The Music Is Live at These 10 Lively Naples Night Spots

Steel drum bands, smooth jazz, classic rock, country and 70s tribute bands: You can hear it all live in the bars. lounges and night clubs in and around  Naples. Often times you need not even wait until dark, as resort chickee bars and waterside restaurants entertain guests with tropical music that gets them in the mood for Naples' warm sea breezes and near constant sunshine.

This list covers a couple of the daylight music options, but mostly concentrates on the best music you can find to party away the nighttime hours. Although it is not known first and foremost for its nightlife, Naples does offer some tasty options. They are not always easy to find, so this list will come in handy.

It takes music lovers from casual, funky, waterside Little Bar in down-home Goodland to the new, hot late-night scene at 7th Avenue Social, in the heart of downtown Naples. Whether you prefer local bands in a neighborhood joint, national tribute band acts performing The Beatles or Jimmy Buffett or smooth jazz as the musical score to your Sunday brunch, you will discover where to find the best of the best in the Naples area on this list. 

Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar
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This bar's upstairs locale affords patrons incredible views of Venetian Village, the bay and its waterfront homes as they sip their favorite libations. The downstairs Cafe venue is perfect for an early or late supper, and diners have the...  Read More

Weekend Willie's
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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
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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

M Waterfront Grille
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Naples residents and visitors who love jazz head to M Waterfront Grille for its refined atmosphere, water views, fine cuisine and terrific live music. On Wednesday, patrons relax in the lounge or on the outdoor veranda for Wine on Wednesday from...  Read More

Little Bar
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You could sum up the fishing town of Goodland in one word: idiosyncratic. Likewise the Little Bar, one of three watering hole restaurants that tourists love as much as the (idiosyncratic) locals do. Many visitors arrive by boat during the...  Read More

Dinner, live music and dancing: It all happens in one spot at The Stage in Bonita Springs. It features live performances by a number of different national tribute band acts. Tickets start at $25 and include a three-course dinner, the cover...  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

Bay House Restaurant
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Naples visitors looking for live jazz and other genres of music love the Bay House Restaurant not only for its musical selection, but also for its wonderful seafood dishes, polished decor and expansive views of the wild Cocohatchee River and its...  Read More

The Continental
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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 overhanging the outdoor bar....  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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