St George Island Bars You Have To Check Out

Picture this: you, a beautiful beach sunset, and a refreshing fruity cocktail with a colorful little umbrella to match. The wind in your hair, Jimmy Buffet music playing in the background…Are you there yet?

This dream could soon be a reality with a vacation on St. George Island! This charming little seaside town is small but mighty, with a tiny amount of actual square footage but a huge beach personality.

After you’ve successfully navigated to your beach rental and unpacked, it’s time to kick back and relax with some local flare. Pencil in a few of these top-rated St. George Island bars to check out during your next island getaway!

Doc Myers’ Island Pub & Sports Bar

 

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36 W Pine Ave, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 907-1233

Hours: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m., Daily

Website: https://www.docmyersislandpub.com/

“Where people come to play in paradise”—Doc Myers’ certainly lives up to its motto! This lively tiki bar is a beach lover’s paradise with a wide-open deck, mouthwatering local cuisine, and plenty of entertainment throughout the week, including live music, karaoke, trivia, and more. The extensive food menu offers everything from apps and oysters to seafood baskets, burgers, and more. The signature cocktail list is where the real fun starts, with a full list of flavorful creations, like ‘Loula’s limeade’, ‘Coach Goombay’s smash’, and ‘Jake’s perfect margarita’.

Paddy’s Raw Bar

 

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240 3rd St E, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2299

Hours: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Daily

Website: https://www.paddysrawbar.com/

“A sunny place for shady people”, Paddy’s Raw Bar is St. George Island’s haven for locals and visitors alike. This casual, bay-front bar offers spectacular cuisine, ice-cold beer, and the absolute best Apalachicola oysters in town. Enjoy eight different oyster preparations or create your own killer snack. If oysters aren’t your calling, try one of Paddy’s signature sandwiches, fish tacos, seafood plates, and more. Pair that with a $5 glass of house wine $3 domestic beer and you’ve got the perfect afternoon!

Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe

 

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68 E Gorrie Dr, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2987

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Website: blueparrotsgi.com

Kick back, relax, and take in the beautiful surroundings at Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe. This family-friendly beach cafe offers decadent dining, lively entertainment, and stunning beach views—what more could you want? Nosh on everything from the famous smoked yellowfin tuna dip and succulent peel & eat shrimp to burgers, po’boys, sandwiches, fresh seafood platters, and more. The tiki-themed cafe also serves up an impressive array of tiki-themed beverages that you won’t want to miss, like the wildly popular “St. George Island Breeze”.

Beach Pit

49 W Pine Ave, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 799-1020

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Website: thebeachpit.com

You don’t have to leave the island to enjoy a taste of the deep south. Beach Pit offers over 25-years of experience serving up Texas-style BBQ and mean margaritas to match. The mouthwatering menu features everything from wings and burgers to steaks and seafood—but the slow-cooked BBQ is where it’s at. The restaurant also offers a convenient ‘takeout’ menu, which makes an easy dinner decision after a few happy hour drinks. Locally owned and operated, Beach Pit is a casual, comfy place to kick back and enjoy good food and great drinks in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. You can also bring your furry friend along for the adventure, Beach Pit offers a pet-friendly covered patio.

Harry A’s

 

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28 W Bay Shore Dr, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-3400

Hours: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Daily

Website: https://www.harryas.net/

Harry A’s is St. George Island’s premier late-night destination. As a restaurant and nightclub, the atmosphere welcomes families during the afternoon and evening but slowly shifts into an adult-only venue. Featuring an expansive outdoor space and a stage for live entertainment, Harry A’s is the place to go for a show. The casual restaurant and bar also features a full food menu and just about any adult beverage you could imagine. Dinner, drinks, and live music at Harry A’s are an annual tradition for many—and it’s not hard to figure out why.

Up The Creek Raw Bar

 

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313 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320 | (850) 653-2525

Hours: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Website: https://www.upthecreekrawbar.com/

There is truly no better place to be stuck up the creek without a paddle! This charming riverfront raw bar features just about everything you could want in a restaurant: waterfront views, expansive outdoor seating, friendly service, local seafood, and some of the best beverages in town. Nosh on conch fritters, tuna dip, or fresh oysters on the half shell while you sip on a refreshing glass of wine or one of the house-crafted cocktails; sample the ‘tipsy mermaid’, ‘sunset’, or ‘creek tea’ for only $8! This cute little raw bar is located just 20-minutes from St. George Island.

The Tap Room of Owl Cafe

 

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75 Commerce St, Apalachicola, FL 32320 | (850) 653-1910

Hours: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Daily

Website: http://www.owlcafeflorida.com/tap-room.html

“Some folks are wise, and some otherwise.” —be a wise one and pencil in a quick trip to The Tap Room at Owl Cafe. Located just 20-minutes up the road in neighboring Apalachicola, The Tap Room offers gourmet beach-inspired flavors and an impressive selection of draft beer, high-end spirits, and more than 3,000 wines. Beer selections rotate seasonally and often feature local Florida flavors, making Owl Cafe an ideal spot for ale enthusiasts. The Tap Room also offers a lively weekend brunch that pairs perfectly with a mimosa… or two.

You won’t soon forget your visit to the famous ‘Forgotten Coast’! Check out our official St. George Island blog for more island vacation inspiration.

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The Best Times To Visit St. George Island

Situated along the pristine Florida Gulf Coast, St. George Island is a true hidden gem. Our little barrier island is small but mighty, spanning just 28-miles in length and only one mile wide at the largest point. St. George falls off the radar for many. However, those who are lucky enough to know of its existence quickly fall in love with our charming “Forgotten Coast” island and make it a point to come back year after year.

Just like other destinations, visitors understandably have a few questions before packing their bags and heading to the coast. What’s the weather like? What’s there to do on and nearby the island? What’s the weather like along the Florida panhandle? And, one of the most popular questions—when is the best time to visit St. George Island?

Of course, the “best” time of year to visit is truly subjective and depends on what you are looking for in a beach vacation!

In this quick article, we’ll review the different seasons on the island and what you can expect throughout the year.

Spring in St. George Island

Best For: Spring Break, Long Weekend Getaways, Memorial Day

Spring is a special time on St. George Island. The temps begin to climb well into the 70’s, the water begins to warm, and the native wildlife springs into action. The whole island begins to come to life!

Spring visitors often enjoy outdoor activities like soaking up the sun along the beach, shelling and hunting for sharks’ teeth in the sand, or visiting the St. George Island State Park.

The agreeable weather, warming temperatures, and affordable rates make St. George Island a great destination for Spring Break trips and long weekend getaways. In fact, the island was recently recognized in Trip Savvy’s “Best of Spring Break in Florida for Families” list, a notable accomplishment!

Summer in St. George Island

Best For: Family Vacations, Group Getaways

There’s truly something fun for everyone during summer on St. George Island! The beach is bustling with activity and there’s plenty to see and do for every taste or budget.

Water fun tops summer itineraries with activities like fishing, stand up paddleboarding, exploring the coastline via a rental boat or kayak, and plenty of beach bumming.

Summer temps are toasty, with highs climbing into the 90’s and lows rarely sinking below 75-80. But don’t let that scare you away—keep cool by the water or enjoy a brief reprieve by enjoying local shopping, visiting nearby museums and attractions, and by relaxing with an ice-cold beverage at one of the island’s spectacular restaurants.

Keep in mind that peak vacation season typically equates to higher rental rates. Save money by booking your vacation in advance or by considering a ‘shoulder season’ retreat; spring and fall are still great times to experience everything St. George has to offer!

Fall in St. George Island

Best For: Family Vacations, Long Weekend Getaways, Couples Retreat, Labor Day

Autumn is a surprisingly underrated time of year to visit St. George Island! The crowds are gone but the weather and water are still quite welcoming. In fact, the water temperature stays above 75 degrees through the season, which is still very enjoyable.

Air temperatures stay well into the 80’s through October with lows sitting at an enjoyable 70 degrees. This means that there’s still plenty of time to enjoy thrilling water activities, like fishing, boating, kayaking, and more. And, the slightly cooler temperatures provide the perfect atmosphere for enjoying dinner al fresco—either at one of the island’s many restaurants or on the patio or balcony of your very own vacation rental.

Fall is actually our favorite time of year to visit St. George Island, and we invite you to come and find out why for yourself!

Winter in St. George Island

Best For: Snowbird Vacations, Long Weekend Getaways, Couples Retreat

Winters are pleasantly mild on St. George Island, with highs in the 60’s and lows in the 50’s. Visitors might occasionally see an evening dip into the 40’s, but it’s also not unheard of to see a surprise winter day hop into the 70’s as well.

Aside from balmy winter temps, which are a wonderful reprieve from the harsh winters elsewhere across the United States, the winter also sees very few rainy days compared to the summer, which is known for occasional pop-up storms.

If you’re wondering what you can do on St. George Island during the winter, take advantage of the wide-open beaches, enjoy beach or pier fishing, or explore the famous island lighthouse. Winter is also a great time to explore other nearby destinations like St. Vincent Island and Tallahassee via a quick day trip.

Considered the “low season”, winters on St. George offer crowd-less beaches and very affordable rates, making it a great destination for a snowbird retreat or a festive holiday getaway. Christmas at the beach, anyone?

When it comes down to it, Summer is definitely the most popular time of year to visit St. George Island.

However, if you ask us, Fall is the best time of year to visit; the weather is perfect, the beaches are uncrowded, and the rates quite affordable!

Additional Vacation Resources:

Still building your dream vacation itinerary? Check out a few of these additional resources for island vacation planning inspiration.

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