This cigar bar has a pretty cool twist. On the wall hang a variety of guitars, a bouzouki and a couple of ukuleles, all of which can be taken of the wall and played by the patrons. Also on the wall is a small, but loud, metal gong. If you get gonged, you can't play for 15 minutes!
It's a fairly small bar, with dark colored walls and comfy chairs, and a very effective smoke filter. They have Guinness and Yuenglings on draft, as well as a full bar.
I met a guitarist there, and I brought my wooden flute, and my friend brought his bodhran. We had a nice little session, and the owner was very appreciative of our music! So if you find yourself in St. Augustine, itching to play that guitar you left at home, this is a good place for you.
Dress Code: casual
Ok, we were exhausted from an entire day os kayaking, so we were a bit out of it, but Stogies is a wonderful place to chill out and listen to music. Yes, they sell cigars, and you can sit outside, go upstairs where they have comfy couches, or stay downstairs to watch the live jazz music (I think it was a Cuban band) The crowd is very mellow and funky and I definately want to go back here.
Dress Code: casual
Meehan's Pub is a new bar right on the waterfront in historic St. Augustine. Though it just opened in February 2010, it already has a good reputation among locals, as the innkeeper at our B&B recommended it to us.
We sat at the bar here one rainy Thursday night. We had a few pints of Guinness and Harp, while chatting with the friendly bartender. The staff here is very friendly and professional, and the beer is fresh and cold. We didn't try the food, but heard it is very tasty.
The building, just 150 yards from the Castillo, was constructed in 1917 as the home of a banker. Most recently, it housed another bar called the Tavern On The Bay.
During our one-night visit to Saint Augustine, we stayed at the Holiday Inn about a mile north of Old Town. When we checked in, I asked the guy at the front desk where to grab a cold beer; he immediately responded Mardi Gras.
The bar was easy to find, just out the back of the Holiday Inn's parking lot and down the street 100 yards or so. When we approached, the parking lot of full of Harleys, and the outdoor bar area was pretty full. We found the last two seats at the bar and had a few Yuengling Lagers. The owner was kind enough to let us watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on one of the two big TVs outside while we relaxed for a few hours. The customers here seemed to be mostly Harley types, but very friendly.
After maybe an hour and a half, we walked down to Raintree for dinner, then came back and sat at the inside bar to watch the end of the Pirates game. Later in the evening, the inside has a DJ and the customers are much younger and rowdier, but we still enjoyed ourselves. The staff was also great.
Sangrias is a casual "wine and tapas piano bar" with a second floor balcony overlooking St. George Street. They have live music most nights and it's a nice to hang out on the balcony on those balmy evenings. There is also a room with some comfy sofas and arm chairs.
As the name suggests, they have some very special sangria recipes, as well as a nice selection of beers, wines, and champagne by the glass.
I didn't eat here, though they do serve tapas.
Overall, it's a pretty decent place to have a nice glass of something and listen to music as you gaze down on St. George Street.
The Cafe Cordova, located in the plush lobby of the Casa Monica Hotel, is a nice place to enjoy a fine cocktail while listening to low key live music. It's on the classier end of the St. Augustine nightlife landscape and is a nice accent to a romantic evening.
They also have outdoor seating.
Dress Code: I would opt for something nicer than a tank top or t-shirt...
The elegant bar at the Tini Martini Bar is staffed by a master martini maker who can concoct a cocktail you may never have dreamed of. While the bar itself (attached to the lovely Casablanca inn) is a pleasant place for a drink, we opted to sit outside where we could watch the horse buggies trot past against the backdrop of the river. The tiki torches and palm trees convinced us to relax and enjoy.
I can highly recommend the Tahiti Tini if you like your martinis fruity.
Dress Code: Casual
50 beers on draft. Yes. All of them awesome, all of them fresh. They serve food as well, but who cares. They have 50 BEERS ON DRAfT!
The general feel is that of a sports bar. It is clean and bright and the bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable about the 50 BEERS ON DRAFT.
If you love beer, you must visit here. 'nuff said.
the conch house marina and restaurant has a very nice deck and tiki bar. a great place to relax during the day or after work. the multi level deck offers a nice view of the bay. a fun place to eat and drink when in st. augustine.
Dress Code: casual.
the king's head is a very nice replica english pub located on US 1 north of st. augustine. good selection of english and irish beer on tap. as far as english style pubs go the king's head is one of the more authentic in florida. it is well worth the 6 mile drive north of central at. augustine.
Dress Code: casual
If you like beer this is the spot for you in St. Augustine. They have at least 100 different types of beers. It is located down a hallway off the main drag so many people probably over look it. I recommend St. Peter's Porter, it is my favorite.
I'm a Canuck being served a German beer from a Welsh waitress in an Irish pub in the Spanish quarter of a town in the good ol' U.S. of A. Can it get much more strangely diverse than that? "You're from Cardiff?!" I ask our waitress, Deb. "Yep," she says. I bound from my stool. "I want to see Cardiff so badly! That's where they film the new Doctor Who series!" Her eyes light up in excitement at the sound of the familiar TV series while my companions' eyes roll as though legions of Trekkies had just walked into the room. "Yes, that's right, it's so good," she says and we begin our discussion about filming locations in her home city.
This cozy pub has a reputation for serving the best sandwiches in town, but we're here because they pour a great pint.
When we first visited this place yesterday, as one of the stops on our ghost tour of old Saint Augustine, it was a hopping, crowded, busy Saturday night. The guide had demonstrated how a broom placed in the centre of the room would stay standing up on its own and pointed out how all of the items on the walls were nailed in place to prevent supernatural forces from knocking them down.
But this Sunday evening there's only a handful of people sitting around--some inside, some outside on the deck. The song I chose from the fully-loaded 80s jukebox finally comes on--Power Station's explosive cover of T-Rex's "Get It On, Bang A Gong."
I really, really like it here!
Great laid back with awesome selection of beer and in the back they have good selection of cigars. I didnt try one but it sure do smell good though. the bartender ( I forgot her name) she also sings with the band and she has a great voice to compliment the band that was playing that night.
It is a casual cool place to hang out ,it is a bar as well they have entertainment at nights too. They are open wednesdays thru sundays from noon till 10 , friday and saturdays they stay open till 1am.
Dress Code: Any dress code.
It is a nightclub on Anastasia Island if u like hiphop dance music that place is for you. Wednesdays they have Reggae music , Thursdays thru saturdays they have hiphop dance music. Thursdays are ladies night, Fridays are college night, Saturdays are for everyone who likes to have fun with hiphop dance music.
Dress Code: Any dress code is fine.
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