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FOOD | Vol. 8, No. 15, April 17, 2008
(Eat, Drink & Be Merry Guide)

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The Drink Guide


600 South
600 S. Palafox St., 432-5254
This upscale martini bar has a tapas menu for the sophisticated crowd.

Avalon Bowling Center
2986 Avalon Blvd., Milton, 995-4006
This traditional-style bowling alley usually runs rampant with a younger crowd, but has a well-stocked bar for the 21+ crowd.

Bayou Cafe
4474 Woodbine Rd., Pace, 994-7111
Known as "the best kept secret in Pace," this cafe offers an eclectic menu with daily specials and live music every Friday night.

Bamboo Willie's
400 Quietwater Beach Rd., Pensacola Beach, 916-9888
Come thirsty! Willie's has more than 10 flavors of daiquiris to choose from. Try the 190 Octane if you dare!

Big Easy Tavern
710 N. Palafox St., 429-0045
This bar is located below the Days Inn lobby on Palafox, but that doesn't mean all the customers are all from the hotel. This modern bar is usually filled with locals, especially on nights when they have live music.

Blues Cafe
200 Alcaniz St., 439-9033
This cafe is new to Pensacola and has an extensive, unique menu. The Blues Cafe was formed around the idea of bringing more blues acts to Pensacola, and has thus far succeeded in that dream!

Boomerzzz Lounge
3 N. Warrington Rd., 457-3380
This is a small, laidback bar with a fun atmosphere. There is room for dancing and several pool tables for the billiards buff.

The Break
65 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 932-0864
The Break declares they have "the best happy hour on the beach" from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week!

Cabo Grill
400 Quietwater Blvd., Pensacola Beach, 916-2226
Located on the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach, this Mexican restaurant breaks the mold of others. There are no traditional cheesy Mexican touristy-type decorations, and though the menu is all Mexican style food, it offers unique options (such as seared sea scallops), instead of the standard bean and cheese burrito.

Capt'n Fun Downtown
241 E. Garden St., 439-6404
Capt'n Fun's is the place for dancing and drinks. Or drinks then dancing if you're the shy type.

Cold Creek Lounge
8121 U.S. Hwy. 90, Milton, 981-8222
This down home bar in located in Milton. You'll surely notice the country flavor.

Chaser's Bar
5104 N. W St., 432-2611
A traditional bar scene, with beer signs hanging in the windows and pool tables scattered throughout the place. This bar has tournaments, bingo and card games weekly.

Cocodrie's Restaurant
8649 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach, 939-8777
This upscale restaurant, located in Navarre Beach, has a mature atmosphere and a menu of fine food.

The Cove
4537 Chantilly Way, Milton, 983-9150
This bar's somewhat remote location gives locals a place to chill out in peace, while enjoying entertainment on many different levels. Come in for pool or bar poker.

El Caribe Lounge & Grill
613 N. Old Corry Rd., 453-5336
This bar has lots of Latin flavor, and provides a location for locals to dance and mingle with each other in a carefree atmosphere.

Emerald City
406 E. Wright St., 433-9491
The Gulf Coast's premier high-energy/gay/dance bar. This club is a haven for party people and people with the gay/bi/trans lifestyle alike, and usually has techno music blaring over the large dance floor.

Et Cafe
1010 N. 12th Ave., Suite 301, 433-2630
Everyone is bound to find something they like at Et Cafe with there large selection of specialty coffees and teas.

Fatboys
6800 Old Palafox Rd., 474-0566
Stop into Fatboys for a drink and stay for karaoke.

Finnegans Wake Irish Pub & Eatery
2100 W. Nine Mile Rd., 477-6600
This place has it all; live music, great food and lots of Irish wines to choose from.

The Farmer's Opry
8897 Byrom Campbell Rd., Chumuckla, 994-6000
A family friendly venue that features a comfortable setting for live music and other events.

The Fish House Deck
600 S. Barracks St., 470-0003
www.goodgrits.com
This restaurant and bar overlooks the water. They carry a huge selection of wine.

Flora-Bama Lounge
17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, 492-0611
The Bama is a Florida-Alabama classic. The always entertaining bar took a lickin' from Ivan and kept on tickin'. This is by far one of the most fun bars in town.

Foxx Landing Lounge
8500 Pine Forest Rd., 478-0525
The Foxx Landing has a full bar and several pool tables.

Gene's Lounge
3810 W. Navy Blvd., 455-8875
This lounge calls all types of customers in with its traditional bar atmosphere. Cops usually sit outside; people usually swarm the bar inside. Props to the bartenders for controlling the crowd!

The Gutter Lounge
3200 N. Palafox St., 434-6441
www.gutterlounge.com
The Gutter Lounge, part of the New Liberty Lanes Bowling Center. This one-of-a-kind bar is a great place to grab a cold one and listen to some live music.

The Handlebar
319 N. Tarragona St., 434-9060
A bar that features a home-y atmosphere for regulars, a vast collection of music in the jukebox, and the standard pool table and arcade games for drunken enjoyment.

Hub Stacey's Downtown
312 E. Government St., 469-1001
Hub Stacey's at the Point
5851 Galvez Rd., 497-0071
This duo of restaurant bars offer an intimate and comfortable place to hang with friends. They also make a mean bloody mary.

Intermission
214 Palafox Place, 433-6208
A bar located downtown that caters to people in all walks in life (as long as you're 21+), with a special appeal to the nightcrawlers who enjoy a nice bar and swell tunes in a prime location.

Jellyfish Bar
13700 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, 332-6532
This small bar overlooks beautiful Perdido Key. Try one of their specialty martinis.

Juana's Pagodas
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach, 939-2130
A beach-oriented bar and grill located in Navarre that hosts volleyball and live music weekly. Hang out on the beach in front of the bar, or head inside to cool off and watch the sunset!

Kooter Brown's 98 West End
7601 U.S. Hwy. 98 West, 453-3100
A family friendly restaurant that appeals to sports fans and those who love wings. If you're looking for a place to watch football on Monday nights, you might want to show up early.

Malibu Lounge & Package
1000 Gulf Beach Hwy., 456-2090
The Malibu is a large, hometown bar. They now serve food!

McGuire's Irish Pub
600 E. Gregory St., 433-6789
Whether you come by for live music, an Irish Wake or just to kiss the moose, you are bound to have a good time at this festive Irish pub.

Morning Star Coffee
47 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, 932-6770
Morning Star Coffee brings a little of Italy to the Gulf coast. They offer the high-quality specialty coffees, tea, other innovative beverages and pastries.

The Oar House
1901 Cypress St., 549-4444
Tucked away just outside downtown Pensacola, this restaurant bar allows you to get away without going far.

Odom's Bar & Package
9520 N. Century Blvd., Century, 256-9121
A comfy bar that features live music on weekends, free Wi-Fi, and a blog to check out some video of the events after they take place. Visit the blog at: http://odomsbar.blogspot.com/

The Olive Drop
5 Via DeLuna, Pensacola Beach, 932-7675
A martini bar on Pensacola Beach for those who enjoy dancing to live and recorded music.

The Original Pointe Restaurant
14340 Innerarity Point Rd., 492-3577
Fresh, local seafood and a house band you could never forget. It's nothing fancy, but you're guaranteed a good time, if you catch the restaurant when the band's performing.

O'Riley's Irish Pub
3728 Creighton Rd., 474-0522
A pub with an eclectic mix of customers sure to entertain the Irish and non-Irish. Visit on Wednesdays for $1 well drinks and bottles!

Paddy O'Leary's
49 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 916-9808
A traditional Irish pub located on Pensacola Beach. Visit this bar for an authentic Irish car bomb, if you can handle it.

Paradise Bar & Grill
21 Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach, 916-5087
On this tucked-away piece of the island you can dig your feet in the sand, listen to the music, and relax. Oh, and have an adult beverage.

Peg Leg Pete's Oyster Bar
1010 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach, 932-4139
A restaurant on Pensacola Beach that serves fresh seafood and hosts live local music every night during the summer. Bring the kids, they even have a playground!

RagTyme Grille
201 S. Jefferson St., 426-9655
Take a walk after work and grab a drink at the centrally located bar downtown. While you're there grab a bite. There menu is full of tasty foods.

Red Carpet Lounge
937 New Warrington Rd., 453-9918
This primarily lesbian bar calls itself Pensacola's "Hottest Ladies' Bar." Drag pageants, pool tournaments and pajama parties are just a few of the fun events hosted by the bar.

Sabine Sandbar
715 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach, 934-3141
A beach bar overlooking the water with a huge deck that has five TVs for sports fans, and live music for groovy customers.

Sam's Lounge
1225 N. Old Corry Rd., 458-0472
A charismatic bar located on the west side, sure to fulfill the customer's needs for a cold drink and some old fashioned karaoke.

Sandshaker Lounge
731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach, 932-2211
Self-proclaimed "home of the original bushwhacker," bar and package on the beach. Locals frequent the Sandshaker because of the bar's party atmosphere and commitment to showcasing regional acts.

Seville Quarter
130 E. Government St., 434-6211
www.rosies.com
You're bound to find your favorite drink, a new friend and more fun than you could ask for in the eight rooms of this downtown hot spot.

Silver Moon Cafe
17395 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, 492-3048
A bar dedicated to featuring bands and songwriters of all genres located near the water in Perdido Key.

Sluggo's
2403 W. Cervantes St., 435-1541
A vegan restaurant/venue/bar for those who want an all-around good time in an alternative setting. Cheap beer and food specials weekly!

Stevie D's
6410 U.S. 90, Milton. 623-3749
A perfect place for sports fans to relax and grab a meal while watching a game or playing a poker tournament with the locals.

Theresa's Sleepy Hollow
5701 W. Jackson St., 455-9288
This Sleepy Hollow is not so sleepy when you stop in on a karaoke night! You're more likely to be WIDE awake.

The Ticket Sports Bar
7250 Plantation Rd., 473-0717;
Corner of Nine Mile and Pine Forest Rd, 476-6444;
820 E. Gregory St., 433-8060
A chain of three local sports bars that cater to every type of sports fans, packed with TVs playing anything from boxing to bowling and nightly drink specials.

Woodsie's Hilltop Lounge
5204 Mobile Hwy., 455-9791
A self-proclaimed "neighborhood bar" that screams "Cheers" when you walk through the door.