The perfect way to cap off an unforgettable day filled with beach relaxation, parasailing, and deep sea fishing is a refreshing pint of beer or a signature cocktail at one of the best Port Aransas bars. There are over a dozen places to enjoy a late-night drink in Downtown Port Aransas, so you’ll never have to walk far for a yummy beverage. Whether you enjoy kitschy dives, hip clubs, or laid-back harborfront bars, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Port Aransas, Texas. A large number of our Port Aransas condos are not only within steps of the Gulf of Mexico, but you’ll also be a short stroll from the area’s premier bars, restaurants, and boutiques. We’ve hand-selected three of our favorite Port Aransas bars, all of which are within walking distance of each other.
Shorty’s Place is known as the island’s “oldest and friendliest” bar as they’ve been serving thirsty patrons near Dennis Dryer Municipal Harbor since 1946. The exterior of the bar is shanty-esque, while the interior is highlighted by a ceiling filled, wall-to-wall, with hats of all shapes and sizes. Tourists have been pinning their hats on Shorty’s ceiling for decades, a fun way for tourists and Winter Texans to leave their mark on this beautiful beach community. Shorty’s has pool tables, a modern jukebox, bar games, and cheap “brewskies.” You’ll also be able to enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday evenings until Midnight on the outdoor patio, as well as JP’s “Island Karaoke” every Wednesday and Sunday night.
Treasure Island is located on Alister Street in historic Downtown Port Aransas. They’re known for their three separate hangouts: “The Backyard,” “The Lounge,” and “Pleasure.” The dimly-lit, open-air Backyard has a sizable live music stage, VIP seating, and creative shot combinations. The Lounge, meanwhile, is an upscale, relaxing cocktail room with unique hanging lights, beautiful repurposed wood walls, and 14 rotating craft beers. Pleasure, the area’s hottest night club, features a dazzling dance floor, live DJs, a “shot bar,” and VIP seating. Treasure Island created three unique spaces in an effort to provide a late-night experience for all personalities.
The Back Porch Bar
The Back Porch Bar has the best waterfront patio among Port Aransas bars as it overlooks the tranquil marina. Back Porch is a favorite late-night hangout for everyone from “beach bums to billionaires,” according to their website. They have an extensive live music lineup, a laid-back atmosphere, delicious craft cocktails, and popular brands of beer. Back Porch remains a hidden gem in downtown, and it’s also within steps of some of the best Port Aransas restaurants.
Luxurious Port Aransas Rentals
Before and after each unforgettable day spent golfing, jet skiing, and beachcombing, retreat to one of Port A Escapes’ modern vacation rentals. Watch a glorious sunrise, enjoy your private beach, or soak in a pristine community pool at the dog-friendly Las Olas. Feel free to browse through our Port Aransas rentals to find the perfect home-away-from-home that the entire family can appreciate!