The Best Nightlife Spots on the Emerald Coast

The Best Nightlife Spots on the Emerald Coast

The beach is great for basking in the sun and playing in the waves, but what about when the sun goes down? The fun doesn’t have to end! Check out our favorite nightlife stops of Fort Walton Beach. From clubs to pubs, there’s sure to be something for you.

Fokker’s Pub

215 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE #1, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Open until Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays


Known for it’s German eats and hand-tossed pizza’s, Fokker’s Pub is a high-energy, easy-going pub that the locals have flocked to since 2007. You can chill inside and enjoy their live music every Wednesday and Friday, or relax on their outdoor pavilion while munching on their locally famous 55 cent wings on Thursday nights. Whether you’re a family or a couple, you’re sure to have a great time.

“If you have not had the Fokkers schnitzel sandwich you are missing out on one of the best sandwiches in town.” – Dawn B.

Salty Duck

209 Ferry Rd SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Open until 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays


This casual bar lives by a great quote by Benjamin Franklin: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” And with over 90 American craft beers and 45 on tap, they’ve made a lot of patrons happy. So grab some drinking buddies for a rousing round of beer pong or catch the game after a long day.

“Great atmosphere, craft beer and wine selection, games, food and customers!! If you,re looking for a rowdy crowd this is not the bar, nothing but smiles and great times!” – Bri E.

The Boardroom Pub & Grub

158 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Open until 1 AM on Fridays and Saturdays


If you enjoy surfing, thrift stores and indie vibes, this gastropub is for you. With a creative menu that will make you smile and a complimentary mellow atmosphere, you’ll want to brag to all your friends about finding this place first. Also, what’s not to love about a place that serves free wine and a Maple Bacon Coffee Porter?

“Great food, and rotating beer menu. The breakfast/brunch menu is outstanding!” – Justin S.

The Block 3 Clubs in 1

113 Eglin Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Open until 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays


One club is cool, but 3 clubs is even better. Simply choose your party style! Want to chill and watch the game on a big screen? The Sports/Karaoke Block is for you. How about a little 4-corner dancing, or a ride on Sugar, the mechanical bull? The Country Block has you covered. Or if you’re just wanting some high-energy beats to dance the night away to, check out The Cell Block. Plus, be sure to check in regularly for concerts and special events. No matter your flavor of fun, this is the place to get your party on.

“I love this place. The staff is awesome and friendly. The owner is a great guy with a great family. We love going every Saturday night for comedy. We never have a disappointing night when we go.” – Amy W.


214 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Open everyday from 3PM – 4 AM


Coasters is pleasantly reminiscent of the bar from It’s Always Sunny – but good way that makes you want to see what it has to offer. And offer it does! Any place that has a ladies night is great, but the pool tables, darts and great live bands are a plus. Top it off with a great selection of beer and a killer staff and you’ve got yourself a great night…that you may or may not remember.

“Coasters is a great place to go. Reasonable drink prices, two pool tables, darts, live bands, and more. Easily one of the best places to go in Fort Walton. Do yourself a favor and check it out, you won’t regret it.” – Tyler B.

Rockin Tacos

Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Open everyday from 11 AM – 1 AM


Tacos and tequila: what else is there to say? This family friendly tequileria serves up some of the best Mexican cuisine on the Emerald Coast, with the local rave to back it up. You don’t have to walk far the from the beach to find it either – it’s located directly on the Gulf Coast at the Okaloosa Boardwalk. When dinner is over, check out their in-house DJ for a late night you’re sure to enjoy.

“Went here going on 15 times now. Wonderful drink specials, very accommodating, beautiful location, and I LOVE their tacos!” – Elizabeth W.

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