Get Down In Cocoa Beach: 10Best Nightlife Options

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. 

Dog 'n' Bone British Pub


An authentic British pub (heck, one of the owners was born in England!), the Dog'n'Bone is one of the best places on Space Coast to tip a pint and sling some steel-tip darts. You will feel like you've stepped into London; the "tele" streams...  Read More

Groucho's Comedy Club


Nationally known acts (that is, guys you might have seen on HBO, Letterman, Leno or Comedy central) regularly take stages hosted by Groucho's, located at various spots throughout Melbourne. There's always an opening act, so you actually get two...  Read More

Murdock's Bistro
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Southern hospitality shines at Murdock's, a relaxed bistro that serves lunch, dinner and often live entertainment, too. Eat your meal inside the cozy interior or outside on the large back porch or front deck. Chow down on some Southern-style...  Read More

The Ultra Lounge
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Historic Cocoa Village's Ultra Lounge is a popular gay bar on the Space Coast – gay owned and operated. It is known for being host to a variety of different LBGT-friendly events, parties and shows. Check the website for the Ultra "Queens,"...  Read More

Time Out Sports Bar
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Time Out Sports Bar calls its self a "drinking establishment with a sports problem." That playful attitude carries throughout this upbeat gathering place, and it has for more than 25 years. At Time Out, you can watch your favorite sports...  Read More



Blues in all its styles and incarnations takes center stage at this low-key waterside joint, which features some of Brevard County's top players every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Stop by one night and you may hear a good, down-home acoustic...  Read More

Heidi's Jazz Club


Heidi's is authentic, established and respectable. Go here if you're looking for an amazing night out that's a little more sophisticated – and filled with top-notch jazz music starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The top place for...  Read More

Sand Bar Sports Grill and Bar
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The Sand Bar Sports Grill in Cocoa Beach has sports mastered. Sip the signature drink, the Hurricane, and munch on fish tacos while watching sports on the 20 high-def TVs scattered throughout the bar. The bar – actually two, because Sand Bar...  Read More



Right on the beach just off A1A, you'll find this popular blues bar that rocks with live music seven nights a week. Here, not only will you find quite possibly the longest happy hour in existence (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), but also...  Read More

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The younger crowd enjoys the good times served at Coconuts. From live music and world-famous bikini contests to breathtaking views of the Atlantic and great specials on specialty drinks, this oceanside bar is sure to rank high on your list. Stop...  Read More


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