300 West Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 +1 904 633 6110
Overlooking the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, the Performing Arts Center reopened in 1997 following a major facelift. A beautiful structure, it is divided into a symphony hall and two theaters, surrounded by the natural beauty of the river, which can be seen through the sweeping glass walls of the main hall. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs here, as well as other top musicians and performers. Call for details on upcoming events and shows.
Eclipse has one of the best old-wave nights in Jacksonville, with DJs spinning an endless assault of 80s hits. The dance floor, especially on Friday nights, becomes so packed with dancers that movement becomes limited. It draws a decidedly younger crowd, so expect a lot of kids with backward baseball caps. The establishment occasionally opens its doors to kids under 21. Drink specials vary, depending on the night.
4000 St. Johns Avenue Suite 40, Avondale Jacksonville, FL 32205 +1 904 388 4884
Owned by a Brazilian couple, Espeto brings vibrant flavors from Porto Alegre to historic Avondale. The word 'espeto' is Portuguese for 'skewer', and this Brazilian steakhouse has scrumptious skewered meats to offer you. Filet mignon wrapped in bacon, leg of lamb and pepper sirloin are some of the sizzling skewers you can gorge on. The tapas menu has a selection of small portions of roasted meats. A number of cocktails and virgin drinks are also available. Children two and below eat free, and there are discounts for children up to 12.
1028 Park Street Jacksonville, FL 32204 904-359-0047
First opened in 1927, this landmark theater is famed for being the first theater in Florida to show "talkies," or movies with auditory dialogue. Nowadays, it is known for showing diverse flicks from a wide spectrum of cinema, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to independent features. Another notable feature of this theater is that it sells beer and wine, as well as real food like pizza and sandwiches. Check the website for showtimes.
22 West 6th Street Jacksonville, FL 32206 +1 904 798 8222
Shanty Town. When you come across bar that names itself as such, well, you should already know what you are in for. A dive bar, for sure, Shanty Town can be as wild as it is intimate. An interesting mix of beers are on tap, as well as few ciders to choose from for the more fruity-inclined. There is a patio area in the back of the establishment that is prominently featured in its Sunday barbecues where patrons can bring their own meat to throw on the grill. A nice mix of folks, good vibes and plenty of beer make this a fun dive bar to knock back a few.
At Mavericks, you can witness live shows at their best. Bands, musicians and artists from all around have strung their chords on the red velvet stage of Mavericks. The spacious dance floor beckons you to stay a little longer. With great live performances and dancing, this place is a must visit for a rockin' good time in Jacksonville. Situated at the popular Jacksonville Landing, Mavericks is very easy to find. Check their website for the latest events.
1029 Park Street Jacksonville, FL 32204 +1 904 329 3964
True to its name, Cozy Tea is a quiet place where you can relax and talk in length over steaming cups of tea. With delectable snacks and desserts to accompany the wide range of teas available, coming out to this eatery is a rather English experience. As this place is just across Five Points theater, you could pay a visit before or after a movie show. Pick a up sandwich or scone and catch up with your friends or just get lost in your thoughts at this tea room.
The Pit is a nightclub in Jacksonville that often plays host to live music events. Local bands as well as international touring bands stage their acts here. Groups like Angry Banana, Impurity and Infernal Propaganda have given some rocking performances. It is located close to the Regal Theater and is the place of choice for those looking for good live music and drinks.
233 West University Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202 +1 800 733 2668
'The Venue' as its name suggests is a venue which hosts a number of concerts. Located in the south of Jacksonville, this place is a spot for entertainment. Come and view some of the musical performances held here, and your sure to come back for more.
When you pull up to the deceivingly small, gray building, you would never imagine what fanfare awaits inside this animated sports bar. Despite its small size, this South Side haven is host to some stadium-sized parties with all the essentials: beer, mixed drinks, wings and snacks that keep the crowd happy. Foosball fans have competitive tournaments on Mondays, and a bevy of televisions are tuned into any sport any day of the week.
Freebird Live is named in the honor of Lynyrd Skynyrd,
America's favorite southern rock band. Great musicians from all over the world stop by to play before music loving crowds. This club has developed a reputation as one of ...
This charming riverside dining and entertainment boardwalk is a popular
riverfront meeting place for locals and visitors alike. You will find a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, museums and a marina. Riverwalk is linked to area hotels, including the ...
Conveniently located off I 95 and Baymeadows Road, Holiday Inn
pampers guests with cheerfully decorated rooms full of amenities, including modem connections for fast Internet access. A welcoming lobby features tropical aquariums that will remind you of Florida's underwater ...