With miles and miles of coastline, it’s little surprise that Florida has a bounty of beach bars. In fact, there are hundreds of them to choose from. Want to drink your way around Florida’s best beach bars? Here’s where you need to go!
- Jimmy B’s – St. Pete Beach
You’ll find this legendary gem at the Beachcomber Hotel, a place where live entertainment keeps on going day and night, every day of the week. With an indoor and outdoor bar, spacious bandstand, and volleyball court, it has all the makings of the perfect Florida beach bar. A rustic and beachy vibe make it one laid-back place to be. Casual and friendly, everyone fits in with this true Floridan-style beach bar, which also afford excellent views of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
- Sharky’s on the Pier – Venice Beach
Hoping to see a shark while you’re safely on land overlooking the water? Sharky’s is the place for that. Watch the action on the water from this tiki bar and enjoy the action on land too with live music 7 days a week plus a 2-story deck for more fun. It’s another place on Florida’s west coast to catch the sunset and enjoy a slice of Floridian life.
- The Ocean Deck – Daytona Beach
The World’s Most Famous Beach is home to the Ocean Deck, an absolute landmark in Florida that has been serving beachgoers from all walks of life for over 40 years. This 2-story bar serves drinks in mason jars and has super-fresh fish sandwiches to fuel you up. With a bar upstairs and downstairs, getting a luscious libation is never a problem. Life reggae music makes for great dancing every night of the week and gives this bar a wonderful ambiance that is the epitome of chill.
- The Flora-Bama Lounge – Perdido Key
Right there on the Florida and Alabama border, right on the beach, this is one of Florida’s most famous bars. It features several levels, each with their own vibe and bar. There is always something going on with live music and this place just has that fun beach bar-feel that makes you happy to stay all day. The Flora-Bama Lounge is the inspiration for songs like “Bama Breeze” by Jimmy Buffett and “Flora-Bama” by Kenny Chesney. It’s a bar that has survived hurricanes and goes on every day to serve all kinds of people, giving it that eclectic Floridian style we all love.
- The Schooner Wharf Bar – Key West
In Key West, don’t miss the best place to see the sunset, a ritual for the locals. This beach bar overlooks the water and serves some of the best rum runners in the state. With fresh seafood to sample along with it, this famed Florida beach bar might not be the party-all-night kind of place but it is definitely the place for a relaxed experience overlooking the water.
7. Aruba Beach Café – Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
With a Caribbean ambience and plenty of delicious food and drinks, Aruba Beach Café is the ideal place to hit up for happy hour. They have something every day of the week from Martini Mondays to Thursday Mojitos and much more. Surrounded by swaying palm trees and equipped with 3 bars, it’s a Florida beach bar with that still gets what the locals and tourists so desperately want on a day or night out – that vacation-vibe that we all crave whether we’re on vacation or not.
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