January Local Love List: Best Businesses, Events and Activities in Jacksonville

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The new year is all about new things. And what better way to kickstart your new year than by visiting some local businesses you’ve never visited before? Our January Local Love List is packed full of businesses, eateries, events, and so much more so you can explore Stuff to Do in Jacksonville with friends and family. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to give these businesses some local love!

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It’s no wonder why this restaurant is on our January local love list. The specialty restaurant, bar, and lounge, Estrella Cocina, serves up delicious Mexican-style fare with a view. Located on the 7th floor of the Vystar Credit Union building in downtown Jacksonville, guests are invited to experience a taste of local flavor as they bask in the sight of the city skyline. So whether you’re in for a night of dining or just grabbing a cocktail on their rooftop bar, we promise the experience is well worth it.

📍100 W Bay St Ste 701, Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Is there anything better than local craft beer, delicious food, and an upbeat atmosphere? We don’t think so. That’s why Legacy Ale Works is on our January local love list! Known for its extensive list of house-brewed beer, seasonal wines, and curated food menu, this craft brewery is a must-visit when it comes to your next beer crawl. With live music every Friday and even a dog-friendly courtyard, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Legacy!

📍14965 Old St Augustine Rd suite 129-130, Jacksonville, FL 32258

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Football season is coming to a close, but luckily, that’s where hockey comes in! Spend your night rooting for the Jacksonville Icemen while you sip on a cold drink and enjoy a bucket of popcorn. This Jacksonville event is perfect for the whole family and if you’re lucky, you may get to meet Icemen mascot, Fang! Just don’t forget to bring your jacket, you may get cold. 

📍Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena | 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202

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We know there’s nothing better than a delicious meal of Asian street-fare. So, that’s why we’ve added Hawkers to our January local love list! There’s always something new to try with delicious menu items ranging from small bites like roti and edamame to curry dishes, noodle bowls, and much more. The best part? They also serve brunch! So, the next time you’re looking for something delicious to try, be sure to head over to Hawkers!

📍Five Points | 1001 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

📍Neptune Beach | 241 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

📷 Florida Theatre

If there’s one thing we love, it’s the chance to enjoy a live show at the historic Florida Theatre. That’s why the venue has been recognized on our January local love list! Located in downtown Jacksonville, this venue is known for its wide array of events featuring comedians, musicians, magic shows, symphony performances, and much more. Perfect for date night, family outing, or a night out with the girls, the Florida Theatre has various upcoming shows that you won’t want to miss this year. We hope to see you there! 

📍128 E Forsyth St #300, Jacksonville, FL 32202

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If you’re looking for a chance to enjoy a classic diner experience, then it’s time to head over to The Fox Restaurant! Located in historic Avondale, this diner serves up classic American fare for breakfast & lunch in a retro-style atmosphere. Choose from fan-favorite menu items like egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, or burgers and grilled sandwiches perfect for a hearty breakfast or an even better brunch. No matter what you choose, we promise you won’t be disappointed. 

📍3580 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

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From boozy brunch to diner classics and all things in between, gather up your friends and get ready to enjoy a delicious helping of your favorite things with this ultimate guide to Brunch in Jacksonville!

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We can all agree that there’s nothing better than a dish of loaded cheese fries. So, why not head over to San Marco Chz Fry and dive in? This traveling food truck is on our January local love list not only because of their delicious menu items, but because of their expansive variety! From extra cheese to speciality toppings and much more, you can create the plate of your dreams. Be sure to keep an eye out for this truck the next time it’s in your neighborhood and don’t be afraid to try something new!

📍Check website for daily schedule. 

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There’s no better pairing than crispy fries and gooey cheese. Thankfully, Jacksonville has plenty of options when it comes to loaded cheese fries. So, get ready to try all the toppings when you explore this Jacksonville guide to cheese fries

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We hope you visit one of these local businesses this January, and that they make it to your beloved list too! If you visit any of these local businesses, we want to see! Be sure to tag us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and TikTok, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #StuffToDoInJacksonville

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