Best Places to Go After the Kids are in Bed
Sometimes you just want to be around grownups. Sometimes, when on vacation, you simply want to go to the bar. Good news for you, because Navarre Beach has several, from semi-swanky lounges to brew pubs to what we’ll affectionately call dive bars. For this survey, we’re setting aside bustling beach bars. These are places where you can grab a stool or a table, sip a drink, play a bar game, and enjoy adult conversation. Here’s a handful to check out:
Brew Angels Brewery
This spacious brew pub offers a big selection of drafts on tap, including regional favorites. Food, too. Located right in the heart of downtown Historic Milton.
6821 Caroline St., Milton
Blue Moon Lounge & Liquors
This is a big, no-frills place on Rt. 281 just east of Avalon Beach (at I-10 and Avalon Boulevard). A combination bar and package store, it has live music — usually acoustic-guitar duos — on select nights, plus plenty of options for a refreshing adult beverage.
2906 Avalon Blvd, Milton
The Spot Tavern
This roadside hangout is much loved by regulars and visitors alike. On online reviewer summed The Spot up like this: “Great place to hang out and shoot a few games of pool, great bartenders–best place ever.”
6571 Caroline St, Milton
Set off the road, this disheveled joint is a friendly gathering spot with karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights.
4848 Ward Basin Rd., Milton
Oval Office Pub & Grub
This auto-racing-themed tavern serves cold beer and drinks and is proud of its “World Famous Myrtle burger.”
2790 Avalon Blvd, Milton
The signs outside this roadhouse read simply: Lounge / Cold Beer / Pool. The dive bar’s motto is “Where some ride ‘em and some fly ‘em” (choppers, get it?). If you’re military, ex-military or a motorcyclist, you’ll probably feel right at home.
6069 Stewart St, Milton
Beach House Bar & Grille
For something a bit more upscale, this classy place overlooks the Gulf and serves fancy craft cocktails along with wine and beer. We suggest grabbing a spot on the large scenic deck that looks out over the Gulf.
8375 Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach