A Night on the Town: 10 Best Nightlife Offerings in Melbourne, Florida

While on the Space Coast in Florida, make sure to book at least one night to go out in the city of Melbourne. 

Melbourne has an eclectic assortment of nightlife options, so you can find something for everyone, no matter your beverage tastes and idea of a good time. 

Want to relax in a pub? Meg O' Malley's, Melbourne's Irish pub, has a start beer and plate of corned beef waiting for you. Looking for top-notch live music? Enjoy live blues music every night at Lou's Blues. 

Want to go dancing? The gay bar, The Cold Keg, and The Gallery Nightclub both offer dancing and live DJs. If you want to catch your favorite sports team and toast the win with a brew, head to the sports bar, Off The Traxx. 

Looking for something different – something that does not involve alcohol? The unique Island Root Kava Bar serves non-alcoholic kava beverages that claim to still help you relax and unwind. Island Root is open late-late night. 

If you can't decide where to go or you have a group with different tastes, Mainstreet Pub is a great option. This pub is like three bars in one; enjoy everything from whiskey to cocktails made with fresh juice.

Here are our 10 favorite places to go out when we visit Melbourne. 

Intracoastal Brewing Co.
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The taproom for the Intracoastal Brewing Co. in the Eau Gallie Arts District is ideally located within walking distance of great shops and right at the end of the Indian River bridge. This craft beer company is known for its beachy vibe and...  Read More

Coasters Pub & Biergarten
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Coasters Pub is a Space Coast staple. It first opened about 25 years ago as one of the first bars to offer a wide variety of beer. It was so popular, in fact, that Michael Jackson is said to have visited the bar. Back then, Coasters made...  Read More



Dancing. Inexpensive drinks. Music. Did we mention inexpensive drinks? The Cold Keg Nightclub & Bar is known for its fun atmosphere and some of the most reasonably priced drinks in the Melbourne area. Drink specials are legitimately...  Read More

Foo Bar & Lotus Gallery
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Foo Bar is downtown Melbourne's upscale bar and combo art gallery. Here, you can find mixed drinks in the full-service bar, nightly DJs playing live music and occasional special events, such as an '80s night, pub crawls, vintage-style cabaret...  Read More



This bar in historic downtown Melbourne is three bars in one: a copper whiskey bar, a black-light lava bar with a deck overlooking downtown, and an outdoor tiki bar that specializes in frozen drinks. What makes this pub truly stand out is its...  Read More

Island Root Kava Bar
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Island Root Kava Bar is a unique alternative to traditional, alcohol-centered nightlife. Melbourne features two kava, which serve cold kava, kava tea and kava pops, as well as electronic cigarettes and flavored oxygen. Kava is a...  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

Meg O'Malley's


Feeling a touch Blarney? This downtown Melbourne pub is as Irish as they come, from the St. Patty's pot pie down to the tall, cold glasses o' stout. The authentic menu boasts Irish classics, including corned beef and cabbage and bangers and...  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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