Best Southwest Florida Beach Bars

If you’re traveling to Southwest Florida looking for the perfect white sandy beaches with rockstar resorts and bars look no further. Here’s the best top rated, fun attractions for kids, families and a girls getaway that you’ll surely mark off your bucket list.

Southwest Florida is a high tourism area which covers Fort Myers Beach, Venice, Siesta Key, Naples and Bonita Springs Beaches and More. The weather isn’t the only thing that attracts people from all over the world to visit here…the fun restaurants with an ocean view is top on the list as well.

Restaurants & Bars On The Beach

Hurricane Ian ripped Fort Myers Beach apart leaving it practically empty with no more homes, dining, local shopping, cruises, nothing. Not even a year later, Margaritaville was determined to finish their project and give locals and tourists an experience of a lifetime. It’s now a main attraction on FMB and people are coming from all walks of life. The Salty Rim Bar is open daily 10 am to one hour past sunset giving you a lovely couples view of nature while sipping a glass of your favorite cocktail.

If you’re a coffee lover like the rest of us, don’t miss this unique shop.

  • Yucatan Beach Stand– located on FMB as well, this lively upbeat location is filled with awesome vibes, good music, locals and friends from around the globe. Good food, drinks and shopping.
  • Toes In The Sand, Drink In The HandDiamond Head Resort is packed with nature views, white sandy beach access and fine dining, cabanarita’s. Their themed carumbas and cocktails make drinking all the more fun with cabanas and more.
  • Coconut Jack’s is a waterfront grille just overlooking the back bay of Bonita Beach. So not technically on the beach but a nice retreat with wildlife, birds and cool outdoor seating.

Siesta Key is a paradise all in itself. Drinks, food, lavish lifestyle with beach vibes and sunsets to photograph for days. This list of yummy mixed alcoholic beverages has “Island Babe” written all over it.

Beach Bars Be Like…

Cabañas Beach Bar & Grille– Temporary renting space after Hurricane Ian but still embracing the pureness of reality on the beach. You’ll love the 360 degree bar, indoor seating, outdoor patio, and amazing views of the ocean! 

  • Bongo’s Bar and Grill is located in the Pink Shell Resort ; Tropical dining by the water that boasts a lively atmosphere, delicious beverages and Insta worthy gulf views.
  • Doc Ford’s Rum Bar is top rated with over 6K reviews and 4.6 stars on Google. I think that speaks for itself.
  • The Boat House located in Cape Coral, Florida has waterfront views 365 days a year. This area is popular according to the best places to live report. You can visit them here.

Yummy Mock and Cocktails, Ocean Views with Tropical Vibes and Good Eats

I’ve actually never been to St. Pete’s but it’s on my list of places to visit. Jimmy B’s Beach Bar is St Petersburg’s hottest beachside hangout. Paved pathways from the wooden deck to the soft white sands, you’re sure to enjoy great times. There’s live music and a breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. 

That one is not in SW FL but you’re getting some extra bonus areas that we are in love with. And who doesn’t love Tampa. It’s filled with so many attractions and fabulous things to do.

Fine Dining, Rich Shopping and Beach Bars Galore

Tommy Bahama is not on the beach. However, I’m sure you’ll shop at Coconut Point while you’re here. This upscale restaurant is packed especially during season. Sits right on the corner where you can easily dine in or out. The fire pits are always fired up and drinks are amazing.

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