Best Naples, FL Nightlife

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    10. MASA Grille

    Brought to you by the folks that introduced D'Amico & Sons and Campiello to Naples, this restaurant and tequila bar takes you South of the Border with stylized authentic cuisine and a connoisseur's selection of...

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    9. Silverspot Cinema

    Its smart lounge and dining room make it easy to do dinner and a movie. Or you can go to the counter and order from a selection of gourmet to-go sandwiches such as mini-sliders or blackened chicken, grab a drink from...

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    8. Weekend Willie's

    In the heart of Naples' home construction and design commercial district off Pine Ridge Road, this place is a favorite of the local working class. Regulars come for sports TV, pizza, wings, burgers, deli sandwiches,...

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    7. Snook Inn

    Chickee bars are a signature form of the Naples area party scene. Because of the destination's close proximity to Seminole and Miccosukee Indian tribes, many resorts and restaurants hire local tribesman to construct...

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    6. Off The Hook Comedy Club

    This longtime fixture of Marco Island moved to a larger facility in North Naples in 2015. It has built a reputation for bringing in A-list stand-up comedians with national and even international followings. Shows are...

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    5. Artis—Naples

    Formerly known as the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, it is dedicated to both visual and performing arts in one architecturally forward location. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra still calls the center home as...

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    4. Sunset Beach Bar

    Part of the 100-plus-year-old Naples Beach Hotel, Sunset Beach Bar & Grill draws fans from beyond the resort for drinking and dining with a fabulous view of the beach, gulf and sunset. For nearly 10 years, its...

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    3. Blue Martini

    One of a chain of upscale bars nationwide (but mostly in Florida), Naples' Blue Martini has bars both outside and inside that fill nearly every night. Happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. discounts all drinks 50...

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    2. The Continental

    An out-of-the-box steakhouse, its courtyard seating area turns into a hot music and dance arena as night falls. Opened in December 2014, it also touts its reputation for craft cocktails, some of which fill glass orbs...

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    1. Alto - Live, Jazz, Kitchen

    Hot and new on the Naples' nightlife scene, Alto -Live Jazz Kitchen opened mid-February 2014, in a jazz club atmosphere inspired by the late, legendary Zanzibar Blue in Philadelphia, where co-owner Chef Charles...

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Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

About Naples, FL Nightlife

Just like in the Petula Clark hit of old, the main action for Naples nightlife is downtown - on Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South. In the past decade, a new scene has been blossoming at the other, north end of town at the Mercato entertainment district - filled with clubs, pubs, restaurants and a state-of-the-art dine-in movie theater.

Partying tends to begin before nightfall in the Naples area, however, thanks to its warm sunshine and sparkly waterways. Every bit as iconic as its hip clubs, Naples beach bars, fish houses and chickee (thatched structures built by local native Americans) bars provide a party setting with a sense of place.


About Chelle Koster Walton

Chelle Koster Walton -- the Local Expert for Naples, Florida and the Caribbean -- has been covering the destination for 30 years. Her top-selling Sarasota, Sanibel Island, and Naples guidebook (Countryman Press) is in its sixth edition. She was contributing editor for Caribbean Travel & Life for 12 years and has written guidebooks on the Bahamas. A...  Read more »

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