Pensacola Beach Bars & Pubs

Bars & Pubs

Our barrier island boasts some of the most authentic and character-filled watering holes that you’ll find anywhere. Wherever you venture, the island’s dominant vibe is always casual. It’s come as you are and just enjoy. We’ve got historic dive bars whose walls and barflies have weathered countless storms, tiki bars with views of the emerald green Gulf, and chic boardwalk dance nightclubs. Many beachside bars have spacious patios with salty sea air wafting through.

Water Pig

Looking for a bar on the water? Water Pig BBQ is so close, you can travel by boat. This new spot has something for everyone, featuring local beer on tap, fresh cocktails, and frozen drinks. With live music, happy hour, and special events, you won’t get bored. Take your drinks down to the sand and relax on our beach chairs or spark some friendly competition with a game of bucket pong or corn hole!

Shelf with alcohol bottles at Water Pig BBQ restaurant and bar in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
Pensacola Beach report 12/10/2021

Red Fish Blue Fish

Check out this local favorite with “the best backyard on the beach” overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound. Red Fish Blue Fish is serving up cold beer, wine, beach cocktails, and fresh frozen drinks. Drink like a local and try beer from Pensacola Bay Brewery and Gulf Coast Brewery or grab a panhandle famous “Bushwhacker.” Enjoy the casual, fun atmosphere and hang on the bar swings while you watch the sunset!

Sal De Mar

Just feet from the sea, Sal De Mar is the Hilton’s newest dining addition. Known for island-inspired drinks –– like 41-ounce margaritas, overstuffed milkshakes, and frothy brews –– Sal De Mar marries food and drink like none other. So when a day of sun and sand has your tummy in a rumble, dive into scratch-made, Florida-style food served in sharable tapas portions. Salud!

Plates of food from Sal De Mar restaurant in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Riptides Grill & Tiki Bar

As the largest of local open-air bars, Riptides offers the perfect respite for enjoying Sugar White Sands. Yep, that’s a drink. Just one of a dozen specialty cocktails you’ll find on this creative menu. Boasting the “best backyard on the beach,” this is the spot to chill, sample tasty American bar bites, and even catch a movie after the sun goes down.

Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach