Best Jacksonville, FL Nightlife

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    10. River City Brewing Company

    Located on the Southbank Riverwalk, River City offers a majestic view and great food. Come via water taxi from Jacksonville Landing or dock your boat while dining or staying overnight. A great place to enjoy a few...

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    9. Lynch's Irish Pub (LIP)

    Located just across from the pier, Lynch's (affectionately called "LIP" by regulars) is a great place to get a taste of Ireland on the beach. Founded by a native Irishman -- the late great "Des" Michael Lynch hailed...

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    8. Jack Rabbit's

    One of Northeast Florida's top listening rooms, Jack Rabbits makes darn sure that San Marco rocks each week by bringing in awesome live acts that have cut their teeth on the regional band circuits. Headliners range...

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    7. Freebird Live

    This two-level establishment, built in memoriam to legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie VanZant, carries on his love for good music. Both regional and national musicians take the stage, encouraging late-nighters...

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    6. Ragtime Tavern-Seafood & Grill

    A local landmark serving great microbrews, live music and fast, friendly service, this large bar (known as the "Cheers" of Atlantic Beach) draws in beach bums from the nearby land of sand and sun. Voted "Best Brew...

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    5. Layla's of San Marco

    At this exotic San Marco address, the delicious Middle Eastern cookery shares the spotlight with the belly dancers and jazz musicians, making for a truly unique night on the town. The loft-like space is traditionally...

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    4. Fly's Tie Irish Pub

    Looking for Jacksonville's best poured pint? Poll locals -- the folks who'd really know -- and chances are good they'll point you in the direction of this Emerald Isle charmer, located at the Beaches. Indeed, this is...

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    3. Arielle's

    Arielle's doubles as a fine dining experience and a popular networking place for young professionals. The wide open plan of the main dining room allows tables to be positioned so that you can see the stage (and...

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    2. Square One

    This San Marco hotspot -- housed in a historic building (1927) -- was opened by the same savvy crew responsible for The Atlantic and Ocean Club. Part suave lounge and part high-pulse dance club, Square One is indeed...

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    1. Bukkets Oceanfront Grill

    Just what you would expect from a beach bar: lots of people, plenty of beer and everyone having a good time. It's too loud here for conversation, so just plan on playing a game of pool, having a drink or two and...

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

About Jacksonville, FL Nightlife

Jacksonville’s nightlife is an eclectic blend of fashionable elegance and hipster cool, ranging from the beaches to downtown. If you are looking for a lounge vibe to mix and mingle try Ovinte in town at the St. Johns Town Center or the Penthouse at the Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant at the beaches. Love craft beer? Then you'll be impressed with the King Street Food & Beer District featuring Intuition Ale Works leading the pack. Enjoy a hip atmosphere, starlight and the southern night air with a view to impress at Black Sheep’s rooftop bar. If you are looking for the perfect hand crafted cocktail visit Side Car and the Volstead for something unique. Leaving the big game or a lively concert? Celebrate the big win with DJs and dancing as you hop along the string of bars located on E Bay St. including Mark’s bar a local favorite. Whether you are looking for an intimate night out or ready to laugh out loud, you’ll find what you are looking for when the sun goes down in Jax.

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