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It's downright impossible to miss the turn for this time-tested establishment – after all, how many times have you run across signage that boasts a pink-skinned beachcomber, frothy ale held aloof,... Read More
It's downright impossible to miss the turn for this time-tested establishment – after all, how many times have you run across signage that boasts a pink-skinned beachcomber, frothy ale held aloof, sitting atop a purple whale? Such good-natured quirkiness is what has so endeared this bastion of barbecue and seafood to regulars over the years. The wings are some of the best on the beach. The Whale is known for its live music and Lookout Lounge on the rooftop. Here you'll find great views of the sunset and action on the strip. For those who like a good story, rumor has it The Whale is often visited by the spirits of Jim and Mary Galloway (and their dog), who perished in 1955 when a fire destroyed their Mermaid Club.
1249 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the business for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- No Cover Charge
- Best for Beach Bars Because: A long-time favorite spot for food and fun, including lots of live music, The Whale has cool indoor dining and a hot rooftop lounge.
- Recommended as Best Nightlife of Fort Myers Beach Because: This beach bar has a sometimes raucous rooftop and is known for booking talented musicians and bands.