Sandshaker Lounge

731 Pensacola Beach Boulevard
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
(850) 932-2211


Hours: Open 7 Days a week 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Location: Across the street from the beach
Drink: Bushwacker
Eat: None served
Music: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the music is live
Parking: Own parking lot
Boat Access: No
Unique Feature: Top 10 Florida Beach Bar award winner 2012-2014. Home of the Bushwacker.


Sandshaker Lounge and Package is the home of the original Bushwacker drink and was selected as a 2012, 2013, and 2014 Top 10 Florida Beach Bar. Sure, all of Pensacola Beach will lay claim to it, but it was the Sandshaker that invented it. The Sandshaker has the feel of a local bar more than a Florida beach bar. However, the beach is just steps away and the Sandshaker has good "spirit".

Sandshaker lounge top 10 florida beach bar award winner

The Sandshaker grew up from an old 1950's motel. It survived several storms and ownership changes. The newest owners are Sonny and Beverly Campbell. They have put their heart and souls into this 40 year old Florida beach bar.

There are pool tables and people enjoying competitive games. Other patrons are having conversations and visiting with friends. It is a classic Florida beach bar, for sure. Oh, and it is not just one bar. There are several bars inside and out of this bar. 

This Florida beach bar has an outside bar. The bands play outside on a big stage. Check Sandshaker's web site calendar for the schedule of when the bands play. It does get crowded at this "beach bar" so be patient and be creative about parking. Sandshaker has live music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays, and the bands are always terrific.

If there is no band playing, you might find a Texas Hold Em game going on. And like all bars these days, Sandshaker has a karaoke night. 

You really don't want to miss having a Bushwacker made especially for you at the Sandshaker Florida beach bar. Have an original one made especially for you or choose a banana or strawberry flavored one. You won't be sorry...unless you have too many. When you are ordering a Bushwacker you will be asked if you want 80 proof or 151 proof rum. That may be your last intelligent decision. 

The Sandshaker Lounge is by far the best bar on Pensacola Beach. The bands are great. The people are friendly. Sonny & Beverly are terrific.
— Kimberly (Gulf Breeze, FL)
I lived in Gulf Breeze for 25 years and loved everything about it. The Sandshaker always has great entertainment. The mullets are my favorites. Always friendly and fun.
— Claire (Green Valley, AZ)