Welcome to the sunshine-soaked shores of Daytona Beach, where the ocean breeze mingles with the lively beats of the nightlife. In this exploration of the best bars in Daytona Beach, we embark on a journey through a coastal city that seamlessly merges beachside relaxation with spirited entertainment. From classic waterfront dives to trendy rooftop lounges, Daytona Beach’s bar scene captures the essence of the Sunshine State’s carefree lifestyle. Join us as we uncover the top establishments that have become staples in this coastal community, where every drink is a toast to the ocean’s rhythm and the vibrant energy that defines Daytona Beach after dark.
Salty Pint is among the best bars in Daytona Beach, Florida. Depending on your choice, the chefs will prepare you cuisines ranging from dawn patrol, Harvard Heavy, and Double Up. Corned beef is among my favorite dishes in the pub, though the options are endless. You can consider salami, Turkey, roasted meat, and more.
Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Bar
Located along South Ocean Avenue, this oceanfront club has the best seafood in the region. My favorite dishes include Oysters, Crab legs, and their famous dish, the Mahi Mahi. Ocean Deck also has several options for non-seafood lovers. Their exclusive drinks, live music, and karaoke offer a sure way to relax and enjoy every moment.
Located near the Ocean Center Convention Center, Main Street Station Historic Garage Bar is one of the fun places to go out, with everything you thirst for the weekend (and every other day of the week). The place is ideal for public and private events and offers award-winning music and a drinking experience.
If you’re looking for a place where to get a drink, you don’t have to look any further than Froggy’s Salon. Lying south of Peabody Auditorium and Ocean Center convention center, the Froggy’s Saloon is a precious destination to wine and dine, enjoy different games, and shop for branded clothing and accessories. Tito’s Vodka with lime and soda is my favorite cocktail from this joint. But the options are endless.
Dirty Harry’s is one of the fun places to get a drink and home to the hyped “Bike Week” and “Biketoberfest” festivals. Located in the heart of Daytona Beach, a few meters from the Peabody and Ocean Center, the bar has everything for every guest—including weekly karaoke, the best beers, cocktails, and pilsners. It’s one of the best fun places to get drinks.
The Bank & Blues Club
The Bank & Blues Club offers an exclusive way to enjoy their native festivals, “Bike Week” and the “Biketoberfest.” It lies a few meters from Peabody Auditorium and Ocean Center. This bar enjoys its journey from an authentic historic bank to a world-class nightclub featuring exclusive drinks, rocking live bands, and live blues.
The weekly tournaments, games, classical music, and drinks make Full Moon Saloon one of the top places to go out and have fun in Daytona Beach. Their famous cold beer is among the best treats around. For cocktail lovers, this Main Street club also has its signature Long Island Tea, Screwdriver, Tom Collins, etc.
Sunsets are best in Mai Tai Bar. Positioned in Ocean Walk Shoppes, this precious joint offers a spectacular view of the historic Bandshell and Atlantic. It’s the ideal destination for any guest aspiring for excellent music, the best happy hours, and games. I loved their seating setups, the breezy beach experience, and the live music experience.
This beach-based bar and grill has the best food, drinks, and music. I also enjoyed that I didn’t have to wait till evening to experience the beautiful party experience. The live DJs start their drill as early as 1 pm with a collection of classic hits, beach favorites, and the latest releases.
Madeline’s, situated on Beach Street near Daytona Shops, boasts a rich nightlife and private events harbor. The great food and classic drinks mean all your friends and family can join the trip and enjoy. With a menu specially curated by the manager and cuisines graced by world-class Chef Joseph Mendez, I had little to nothing to complain about.
Robbie O’Connell’s is a pub that warmly says “welcome home” even when you’re several miles away from your family’s comfort. The favorite beers and drinks in the pub, the fantastic staff, and an extensive collection of games almost made me forget that I had a task to sample and provide recommendations.
Ed Waldens’ cold beer comes in a relaxing taste to provide quick relief and satisfaction. Also, the warm and friendly staff made me feel like I was part of the family immediately after I entered the joint. This bar has everything you need, be it good food, drinks, music, or games.
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We use our own local experience and contacts in the city to know which places to include in our lists. We also researched the web and read 6 reputable blogs and websites, including tripadvisor.com, daytonabeach.com, ph.hotels.com, islandjay.com, exploriaresorts.com and 386area.com. So that you can be sure you’re receiving the best of the best. We compiled all the results in one spot and ranked them according to how frequently they were referenced.