Pensacola night life

Pensacola Florida is well renowned for emerald waters and pristine beaches. What many tourists do not know is what this coastal town has to offer when the sun goes down.  The diversity of its night life offers a little something for everyone.

Located in downtown Pensacola, Seville Quarter is a popular night time destination for locals and tourists alike.  Seven rooms house an eclectic mix of atmospheres. With everything from dueling pianos at Rosie O’grady’s to a more laid back atmosphere at Fast Eddie’s Billiard Parlor, it’s easy to see how Seville made the list of the 100 best nightclubs in America by Nightclub and Bar Magazine.  For the wine aficionado, there are free wine tastings every Friday night in the gift shop. 

Gallery Night, a block party put on by downtown merchants, attracts large crowds on select Fridays throughout the year.  Art galleries, wine tastings and delectable southern cuisine are just a few things that make this event one of Pensacola’s finest after-hours traditions.

A new addition to the Pensacola nightlife scene is The World of Beer. With fifty beers on tap and at least one hundred and fifty in cans and bottles, there really isn’t a better place to kick back, relax and watch a game. That is unless Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen and Taproom has an open table.  Hopjacks has its own claim to fame; it was named “One of the top 150 beer bars” by Draft Magazine for an impressive stock of micro and craft beers.  

Looking for a more lively music selection?  Vinyl Music Hall has hosted celebrities from many different musical genres.  Little Kim, Clutch, and DMX have shared the same space as Steve Earle and Leon Russell.  Vinyl’s Facebook page boasts over 12,000 fans. 

For a more cultured experience, Pensacola proudly offers “The Grand Dame of Palafox Street,” Saenger Theatre.  The theatre first opened its doors in 1925, but has aged ever so gracefully, giving visitors the opportunity to experience ballet, symphony, and even opera in a historical setting.  Theatrical performances, known as “Broadway in Pensacola” include the much beloved classic “West Side Story” as well as the more recent popular musical “Hair.”

This small coastal town has much to offer once that famous Florida sun goes down.  A variety of music, classical theater, wine tastings, and award winning night clubs make this popular vacation spot shine just as brightly under the streetlights as it does in the sunlight.