Best Naples Spots to Party, Day or Night

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. Newer, the bars and pubs of Mercato entertainment center in North Naples have sparked serious competition for downtown's scene.

You will find a lively scene throughout Naples and Marco Island. Although it is known for its sophisticated nightlife with upscale clubs such as the new Bar Tulia Italian gastropub and  The Continental, the destination also has its funky fun bars filled with character - and characters - places such as Weekend Willie's and the Snook Inn.

When you are shopping for night-out options, do not forget to check out Naples' most high-brow nightlife - its famed performance art venues such as Artis-Naples

Masa Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

Brought to you by the folks who 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 tequilas. Categorizing its...  Read More

Silverspot Cinema
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

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 the full bar and head into...  Read More

Weekend Willie's
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

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, shots of Fireballs, cold beer...  Read More

Snook Inn
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

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 the open-air thatched...  Read More

Off The Hook Comedy Club
Photo courtesy of 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 typically scheduled for...  Read More

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 does the Miami Ballet. And...  Read More

Old Naples
Bar Tulia
Photo courtesy of Bar Tulia

Billing itself as an Italian gastropub, Bar Tulia grew up next to big brother Osteria Tulia, a noisier, younger version with a more active bar scene. Unlike typical British or Irish pubs, the focus here is more on craft cocktail and fine food...  Read More

Blue Martini Naples
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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 percent. Live bands typically play from...  Read More

The Continental
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

An out-of-the-box steakhouse, its courtyard seating area turns into a hot music and dance arena as night falls. It also touts its reputation for craft cocktails, some of which fill glass orbs overhanging the outdoor bar. They include the...  Read More

Enjoy your 7th Avenue Social experience around the bar or out on the patio with an Albino Manhattan (made with white whiskey and vermouth plus a dash of orange bitters) or a craft IPA from its extensive list. Whether you choose indoors or...  Read More


Meet 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...  More About Chelle

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