First things first – before you start diving into this list of ten of the best Florida beach bars that Coastal Living just released, note that they stated these are “ten of the best.” Not “the ten best” – just ten of their favorites. We’ll have to let them off the hook, then, that not one oceanfront watering hole in the Florida Keys could find a spot on the list. Still, though, I feel obligated to point that out.
Unsurprisingly, the always popular Jimmy B’s Beach Bar in St. Pete Beach, Perdido Key’s Flora-Bama and our recently spotlighted Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Jupiter managed to fill out three of the spots. Pier bars make the list as well with Cocoa Beach’s Rikki Tiki representing the “we’re a beach bar on a pier” clique.
Coastal Living’s list also contains helpful information beyond just names and addresses. Specifics include histories on the locations, recommended dishes and of course, the obligatory must try cocktail, a necessity for any beach bar list worth its weight in sea salt.
What do you think of the list? Do you have a favorite that you think should have been on it? If so, let me know in the comments and we can discuss it over a signature cocktail!