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 Pensacola 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 Pensacola 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.


Airport - Pns

Beachside bar that specializes in frozen drinks such as the Bushwacker and the 190 Octane. Great live entertainment on the weekends with no cover charge keeps you dancing all night.

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Catch all the best sporting events on TV while enjoying your favorite libation at this local sports bar.

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Airport - Pns

This refurbished brick complex, complete with wrought-iron balconies, houses many of downtown Pensacola's favorite late night spots including Rosie O'Grady's, Lili Marlene's, Phineas Phogg's Balloon Works, Apple Annie's Courtyard, End o' the Alley Bar and Fast Eddie's Billiard Parlor. If you want to bar hop without having to wear out your shoes, then this is definitely the place to go! A wide variety of live music is offered at most venues.

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Located near the Florida-Alabama state line, this very laid-back pub is well-known for its country music; it is a major sponsor and venue for the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival held during the first week of November. Great ocean views, a popular oyster bar and down-home country music make this an excellent choice.

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This lively, downtown spot serves up traditional Irish fare of corned beef and cabbage and hearty Irish stew as well as typical American fare such as hamburgers, steaks, grilled fish, prime ribs and salads. The dining room houses copper kettles which brew the House Ale, and the walls are lined with over 8000 bottles of wine. The bar boasts over 125,000 signed dollar bills, the more famous of which are framed near the entrance. Live music is offered on most nights as well as during Sunday brunch. A must-do while in Pensacola!

Read more about McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery →