A Quaint Little Drinking Town with a Fishing Problem
There are quite a few bars in the area and many of them are justly famous for their live music. Below is a partial listing of clubs and their specials, the guitar indicates live music.
Pizzalley/The Chianti Room, St. George Street and Charlotte Street
Best Happy Hour in town! 3-6 M-F , two for one on just about everything INCLUDING top shelf. They now have Guinness on tap ($5.50 for two what a deal!!) AND you get a free small slice of cheese pizza.
AIA Alehouse, Corner of King and Menendez
This is one of my personal favorites for their very tasty brews, they also have good food ($8-$20). Ask at the Office for a coupon good for 10% your meal!
Happy Hour 4-7PM M-F $1 off the drafts of in-house microbrew. You also get roughly $3 off the wings (yummm). Be sure to ask at the Pirate Haus reception for your 10% off coupon!
St. George’s Tavern, 116 Saint George Street
This is definitely a local bar. Great Juke Box tunes. Guinness and Sam Adams ale on tap. Drink specials every night. Gets really smoky between 10pm and 1AM. Bring your gas mask.
The Milltop, 19 1/2 Saint George St
Sitting under big live oak trees watching tourists and sipping a cold one is only part of the Mill Top’s popularity. Every day of the week from 1PM until closing, there is live music. Next to the tiny bar is a small dance floor where the performers have entertained patrons for over 40 years. It’s an eclectic blend of musicians who play mostly traditional folk music. The casual atmosphere extends inside to the high, raftered ceilings.
Tuesdays: $2 cover for the band, $2.50 Tall Draft
Friday and Saturday $1 cover
Stogies, 34 Charlotte Street
Stogies Blues and Jazz Club is a blues and jazz club where you can catch live jazz and blues nightly starting at 9pm. It’s probably St. Augustine’s only cigar emporium and tobacconist, with its signature hand-rolled cigars. At Stogie’s, there is a wine and port bar. It’s a place where Guinness, Bass, Harp and Hefé Weissen are on tap. You also have a choice of 50 imported beers, cappuccino and espresso.
Sangria’s , Corner of St. George and Hypolita, Upstairs
Lots of versions of Sangria ($8.50) but cool eclectic music. No smoking inside.
Mi Casa, St. George Street
I never understood why they close so early…maybe it’s in their lease. Cozy outdoor patio with live music most weekends.
Tradewinds, 124 Charlotte St.
St. Augustine’s smoky dive bar, popular with bikers. Average age 40-60 Drafts: Only typical American beers
Happy Hour 4-8 PM $2 Drafts
The Prince of Wales
English pub with great atmosphere and no smoking inside.
Nice small place on Orange street near the City Gates. Trivia nights, live music, nice staff.
Primarily a restaurant, but has a bar. Nice outside courtyard and a table or two on a balcony overlooking the bay. In the map that we distribute is a 10% off coupon!
Happy Hour 4-7PM $1 Hurricanes
Scarlet O’Hara’s, 70 Hypolita St
Some drink specials, but since we’ve experienced rude service here and mediocre food, we haven’t been back in a LOOOOOONG while.
Largest selection of beers in town, but at a price. Good place to go to have a beer and actually hear each other talk.
Gigglin’ Gator, King Street
This is another local bar.
Our New Favorites: Pizza Time!
Here Domenic takes a Cheese Pie out of the oven..
and A1A Burrito Works, both on St. George. Both very good and inexpensive.
JJ’s Heritage Cafe
Popular with students, JJ’s offers an array of sandwiches and burgers Sun-Thurs til 6:30PM, Fri-Sat til 9PM. Corner of Treasury and Spanish.
Pizzalley/The Chianti Room Used to be just Pizza but the Chianti Room is a sit down italian place. Good Chicken Parmesan, I’d avoid the Charlotte Chicken unless you REALLY love Tarragon! Great Happy hour...2-4-1 everything from 3-6 M-F AND you get free slice of cheese pizza.
Casa Maya, Hypolita just up from Charlotte
Authentic Mexican food from the Yucatan (not a taco, enchilada, or burrito in sight – this is the real deal!) All organic! Great mole sauce and smoothies!
Local Heros (WooHoo!!! Local favorite)
Hot open-faced subs, salads, and beer.
We don’t go to Acapulco Restaurant because…
A former guest here, Patrick is from South Africa. He came here to work on his summer vacation as many foreign college kids do. Unfortunately he ended up at Acapulco Restaurant on Menendez drive. There all the employees spoke Spanish, so he was mostly silent all day. They made him work a split shift which used up most of his day, and they asked him to work overtime without paying him overtime wages. Patrick left the job there to go work for McDonald’s where he was much happier. Acapulco on the other hand, refused to pay him the wages it owed to him. I went with him once to talk to a manager and the manager threatened to a have me arrested for trespassing. So they just didn’t pay him…We looked at going to small claims court, but that would have cost about $90!!!
My aim is to tell everyone to boycott Acapulco and in the end to cost them hundreds of times more in business than the $254 they owe Patrick.