Live jazz music. Cigars and blues tunes on the beach. A wild bar with bikini contests worthy of a webcam streaming.
The nightlife options in Cocoa and Cocoa Beach, Fla., on the Space Coast are unique and varied. Visitors of all interests can find something fun to fill their evening here.
First, you've got Coconuts, the bar that the Space Coast is best known for. This oceanside bar tends to draw a younger crowd, who stays for the late-night happy hour specials. The Sand Bar is another beachy bar great for the college crew, although people of all ages also enjoy watching sports on the TVs here and filling up on the yummy pizza.
If you are hungry for live music, Lou's Blues, Heidi's Jazz Club and The Beach Shack are three solid choices – all three with distinctly different atmospheres. For stage shows, the Cocoa Village gay bar, Ultra Lounge, is known for its drag performers and other upbeat entertainment.
Catch the game at Time Out Sports Bar or relax at the Southern-style Murdock Bistro. For an international feel, Dog N Bone British Pub is a fun place to tip back a pint and tickle your tastebuds with foreign fare.
Here are our favorite 10 nightlife options in Cocoa.