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7 Best Bars in Gulfport You Have to Try

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There’s no better place to wind down after a long day or get drinks with your friends than at your favorite local bar! If you’re in Gulfport, you’ve got to check out the beers, wines, and cocktails being served up at the amazing places alongside Boca Ciega Bay. 

Here are seven of the best bars in Gulfport you have to try!

Known as Gulfport’s hometown Irish pub, O’Maddy’s is the place to get fantastic drinks and equally fantastic grub! This place has 18 beers on tap and more than 30 bottled and canned options of beer. If you’re feeling like wine, choose from 20+ reds and whites, including rosé. 

You can’t leave O’Maddy’s without trying one (or a few) of their signature cocktails! Grab a fruity Botiki-tini with blueberry vodka and cranberry juice, the Gulfport Guava Breeze made of guava rum and an assortment of fruit juices, or the O’Maddy’s Mermaid, which is cucumber-lime vodka and cran.

And if you need some food to go along with your drinks, get some pizza (they even have vegan options!), wings, sandwiches, and homemade beignets for dessert.

Sun – Sat | 8AM – 3AM

📍5405 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Salty’s is a fun local hangout with a full bar, creative cocktails, and some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable bartenders around. They’ve got a long list of wines, beers, classic cocktails, and signature drinks. While this place is BYOF (bring your own food), they’re surrounded by some of the best restaurants in Gulfport so that you can enjoy great local food with your drinks.

Inside, you’ll find multiple TVs playing the most important games, and outside, Salty’s has games like cornhole and skee ball, welcomes dogs (on a leash of course!), and hosts events ranging from a variety of live music to a silent disco. All this makes Salty’s a one-stop shop for entertainment. And the best part — they’re just steps away from Gulfport Beach, which you get great views of from the bar!

Sun | 12PM – 11PM
Mon & Tues | 1PM – 12AM
Wed & Thurs | 1PM – 1AM
Fri | 1PM – 2AM
Sat | 12PM – 2AM

📍5413 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Just a few blocks from the beach is Gulfport Brewery + Eatery. This local gastropub is serving up some amazing, fresh beers. You can get nearly any kind of beer you’re craving. Grab a Pilsner like Disston City Lager or one of their IPAs, like Unsteady Freddy and Cousin Eddie’s. If you’re into dark ales, Gulfporter might be your drink. Feeling something fruity? Try some fruited sour beers like their Pride-inspired beers in all the colors of the rainbow!

Gulfport Brewery is more than just beer, though. They’ve also got a scratch kitchen where they make delicious grub like nachos, flatbreads, gourmet hotdogs, and, of course, Cubans. If you’re really looking for the traditional bar experience grab a beer and some boiled peanuts! But if you’re feeling adventurous, try something from their wine or cocktail collection and munch on the Everyday I’m Brusslin’ flatbread.

Sun & Mon  | 12PM – 9PM
Tues – Thurs | 12PM – 10PM
Fri & Sat | 12PM – 11PM

📍3007 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 330707

The Sea Dog Cantina combines beers right from Sea Dog Brewery, a selection of high-quality tequila, and delicious Mexican-inspired dishes. Stop in for lunch or dinner and get amazing tapas, entrees like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Wash it all down with some Sea Dog beer or seltzer, mezcal, or a marg!

You have to try their Mexican mule, which is made with Ice Pik vodka, ginger beer, and lime for a fresh, crisp cocktail. They’ve also got margaritas on tap, a spicy mango margarita if you’re feeling frisky, and house sangria in both red and whtie varieties. Or, do a taste test of the beers and tequilas with one of their flights! Come into Sea Dog Cantina for happy hour every weekday from 4PM to 7PM and have specials like $5 drafts as well as $6 wines and cocktails.

Sun | 12PM – 8PM
Mon | CLOSED
Tues | 11AM – 9PM
Wed & Thurs | 12PM – 9PM
Fri & Sat | 12PM – 10PM

📍2838 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Also known as The Tiki Bar & Grill at 56th & Shore, this beachside food and drinks destination is just off of Gulfport Beach. It’s the ideal location if you’re looking for a chill atmosphere, tasty food, cold drinks, and friendly faces. Have a beer on tap or in a bottle or treat yourself to a margarita! By way of food, they serve all sorts of fish tacos, fried fish and chips, sandwiches to die for, and some surprising specials, like candied bacon.

Enjoy some of the best waterfront sunset views you’ll find in Gulfport and fantastic live music from local artists to round out your day at the beach or your workday!

Sun & Mon | 11AM – 9PM
Tues & Wed | 11AM – 10PM
Thurs | 11AM – 9PM
Fri & Sat | 11AM – 10PM

📍5519 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

While Neptune Grill is known for the mouthwatering Greek and Mediterranean food, like gyros and dolmades, it’s also one of the best bars in Gulfport with it’s fantastic lineup of live entertainment and plenty of drink options to go around! Their drink menu is made up of great local, domestic, and imported beers all offered at great prices. Neptune’s also serves classic cocktails like frozen piña coladas and margaritas, and they offer a long list of red and white wines.

With its laid-back atmosphere, patio seating and cooled indoor tables, and diverse drinks and meals, you’ll want to come back to Neptune Grill again and again.

Sun | 11AM – 7PM
Mon – Sat | 12PM – 9PM

📍5501 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

The Gulfport location is this regional chain’s newest location, and it’s a welcome addition to the beachfront bars and restaurants along Beach Boulevard! Caddy’s is known for serving up some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste, but they are definitely one of the best bars in Gulfport because of their long list of delicious and unique adult beverages!

Really cool off from your hours at the beach with the ice-cold goodness of a frozen cocktail, including Frosé, margaritas, and Caddy’s own concoction called Miami Vice, a strawberry daiquiri and piña colada mixed together to form the best alcoholic slushie you’ve ever had.

If you’re in need of a seriously big drink, go for a Bacardi bucket in any of their seven flavors (but we’d recommend sharing with a friend!). Or, just keep it simple with a draft beer, bottled cerveza, hard seltzer, or class cocktail.

Mon – Thurs | 11AM – 9PM
Fri | 11AM – 11PM
Sat | 9AM – 11PM
Sun | 9AM – 9PM

📍3128 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Find Your New Favorite Bar in Gulfport

The best bars in Gulfport are ready to serve up some seriously good (and cold!) drinks when you’re ready to leave the beach or head out for a night on the town. Did we miss any of your favorite bars? Let UNATION know!

And if you’re looking for more stuff to do in Gulfport, check out our neighborhood guide to find the outing, restaurant, or local event to pair with your trip to one of these amazing bars!

Hannah Sylvester

Hannah Sylvester

Hannah is a writer, podcaster, and wine-lover based in Tampa, Florida. As a native of Northeast Ohio and a former Bostonian, she's always searching the Bay area for the sunniest beaches, the best Cuban sandwiches, and, of course, the yummiest wines.

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