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Craft Cocktails Invigorate Jacksonville's Nightlife, Stylish Bars Pay Homage to the Past


A night on the town in Jacksonville, FL could take you any number of colorful directions. The city is a diverse metropolis full of bold style, and a casual authenticity all it’s own. From the beaches to downtown you’ll have plenty of options to choose from depending on your whim. For a bird’s eye view of the city and craft cocktails to start the night off right make reservations for the Rooftop at Black Sheep restaurant in 5 Points. Pay homage to Jacksonville’s rich prohibition history with 1920’s inspired joints like The Volstead downtown, Side Car in San Marco, and The Parlour speakeasy.

Cuba Libre keeps it hot with live music and latin dancing til late, while Flask and Cannon at the beach brings on the rum. Dos Gatos and Suite each dish out their own signature style to a fashionable crowd with sophisticated tastes, with plenty of entertainment to keep you moving all night. Meanwhile the Lemon Bar keeps it easy with it’s ocean view, and tropical drinks.

Jacksonville’s nightlife is truly as diverse as it’s residents and to know her is to love her. Whatever your taste there’s something for you, where the nights are hot and the memories unforgettable.



To add a little spice to your night visit Cuba Libre. The music is grooving and the dancing is hot! Get a lesson in salsa then practice your moves all night. When you get hungry order some traditional Cuban food next door at Havana Jax...  Read More

Neptune Beach


Ocean air, flip flops, and Pina Coladas come together in a vibrant social scene at the Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach. Just 12 miles from downtown off Atlantic Blvd, the Lemon Bar is Jacksonville's little slice of paradise. Enjoy tropical drinks and...  Read More



If you are headed to the beaches and looking for something special, head to Flask & Cannon for unique cocktails with a vintage twist. Sidecar's beachside sister serves up 80 plus varieties of rum that please the palate. Taking a detour from...  Read More

West Jacksonville


If your looking for a bar that can hold it's whisky then look no further than The Rogue. Known for it's large whiskey selection, as well as it's unpretentious crowd The Rogue has an intimate dive bar feel minus the shady characters. The bar's...  Read More



Looking for sophisticated socializing? Suite Jacksonville is a martini bar hosting the best in national and regional DJs and live bands. You'll observe attention to detail in everything from the decor to the cocktails at Suite. Ideal for casual...  Read More



Bringing back the art of craft cocktails while paying tribute to Jacksonville's involvement in the prohibition era, The Volstead makes the iconic come alive. As you enter you're invited to make yourself at home in the vintage living room...  Read More



Black Sheep restaurant is one of the top establishments to dine in the Bold City, with it's Bourbon inspired bar and Southern Regional American fare. The crown jewel of this locally owned restaurant is it's rooftop bar. The Rooftop is one of the...  Read More

San Marco


What's more attractive than a hidden gem only a select few can find not to mention get on the list to enter? Perhaps not quite as difficult to get into as the traditional speakeasy of old, The Parlour still has plenty of mystique to keep the...  Read More



Dos Gatos is known as the original cocktail bar in Jacksonville and certainly lives up to it's reputation. Standing just a few steps away from the historic Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, this urban bar is full of character and isn't...  Read More

San Marco


Located in Jacksonville's San Marco neighborhood, Side Car is a fine example of the sophisticated nightlife Jax has to offer. Inspiration was derived from the 1920s speak easy, but the design took a more forward leap. The fusion between iconic...  Read More


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