Located in Florida’s panhandle is the small and scenic two-lane highway, 30A. For those fortunate enough to travel this area, they will experience all of the beauty the Gulf of Mexico has to offer including white sand beaches, wetlands, longleaf pines, freshwater coastal lakes, and private saltwater inlets. That isn’t all there is to see and enjoy, there are also beach bars where you can enjoy the beautiful views with a drink in your hand. Some of the best beach bars in the 30A Florida area include the following.
Shades Bar and Grill
Shades Bar and Grill has been serving and satisfying beachgoers for over 20 years. The full-service bar menu includes mixed drinks, including all of the beach favorites, a wine list and a large selection of draft beer. The family-friendly restaurant has all the American classic favorites, such as soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course freshly caught fish.
723 Whiskey Bravo
Not only is this bar on the beach, but it offers even more enhanced views of the scenic waters from the rooftop bar. This bar is the ultimate location to enjoy the mesmerizing sunsets of the 30A area. The menu at 723 Whiskey Bravo accents the fresh coastal fare that is available in the gulf.
The Red Bar
This unique beach bar makes all of its customers feel right at home. The Red Bar is a cross between rustic and shabby chic. The ceilings are lined with old album covers and posters and there is an eclectic decor throughout. The bar features live music along with a comfortable seating area with couches and chairs around the small dance floor.
Growler Garage is so much more than a beach bar. Patrons can take in a combination of craft beer and custom painted bikes, surfboards and guitars. The establishment invites customers to try one of their 40 craft beers from local Florida microbreweries. The beer is served ice cold in a growler and ready to grab and go to the beach.
Bud and Alley’s
This bar serves up margaritas, cold beers and south of the border fare at their colorful seaside tables. The bar has a quaint and friendly atmosphere on its lighted outdoor deck. For those looking to escape the sun or take a break indoors, there is plenty of seating inside too.
About the author: Georgia is a guest contributor from Your Friend at the Beach, a luxury condo rental company with properties within the 30A and Santa Rosa Beach areas.