Best Destin, FL Nightlife

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    10. Nightown

    Inside this metal, warehouse-like building, the night takes hold and so does the fun. Patrons come to show off their favorite dance moves, and music of all genres plays for them to do so. When they're drenched in...

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    9. Club Aqua

    Hip d├ęcor, upscale cocktails and crowd-pleasing DJs explain Club Aqua's appeal. A swanky bar, dance floor, indoor and outdoor seating areas give patrons the freedom to move, groove or just chill out.

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    8. Ocean Club

    Elegant and upscale, this dimly-lit bar caters to a mixed clientele but is especially popular with a slightly older crowd. During the early evening, the Ocean Club is a stylish restaurant, but later on, a talented...

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    7. Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

    Raised on pilings, this multi-level restaurant and bar is adorned with grafitti, so much so that it's become an unofficial trademark. Inside, the island decor depends heavily on flotsam and jetsam, giving the place a...

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    6. Howl at the Moon

    A fun, lively ambiance pervades this dualing piano bar where the pianists lead the music and the evening. Guests sing along in unison, and each group attempts to out-perform the other. Even the staff joins in on the...

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    5. Picolo Restaurant & The Red Bar

    Legendary in the area, this restaurant's decor is part beach shack, part thrift store and part retro club. Walls and ceilings are papered with posters and funky mirrors, and the place has a laid-back, devil-may-care...

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    4. Cafe Thirty-A

    Gulf Coast architecture figures prominently in this yellow clapboard building, trimmed in white and topped by a metal roof. Inside, exposed rafters and ductwork are painted white, and market umbrellas hang from the...

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    3. Hogs Breath Destin

    This local hang-out looks like it's had its share of loving over the years. In classic bar style, it sports dark wood, brass rails and neon beer signs, but you know you're at the beach by the surfboards suspended...

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    1. AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar

    Club Bimini, AJ's venue for live music and night-time drinks, is the party choice in Destin. An expansive wooden deck, with a tiki-hut bar and terrific views of the harbor, hosts hordes of tourists and locals. Beer...


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