St. Petersburg Lawn Bowling Club
This easy-to-learn, English-style game attracts members from all over the world. The clubhouse was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
According to the game rules on the website, “The game of lawn bowls is very simple to learn but can take anyone years to perfect. Games are played in a gentlemanly fashion, with positive support and comments for all players.”
FUN FACT: The St. Petersburg Lawn Bowling Club is the oldest formally organized lawn bowl club in Florida and tenth in the nation.
The Lawn Bowling Club is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. It’s located at 536 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
St. Petersburg Chess Club
This club is the home of the nine-time Florida State Chess Champion, Gary Sanders. International Grand Masters who have played chess at the club include:
- Bobby Fischer
- Sammy Reshevsky
- Larry Christiansen
- Yasser Seirawan
FUN FACT: The St. Petersburg Chess Club has been around continuously from 1930 to present in the same location. It’s the oldest unmoved Chess Club in America.
The Chess Club is open Monday and Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m.; Friday from noon to 5 p.m. & 5:30 to whenever the party ends! It’s located at 540 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club
According to the website, “Shuffleboard had arrived in St. Petersburg in 1923. That year, Connecticut jeweler, Phineas T. Ives, visited St. Petersburg, where shuffleboard had yet to put down roots. He had played the game on the east coast of Florida, enjoyed it, and wanted to play more. He urged the city to build courts in Mirror Lake Park, and that fall two were built, right in front of where the clubhouse stands.”
The rest is history.
FUN FACT: The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club is “World’s Largest Shuffleboard Club.”
The Shuffleboard Club is open Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. It’s located at 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
There you have it: The three best places to go clubbing in St. Petersburg … and they’re ALL within walking distance from 747 North!
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