10 Best Places to Hit the Town near Malabar, Florida

Malabar is a small town on the Space Coast, Fla., not far from Palm Bay and Melbourne. Although it's far from the most popular tourist destination in Brevard County – the hoppin' Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral areas take that honor – Malabar is a still a lovely vacation spot, located right on the Indian River. 

Nightlife here is not wild, but you can enjoy a relaxing game of pool or tip back a beer at a handful of establishments within a 10-minute drive.

Three bars rise to the top of the nightlife scene in Malabar. Malabar Mo's features live beer, outdoor seating and a menu of munchies late until 11 p.m. The Old Fish House Bar and Grill has a long history in Brevard County, as the site of various fishing operations over the past century. Today, it's a great place to cool off with a frozen drink on the patio with a view of the water.

Siggy's American Bar is another top place to go out near Malabar. Siggy's has been a locally run staple for 25 years. Look for food specials, like quarter wings, and plenty of fun games to keep your entertained. Play beer pong, sing karaoke or try your luck and skill at poker.

Here are the 10 best places to go out in and near Malabar, Fla.  

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Rooney's Cafe and Bar
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Since 1981, Rooney's Cafe and Bar in Palm Bay has been a fun place to go out near Malabar. Here, domestic drafts are $1.50 all day long. Happy hour deals are great, too: dollar off wells drinks. Look for deals like 55 cent wings, too. The...  Read More

Off The Traxx Sports Bar & Grill
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Off the Traxx is a sports bar – to the extreme. This Melbourne-based bar is huge, with more than 40 TVs and screens (including one oversized screen) that stream everything sport, including the NFL Sunday Ticket, the full DirecTV Commercial...  Read More

Broken Barrel Tavern
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This casual tavern is only 10 minutes from Malabar, Fla., in an unpretentious shopping center in Palm Bay. The Broken Barrel Tavern is a unique concept. It features 40 different draughts at any single time, more than 300 bottled beers and...  Read More

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Tapps Pub
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It's happy hour for seven hours, seven days a week at this shopping-mall bar in Palm Bay, near Malabar. Tapps Pub has a full liquor bar, plus popular nightlife activities, like darts, pool, karaoke, live music and sports games on TV. Free...  Read More

Siggy's American Bar
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Not far from Malabar, Siggy's American Bar is a great place to catch live music and tip back a cold one in Palm Bay. Although it's located in a shopping center, this bar is family-run and involved in the Space Coast community for 25 years....  Read More

Old Fish House Bar and Grill
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Only 10 minutes from Malabar on the coast of Grant, Fla., the Old Fish House offers the only full bar in the area, complete with beer, wine, frozen drinks and cocktails. You can often enjoy them to live music outside on the patio with a...  Read More

Malabar Mo's Bar & Grill
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Malabar Mo's Bar & Grill is one of the best places to relax under in the shade of trees or on the deck, tip back a cold one, listen to live music and fill up on good food. The cheerful atmosphere here is what makes Malabar Mo's really...  Read More


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