St Augustine Night Life: 12 Amazing Activities

Long languid beach days, near-perfect golf courses, and tons of historic attractions may fill your St Augustine vacation days. But what do you do after the sun goes down in the Old City? Thankfully nightlife in St Augustine manages to strike the perfect balance of beach and bougie.

Come along and discover the best of St Augustine Nightlife.

Follow up your tour of the Castillo de San Marcos with loads of live music, expertly crafted cocktails, and more.

Wander down charming St George Street on the hunt for great live music, or shower off your sweat and sand and get all dolled up for an exotic evening at a sultry jazz bar.

From cigar clubs to creepy tales from beyond the grave, every moment of your St Augustine night promises to impress.

St Augustine Hotels

Before you pull out that cocktail dress or snag those Amphitheater concert tickets, you’ll need to secure some VIP-worthy accommodations. Primp for that perfect night out when you book any of our St Augustine Hotels.

From boutique lodgings in the historic district to tranquil suites alongside the San Sebastian River, we offer a variety of options. As always, make that reservation stress free knowing you are guaranteed our lowest rates online.

Wide shot of the historic style Spanish buildings with red roofs and a fountain at Guy Harvey Oceanfront Resort St. Augustine Beach in St Augustine, Florida, USA
photo credit: Guy Harvey Oceanfront Resort St. Augustine Beach via Facebook

Nightlife in St Augustine FL

No matter if your idea of an ideal night out consists of headbanging to rock metal or savoring a perfectly dry martini, you’ll find heaps to do in the Ancient City. From grooving to live music to a gourmet booze and dinner tour, your evening activities will keep you entertained all night.

Cellar Upstairs Wine and Jazz Bar

There are plenty of bars in St Augustine, yet not many can claim to be directly upstairs from an award-winning winery. Post San Sebastian Winery tour, head to the rooftop to enjoy a refreshing glass of sangria or a crisp Chardonnay.

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Known for their live music and engaging atmosphere, the Cellar Upstairs Wine and Jazz Bar also offers up a hearty menu of crave-worthy appetizers, sandwiches, and desserts. Before you get your groove on to some acoustic rock or jazz, munch away on their hummus of the day or sample the espresso-rubbed beef carpaccio.

Ice Plant Bar

Calling all craft cocktail connoisseurs! For a night of expertly prepared drinks in a historic setting swing on by the Ice Plant Bar. With a menu inspired by the early 20th century that emphasizes local, fresh, quality ingredients you’ll be tempted to try all of their signature cocktails.

Housed in the original ‘Ice Plant’ building which dates back to 1927, diners can still observe the original bridge crane overhead as they debate whether to order a ‘Yellow Submarine’ or an ‘Alpaca in the Wolves,’ which features agave spirit, orange bitter liqueur, amaro blend, and lemon.

bar in an old factory with a brick wall and barstools
Photo Credit: The Ice Plant via Facebook

Odd Birds

Birds of a feather flock together! Let your freak flag fly and celebrate the odd duck in you, when you tie one on at Odd Birds. This full restaurant, cocktail bar, and event space brings some tropical laid-back cool to your typical bar experience.

Slide on up to the bar and let the mixologists tempt you with a custom creation, or devour chicharrones or a Cuban sandwich from the late-night menu. Don’t forget to check out their event schedule which boasts everything from silent discos to Black Jack on the Rocks.

Various cocktails in glasses with alcohol bottles on a granite countertop
Photo Credit: Odd Birds Kitchen and Lounge via Facebook

Stogies Cigar Bar

In the mood for a sensational stogie? Class up your evening plans when you carve out an hour or two to relax at Stogies Cigar Bar. Part listening room, part jazz bar, and part cigar club, this St Augustine staple has been delivering impeccable evenings for over 23 years.

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Located in the heart of the historic district, Stogies features daily live music, fire pits, and both indoor and outdoor seating. Puff away as you enjoy a hoppy IPA or a top-shelf pour of whiskey.

Forgotten Tonic

Exposed brick, colorful art, and leather accents come together to create an upscale drinking experience at Forgotten Tonic. Revel in the chic furnishings as you explore their extensive wine list or cocktail offerings. Pique your appetite with an order of decadent baked brie topped with pureed raspberries and roasted almonds before debating your drink of choice.

For some alcohol-free fun order a yummy Pink Clover mocktail. Or, try the bar’s namesake beverage which contains an intriguing mix of navy strength gin, french herbal liqueurs, quinine, lime, and seltzer.

Black leather booth with table and chairs and a bar in the background at Forgotten Tonic
Photo Credit: Forgotten Tonic via Facebook

Tini Martini Bar

We’ll always have St Augustine! Treat your partner in crime to a night of romance and Hollywood charm when you raise a glass at Casablanca Inn’s Tini Martini Bar. Grab a table on the sweeping veranda and savor the sweeping Matanzas Bay views.

With regular live music, world-famous martinis, and an unparalleled commitment to service, Tini is a go-to for a classic English Martini or Vesper. Not in the mood for gin? Try sampling their selection of vintages by the glass or their array of fine single-malt Scotch choices.

Historic District Corks and Forks Culinary Tour

Do you plan your vacation around epic eats? For those travelers who think with their stomachs first, there’s no better way to wile away an evening than with a Historic District Corks and Forks Culinary Tour. Spend three hours being educated by a St Augustine foodie insider as you sip luscious-bodied boutique wines and food pairings.*

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Your walking tour will include stops at 4-5 locally renowned venues. Savor mouthfuls of fresh pasta, seafood, decadent desserts, and more as you uncover your new favorite vintage. Voted best tour by Travel & Leisure Magazine, this is one can’t-miss epicurean escape.

*Beer substitutions are available upon request.

A group of ladies in white attire are having a good conversation.
photo credit: The Tasting Tours, LLC via Facebook

Planet Sarbez

Ditch the heels and settle in for old-school arcade fun at Planet Sarbez. Unleash your inner competitor when you challenge your friends to games of giant Pac-Man, Space Invaders, or rounds of Dr. Who pinball. Funky decor and colorful neon lights set the scene for a night of craft beer and ooey gooey grilled cheese.

Choose to relish your drafts on the outdoor patio, or cozy up inside to sway in time to the live music offerings. Indulge in a Minorcan Melt, or go rogue and build your own grilled cheese with toppings such as hash browns, apple slices, mango, hummus, and more.

Live Entertainment

St Augustine Amphitheatre

Balmy nights, ocean breezes, and some darn good tunes. Make the most out of St Augustine’s tropical climate when you book tickets to an incredible St Augustine Amphitheatre event.

This outdoor concert venue, known as the Amp was originally constructed for the singular purpose of hosting a showing of the Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright, Paul Green. Amp has since become an integral part of the St Johns County community with acts like Billy Idol, the Killers, and Pitbull gracing their stage.

Aerial view of amphitheater with white top surrounded by green forest
Photo Credit: St. Augustine Amphitheater

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Just a short drive from St Augustine lies the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. This unique venue perfectly marries the new and the old, as it was constructed from the foundation of an old Baptist church in 2011. From the bones of this holy space, a 450-seated/ 900-person standing-room-only concert hall was born.

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Today musicians from all over recognize the Ponte Vedra as a must-play venue. Get your groove on to rock and roll legends, or prepare for some LOL-worthy laughs when you score stand-up comedy tickets. Enjoy Beatles tributes, The Cream of Clapton, and more.

Ghosts and Gravestones St Augustine Haunted Trolley Tour

Ghosts, ghouls, and cemeteries oh my! Prepare to feel your spine tingle as you enter the world of the undead. The Ghosts and Gravestones St Augustine Haunted Trolley Tour is a simply spook-tacular way to relish a night. Spend up to an hour touring haunted attractions such as Potter’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors, the Old Jail, and the Tolomato Cemetery.

Listen up as your ghostbusting guide regales you with tall tales and local lore, regarding these supernatural hotspots. See the final resting place of victims of the Yellow Fever, spot the Ghost Bride, or see if you can feel the cold spots that plague the Old Drug Store.

Wind down your night of terror with a unique retelling of the famed pirate Andrew Ranson’s gruesome execution.

Stone Gates at night with old home in backgroundCobalt Lounge

After you’ve been rubbed, oiled, and plucked to perfection at the Casa Monica Resort and Spa it’s time to show off that glow. Refresh post-facial or massage with a lovely after-hours cocktail at the Cobalt Lounge. In addition to jazz, the Cobalt enthralls with sultry flamenco, gentle acoustic guitar, and lilting vocals.

Sip on a seductively good signature cocktail such as the King of Cordova or Aqua de Valencia, or drink like a local with a fruity Rum Tiki concoction. Feeling peckish? Conclude your evening on the sweetest note with an order of Bananas Foster Bread Pudding from their late-night menu.

Aerial shot of spanish style cathedral at dusk with sunset in the background
Photo Credit: Memorial Presbyterian Church USA via Facebook

Days filled with Vitamin Sea deserve equally arresting evening plans. After you’ve witnessed a dazzling sunset of red, orange, and pink turn your sights to the hours ahead.

Whether you desire to delight your palate with a custom fruity cocktail creation at Odd Birds or are looking for some low-key video game fun, St Augustine keeps the energy flowing well into the wee hours.

Slip into something a little sexy and try to perfect some salsa or flamenco moves at the Cobalt Lounge, or jam out to Wilco at the Ampitheatre.

From low-key trysts to glamorous nightcaps, the Ancient City overflows with after-dark fun.

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Written by Isis Maya Nissman

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central...

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