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Our Favorite Places to Grab a Drink in Daytona Beach

Check out the most popular bars in the area for a fun night out.

Daytona Beach runs along Florida’s Atlantic coast and is famous for the Daytona International Speedway, where NASCAR races occur. Due to the racetrack and the beaches, hundreds of thousands of visits flock to this region of Florida annually. Indeed, in 2018, Volusia County, which includes Daytona Beach, hosted 10,200,000 tourists!

happy friends having a great time drinking cocktails at a bar in Daytona Beach

With the large numbers of people living and visiting the city, the need for fun bars in Daytona and vibrant nightlife has arisen. With plenty of places to get a drink, it is relatively easy to find where to get a drink in Daytona. Below we have outlined the seven best bars in Daytona Beach! 

Best Bars in Daytona

  1. Ocean Deck
  2. Main Street Station
  3. Froggy’s Saloon
  4. Dirty Harry’s Pub
  5. Full Moon Saloon
  6. The Bank & Blues Club
  7. The Oyster Pub

Ocean Deck

127 S Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-253-5224
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Ocean Deck is a family business and has been in operation for more than fifty years located just south of the Daytona Beach Main Street Pier and Breakers Oceanfront Park. 

The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 am to 2:00 am. With Happy Hour from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and frequent live music, the bar is a hip spot for a meal and a cocktail anytime. With strong Caribbean influences, you can relax and enjoy your experience at Ocean Deck. 

The cocktail menu is exciting; I enjoyed the Bahama Mama with coconut and spiced rum. Other popular drinks include the Irish Mule, the Pink Punch, and the Frozen Passion Sunset. Try the Caribbean Coconut Shrimp with an orange marmalade sauce or the Gator Bites served with dijon mustard for a snack. 

Main Street Station

316 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-214-1389
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Main Street Station was once a functioning garage owned by NASCAR founder Bill France. The vibe of the restaurant pays homage to race and specialized cars. The bar is near the Ocean Center Convention Center. The establishment offers two full, open-air bars, bike and car parking, nightly specials, and live music.

The bar offers lots of spirits for simple cocktails like a Jack Daniels and CocaCola or a Gin and Tonic. Various beers are available, like Shock Top, Magic Hat, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. For a snack, I’d recommend the BBQ Nachos or the fried pickles. 

Froggy’s Saloon

800 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118,
Phone: 386-253-0330
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Froggy’s Saloon is a great neighborhood watering hole with daily specials located just south of the Ocean Center convention center and the Peabody Auditorium. 

Wednesday’s are service industry nights, and Thursday’s are Ladies’ nights. The bar is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 am, so nearly anytime you need a drink, Froggy’s Saloon is there for you! 

The bar is usually busy, so a quick cocktail order is your best option – go for Tito’s Vodka with soda and lime or a Cuba Libre. Guests can also grab a bucket of Modelo for only $4. Order some delicious snacks like fried onion rings, jalapeno poppers, or a corn dog to pair with your beer or cocktail. 

Dirty Harry’s Pub

705 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-252-9877
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Dirty Harry’s is on Main Street in the heart of Daytona Beach. The bar is famous for events during “Bike Week” and “Biketoberfest.” The vibe of Dirty Harry’s is a dance club meets neighborhood bar, and somehow the place pulls it off. Additionally, karaoke occurs every Friday and Saturday night, and rotating happy hour specials are in place weekly. 

The bartenders make a delicious well margarita. Other top orders include Bloody Mary’s and Screwballs. If you like hard seltzers, visit Dirty Harry’s on Wednesday, when the seltzers have discounts. If pilsners are your favorite, then try the $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller High Life, Busch, Busch Light on Tuesdays! 

Full Moon Saloon

700 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-253-1944
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Full Moon Saloon is self-described as a pool hall with weekly pool tournaments, drink specials, and other recurring activities, like the Original Music Fest. During special biking events, the bar fills with fun and lively people. Sometimes poker tournaments happen as well. 

Known for the cold beer, Full Moon Saloon bartenders work fast to sling drinks out to the customers. The most popular cocktails at the bar are a Long Island Iced Tea, a Tom Collins, or a Screwdriver. The bartenders are very creative, so guests can also ask for a cocktail with a specific type of spirit and let the experts craft a personalized drink for you!

The Bank & Blues Club

701 Main St, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-252-9877
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Part of the Main Street Entertainment Group, The Bank & Blues Club is a fun bar in Daytona Beach. The bar is in a historic bank constructed in the early 1920s. Currently, the bar hosts live blues and rock bands with regularity. The venue hours vary depending on performers and events, like a dueling pianos performance. 

Ordering a beer and a shot combination is a smooth move at the bar, and the bartender will thank you for the efficacy–try a local IPA with a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Another of my favorite go-to cocktails is a whiskey sour made with Maker’s Mark. 

The Oyster Pub

555 Seabreeze Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-255-6348
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The Oyster Pub is the largest oyster bar in Daytona Beach and offers more than seventy televisions for watching various sports. Oysters shuck for customers at the bar, or guests can sit in the dining area for a meal. The patio is beautiful on a sunny day. Visit the arcade room while you are there! 

The draft beer selection is excellent with Lagunitas IPA and the seasonal brew from Ancient City Brewing. Try the Southwest Egg Rolls, the Fried Cheese Curds, and the Smoked Tuna Dip–and of course, order the oysters. I liked the Oysters Rockefeller and the Oysters Fitzpatrick. 

Check them out on Seabreeze Boulevard, just walking distance to The Plaza Resort & Spa and Ocean Breeze Club hotel. 

Final Thoughts

The nightlight in Daytona Beach is robust and exciting with live music, pool tournaments, and annual events. Bars throughout downtown offer guests so much more than just a tasty beverage–the bars are inside historic buildings and very near one another for easy hopping. 

If you are looking for a drink in Daytona Beach, the best seven bars are here on this list. The vibes are good, and the drinks are strong. If possible, try a local beer and order some fried alligator nuggets! 

Need some food before you start drinking? Check out my favorite Daytona Beach restaurants!
Did we miss your favorite watering hole? Leave us a comment and let us know so we can fix it!

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Written by Rocco Smith

Rocco is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Editing, Writing, and Media. With seven years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a cook, server, bartender, and more, he is deeply passionate about intertwining his fondness for food with his love of language.