Looking for a fun night out or a great happy hour deal? Fernandina Beach has you covered with plenty of incredible bars. Here’s where to drink on Amelia Island.
Where to Drink in Fernandina Beach
Beach-Front Bars on Amelia Island
Kick back and sip a drink in the sand. These beach-front and ocean-view bars in Fernandina Beach are the best way to enjoy island life.
Salt Life Food Shack
Salt Life Food Shack is a great restaurant by the beach. They have sushi, poke bowls, tacos, and burgers as well as a bunch of refreshing mixed drinks.
Enjoy drinks on their a breezy rooftop patio where you can look out at the ocean while you eat; but you have to be quick to score a table up there!
The Sandbar & Kitchen
Enjoy oceanfront dining at The Sandbar & Kitchen. The Sandbar menu offers plenty of seafood options, burgers, wood fire pizza, and more either indoors or out on their patio and beach seating.
Take advantage of their weekly lunch specials, happy hours, live music, and trivia events.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill is a 2-story oceanfront tiki bar with a menu of fried seafood and live music. This bar is literally just steps away from the beach.
Come for their happy hour and enjoy drinks with a waterfront view. Sit outside at their “sandbox” near the playground or out on either level of their oceanfront patio.
Historic Downtown Fernandina Bars
Get off the beach and head into town. When you’re done having your fun in the sun, check out these top bars in historic Downtown Fernandina Beach (and beyond).
Pablo’s Mexican Cuisine
Pablo’s Mexican Cuisine offer traditional Mexican favorites, taco Tuesday special menu, and some of the best margaritas in town.
You can share a pitcher of margaritas with your friends indoors our outside on their a roomy patio.
The Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon is the oldest continually operating drinking establishment in Florida. The building dates back to 1878 and the bar dates back to 1903. Local lore says that it was the last bar in Florida to close on the eve of Prohibition.
The Palace Saloon now serves food — indulge in delicious bar food like burgers, wings, nachos, hot dogs, and sandwiches while you drink. They have live music Tuesday through Saturday and bottomless mimosa for brunch all day everyday!
Located next door to The Palace Saloon is The Decantery, Fernandina Beach’s premier wine, craft beer, and cocktail lounge.
They have a selection of rare and unique wines, craft cocktails, and homemade desserts. There is even a state-of-the-art wine dispensing machine.
The Principal’s Office Bar
Enjoy craft cocktails and wine while being surrounded by school-appropriate décor like the old desk in the corner, the dunce’s hat, and educational wall hangings.
Pepper’s Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar
As a tequila bar, Pepper’s may be other people’s choice for their margarita craving, but for me it was a mojito craving!
Have a seat at their bar, out on their patio, or a booth inside. They have an extensive Tequila collection, a full bar, and fresh Mexican food.
Mocama Beer Company
Beer-lovers in Fernandina Beach will love drinking at Mocama Beer Company. This 3,500 square foot taproom takes up space in an old 50’s car dealership, renovated to embrace its mid-century charm.
There are 24 taps with rotating brews. For non-beer drinkers, they have a wine list full of small producers and rare offerings.
Okay, so I’m sending you out of Downtown Fernandina Beach for this one. But Cantina Louie is worth it!
They have a great selection of specialty cocktails and drink specials every day of the week, along with a weekday happy hour. So it’s so worth it to make the trek out of downtown!
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