Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore St. Augustine nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our St. Augustine Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

10 Taberna Del Gallo
Taberna del Gallo, meaning Tavern of the Rooster, is not only a favorite St. Augustine watering hole - it's a historical piece of the Colonial Spanish Quarter. The decidedly authentic tavern is lit by candles and the staff dress in 18th-century garb. Extremely knowledgeable, the bartenders can fill you in on the history of the tavern as you sip your wine and beer. Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy the musical stylings of the singing pirates. (904-825-6830)

9 A1A Ale Works
The immensely popular A1A Ale Works brews its own beer and creates its fresh seafood New World cuisine entrees from scratch so that each drinking and dining experience is matchless. A1A prides itself on brewing a selection of ales and lagers that range from golden to black, each with a distinctive smooth flavor sure to bring patrons back for more. Beautiful views of the Matanzas Bay while enjoying conversation in a lovely outdoor space accentuate the A1A experience. (904-829-2977)

8 Limelight Theatre
A fixture in St. Augustine, the Limelight Theatre affords guests quality theatrical performances including comedies, dramas, mysteries, musicals and children's theater. The truly delightful scenery, acting and ambience will not disappoint theater lovers of all ages. (904-825-1164, 866-682-6400)

7 World Famous Oasis Deck & Restaurant
The World Famous Oasis Restaurant is a fun family friendly restaurant with a casual atmosphere as well as beach access and open air dining. Sporting an old roadhouse feel, this establishment offers live music and a full service bar with 24 draft beers on tap and a raw bar with a variety of choices. Fresh seafood, well-prepared steaks, smothered ribs and homemade desserts make this place a favorite with city residents. (904-471-3424)

6 Cobalt Lounge
Make time in your schedule to visit the Cobalt Lounge, one of St. Augustine's hottest nightlife spots. Here you'll find a glamorous crowd gathering amidst candlelit tables for designer cocktails and live weekend jazz performed by accomplished regional musicians. (904-810-6810)

5 Mill Top Tavern
This unique rustic tavern, situated in a 19th-century mill, features live music daily with popular jazz, rock and R&B artists. The open-air deck allows guests to relax while enjoying panoramic views of the historic district and harbor area. Scrumptious munchies accompany a varied selection of wines, beers and liquors served by professional staff offering personalized service. (904-829-2329)

4 Cellar Upstairs Wine & Jazz Bar
The Cellar Upstairs presents an elegant and trendy feel while offering live eclectic jazz tinged with blues. This wine bar with an extensive selection affords guests both covered and open air seating with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Light and tasty appetizers make the perfect compliment for the Cellar's outstanding wines. During the day the winery offers complimentary tours and wine tastings which last approximately 45 minutes and are offered seven days a week Mon-Sat, 10am to 6pm and Sun, 11am to 6pm. (904-826-1594, 888-352-9463)

3 Stogie's Jazz Club & Listening Room
Stogie's is a small, intimate bar with a clubby feel. Dark lighting, cigar smoke in the air, leather sofas and live music all set the mood for an evening any man would enjoy. But couples have a great time here, and ladies will feel quite secure in coming here alone. Stogie's is very near the bayfront, at the top of Charlotte Street, and walking distance from downtown hotels like the Hilton and the Casablanca. ((904) 826-4008)

2 Tini Martini Bar
(800-826-2626, 904-829-0928)

1 Rhett's Piano Bar & Brasserie
Rhett's is a tasteful addition to the nightlife scene in St. Augustine. Visitors and locals enjoy the more elegant ambience and the entertainment is top notch. A long well-stocked bar with savvy bartenders who are friendly adds to the appeal, as do ipad menus. Expect the management to stop by and see if you're enjoying your evening, and thanks to fantastic entertainment by the evening's pianist and vocalist, you're sure to say yes. (9048250502)

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Taberna Del Gallo 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar
Neighborhood: Historic Downtown
A1A Ale Works 10Best List Arrow
Type: Brew Pub
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - UST
Limelight Theatre 10Best List Arrow
Type: Live Entertainment
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - UST
World Famous Oasis Deck & Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Live Entertainment
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - UST
Cobalt Lounge 10Best List Arrow
Type: Lounge
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - UST
Mill Top Tavern 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Live Music
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - UST
Cellar Upstairs Wine & Jazz Bar 10Best List Arrow
Type: Wine Bar
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - UST
Stogie's Jazz Club & Listening Room 10Best List Arrow
Type: Lounge
Neighborhood: Historic Downtown
Tini Martini Bar 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Hotel Bar, Live Music, Lounge, Wine Bar
Rhett's Piano Bar & Brasserie 10Best List Arrow
Type: Live Entertainment, Live Music, Lounge
Neighborhood: Historic Downtown