Built in 1935 atop the original "Pier 99," this is one of the first spots on the beach that exploded with tourists when the area was first discovered by outsiders. Today, the rides and 75-cent lobsters are gone, but Willy's has remained long and strong. Today, visitors to this famous attraction can sample a wide variety of drinks, including the famous rum "Pineapple Willy." If you're looking for something to settle your stomach, try the award-winning BBQ ribs. Whatever your fancy, Pineapple Willy's has what you want.
Located right smack dab on the beach, this is a local favorite that's been around for years. Since the late 1960's, when it was originally named "The Beach Party," locals have been enjoying their mornings in the sun, their afternoons at the bar, and their evenings with some of the best concerts and DJ's PCB has to offer. Despite being blown over by Hurricane Opal in 1995, Schooners re-opened in 1996 and has been going strong ever since! This is definitely the most relaxed and easy-going spot on the beach. If you're around in September, the Schooners' Annual LobsterFest is a can't-miss event.
The Splash Bar, located near the southern end of Panama City Beach, combines the funky charms of a southern roadhouse with the sensibilities of a big-city gay bar. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and straight folks are welcome here too, but this can be a much needed respite from the town's old-boy culture for those in need of some time with their tribe.
The sounds of Nashville fill this country-themed bar in Panama City. The original Tootsies opened up in Nashville, Tennessee in 1960 when Hattie "Tootsie" Louis Tatum opened up shop and began slinging drinks. Since then, the franchise has moved to more tropical climates - the Panama City store opened its doors in 2008 to the excitement of country music lovers everywhere. Today, visitors to Tootsies can drink cold beers and stomp their boots to some good ol' country music all night long.
Perched on a sprawling dock, tin roof glinting in the Florida sun, sits Pelican's Bar & Grill. This open-air beach bar is a favorite of locals and visitors alike - and its no wonder why. The establishment serves up some of the coldest margaritas and freshest fish tacos around. Live bands often grace the sun-soaked deck, drawing crowds from both land and sea.
Since opening in 1992, the Coyote Ugly Panama City bar and nightclub has become so popular that it inspired a blockbuster motion picture and has expanded from New York to nearly 20 locations across the nation. Panama City provides the picturesque backdrop to this unique bar which has been attracting huge crowds since 2004. If you're lucky, you can slam a shot from one of the bartender's boots.
An open-air restaurant at Cook Bayou Marina, Dawghouse is a great place to grab a cold beer and a gourmet burger in Panama City. This beautiful place boasts a relaxed vibe for guest to enjoy their food and drinks while watching a mesmerizing sunset over the bay. With a kind staff and affordable prices, Dawghouse promises a wonderful experience for all.
Sit back and relax at the Lookout Lounge. Hang out with friends at the bar over drinks, or take a seat on the deck for a spellbinding view of the Gulf of Mexico. Live music sets the mood for a night of fun and frolick at the Lookout Lounge.
Having fresh oysters shucked to order isn't the only enticing thing about The Grand Marlin. Chef Gregg McCarthy's mouth-watering seafood, delectable steaks and delicious poultry are on the menu. Do try the Ahi Poke, Blue Crab Claws and Loved and Rubbed Scottish Salmon. The aroma of the food mingles with the sea breeze to create a unique dining experience. Located right at the pier, The Grand Marlin uses the nautical theme extensively in its decor. Painted corrugated metal walls, circular wooden table tops, curved wooden chairs, carpeted flooring all give the interiors the semblance of the interiors of a ship. There's a stuffed and mounted Marlin on the wall for added effect, to really send home the message that Marlin fishing grounds were the inspiration behind this seafood adventure.