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Quiet cocktails by the water, a raucous night out or sipping craft on beers, there are many vibes to St. Augustine's nightlife scene. One constant is live music. Nearly every bar and restaurant St. Augustine's downtown historic district offers live music to get their patrons in a party mood. Colonial Quarter, for example, is a history attraction by day, but at night, it opens its cool outdoor stage to music acts touring the country such as Della Mae and Buckwheat Zydeco.
On the beachside, there are lots of high-energy bars along the water with bands and DJs spinning regularly.
One of the niftiest places to see live music is at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The state-of-the-art concert hall regularly hosts big acts like The Doobie Brothers, Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan and Sarah McLachlan. Various music festivals also happen throughout the year.
This top 10 list has a mix of places to get your drink on depending on what suits your tastes. These places are dependable for good cocktails, great live music or a funky place to chill. Most are in the tourist corridor, which means they are easy to walk to if you are staying at a hotel or B & B in the old city.