The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Florida

When you think of Florida, you probably automatically imagine scenes of rollercoasters, overexcited kids, and of course, Disney. But when you have spent ten to twelve hours wandering around yet another theme park, you could be forgiven for wanting to indulge in a cocktail or two. Here are the very best bars in Florida. You’re welcome!

No Name Pub, Big Pine Key

The ideal spot to relax away from the bustling crowds of enthusiastic tourists, No Name Pub doesn’t look much like a bar from the outside. The unassuming building has a small sign on it that reads ‘No Name Pub…You Found It!’ Once you get inside, however, you can marvel at the interesting décor – the pub has floor-to-ceiling dollar bills strewn across the walls, an old tradition born back in the days when the area was a hotspot for illegal dealings. There is none of that now, of course. Instead the bar remains popular for its classic food options, great beer and its simple cocktail menu – Mimosa, Pina Colada or Bloody Mary?

Wally’s, Orlando

A pub with a long and interesting history, Wally’s has been in the same spot since before Mickey Mouse was even a twinkle in Walt Disney’s eye! With a focus on low prices and great drinks, it is a typical American dive bar, making it a must-visit if you are a tourist looking for a proper authentic experience! Cocktails tend to be classics – why not try an Old Fashioned?

Waterworks, Tallahassee

This fun tiki bar is like no other in the vicinity! With eccentric details like men dressed in gorilla suits, traditional tiki decorations and a back bar dedicated to space exploration, there is always something here to look at when the music stops! The cocktail list is extensive too – try a Fuzzy Navel, you won’t regret it!

Le Tub, Hollywood

If you are looking for fine dining, then you might want to eat elsewhere, but Le Tub is fantastic for burgers and relaxed, easy food. The cocktails are made quickly, so patrons don’t have to go thirsty and there are some unique offerings, including the Chi Chi.

Dos Gatos, Jacksonville

The cocktails in this welcoming bar are amazing, with the bartenders keen to show off their
cocktail-making skills. They offer all of the classics, although they may not
be on the menu, but are also proud of their signature drinks, which include a
Raspberry Lagerita. As the name suggests, it is a combination between a
cocktail and a beer, so that you never again have to decide between the two!

Whether you are visiting Florida for the theme parks, the nightlife, or just for a change of
scenery, these cocktail bars will make you feel right at home.

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Bartender's top tip

Experiment with cocktails for the season. Try ice-cold, citrussy or sparkling cocktails in warmer seasons and spicy, warm or creamy cocktails for the colder months.

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