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10 Bars in Pensacola That You Should Check Out

Looking for the best bars in Pensacola? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of the hottest spots in town, so you can enjoy a night out on the town.

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Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and have a few cocktails or want to party all night long, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list and see for yourself!

Best Bars in Pensacola, FL

  1. Intermission
  2. Seville Quarter
  3. Play Pensacola
  4. Wild Greg’s Saloon
  5. Old Hickory Whiskey Bar
  6. Vinyl Music Hall
  7. Bamboo Willie’s Beachside Bar
  8. Sandshaker Lounge
  9. World of Beer
  10. Landshark Landing Beach Bar & Grill

Intermission

214 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-433-6208
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One of the favorite hang-out places in Downtown Pensacola. Whether for an after work drink for Happy Hour, M – F from 4 -7, after dinner and a show, or just a place to go chill…you’ll feel comfortable at Intermission.

With friendly bar staff and an eclectic atmosphere, you’ll find there’s something for everyone!


Seville Quarter

130 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-434-6211
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Seville Quarter is proud to be the Gulf Coast’s Entertainment Destination since 1967. They’ve got a rich history dating back over five decades, when Bob Snow took a dilapidated 19th century warehouse on East Government Street and transformed it into “Rosie O’Grady’s Warehouse,” a beer-and-peanuts saloon offering up heaping portions of Dixieland jazz and good times.

Since then, Seville Quarter has grown to include seven rooms — the original Rosie O’Grady’s, Phineas Phogg’s, Lili Marlene’s, Apple Annie’s, Fast Eddie’s, End o’ the Alley and Palace Café — each with its own theme and atmosphere.

There’s also the Seville Party Plaza, an outdoor concert venue, and Heritage Hall, a spacious banquet and event facility”


Play Pensacola

16 Palafox Pl Suite 200, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-466-2095
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Play is the result of combining your favorite neighborhood bar with the nostalgia of vintage pop culture – The arcade. Located in Downtown Pensacola on S. Palafox Street, above Wine Bar, next to Wild Greg’s Saloon.

Play is also a multiple Best Bar Overall Best of the Coast winner and several time Best Bar Downtown winner. It has also won Best Karaoke Night, Best Bar For Games and Best Signature Drink for the past 10 years consecutively.


Wild Greg’s Saloon

22 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-912-4405
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Wild Greg’s Saloon Florida locations in Pensacola and Lakeland, and their Minnesota location in Minneapolis are also event venues with the staff and flexibility to host events of any size and occasion. Each location has a different layout, but all of them offer a large open plan with space to accommodate your event needs!

They offer a fully staffed bar and outstanding bar service! They partner with the area’s top catering companies to make sure your event is a smashing success! Or you can provide your own caterer! Events done your way!

They also offer in-house sound, lighting, and video techs. They also have in-house DJs and Line-Dancing Instructors and/or Live Music acts! Each location also has the Wildest Mechanical Bull you will ever ride!


Old Hickory Whiskey Bar

123 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-332-5916
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Old Hickory Whiskey Bar is named after the 7th U.S. President Andrew Jackson, the first Territorial Governor of Florida. He was imperative to Florida becoming part of the United States in 1821, when he hoisted the American flag over Florida Territory for the first time in Plaza Ferdinand.

His residence while in Pensacola was actually located just across the street on the corner of Intendencia Street and Palafox Place. Integrating local history into an entertaining experience for patrons is, and will always be, the vision for Old Hickory.


Vinyl Music Hall

2 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-607-6758
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Vinyl is an intimate 850 person live music and entertainment venue which features acts of all genres. Available for private parties, weddings, and corporate events.


Bamboo Willie’s Beachside Bar

400 Quietwater Beach Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone: 850-916-9888
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Bamboo Willie’s has some of the best water views on Pensacola Beach, plenty of docking for your boat, and of course the beautiful Quietwater Beach itself. So come on over for your favorite drink, great music, awesome shops, or enjoy a nice stroll down the beach.

This is one of the most popular bars in the area, so you’ll be sure to have a good time. I ordered a few drinks, but my favorite ended up being the Rum Runner.


Sandshaker Lounge

731 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone: 850-932-2211
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Pensacola Beach—known for sugar white sand, clear blue water—and Bushwackers!!! Indeed, the tales run rampant of tourists from afar who have journeyed to our beach, lured only by the (almost) world renowned Sandshaker Bushwacker.

The Bushwacker has been the signature drink of the Sandshaker (a.k.a. “Shaker” and “Home of the Original Bushwacker”) for over 30 years.  The Shaker began selling Bushwackers in 1975 and since that time, this rich, creamy, chocolatey concoction continues to be the top selling drink at the Shaker.   


World of Beer

200 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-332-7952
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At World of Beer, they’ve got over 50 craft beers on tap, 500 in the cooler, and a menu of mouthwatering Tavern Far crafted to go perfectly with beer.

And whether you’re a beer master or just getting started, their insanely knowledgeable staff is here to help you through every last pint, pour, and pairing. There’s no better place to go around the world, one sip at a time.


Landshark Landing Beach Bar & Grill

165 Fort Pickens Rd, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Phone: 850-916-9755
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The LandShark Landing Beach Bar offers hotel guests the opportunity for fun and sun. Offering snacks, beverages, volleyball, hammocks under palm trees, and a fire pit.

We dropped by this spot one night and had a blast! If you end up visiting this bar, I would try the Piña colada, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa.


Final Thoughts

Pensacola has no shortage of great places to drink, but we think our list of the best bars in town is a good starting point for anyone looking for a night out on the town. Did we leave any bars off of our list? Let us know in the comments!

And whether you’re a local or just visiting, be sure to check out these spots next time you’re looking for something fun to do.

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