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St Augustine: Ultimate Nightlife Guide

St Augustine Nightlife guide
Written by Town & Tourist

St Augustine offers a vibrant nightlife scene, from epic live music venues such as Jazz clubs and Amphitheaters to craft beer bars and energetic nightclubs.

Live Music is a staple of St Augustine with it  being offering at a wide range of bars and even restaurants in the downtown historic district.

Colonial Quarter Nightlife:

St Augustine is the oldest city in North America & it’s Colonial Quarter dates back to 1565 and is a platform for stunning historic architecture throughout the day. By night, its outdoor stage opens up for a variety of musical acts which tour the area.

Genres of Music: 

There is a great nightlife scene for everyone in St Augustine, no matter what your musical tastes. From rock, classical rock, dance music, reggae, heavy metal.

Colonial Quarter St Augustine

Colonial Quarter St Augustine. The multiple flags represent the vast number of European Colonials which occupied St Augustine.

Beachfront Nightlife:

On St Augustines Beachfront there are a variety of energetic bars, live bands and DJ’s.

Best Bars in St Augustine

The Bar With No Name

One of the most popular, yet secretive bars in St Augustine. “The Bar with no Name” is just opposite the historic Castillo De San Marcos. The bar offers live music on the weekends & weekend drinks specials…which attracts college students & tourists alike.
This isn’t really a place for fancy cocktails, but if you would like a few beers or mixed drinks you should defo head down here.  After 9 p.m, the party really kicks in and the atmosphere gets very loud and rowdy.
St augustine florida

St Augustine florida. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Highlights:

  • Views of the Historic Castillo
  • Fun Party Atmosphere
  • Live Music

Insider Tip:

If you fancy taking a few drinks back to your hotel, check out the liquor store which is connected to the bar with no name.

Location:

16 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, United States

(Historic Downtown)

Ice Plant

Located in a 1927 industrial building, the Ice Plant is a unique venue which has a great attention to detail for drinks connoisseurs.

The Ice plant freezes purified water and then carves them out into special artistic ice cubs which won’t dilute your drinks. In the words of the Ice Plant.

“Ice is an integral component of a well-made drink. Our mission is to return to the craft of ice harvesting by freezing purified water in large blocks”

ice_plant_st augustine

ice_plant_st augustine.(St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Craft Cocktails:

The attention to detail goes even deeper, with the cocktails. Homemade syrups and naturally squeezed juices are combined with aged and distilled high end liquors.

Food:

The Ice Plant also offers a tasty lunch & dinner time meals and snacks.

Insider Tip:

St Augustine Distillery is located just next tour, you can take one of the popular tours around the distillery to see how the spirits are created.

Location:

(904) 829-6553 , 110 Riberia Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084

(Historic Downtown)

Ocean Avenue Sports Bar

Ocean Avenue Sports Bar is a classic sports bar, great for watching the game on the large TV’s and having a few beers. However, this venue also offers Karaoke, live bands and fun themed nights

Infamous Front Porch:

Ocean Avenues front porch overlooks busy San Marco and Ocean Avenue, in the heart of the Uptown Historic district. This outdoor bar area offers a great atmosphere and is popular with regulars. “What happens on the porch stays on the porch”

Insider Tip:

They offer happy hour every weekday until 7pm, which includes all mixed drinks, draft beers and house wines.

Location:

123 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, United States

Scarlett O‘Hara’s

Scarlett O Haras has been established for over 40 years and won “Best Neighborhood Bar” Multiple times for their setup. They offer live music, casual vibes, BBQ and handcrafted cocktails. This is a great place for people watching from the porch.

Scarlett O‘Hara’s nightlife

Scarlett O‘Hara’s nightlife. Source: www.scarlettoharas.net/. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Location:

70 Hypolita St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States

A1A Ale Works

A1A Ale Works  is a stylish, exposed brick seaside brewery which offers a variety of ales , lagers, steaks and sandwiches.

The Craft beer is widely renowned and is the perfect way to wash down some of the seafood specialties. Views of Matanzas Bay can be seen from the outdoor area.

This place offers live music on the weekends and a warm atmosphere always.

A1A Ale works st augustine

A1A Ale works st augustine. Source: www.a1aaleworks.com/

Location:

1 King St, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, United States

Taberna del Caballo

Taberna Del Caballo is an 18th century-style Spanish style tavern, in the heart of St. Augustines Colonial Quarter. This place is best known for it’s foods of Spanish & Latin influence which includes: Tapas, Tacos, Nachos. For Drinks, try the fruity Spanish wine Sangria!

Location:

37 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States

Planet Sarbez! 

Located in the historic downtown Planet Sarbez is a trendy, unique venue. This bar offers a range of vintage decor from retro video games to old TVs.
The gaming area includes Pool Tables, table shuffleboards and of course the of school video games!
During the day grab a coffee & one of their renowned grilled cheese sandwiches. At night have a few beers or a couple of wines, while watching a local indie band.  Planet Sarbez also offers trivia nights, art shows and other events.
Planet Sarbez

Planet Sarbez. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Location:

115 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, Florida, 32080, United States

Tini Martini Bar – Best for Romance! 

Tini Martini Bar is part of  the ever so quaint Casablanca Inn. This tini (very small) cocktail bar is an intimate venue, ideal to bring a date for a few romantic cocktails.

On the patio, you have views of the water and on some nights they offer some classic piano jazz.

Insider Tip:

Have a “Kiss on the Lips” cocktail, which is made from peach schnapps, strawberry infused vodka and asian pear.

the-tini-martini-bar St augustine

the-tini-martini-bar St augustine. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Location:

24 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, Florida, 32084, United States

Barley Republic

Barley Republic a classic Irish eatery which offers pub grub & wide beer selection. All set in cozy cottage-style surroundings.

Insider Tip:

This is a great place to great some hearty Irish food such as Shepherd’s Pie and Fish & Chips.

Location:

48 Spanish St, St. Augustine, Florida, 32084, United States

Cobalt Lounge

Located at swanky Casa Monica Hotel in historic St. Augustine. Cobalt Lunge offers a wide selection of hand crafted cocktails and drinks specials while surrounded by the stylish, captivating decor. The dining is fantastic here also with food served between 11a.m and 11p.m.

Cobalt Lounge St Augustine

Cobalt Lounge St Augustine. Source: Pinterest. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Daily Drink Specials:

  • $8 Bloody Marys on Sundays
  • $8 Mojitos on Mondays,
  • $8 Margaritas on Tuesdays,
  • $8 Cosmos on Wednesdays
  • $8 Specialty Martinis on Thursdays.

Insider Tip:

Local Jazz musicians perform at the Cobalt Lounge on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Shelley’s expert tip: Every Sunday through Thursday, stop in for the happy hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for $1 off beers, wine and cocktails.

Location:

95 Cordova St, St. Augustine, Florida, 32084, United States

Cellar 6

Cellar 6  offers urban cuisine, fine wines and cocktails.  This venue offers occasional live music. Food offerings here include a variety of american small plates, such as Pan seared scallops, burgers and chicken Beverley.

Best Live Music Bars in St Augustine:

Stogies Jazz Club & Listening Room

Stogies, is an intimate cigar bar offering craft beers, wine, port and live music. All set inside a cozy cottage with external patio.

Live Music:

Stogies offers Jazz, Blues, folk and even pop music in the listening room.

stogies-jazz-club-st augustine

stogies-jazz-club-st augustine. Source: trip advisor. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Location:

3646, 36 Charlotte St, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, United States

Cellar UpStairs: Wine & Jazz Bar

Just upstairs from San Sebastian Winery, you will find the cellar upstairs. A great relaxing bar for friends which offers  live music such as Jazz and Blues.

The Wine bar offers a pleathora of San Sebastians sophisticated wines, plus Spanish sangria mixes.

Meals include, deli sandwiches, and cheese or meat platters which are great for sharing.

wine-tasting-San Sebastian Winery

wine-tasting-San Sebastian Winery/Cellar Upstairs wine bar. Source: therestauranttimes.com. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Insider Tip: 

Take a tour of the winery during the day for FREE, this includes wine tasting! The tour is offered 7 days per week (Mon-Sat) (10am-6pm) and (sun) 11am to 6pm.

Hornski’s Vinyl Lounge

Head across the bridge of lions, to Hornskis  . This is one part man cave, one part live music.  They have a vast selection of vinyls and cold craft beers.

Insider Tip:

Hornskis is closed on mondays, and open from 4pm-10pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Closed Mondays, and open at 4:00-ish from Tuesday through Sunday, closing at 10-ish (or a little later if the conversation is really good!)

Location:

106 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, Florida 32080, United States

Tradewinds Tropical Lounge

Tradewinds tropical lounge   opened back in 1945 and is one of the most historic venues for live music in St Augustine.

Jimmy Buffet played here before he got big, in addition to     gamble Rogers, the Byrds,  the Coasters and the Platters. These days it’s popular with local musicians.

Location:

124 Charlotte St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States

Best Live Music Venues in St Augustine:

Although you can find live music all over St Augustine from bars to restaurants, the larger venues offer a more immersive and energetic experience.

 St. Augustine Amphitheatre

St Augustine Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheatre which has over 4000 seats an has been home to some big music names, from Willie Nelson to Boy George & Culture Club, Salt N Pep, Paramorea, and Donny & Marie!!

This is definitely a venue you should experience at least once. Located a couple of miles from Bayfront Marin House, across the Bridge of Lions.

St Augustine Amphitheatre

St Augustine Amphitheatre. Source: www.floridashistoriccoast.com. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Location:

1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080, United States

Colonial Oak Stage at Colonial Quarter

Colonial Oak Stage in the Colonial Quarter is the ideal venue to experience some local acts. They have there very own outdoor amphitheatre which has 175 seats beneath a towering Colonial Oak tree.

St Augustine Nightlife guide

St Augustine Nightlife guide. Source: totallystaugustine.com/The Great Cynthia Lee Photography. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Location:

12 S Castillo Street, St Augustine, 888.991.0933.

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall  has over 450 seats and is set inside a former Baptist church so expect great acoustics. Great acts here include Art Garfunkle, Todd Rundgren, David Crosby.

Location:

1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.209.3746.

Best Nightclubs in St Augustine:

Centro Nightclub:

Centro Nightclub is arguably one of the only/most popular nightclubs in St Augustine.  Many say this is the only place in St Augustine with music which you can dance to!

Thurs – Sat night this is the late night place to be after warming up in the Jazz bars.  By Day it’s Centro Piano Bar and at night it turns into “Centro after dark” the perfect place to dance the night away!

centro_nightclub st augustine

centro_nightclub st augustine. The great visitstaugustine.com. (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

Last time i was here i found it great to watch the transition from Piano Bar, to nightclub as the DJ setup and people from all ages were just dancing and having a good time together. 

Location:

4450, 17 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States

Live Music Events/Festivals in St Augustine:

Night of Lights:

Night of Lights, St Augustine is a annual event where over three million lights cause the oldest city in the U.S to glow!

When is the event?

It lasts over two months, between: November and late January. This year it runs between November 23, 2019, to January 31, 2020.

During this season, shops & restaurants open later and their are many tours around the cities lights from walking to romantic horse and carriage tours.

St augustine Night of lights florida

St augustine Night of lights florida. Source: floridashistoriccoast.com (St Augustine Nightlife Guide)

How much is the night of lights tour?

General admission tickets are 13.99 for adults and $5.99 for children 3 – 12, while kids under 3 are free.

Sing Out Loud

Sing out loud is an annual music festival organised by South by Southeast. It involves hundreds of concerts and held all over city, from parks to churches. In addition, Sing out loud includes a variety of street fairs, beer tastings.

When is the Event?

Sing Out Loud runs every September.

Gamble Rogers Festival

Gamble Rogers Festival    this is an annual music festival held in the first weekend of may   which consists of over 55 bands, in addition to crafts and kids activities.

The festival is in commemoration of “Gamble Rogers” a great folk artist musician and storyteller known for his songs and stories about characters and places in a fictional Florida county.

This year the event was at the Colonial Oak tree stage, in the Colonial Quarter.

Live Nightlife Entertainment:

Limelight Theatre

Limelight Theatre is a great place to watch some great live theatre performances. From dramas, to musicals, comedies and even children’s theatre. Limelight theatre is considered one of the best playhouses in North Florida.

Insider Tip:

To save some cash, check out Terrific Tuesdayswhen you can get two tickets for just $30.

The last sunday of each month also has an event called “Music in the Box”. Here you can experience live bands between 6-9pm for just $5 entry fee.

Map of Best St Augustine Nightlife Spots:

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