, also. "We know Indian food well," the owner says. "If something is not available, we make it per request."

11182 66th Street North
Largo,
FL
US

Weighing in at almost a pound per slice, Mario's Pizzeria Trattoria's philly-cheesesteak stuffed pizza teems with meat and three cheeses. This is just one of the menu's specialty pizzas, which also include the pizza with nine vegetables and four cheeses and the Chicago Classico, made with sausage and fresh basil. The pizza dough is made fresh daily, as is the tomato sauce that douses pasta dishes.

Diners enjoy their pizzas, pastas, subs, and salads inside or out on the patio tables. They can even cruise through Mario's drive-thru window in Largo if they need a meal to go or a quick olive-oil top-off to keep car engines running smoothly.

2679 Gulf To Bay Blvd
Clearwater,
FL
US

Fuzzy's Sports Bar & Grill is all about the combo. The kitchen pairs hearty burgers with savory hot wings, while the bar smartly puts beers with football—the NFL Package beams games to 22 HDTVs mounted around the room. But there are more reasons to stay after the game ends. At the stroke of 12 every night, the Midnight Madness special slashes the price on drinks and burgers, and, on Wednesdays, ladies and well-mascara'ed orangutans can enjoy bargain wine and cocktails.

1270 S Highland Ave
Clearwater,
FL
US

Inspired by the small-town taverns of the Midwest, Pete & Shorty's Tavern is an unpretentious and a friendly gathering place where friends and families flock for comfort food and cold beers. Step into the tavern's cozy interior and wrap your taste buds around a selection from the meat-centric menu of appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. The sandwich offerings include a pan-fried pork tenderloin sandwich ($6.99) and the sought-after Loose-Meat Pete ($3.99), a more seasoned and far friendlier cousin to the morally questionable Sloppy Joe. Grab a dozen ($10.99) or half dozen ($5.59) famous Shorty burgers to eat on the patio, or share a pork shank ($11.99) with your mother or your recently paroled college professor. Pete & Shorty's Tavern also serves up draft beer from its full bar of libations—toast to coastal erosion during the tavern's late-night hours, or sip away the seconds during one of the restaurant's two daily happy hours.

2820 Gulf To Bay Blvd
Clearwater,
FL
US