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Our Top 5 Bars in Port A

While you’re on a Port A beach vacation, you’ll want to spend time at local attractions and enjoy the many activities the area has to offer. When you’re looking for a night out, or just some of the best drinks in Port A, there are a number of bars and restaurants serving up delicious drinks, and some food to soak up all the alcohol at these bars in Port Aransas.

Black Marlin Bar & Grill

Located on the Palmilla Beach property, the restaurant and bar offers a variety of alcoholic beverages to whet your whistle. Choose from a variety of beers, wines, and more, but the spotlight is their specialty cocktails. Order a “Lavender BerryRita” featuring Dulce Vida tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, lavender infused simple syrup, and ‘muddled’ berries. Choose from martinis, mojitos, margaritas, or the Black Walnut Old Fashioned.

To soak it all up, enjoy jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters, calamari, pot stickers, their signature breadbasket, soups and salads, and more. Choose from main courses like ribeye, pork chops, Black Marlin tacos, a cheeseburger, or grilled chicken, among other choices. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a brownie and vanilla ice cream, key lime pie, strawberry shortcake, to name a few. There are a variety of coffee selections, along with a kids’ menu loaded with their favorites.

Reds At Palmilla Beach

Enjoy your favorite libations at the upscale patio bar at the resort. It’s the perfect “19th Hole” after a round of golf, or for a nightcap. The bar serves the delicious drinks and food found at Black Marlin Bar & Grill, in the outdoor atmosphere of the resort. Sit around the bar and share a drink or a bite, and cheer on a favorite sports team on the big screen TV behind the counter.

Lelo’s Island Bar

Sip your drink out of one of their signature tiki mask-shaped glasses! Try a Tiki Drink, some of which come in the glasses include the “Wild Watusi” a combination of mango and citrus rums, peach schnapps, raspberry, OJ, lime, and bitters. Choose a Mai Tai, rum punch, blue Hawaiian, and more. Make a selection from the Signature Drinks menu and sip on a frozen margarita, or a variety of martinis, like the “Island Mule,” or Rose’s Island Punch.

You drink can be accompanied by good food, too. Start with “shareable” bites like edamame, cheese curds, hummus and pita bread, or jalapeno cheddar cheese bites. Opt for hamburgers, cheeseburgers, a patty melt, or a variety of sandwiches. Order up sides like fries, onion rings, fried okra, or a side salad at theis Port Aransas bar.

Shorty’s Place

Since 1946, the popular spot has been throwing some of the best parties – with some of the best drinks on the island. “The island’s oldest & friendliest,” place in Port A is a great place for live music, featuring a packed schedule of local bands. Listen to styles from blues and soul music to country and classic rock to get you out on the dance floor and letting your hair down after a drink or two. They offer traditional bar and pub fare along with a large drink menu you’re sure to find your preferred beverage. You’ll have to go in to find your favorites on the menu.

Trout Street Bar & Grill

Choose from a variety of bottled and draft beers or choose a unique cocktail. Try a “Trout Street Rita,” or build your own margarita from a list of ingredients. If you’re in the mood for vodka, try one of their “Tito’s Inspired” drinks. Each one starts with a base of Tito’s vodka and adds a variety of flavors to create unique blends you won’t find anywhere else.

For a delicious meal, choose from a variety of seafood appetizers, salads, and soups to get your meal off to a good start. Next, fill up with entrees like fresh snapper, redfish, or the catch of the day – caught fresh from Port A’s docks. You can also choose from ribeye steak, and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth with bananas foster pie, carrot cake, a chocolate brownie with ice cream, or another sweet selection. Stop in at 104 W. Cotter Avenue in Port A. Hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. The restaurant has one slip at the Trout Street Yacht Basin available daily on a first-come/first-serve basis to enjoy a dock-and-dine experience. Call 361-749-2739 for more information. Boating and drinking don’t mix, so if you’re coming by boat, make sure to have a Designated Captain for the way back!

Blaze a Trail to the Best Bars in Port Aransas

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by Sandcastle Condos, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf, and many activities, attractions, shopping – and the best bars in Port A. We offer efficiency-style units for a solo or more intimate retreat of barhopping, all the way up to three bedrooms for all your loved ones.

Prepare meals to go with your new favorite drinks in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the community pool.

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