Florida’s Forgotten Coast may be a laid-back destination, but that doesn’t mean we hit the hay as soon as the sun goes down! In fact, Franklin County is home to a thriving nightlife scene booming with open-late bars, restaurants and live music venues.
If you’re a night owl visiting the Forgotten Coast, the options are endless: Swing by one of our late-night venues to enjoy fabulous live music, from rock and jazz to reggae and salsa. Sip a signature cocktail in a local lounge, down a couple of pints at a pet-friendly brewery or party the night away at a waterfront bar.
Whether you’re planning a girls’ night out, a romantic evening for two, or a nighttime celebration with friends and family, the Forgotten Coast serves up something for everyone. Keep reading to check out the bars, venues and late-night eateries scattered across Apalachicola, Carrabelle, St. George Island and Eastpoint.
Apalach After Dark
Apalachicola is home to an array of awesome late-night restaurants, bars and venues. Visit The Tap Room in downtown Apalach to enjoy unique cuisine, throw back a few local brews or sip fine wine and hand-crafted cocktails from the full bar.
If you’re looking for great food and fun, stop by Tamara’s Tapas Bar in Apalachicola, which features a delicious tapas menu, live music and trivia nights.
Ready to dance the night away? Make your way to The Apalachicola Ice Company, the town’s newest live music venue, serving up draft beers and affordable wine in a pet-friendly beer garden.
Want to taste some local brews? Check out Apalachicola’s pet-friendly Oyster City Brewing Company. Offering unique craft beers like Apalach IPA, Hooter Brown Tupelo Honey Ale and Mill Pond Dirty Blonde Ale, OCBC brews up delicious craft beer seven days a week.
To experience a local nightlife favorite, stop by Bowery’s Station in historic Apalach. This eclectic little beer and wine bar is pet-friendly and features great music and open mic nights.
If you’re looking for kid-free fun, climb Up the Stairs in Apalachicola. This upscale 21 & up venue offers quiet dining, signature cocktails, craft beer, an array of martinis and a well-rounded wine list.
Have a late-night craving for plump oysters on the half shell? Swing by Half Shell Dockside, Apalachicola’s newest restaurant! Open late, Half Shell Dockside boasts a full bar, a delicious menu highlighting fresh, local seafood and live entertainment.
Carousing in Carrabelle
If you’re up late in Carrabelle, be sure to check out Fathoms Steam & Raw Bar. Enjoy waterfront dining with beautiful views of the Carrabelle River, delicious steamed oysters and live weekend entertainment.
Open Late in Eastpoint
Beer lovers, be sure to over to Eastpoint Beer Company, a small, pet-friendly craft brewery located on the Apalachicola Bay in Eastpoint. Eastpoint Beer Company serves up unique brews, breathtaking views of the bay and live music. While you’re there, don’t forget to say hi to Jack, the brewery’s locally famous chocolate Lab.
Looking for family-friendly fun? Check out Red Pirate Family Grill and Oyster Bar, which serves up yummy “app-a-teazers,” raw or baked oysters, seafood baskets, sandwiches and more. Don’t forget to swing by their mini golf course!
Sleepless in St. George Island
Want to take your large family or a party of friends out on the town? Check out Harry A’s Restaurant, which offers late night dinners, a full-service bar, outside dining and live entertainment every night. (Note: Harry A’s is currently closed for renovations after suffering damage from Hurricane Michael. However, it will be reopening by summer 2019!)
If you prefer to party under the stars, visit St. George Island’s Doc Myers’ Island Pub & Sports Bar, an outdoor restaurant and sports bar serving up burgers, seafood and entertainment.
If you’re looking for pet-friendly waterfront fun, check out SGI’s Paddy’s Raw Bar, which offers beautiful views of the bay, delicious fresh seafood, a wonderful wine list and sixteen beers on tap.
If you love the nightlife, the Forgotten Coast is the perfect vacation destination! For a full list of our open late restaurants, bars and venues, visit our Nightlife page.