Naples Pubs Have Their Own Character Blending Old & New



Think “pubs” and immediately your mind takes a romanticized sail to Ireland or jolly old England for a pint among rousing company. Whereas the Naples area does claim its share of traditional pubs that fit that vision, it tends to add to the formula a shot of Florida. Most of the UK inspired pubs here, such as The Pub Naples at Mercato and Old Naples Pub downtown, localize the traditions with outdoor patio seating that takes advantage of the warm climes. Others focus on Florida beers. In recent years, new traditions have been born. Also European inspired, the gastropub combines the warm pub atmosphere with fine noshes. Bar Tulia in downtown Naples, an Italian gastropub, is one example. Finally, the craft beer brewery trend has caught up with Naples and this list includes two of them. All told, the list delivers a well rounded sampling of Naples’ different pub scenes, enumerating those that offer the best conviviality, beers, atmosphere, and in many cases, food. 


Pelican Larry's Raw Bar & Grill
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You need not be a Green Bay Packers or Florida State University Seminoles fan to enter, but duly note that you will be in the minority here, where Packers and 'Noles memorabilia hang in between dozens of sport TVs. The two indoor and one outdoor...  Read More


Momentum Brewhouse


Another among the Naples area's growing craft brewery scene, Momentum does not fit into the "pub" physical formula of cozy, dark, wood panel bars. In fact its tasting room is quite large, almost lunchroom like in its size and layout. It is...  Read More


Village Pub
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Indoor, the space feels somewhat pub like, but all in all this pub has more of a waterfront bistro persona. To earn its name it serves pints from seven taps, plus a variety of popular bottled beers, cider, and wine. Most people enjoy the sea...  Read More


Riptide Brewery
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The newest generation of Naples pubs follow the oldest traditions of crafting in-house the brews they serve their customers. Riptide Brewery is one of the latest of this species, and the closest to downtown Naples. Its tasting room is part of...  Read More


The Pub Naples
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A modernized, Americanized notion of the British pub institution, it nonetheless is popular among lovers of beer, fine liquors and pub food. It lies along a strip of bars at Mercato Shops, a lively and youthful shopping and entertainment...  Read More


Fitzgerald's Famous Pub & Grill
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It has the Irish pub scene down pat, once could say. Appropriately convivial, it fills pints with Fitzgerald's Red Lager and Amber Ale, Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick's on tap. It opens for lunch and dinner daily and Sunday for breakfast. The...  Read More


Lansdowne Street
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Named for the street behind Boston's Fenway Park that many a pub and bar call home, Lansdowne Street's loyalty to the Boston Red Sox, who play their spring training games in Fort Myers, is blatant. Outside, a courtyard with a fire pit has street...  Read More


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Old Naples Pub
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The Old Naples Pub is located in the thick of one of Naples's leading shopping zones. Folks trying to avoid the sticker shock and relatively formal air of Third Street restaurants and bars head here for a casual setting indoor and out. The lunch...  Read More


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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 next door, 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...  Read More


Shea's at Lansdowne Street
Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton


You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox fan to enter and enjoy, but if you are here to cheer on the Yankees, you may want to turn around. A spinoff of Lansdowne Street in Bonita Springs, it even recreates the Green Monster scoreboard inside,...  Read More


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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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