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3805 Reid Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-8889
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The Cellar Upstars Wine Bar is located in St. Augustine's very own San Sebastian Winery. Of course, most of the wines come from the estate, and though Florida is not synonymous with Napa Valley, remember that it was this part of the coast where French Huguenots first cultivated the grape in the Americas. The Cellar is only open on weekends, but the winery conducts tours throughout the week. If you do make it while its open, the Cellar has a great patio deck where you can sip your vino and listen to live music.
Cellar 6 is a showcase for St Augustine's burgeoning wine culture. As the name indicates, their cellar is more than amply stocked, and they are happy to arrange tastings as well as samples by glass or bottle. This is an excellent place to acquaint yourself with some of St Augustine's local vintages and to spend an evening checking out some hot local talents playing jazz or contemporary music.
The Tradewinds Lounge bills itself as the oldest club in the oldest city in America. Whether true or not, the bar is still located in a charming 18th-century building. Upon entering, the music and Tiki decor definitely give the bar that 'Parrothead,' island-type of vibe (Mr. Parrothead himself, Jimmy Buffet played here at the beginning of his career). There is no kitchen, just pub snacks like chips, pretzels and popcorn, but most people come for the music, camaraderie and cold beer.
This modest but cozy little bar takes full advantage of the adjoining courtyard as a venue for local performers. Most evenings and even afternoons feature local rock bands or individual musicians livening up the joint. The atmosphere her is one of local patronage despite its location in the tourist district and coming here may afford a chance to mingle with the natives.
As the name implies, this jazz bar specializes in one indulgence above all others: cigars. The cigars are as close to Cuban delights as one can find in the US (though the offerings are mostly Honduran or Dominican), so those looking for Cohibas might be disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed and mellow, but can be lively depending on the weather, time and the act on stage. Again, as the name implies, jazz is the main musical course here, but sometimes different sounds or the occasional DJ make their appearance.
This bar with a memorable name across the street from the historic Castillo San Marcos mostly serves Flagler College students, however along with them come cheap drink prices in an otherwise expensive town. The menu is strictly beer and liquor, so you won't find any exotic wines or such. Nevertheless, the bar hosts live music almost every night and their happy hour specials are some of the best in town.
With beers, burgers, and typical grill food, Cruisers is a fixture on historic St George St that caters to locals and tourists alike. A stop here in the afternoon makes a good lunch break, and a cocktail at the end of a day's sightseeing is enjoyable as well, with live music some evenings to provide some local color.
This Club is one of the few local venues focusing more on music and entertainment than food and drink. Though they do feature a bar and standard pub grub, the focus here is on the stage and the dance floor. A common host to local rock acts, solo musicians, and DJ nights, this is a great place to stop in for a late supper or drink before you dance the night away to Florida's hottest local talent.
Panama Hatties is something of a local institution. For a long time, it was the only sizeable restaurant so far North along St Augustine Beach, and so is now regarded as the grand dame of beachside eateries. The lovely terrace is spectacular when the weather cooperates, and often live music is on offer as well. The food is excellent, and features standbys such as burgers and salads as well as the best of contemporary Florida cuisine.
Club Shades is located along Wells Road and might not have have celebs frequenting them, but they sure do have the most essential things for survival: great beer and great music. And as long as we have got this, who cares for more. On a regular day, you will find a mix of people, all races, classes and backgrounds. With hi techno music flowing across the two floors and ample space to dance, you will surely not fall short of things to do here. In short, they ensure that you experience all the happy "shades" of life.
One of the popular venues for live music and great drinks in downtown Gainesville, The Atlantic beckons all seeking a great night out. A tastefully decorated venue, The Atlantic offers the comfort of a lounge, the liveliness of a nightclub, and the friendliness of a neighborhood bar to its customers, and the patrons here will confirm it. Open Wednesdays to Saturdays, the venue features theme nights like Motown Showdown on Wednesdays and DANG!! on Thursdays, which have come to be quite popular. Live music graces the stage on Saturdays. See the website or call to know more.
Pure is one of Jacksonville's most popular clubs. Featuring a mix of EDM and hip hop, Pure attracts a diverse mix of people with a bent toward single professionals looking to unwind after a long week. The dance floor gets crowded and quarters get cramped as the night goes on, but that's part of the fun of coming here. Dress code is enforced, so no t-shirts or tennis shoes.