People travel to Florida’s Historic Coast for the beaches, restaurants, history, and art, but we also have some incredible local talent waiting to perform original music for you. After a long day playing tourist or relaxing on the beach, there’s nothing better than winding down with tasty food, good company, and a cozy atmosphere. Read on to learn more about venues that are locals-approved for ambiance, exciting menus, and amazing live entertainment.
This Florida-owned beach side restaurant specializes in seafood and bar and grill entrees. Catch live music every day and enjoy stunning panoramic ocean views on the rooftop deck, or take advantage of ample seating inside. Only a block or so from the pier, it’s the perfect place to visit after a long day at the beach!
If you want to be entertained in an easy-going atmosphere, Corner Bar is the place to be! This local hot spot features live music and trivia throughout the week and comedy shows most Fridays and Saturdays. Corner Bar serves food from Gypsy Cab, which offers a wide variety of flavors with a reputation for a casual, yet exceptional menu.
Arcade games and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are the building blocks of this eclectic hidden gem. Located just over the Bridge of Lions about a mile from downtown St. Augustine, this funky space displays tons of local art, hosts live music every night with a range of genres, and serves local craft beers, wine, and kombucha. A night at Sarbez! is the best way to get a little taste of St. Augustine’s laid-back, fun-loving, and eccentric culture.
The Tides Oyster Co. & Grill
Located about a block away from the beach on Anastasia Island, The Tides is described by locals and tourists as an upscale dive bar offering elevated sports bar fare like sliders, seafood platters, oyster buckets, and more. Play a round or two of billiards on the restaurant’s pool table while listening to live music and enjoying nightly drink specials inside or on the patio. The Tides is a great place to catch up with friends from the office or visiting from out of town.
When it comes to waterfront dining, you really can’t beat the Conch House. Since 1946, this local favorite offers a seafood-focused menu with Caribbean-style flavors for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a stunning view of the lighthouse! Overlooking the Salt Run located between the beach and downtown St. Augustine, enjoy live music under a palm tree on the deck or over the water in a Jamaican-style grass hut.
Are you a music lover? We would love to hear about your favorite spots and performers! Email Laura@historiccoastculture.com to share your stories.