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 pianist entertains patrons with...  Read More

Colored lights and glass balls dance overhead at this festive restaurant, whose walls are adorned with funky, primitive artwork. Jazz plays in the background, and patrons (many of them locals) sing along to the melodies. Conversation flows as...  Read More

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 studied casualness. Popular...  Read More


One of the area's hottest clubs, the Swamp is also one of the newest. Disneyesque in its appeal, the venue has trails that wind through landscapes of old tires, wooden shacks, and whiskey barrels. There's even a moat and a waterfall. Located...  Read More

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 overhead. Very laid-back, it...  Read More

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 attitude. In one corner of...  Read More

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 specials are a perennial...  Read More

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