601 Anastasia Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 825-4535
Fax: (904) 829-8963
Bars & Cafes
At Gypsy Cab Company Bar & Grill the owners advertise "urban cuisine" to describe their modern preparations of primarily seafood, yet they still have poultry and steak selections which fit the bill as well. The kitchen also churns out amazing homemade soups like black bean or smoky sweet potato in addition to many others depending on the day. If you're staying in historic St. Augustine, the restaurant is ultra convenient because it's located just across the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Boulevard.
Planet Sarbez is proof that good things really do come in small packages. Bar, cafe, boutique, art gallery and event venue rolled in to one, Planet Sarbez offers its patrons an eclectic mix of delights. With its vibrant colors, contemporary art pieces and laid-back vibe, the bar is an attraction in itself. On the menu you will find delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, alongside an impressive selection of beers and wine. Indulge in a bit of retail therapy at the Planet Sarbez boutique where you will find one of a kind pieces produced by local artists, or explore the many fun-filled treasures scattered throughout this joint. Games, books, videos, music and scrumptious bites, at Planet Sarbez you will find a seemingly endless variety of fun things to do. The bar also hosts stellar live performances at least once a week, so be sure to keep an eye on their facebook page for the latest updates.
If you are missing the ambiance of your favorite sports bar in your city, then chances are you would feel at home in the Nobby's Sports Tavern. Friendly bartenders, a selection of well-crafted beers on tap and high quality televisions spread across the bar makes for a perfect setup to enjoy a game of your favorite team in company of friends. On other days, the bar is host to karaoke nights, pool tournaments and live music events regularly, much to the delight of the youngsters. Walk in here for a great time.
A1A Ale Works is St. Augustine's answer to craft beer connoisseurs who seek suds in this sun-soaked town. The brewers focus primarily on ales and lagers, but they also feature some different styles as well as a couple of seasonal beers. The Porpoise Point IPA is one of their best, it's made with delicious Galena and Cascade hops which give it a bright, citrus-like finish. Overall, A1A is the quintessential spot for beer lovers to find a variety of award-winning, local suds, where each one accompanies the fresh Caribbean-influenced seafood dishes on the food menu perfectly.
McLean's Public House is a British pub in the grandest old English style. Though small and dim, the service is friendly and the beer and pub grub is tasty and reasonably priced for the heart of the tourist district. Check for lunch specials and stop by for a bit of nourishment to shore up a hard day's sightseeing.
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.
Enjoy terrific selections of soups, salads, sandwiches, a large array of vegetarian choices, and a great selection of unusual dishes from around the world at this small cafe that boasts one of the most unique menus in St. Augustine. An excellent wine list is available to complement your meal, as are many varieties of domestic and imported beers and ales, and breakfast is served all day. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A traditional Irish pub and restaurant that offers a taste of authentic Ireland and features Irish specialties such as Bangers and Mash, Beef and Guinness pie, fish and chips, Shepherd's pie, and Mrs. Lynch's Irish stew on the menu, complemented by full bar service and 32 beers on draught. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.
Located in the historic Casablanca Inn, Tini Martini Bar is an intimate space that recalls scenes of Rick's Place in that movie named just like the hotel. The martini's are excellent and since they leave you with the shaker, it's basically a two-for-one night every night. The bar provides live jazz, blues and some of St. Augustine's finest local musicians to entertain audiences with creative renditions of classic covers. Even if you aren't a guest at the inn, you still can visit to enjoy the alfresco arrangement which lets you soak in views of the Matanzas River while you listen to sounds under the palm trees.
This lovely bar on Avenida Menendez just a few steps from the old fort features a full selection of drinks but also has a comprehensive kitchen with special emphasis on lunch and brunch. The menu is heavy on bar standards like chicken, salads, and burgers, but also features some fresh-caught seafood and the occasional distinguished special.
The Kookaburra is a self-described 'Aussie-American' cafe that sources its coffee from local Floridian growers and serves unique pastries native to those from Down Under. The 'Aussie Pie' is the staple here as far as food is concerned and the coffee from Bold Bean is absolutely out-of-this-world. Definitely an interesting take on a coffeehouse and a nice addition to St. Augustine's historic district.