Are you even on vacation if you don’t end each beach day with a 5 o’clock margarita? After hours spent by your vacation rental’s pool, walking on the seashore, and shopping Flagler Avenue, the only way to top a day of bliss is with a couple Cosmos and an ocean view. New Smyrna Beach is a destination diverse in things to do; it’s beloved not only for a beautiful shore, but also for amazing bars and dining. We’ve sipped our way through New Smyrna Beach curating a list of the best happy hour spots the island has to offer. Try the below restaurants or even do a happy hour crawl on your upcoming NSB vacation. Bottoms up!
Outrigger’s Tiki Bar and Grille
No beach town is complete without a tiki bar! Live out your favorite Jimmy Buffet song sipping rum-based cocktails at Outrigger’s Tiki Bar and Grille. Along with island-themed cocktails and beer on tap, this restaurant grants you a unique glimpse of New Smyrna Beach’s fresh-water side. Sip something fruity to the scenic view of boats gliding in and out of the Indian River marina. Happy hour demands a table full of appetizers and Outrigger’s does not disappoint. We recommend their Smoked Pork Triangles, Nashville Hot Sliders, and House Smoked Fish Dip. As if waterfront dining weren’t ambiance enough, you’ll find live music lined up Wednesday – Sunday. Ready to visit? View their drink menu here.
Chase’s on the Beach
If you have no intention of straying from the sand and waves, Chase’s on the Beach is the bar for you. This oceanfront bar and grill has one goal: Fun! While they mix up your drink, you can either kick back by the pool, challenge your friends to an outdoor game, or simply relax to the sight of the Atlantic from your table. This popular NSB spot has a full menu in addition to its bar. Fresh seafood, classic American bites, and dessert all pair amazingly with your happy hour drink. Staying in a vacation rental located in Chateau by the Sea or Coastal Waters? These New Smyrna complexes are just a sandy walk away from Chase’s! View their website here and make it your next happy hour spot.
Merk’s Bar & Grill
Pool tables, football games, and an impressive beer selection make Merk’s Bar & Grille a hangout amongst locals. Merk’s is a hometown sports bar with a happy hour lasting from 11AM to 7PM. Along with arcade games and a constant stream of NASCAR and football, this bar is known for their world-famous Frankenstein wings – trust us, you’ll want to order them! Their beer selection ranges from import to local brews, and they also offer ciders and wine. Before you stop by for a good time, check out their drink menu online!
Escape to the 1920’s when you spend happy hour at Flagler Tavern. This iconic restaurant and bar is located in the heart of New Smyrna Beach on Flagler Avenue. While most know Flagler Tavern as a bustling place with live music and an extensive menu, its speakeasy bar is a locally kept secret! The Bounty is a classy joint that bucks prohibition with a menu full of Old Fashioned’s and Coastal Mules. Sip martinis, people watch from the second-story deck, and thank your lucky stars that prohibition is a thing of the past. View their drink menu here.
Norwood’s Treehouse Bar
Tap into your adventurous side and experience happy hour amongst the treetops. Norwood’s Treehouse Bar is quickly becoming a local landmark as it’s one of the first sights you see as you drive across the bridge. With string lights hung amongst the branches and live music playing in the background, it is impossible to not be smitten with the enchanting atmosphere. There’s no need to rush from the beach; happy hour does not begin until 9PM. Make sure to order a seafood entrée and pair it with their Tiki Treehouse cocktail! See the full menu here.
From oceanfront margaritas to prohibition Manhattans, there’s no place with more diverse and fun happy hours than New Smyrna Beach. Ready to start sipping? Plan a beach stay in one of our New Smyrna Beach condos or homes! From direct oceanfront condos to private, luxury homes, we have a vacation rental for every group. Browse our inventory of 300 vacation rentals online or call us at 386.478.7863 to book.