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Jacksonville’s energy doesn’t fade when the sun dips below the horizon. There are endless possibilities to enjoy a memorable night out and our favorite area for a great night out has got to be the beaches. It doesn’t matter if you are a music lover, wallflower, foodie or a social butterfly, the nightlife of Jacksonville Beach won’t disappoint.  

Silent Disco at the Jacksonville Beach Pier

For all of you who love to dance, Jacksonville Beach offers a fun, lively and musical Silent Disco event, hosted by Hush Hush Headphones at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

The Silent Disco event encouraged you to dance while enjoying the ocean breeze at your back and the sunset before your eyes. The disco returns to Jacksonville Beach Pier every Friday night from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Unique Highlights

This event is unique because you can dance to your own personal soundtrack with headphones, hence “silent” disco. Immerse yourself in the rhythm without any external noise; that is the magic of Sunset Silent Disco. It’s not just about music and dancing; you will also enjoy a beautiful sunset within vibrant and beautiful Jacksonville Beach.

  • All Ages Welcome until 9:00pm: This family-friendly event means everyone can join in the fun.
  • Environmentally Friendly: With no large speakers needed, the event minimizes noise pollution and respects the nearby beachgoers, too.

Bar Hopping in Jacksonville’s Beaches

Among the best Jacksonville activities is the bar hopping possibilities at the beaches. During your bar hop, you can enjoy classy cocktail lounges, pubs/bars and hotspots with urban chic atmospheres, lazy beachy ambience or whatever your scene may be.

Jax Beach Nightlife: Sun, Surf & Spirits

  • The Brix Taphouse in Jax Beach has one of the most expansive cocktail menus with over 400 options. It’s the perfect spot to kick off your night. During later hours enjoy a DJ or live music. Check out their website for featured events or enjoy their weekend brunch!
  • Enjoy a glass of wine at The Wine Bar Jax Beach. If you are a wine lover and enjoy a lounge atmosphere, this is your spot. With an extensive wine list and delicious food, charcuterie and tapas, Wine Bar is one of our favorite night-out spots to relax, listen to music and enjoy really good wine.
  • Hoptinger Jax Beach is a great spot for late night bites, they even have a late-night menu until 2am!  With an impressive collection of over 60 craft beers on tap, delicious food, and a super upbeat atmosphere, Hoptinger is a local Jax Beach favorite hot spot.
  • Chill at Surfer – The Bar: This major beach vibes spot will help you to relax, enjoy some delicious food and great cocktails while listening to live music and enjoying balcony views of Jacksonville Beach. A local favorite, this place is always packed on the weekends with a fun group, great music and all the vibes.

Atlantic & Neptune Beach: Distinctive Drinks and Bars

  • Grey Matter Distillery: Taste creative cocktails with their homemade moonshine, rum, vodka, and whiskey, along with seasonal flavors. Grey Matter also hosts various themes based around holidays and special events, with specialty cocktails to match. It’s a local (not so) hidden gem and just off the beaten path of Atlantic Beach.
  • Pop into Pete’s Bar: Since 1933, they have been providing cold beers and a friendly vibe. Makes sense why it is a beloved Neptune Beach hangout and the oldest bar in Florida!  
  • Sample Reve Brewing: Reve Brewing pairs refreshing local made brews with tasty pizzas from Bones Pizza within the brewery. It’s a favorite among the locals and located right by Gret Matter Distillery- why not hit them both!?
  • Kick back at The Lemon Bar: Lemon Bar has been and will always be our favorite outdoor bar. The closest bar to the sand you’ll get at any bar in Jacksonville and always filled with friendly patrons and ice-cold drinks. This bar has major vacation beach vibes and hosts various special events- even Silent Discos! Sip cocktails and frozen drinks after walking up from the beach and enjoy their small but mighty (and delicious) menu. If it’s beautiful out- you’ll find me here.

Fun & Games After Dark in Jacksonville

If you crave a more engaging experience besides conversations and cocktails, these options provide a different kind of thrilling evening experience.

Axe Throwing at Class Axe Throwing

Located not too far from Jacksonville Beach, test your skills at axe throwing with a session at Class Axe Throwing. Here, you and your friends can spend an hour (or more!) learning to hurl a 1.5lb axe with precision. Trained experts guide you through the process. Aim for that coveted bullseye, keeping your safety intact.

  • Book the Experience: Book in advance, especially on weekends. The groups can range from individuals to large gatherings.
  • Special Offers: Check their website for specials and codes for a 20% discount on weekday bookings. Enjoy a friendly tournament to crown the night’s axe-throwing champion.

Sk8 City Jacksonville

Right next to Class Axe, this experience is for all ages. Sk8 City has an expansive rink in the Arlington/Regency Area. They also have glow-in-the-dark mini-golf and an arcade.

You can arrange a private party or special events at the Sk8 City with packages that include food, games, and skating sessions. Great music, fun vibes, and a whole lot of skating! There is even a smaller rink for your littles ones to practice first.

  • Weekly Open Skate: Join the community for open skate sessions that welcome skaters of all skill levels.

Mind Bender Escape Room

Whether you want to be a super sleuth, solve a mystery, escape a serial killer, or steal a precious gem… Mind Bender can make it happen. Bring your friends and family in and create some lasting memories together.

  • Special Occasions & Team Building: This is one of our favorite places to host an interactive get together, birthday party or even a professional team building experience. You’ll work together, use your critical thinking and have a blast while doing it.  

Community First Igloo

A bit further out, the Community First Igloo is where all winter sports lovers feel at home. You have options like hockey, figure skating, and casual ice skating.

  • Learn and Play: Sign up for hockey clinics to sharpen your skills or learn to skate. The Igloo also offers clinics to hone skills like defensive tactics.
  • Socialize at Icebreakers Bar & Grill: After your ice session, enjoy a meal in this cool setting.

Comedy Shows in Jacksonville

This side of Jacksonville nightlife is all about a night out and side-splitting laughter! Our favorite place for drinks and laughs is at The Comedy Zone which features a rotating roster of talented, famous, and upcoming comedians. It’s not located at the beaches but definitely worth mentioning.

Their comedy shows vary from different comic genres, including anecdotes about everyday life, social commentary, physical humor, and improv. The Comedy Zones features comedians like John Caparulo, Bubba Dub, Nimesh Patel and more, so be sure to check out their website and book tickets for your favorite act.

Unique Seating System

The Comedy Zone recently introduced a new seating system that guarantees you a seat in your chosen section. Enjoy the show with your people and be sure to arrive early, as all shows open one hour before showtime. This gives you ample time to grab some bites and drinks from their menu ahead of time.

Golf Cart Rentals at Jacksonville Beach

Explore Jacksonville Beach nightlife and a stress-free commuting experience with Sublime Rides golf cart rentals. With your golf cart you can explore, listen to relaxing music, pick up your friends and enjoy local hot spots with the warm breeze kissing your face during your cruise.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, consider renting a golf cart to make your experience under the stars all the more memorable. But book in advance for availability, especially during holiday weekends!


There are so many more amazing places around the beaches, these are just simply a few of our favorites to get your night started. Jacksonville truly comes alive at night, especially at the beaches. Take a peaceful evening stroll on the pier or be a part of the energetic silent discos and bar scenes, there is no shortage of nighttime adventures waiting for you throughout Jacksonville.  Grab your friends and plan your night out around this vibrant city…after dark.

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