The Panhandle

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  • 1. Flora-Bama Lounge, Package & Oyster Bar

    Known simply as “The Flora-Bama” to locals, this beachside bar is as full of history as it is whiskey. In 1964, when this little stretch...

    Known simply as “The Flora-Bama” to locals, this beachside bar is as full of history as it is whiskey. In 1964, when this little stretch of highway was first completed, the package store was practically the only place around. But as traffic increased, so did business, and the Flora-Bama became legendary for its musical acts and annual events. (Fun Fact: Jimmy Buffett’s hit song “Bama Breeze” is said to be written about this roadhouse.) Come in the daytime for a chilled-out vibe, or visit at night to experience—well, you never know what.

    17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, Florida, 32507, USA
    850-492–0611
  • 2. AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

    Folks come by boat and car to this supercasual bar and restaurant overlooking the marina for beer and oysters. Thanks to nightly live music, young,...

    Folks come by boat and car to this supercasual bar and restaurant overlooking the marina for beer and oysters. Thanks to nightly live music, young, energetic crowds pack the dance floor.

    116 Harbor Blvd., Destin, Florida, 32541, USA
    850-837–1913
  • 3. Bar 1903

    Housed in the historic Walker Library building, Bar 1903 has a Library of Cocktails that spans 160 years of mixology tradition. Small plates, sandwiches, and...

    Housed in the historic Walker Library building, Bar 1903 has a Library of Cocktails that spans 160 years of mixology tradition. Small plates, sandwiches, and sweets—often made with ingredients sourced from the urban farm that the bar shares with its sister dining establishments—are on offer in a warm, cozy atmosphere, where service is attentive, but unobtrusive. With a seating capacity of only 36, this is an ideal place for a quiet chat.

    209 E. Park Ave., Tallahassee, Florida, 32301, USA
    850-354-9739

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  • 4. Level 8 Lounge

    This rooftop lounge has a sleek, chic sophistication that matches the boutique hotel in which it's set. Enjoy panoramic views of the capital city while...

    This rooftop lounge has a sleek, chic sophistication that matches the boutique hotel in which it's set. Enjoy panoramic views of the capital city while you sip a drink from the custom drink menu or nibble on small bites from the bar menu.

    415 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32301, USA
    850-224–6000
  • 5. Ms. Newby's

    Is it a drive-thru liquor store? A bar? Ms. Newby's is the best of both. With live entertainment, DJs, karaoke nights, darts, and pool, there's...

    Is it a drive-thru liquor store? A bar? Ms. Newby's is the best of both. With live entertainment, DJs, karaoke nights, darts, and pool, there's always entertainment to go along with your libation of choice. Might they suggest you try a Hunch Punch? It's world famous—says so right on the front window. This bar and its satellite in town are designated gathering spots for bikers during Panama City's spring and fall bike weeks.

    8711 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, Florida, 32408, USA
    850-234–0030
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  • 6. Pineapple Willy's

    The total beach-bar experience, this eatery and bar is geared to families and tourists—as well as sports fans—and is a hot spot for live music....

    The total beach-bar experience, this eatery and bar is geared to families and tourists—as well as sports fans—and is a hot spot for live music. The signature rum drink, the Pineapple Willy, was the inspiration for its full slate of tropical and frozen drinks and the hangout's tiki attitude. It closes in winter.

    9875 S. Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, Florida, 32408, USA
    850-235–0928
  • 7. Sandestin Village of Baytowne Wharf

    In many ways, the Baytowne Wharf—with its restaurants, nightspots, and jam-packed schedule of festivals and other events—is the beating heart of the Sandestin Resort. When...

    In many ways, the Baytowne Wharf—with its restaurants, nightspots, and jam-packed schedule of festivals and other events—is the beating heart of the Sandestin Resort. When the sun goes down, though, the fun here really revs up. Live-music venues include John Wehner's Village Door Nightclub and Rum Runners, home of the "World Famous" dueling pianos. Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar adds to a "spirited" evening, and Hammerhead's Bar & Grille promises to stay open "until the fun stops."

    9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W, Sandestin, Florida, 32550, USA
    850-267–8180
  • 8. Seville Quarter

    In the heart of the Historic District is Pensacola's equivalent of New Orleans's French Quarter. In fact, you may think you've traveled to Louisiana when...

    In the heart of the Historic District is Pensacola's equivalent of New Orleans's French Quarter. In fact, you may think you've traveled to Louisiana when you enter any of its seven bars and two courtyards offering an eclectic mix of live music. College students pack the place on Thursday, tourists come on the weekend, and military personnel from six nearby bases are stationed here nearly all the time. This is a classic Pensacola landmark, and on most nights there's a small cover after 8 pm.

    130 E. Government St., Pensacola, Florida, 32501, USA
    850-434–6211
  • 9. The Boardwalk

    This massive complex that serves as the gateway to the Okaloosa Island Pier houses several restaurants including Rockin Tacos, The Crab Trap, Floyd's Shrimp House,...

    This massive complex that serves as the gateway to the Okaloosa Island Pier houses several restaurants including Rockin Tacos, The Crab Trap, Floyd's Shrimp House, Al's Beach Club and Burger Bar, and Pino Gelato as well as live entertainment and shops.

    1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548, USA
  • 10. The Moon

    Since 1985, The Moon has been one of the capital city's most active nightclubs, with live bands and DJs offering music for all tastes—rap, R&B,...

    Since 1985, The Moon has been one of the capital city's most active nightclubs, with live bands and DJs offering music for all tastes—rap, R&B, country, rock, and reggae, to name a few.

    1105 E. Lafayette St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32301, USA
    850-878–6900
  • 11. The Red Bar

    Locals mourned when the original location burned down in 2019, but the owners have done a good job recreating the funky, kitschy aesthetic at this...

    Locals mourned when the original location burned down in 2019, but the owners have done a good job recreating the funky, kitschy aesthetic at this new incarnation. With live music or a DJ nightly, the place really hops after dark. Although bartenders are particularly proud of their mimosas and Bloody Marys, the motto here is, "Whatever your fancy we’ll make it, or make it up." If you get hungry, you can order from a short menu featuring such Northwest Florida standards as crab cakes, shrimp, and crawfish. Note, too, that there's no on-site parking; rather, you park at a nearby city lot and take a free shuttle.

    70 Hotz Ave., Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, 32459, USA
    850-231–1008
  • 12. Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

    A little bit of Nashville honky tonk has been transplanted to PCB's Pier Park at Tootsie's, which features country music acts on a regular basis....

    A little bit of Nashville honky tonk has been transplanted to PCB's Pier Park at Tootsie's, which features country music acts on a regular basis. It's a lively atmosphere with cocktails and bar bites to tantalize a variety of palates.

    700 S. Pier Park Dr., Panama City Beach, Florida, 32413, USA
    850-236–3459
  • 13. Vinyl Music Hall

    Music now fills the space of this 112-year-old former Masonic lodge. An impressive variety of bands and acts have floated through the 850-person venue, which...

    Music now fills the space of this 112-year-old former Masonic lodge. An impressive variety of bands and acts have floated through the 850-person venue, which offers mostly standing room. The box office is open weekdays between noon and 5 pm, as well as before all events (one hour before start time).

    2 S. Palafox Pl., Pensacola, Florida, USA
    850-607–6758
  • 14. Waterworks

    With its retro-chic tiki-bar fittings and waterfall windows, this place is quirky and fun. It's also a Tallahassee institution: the funky bar has been in...

    With its retro-chic tiki-bar fittings and waterfall windows, this place is quirky and fun. It's also a Tallahassee institution: the funky bar has been in Midtown since before there was a Midtown. During the day, Waterworks offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, apps, and small plates for lunch and dinner, and evolves into a hip lounge at night.

    1133 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, Florida, 32303, USA
    850-224–1887
  • 15. Boatyard

    Closed Permanently

    This multilevel, indoor-outdoor waterfront nightclub and restaurant presents a regular lineup of bands, ranging from blues to steel drums to classic rock. DJs round out...

    This multilevel, indoor-outdoor waterfront nightclub and restaurant presents a regular lineup of bands, ranging from blues to steel drums to classic rock. DJs round out the entertainment roster.

    5323 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, Florida, 32408, USA
    850-249–9273
  • 16. Hog's Breath Saloon

    Closed Permanently

    The festive atmosphere is enhanced by good live music from a solo performer during the week and more musicians on the weekend. The food—steaks, burgers,...

    The festive atmosphere is enhanced by good live music from a solo performer during the week and more musicians on the weekend. The food—steaks, burgers, salads—isn't bad, either.

    541 U.S. 98 E, Destin, Florida, 32541, USA
    850-837–5991
  • 17. The Red Bar

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    Closed Permanently

    While much of 30A is quiet and laid back, The Red Bar bucks the trend and shakes it's tin roof with red-hot blues or jazz acts every night....

    While much of 30A is quiet and laid back, The Red Bar bucks the trend and shakes it's tin roof with red-hot blues or jazz acts every night. On Friday and Saturday nights it's elbow-to-elbow at the truly funky and colorful bar, which would be right at home on Miami's South Beach or in New York City's Greenwich Village.

    70 Hotz Ave., Grayton Beach, Florida, 32459, USA
    850-231–1008

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