Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in Saint Petersburg's Methodist Town neighborhood

Planet Retro | Photo: Matt R./Yelp

Visiting Methodist Town, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Saint Petersburg neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a hot dog shop to a record store.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Methodist Town, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Coney Island Sandwich Shop


Topping the list is Coney Island Sandwich Shop, a spot to score sandwiches and hot dogs. Located at 250 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St. North, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 90 reviews on Yelp. 

Serving burgers, hot dogs and chili dogs since 1926, it's the oldest family-owned restaurant in St. Pete's, reports Try the All-The-Way dog, a grilled frank topped with chili, mustard and onions. Milkshakes, root beer floats and iced tea are also available at this retro diner. 

2. The Bends


Next up is bar The Bends, situated at 919 First Ave. North. With four stars out of 73 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

At the bar, grab a classic cocktail, craft beer or a daiquiri. On any given night, you can expect free live shows and special events like a Soul Night dance party, Latin night and a Hawaiian Tiki Birthday Party for '80s icon Tom Selleck.

3. Planet Retro

Photo: Matt R./Yelp

Planet Retro, a spot to score vinyl records and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 226 Martin Luther King Jr St. North, 4.5 stars out of 22 reviews. 

Score a classic album or a rare gem at this spot, which caters to fans of hardcore, punk rock, doom and sludge. It also hosts live bands on weekends. 

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