2017 Award Results

Florida Beach Bar is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of its Best Florida Beach Bar competition sponsored by LandShark Lager. During the month of April, over 28,000 beach bar enthusiasts cast online votes for 224 different bars. Votes were combined with Florida Beach Bar's Pink Flamingo ratings to create the winning list. 

Jimmy B’s Beach Bar, The Golden Lion Cafe, and Racing’s North Turn are the only bars to make the list 7 years running! Harry's Beach Bar on St. Pete Beach, Bongo's Beach Bar and Grille on St. Pete Beach, Caddy's on the Beach on Sunset Beach and Sharky's on the Pier in Venice are previous winners who are back on the list this year. New to the list this year are Casino Beach Bar and Grille in Pensacola, Lemon Bar on Neptune Beach, and Juanas Pagodas in Navarre Beach. 

There were a few Florida beach bars that were very close to making it in the Top 10.  Boston’s on the Beach in Delray,  Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, Paradise Bar and Grill and Peg Leg Pete's in Pensacola, Sam's Beach Bar in Hudson. and The Twisted Tuna in Stuart, received honorable mentions for a very strong showing!

Thank you to all who voted and helped make this the largest turnout since the competition began. Special thanks to the Florida beach bar owners, managers, and staff who work hard every day to bring you a great Florida beach bar experience! 


Best Florida Beach Bar: 2011-2012, 2014-2017
Top Florida Beach Bar: 2013

Jimmy B's Beach Bar on St. Pete Beach captured first place in the 2017 competition, making them one of only three Florida beach bars to make the Top 10 list seven years in a row. 

All of us at Jimmy B’s Beach Bar are very excited to have been voted the #1 Beach Bar in Florida for 2017!!! We truly do have the best customers locally and around the world. We could not remain the #1 Florida Beach Bar without our guests and their continued support every day. Thank you to Florida Beach Bar on another exciting and record breaking competition this year. Congratulations to all beach bars that competed this year - all of the Florida Beach Bars are unique and have something special to offer! Congratulations to Bongos Beach Bar and to all the Top 10 Beach Bars!
— Donna, Jimmy B's

Top Florida Beach Bar: 2011-2017

The Golden Lion Cafe is a seven time Top 10 Florida Beach Bar winner, an honor held by only 2 other Florida beach bars. It's 2nd place ranking makes it this year's best beach bar on Florida's east coast. 

Top Florida Beach Bar: 2012-2017

Bongos Beach Bar and Grille is a six time Top 10 winner. Bongo's has several levels of deck that provide different areas and sections, including one where you can put your feet in the sand and enjoy this great atmosphere in the middle of paradise.

Best Florida Beach Bar: 2013
Top Florida Beach Bar: 2014-2017

Sharky's on the Pier, winner of Best Florida Beach Bar in 2013, finished fourth in 2017. Sharky's has been a Top 10 Award winner the past 5 years in a row. 

For Sharky’s it’s not just about being Florida’s Best Beach Bar but it is more about being Florida’s Best Beach Destination. We thank all of those people who drink, dine, and dance with us everyday along with those who voted us on to this prestigious list!
— Justin Pachota

#5. Harry's Beach Bar

St. Pete Beach

Top Florida Beach Bar: 2012-2017

This is Harry's Beach Bar’s sixth year on the Top 10 list and one of St. Pete Beach's favorite hangouts. Last year they celebrated with a tropical shooter and music that kept the fun going as people enjoyed the atmosphere at Harry's. Can't wait to see what they do this year!

#6. Lemon Bar

Neptune Beach

Top Florida Beach Bar: 2017

Lemon Bar is celebrating their first time on the Top Florida Beach Bar list! They have come close the last few years but put up a great showing in 2017. 

Top Florida Beach Bar: 2011-2017

Ponce Inlet's Racing's North Turn now ranks as one of only three beach bars that have made the Top 10 list for the past seven years running. Racing's North Turn is right on Daytona Beach and sits at the exact location where Daytona's racing history began. 

Top Florida Beach Bar: 2015 - 2017

Caddy's on the Beach has now placed in the Top 10 the last three years. With a little bit of everything, it's not surprising why Caddy's has a lot of people that love this place!  A well deserved award for an amazing place!

#9. Juana's Pagodas


Top Florida Beach Bar: 2017

Juana's Pagodas in Navarre is on the Top 10 list for the first time in 2017. The great location, live music, and food and drinks all make this one of Florida's best beach bars! 

Top Florida Beach Bar: 2017

Casino Beach Bar has been open just 3 years but their popularity in Pensacola is growing! 2017 marks the first time they have placed in the Top 10. Congratulations to the team- we can't wait to celebrate with them! 

Discover Your Favorite!

There are so many amazing beach bars in Florida that did not make it in the Top 10 list so be sure to pay them a visit, and if you like your experience, vote for them during the next Best Florida Beach Bar contest!