Best Happy Hours Along Highway 30A

There’s a long list of great restaurants and bars along Florida’s Highway 30A. From hole-in-the-wall finds to rooftop spots with stunning Gulf-side views, this area offers something for everyone. If your 30A vacay isn’t complete without a glass of wine, a frosty beer or a specialty cocktail, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks for Happy Hour that will give you a reason to cheer and “cheers."

Discover the best bars and breweries to visit along 30A to get great deals on drinks. This list covers the best happy hours for you to enjoy in the Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Grayton Beach area.

By
LoveToStay30A,
on
April 25, 2019

There’s a long list of great restaurants and bars along Florida’s Highway 30A. From hole-in-the-wall finds to rooftop spots with stunning Gulf-side views, this area offers something for everyone. Visiting an exclusive 30A local bar during Happy Hour is the best way to get the most “bang for your buck” and try local drinks and fare at great prices. If your 30A vacay isn’t complete without a glass of wine, a frosty beer or a specialty cocktail, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks for Happy Hour that will give you a reason to cheer and “cheers.”

Great Southern Cafe

Here’s something to toast to: Great Southern Cafe boasts a number of note-worthy drink specials. This Seaside bar offers Happy Hour from 4-6pm every day with half off all liquor and wines by the glass. Don’t forget the $1 off beer! Stay for dinner and enjoy New Orleans-style seafood gumbo with your specialty mojito. Dig into a burger or exclusive 30A fish sandwich. Take it up a notch with more elegant meal choices like their famous Grits à ya ya which is blackened shrimp, smoked bacon, spinach, Portobello mushrooms on a bed of smoked Gouda cheese grits or a bacon-wrapped filet mignon with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar

Live music, killer prices and inspiring ocean views combine to make Shunk Gulley a strong competitor for the best Happy Hour on 30A. Enjoy $5 wine selections, $5 house-made margaritas and $2 PBR every day from 3-6pm. With prices like these, what is there not to be happy about? Delectable appetizers like crab cakes and tuna poke make a great addition. Other appetizers like their yellowfin tuna dip and duck fat gulley fries are offered at discounted Happy Hour prices. Or skip right to dessert and enjoy a slice of key lime pie, a local 30A favorite. You can check out their live music line up on their website and enjoy some jams with your juice.

723 Whiskey Bravo

Picture it: rooftop bar, sea breeze, salty ocean smell, warm sun, cold drink. You can’t get much better than that. Your 30A vacay just got even more amazing with 723 Whiskey Bravo. This Seagrove Beach bar is the ideal place to watch sports or unwind overlooking the Gulf. Kick back by the fire pit and watch your troubles float away with the ocean breeze. Their Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4-6pm and you’ll find half-off beer, wine and liquor on The Roof. Move downstairs for Happy Hour early dinner options like two for one entrees, Monday-Friday from 5-6pm. Check out their list of drool-worthy menu items like ceviche, shrimp and grits, seared yellowfin tuna and lobster pasta. Don’t miss dessert! Indulge in bananas foster cheesecake, almond blackberry spooncake or a Grand Marnier pot de crème.

Hurricane’s Oyster Bar & Grill

A local favorite, this plane has a casual, laid-back atmosphere perfect for a pop-in after the beach. This Grayton Beach establishment also boasts some seriously slurp-worthy oysters. Happy Hour is from 3-6pm with specials on alcohol and oysters, a marriage made in Grayton Beach heaven. $2 drafts, $8 pitchers, $16 towers, $2 off raw oysters, $5 margaritas and more are awaiting you. Wine lovers unite for $2 off Glass Wine and 30% off bottles. If you like a good marg, you’ll enjoy their famous house margarita. The $5-6 Happy Hour menu items include goodies like empanadas and sliders so you need not drink on an empty stomach. With these deals, Hurricane’s may have the happiest hour of all. Watch a game on the TV and get to know why 30A is one of Florida’s royal destinations: food, fun, beaches and a fabulous local feel.

Cuvee 30A

Last but not least: Inlet Beach’s Cuvee 30A brings upscale vibes to your luxury Florida vacation. With an extra-long Happy Hour, from 5-9pm, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy $6 martinis, half-price beer, discounted wine and 40-50% off all bar menu items. Their Happy Hour was voted “Best of the Emerald Coast!” You can’t go to Cuvee 30A without trying some of the delicious food. Unique dishes like escargot, Chilean sea bass, Chef Creehan’s signature black pepper crusted yellowfin tuna and chocolate sin cake are too good to miss. Plus listen to exclusive 30A local music at Cuvee’s gorgeous, central location on 30Avenue near Rosemary Beach.


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