Best Bars in Naples, Florida: From the Beach to the Streets

Chelle Koster Walton

By , Local Expert, Naples
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Nightlife is not the first thing that comes to mind when Naples pops up as a vacation option. Yet surprisingly enough it has quite the vibrant bar-hopping scene downtown on and around Fifth Avenue South - particularly on weekends - and in North Naples at the Mercato Shops entertainment and shopping complex.

In those two spots, you will find the largest concentration of fun bars, with live entertainment going on at some. However, many of Naples most popular watering holes are well-loved for their views and day-life rather than music and nightlife.

Where ever there's water in Naples - which is practically everywhere - you will...  Read more »

  • 1

    H B's On the Gulf

    It has the best seats in town for toasting the sunset.

    Local Expert Tip: "It has the best seats in town for toasting the sunset. Get there early."

  • 2

    Alto - Live, Jazz, Kitchen

    Naples' only jazz club, it is new, sophisticated and hot.

    Local Expert Tip: "Plan on dinner with your jazzed-up evening - Alto's reputation for music is only bested by its reputation for stellar cuisine."

  • 3

    Sea Salt-Naples

    Sea Salt serves only the finest crafted cocktails and has an award-winning wine list.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Bloody Mary - made with vodka house-infused with vegetables and hot peppers."

  • 4

    Doc's Beach House

    • Neighborhood: Bonita Springs

    This is the Naples area's only true sand-in-your-toes beach bar.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order a bucket of beer and set up at a beachside table."

  • 5

    Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar

    It has been a favorite watering hole for many years with one of Naples best bar views.

    Local Expert Tip: "Head to the Upper Deck when the weather permits."

  • 6

    Blue Martini

    It is a hot spot in North Naples for all ages.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go before 11 p.m. for a mature crowd, after 9 a.m. for a young crowd."

  • 7

    Sunset Grille

    • Neighborhood: Marco Island

    It has the best view of any bar on Marco Island and is popular with beach-goers and sports fans.

    Local Expert Tip: "Take a break from the beach for a drink and to watch the game."

  • 8

    Little Bar

    • Neighborhood: Marco Island

    There's nowhere else in the world like this; it epitomizes the location and it's lots of fun.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a true taste of Little Bar, come in summer for Spammy Jammy. Think people in pajamas competing with Spam culinary and architectural creations. "

  • 9

    The Pub Naples

    This place is in nearly always busy and boasts impressive lines of beer and liquor.

    Local Expert Tip: "People-watching is best from the patio; the inside is dark and over-air-conditioned."

  • 10

    MASA Grille

    It boasts one of Naples' best selections of tequila and has a hip vibe popular with young professionals.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order your designated driver the day's agua fresca - the real thing in Mexican fresh juice beverages and almost as satisfying as a margarita."



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