Chelle Koster Walton

By , Local Expert, Naples
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Here, we distill the best local nightclubs and bars down to an elite selection of ten that gives you the broad flavor of the destination's party scene. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just will not want to miss.

Naples may be best known for its Fifth Avenue South nightlife scene filled with twinkling lights, music and crowds. The city's beautiful people hit the street and its club-restaurants starting early with an older crowd and into the wee hours with the city's young executives and late-nighters. At first glance, the scene looks conservative, but it can get surprisingly rowdy....  Read more »

  • 1

    Blue Martini

    Besides the obvious nomenclature indication that this place is about partying, there's live or DJ music and usually a good crowd.

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

  • 2

    H B's On the Gulf

    Its award-winning wine list and so-Florida setting makes it a favorite for al fresco dining and drinking.

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

  • 3

    Alto - Live, Jazz, Kitchen

    Naples' first jazz club, it entertains with live music of all genres nightly starting March 8, 2014.

    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."

  • 4


    It hosts everything from rock concerts to ballet and Broadway shows - Naples' most respected performance arts venue.

    Local Expert Tip: "Plan on a visit to its art galleries when you're headed to a show at Artis."

  • 5

    Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar

    The longtime waterfront fixture makes for a most pleasurable afternoon and early evening party spot.

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

  • 6

    Old Naples Pub

    Lots of beers on draft and in bottles make this a favorite for after-beach drinking and dining.

    Local Expert Tip: "Hit the bar on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for live entertainment."

  • 7

    Snook Inn

    • Neighborhood: Marco Island

    The Naples area's most popular chickee bar, it hosts live entertainment daily.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get there early in the day on weekends, when the chickee bar fills early with drinkers and diners."

  • 8

    Sugden Community Theatre

    Its location among the clubs and restaurants downtown makes it a perfect candidate for a night out on the town.

    Local Expert Tip: "Buy tickets well in advance for Naples Players productions; the seats fill fast."

  • 9

    Silverspot Cinema

    Dinner and a movie - the quintessential date night - live in the same, upscale location at Mercato.

    Local Expert Tip: "Arrive about 90 minutes before curtain and you will have time to enjoy table service in the theater's dining room. With less than an hour, you can still order food to take into the theater with you."

  • 10

    MASA Grille

    Welcome to Margaritaville! Choose from more than 100 types of tequila.

    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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