7 Of The Best Bars In Jacksonville

7 Of The Best Bars In Jacksonville

Ordering a delicious drink at a cool and legendary bar is always a good decision while visiting a new city, and finding the best bars in Jacksonville, Florida is a breeze with our list of top picks.

Jacksonville has no shortage of good bars which serve as refreshing hideaways from the heat. For the best cocktail, glass or wine or brew, however, pull up a stool at one of these best bars in Jacksonville

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1. Dos Gatos

Exposed brick walls, pressed tin ceilings and murals of pin-up girls give Dos Gatos character, though the Jacksonville bar is known for its game and theme nights. The bar often hosts music too.

Order cocktails from the expert bartenders and rest assured you will not be overcharged here. 

best bars in jacksonville

2. The Volstead

Knowledgeable bartenders mix up balanced libations to keep the good times flowing at The Volstead. This speakeasy bar offers both classic drinks and modern twists. Visit on a Sunday when the bar holds swing dancing for an added kick. 

The Volstead in Jacksonville


3. Sidecar

The long list of whiskeys and microbrews offered are reason enough to visit Sidecar. Don’t be fooled by the simple interior, this is still a dive bar. Take a seat outside when the weather is just right and the garage-style door is rolled open. 

Sidecar in Jacksonville

4. Grape and Grain Exchange

This duel liquor store and bar is great for seasonal craft cocktails, but the chance to buy the ingredients to recreate the drinks at home is what we love most. Grape and Grain Exchange offers a wide selection in a sleek and urban space.

Ask the bartender for a recommendation if the menu is a little overwhelming.

Grape and Grain Exchange

5. Rogue

From the exposed brick to the ladders propped against the rustic wood shelves, Rouge is a bar serving character and drinks in a small, dimly lit nook. Expect reasonably priced drinks and the chance to win food or booze at the ring toss game. Visit on Wednesday nights for trivia. 

Rogue Bars
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6. Boot Rack Saloon

Boot Rack Saloon welcomes the LGBTQ community with good drinks and friendly service. Feel free to show up in your best casual clothes or go all out with full drag. Anyone who drops in can expect to have a good time. 

Boot Rack Saloon Bars


7. Rec Room

Those looking for a dive bar that serves up good drinks with classic games will love Rec Room. Expect a clean bar with great service from friendly bartenders. Don’t forget your quarters for the pinball machine and other video games.

Rec Room

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Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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