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Dives, Pubs, and Upscale Drinkery – The Best Bars in the Coastal Bend

5 Jul 2021
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Around Port Aransas

There’s nothing like enjoying a fresh cocktail, delicious glass of wine, or refreshing beer on vacation. Whether you’re looking for a classy bar or a local dive, Port Aransas does not disappoint when it comes to nightlife and mixology. These bars are tried and true favorites with a variety of vibes to satisfy whatever mood you are in.

Shorty’s Place

Vibe: Friendly Pub

Shorty’s  has coined itself the oldest and friendliest bar in Port Aransas. With pool tables, live music, a great porch and overall island aura, it’s a true maritime (and merry time!) experience.

Treasure Island Bar

Vibe: Island Nightlife

Treasure Island lives up to its name with three different bars to discover and enjoy! There’s a large outdoor space where you’ll find live music, an indoor bar with a casual feel, and a dance club with a DJ. If you’re looking for party vibes late into the night, Treasure Island is the place to go!

Black Marlin Seaside Grill

Vibe: Classy Ambiance

Put on your sundresses and linen and enjoy the classy atmosphere of Black Marlin Seaside Grill . This gem is located in the Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community  and has a friendly but chic vibe. You can expect beautiful cocktails, outstanding service, and a great wine list.

 

Reds at Palmilla Beach
Vibe: Beachside Cabana

Also located in the Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf CommunityReds is a hidden gem. You can show up in your most casual beach attire and flip-flops and enjoy this outdoor bar with fire pits and comfy patio furniture. If you get hungry, you can order from their food truck or from a select menu from the Black Marlin next door!

Republic of Texas

Vibe: Up High and Upscale

If you’re in the mood for something ritzy, head over to the Republic of Texas  on the top floor of the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi. With amazing views of the bay front, a beautiful long bar, and a classy pianist, you’ll feel like you stepped into a scene from Madmen or The Great Gatsby.

Back Porch Bar

Vibe: Your Backyard But Better

The Back Porch Bar will have you feeling like you’re in your own backyard – but with a bartender, live music, and ocean air. The whole bar is outside and dogs on leashes are welcome! You’ll have a great view of the marina and watch boats passing by as you enjoy a band from their incredible line up.

Boathouse Bar & Grill
Vibe: Oceanside Sports Bar
Head over to the Boathouse Bar & Grill  if you’re looking for a fun and laidback spot where you can even catch a game if you need to! With HDTV’s, waterfront patio dining, and a killer happy hour, you won’t be disappointed. Go back on Sunday to enjoy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa with their delicious brunch!

We hope you find the perfect nightlife to enjoy on your vacation. Cheers!