The harbor comes alive when the sun goes down as the hottest nightlife in Destin turns up the volume. Live music, dancing, and drink specials deliver a good time from bars and clubs like AJ’s, the Boathouse Oyster Bar, and the Red Door Saloon. Each of these venues features stunning views of Destin Harbor and the marina, but when their doors open and the music starts, all eyes go to the stage. Local bands and DJs turn up the nightlife with the music and mixes to get you up and keep you dancing.
If live music and DJs aren’t your scene, then enjoy a laid back night at quieter restaurants and bars. Start your Destin nightlife adventure at Cuvee Kitchen during their social hour for a refreshing cocktail, or pick from their internal wine list. McGuire’s Irish Pub has traditional Irish music performances, but don’t forget to pick-up their signature drink, the Irish Wake! They also pride themselves on some of the freshest Angus beef in Destin - Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Craft Bar is your go-to for one of the largest selection of craft beer on tap, and if you’re hungry, their food menu is as uniquely creative as their mixed drinks.
Nightlife in Downtown Fort Walton Beach is a hip selection of eclectic delights found along its strip. After sunset, downtown opens its doors with bars and entertainment allowing you and your party to explore the scene.
Play a game of shuffleboard at The Salty Duck where some of the finest craft beers flow from the taps and into your glasses. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, the Rachet Hatchet Axe Throwing Range is the place for you. Eight lanes with head-to-head targets allow you and your crew to unleash your inner frontiersmen and compete in axe throwing.
Live music is also a big draw for nighttime visitors to Downtown Fort Walton Beach. The Green Door Music Hall provides an edgy venue for original music acts of any style or genre. It’s a welcoming haven for creative artists and music lovers.
Another great stop for live music is KC’s Sandbar & Grille, With daily happy hour food and drink specials, military appreciation Tuesdays, and many special events. KC’s Sandbar is your go-to meeting place to catch up with your group after days at the beach and on the town. Don’t miss out on TapWorks, KC’s Craft Experience, for an awesome array of craft beers on tap. Open until 2 a.m. on weekends, stay up late and make the most of your night out.
Nightlife is best when it’s shared with friends, and sometimes you want to find a quiet, relaxing place where you can have a conversation. At The Gulf, step out into the sand and their lawn with a drink in your hand and take a seat around one of their fire pits in front of the water. This cozy bay front hideaway is open to the night sky and the stars with plenty of places to sit and mingle. A full bar and restaurant keep your glasses full and your bellies satisfied.
But what about sports? Look no further than FUBAR. This sports bar is rooted in military pride and boldly uses a bit of World War II Army slang for its name. FUBAR cares about its military customers who are both local and those that are visiting. If you’re an active service member, then come out on Monday night for free pizza as a token of appreciation for your service. Nightlife here is cheering for your favorite sports team, a round of beers over a game of pool, and a piping hot slice of amazing pizza in your hand.