After Dark
After Dark


Nightlife is anything but ordinary on Florida’s Historic Coast.

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10 Ways to Experience Nightlife in St. Augustine

Whether you want to end your day with a nightcap, relax on a stroll under the stars or get spooked on a ghost tour, there’s plenty for you do after dark in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida. Here’s just a sampling:

1. Outdoor Dining

Listen to the sound of the waves rolling onto shore in St. Augustine Beach at local favorites like Beachcomber, Salt Life Seafood Shack or Sunset Grille. Then take a moonlight stroll on the sand.

2. Late Night Dining

In downtown St. Augustine, find eclectic bistros, sidewalk cafes, and upscale wine and tapas bars where you can dine after dark while enjoying a hand-crafted cocktail or beer from a local brewery.

3. Exciting Wineries

See the Oldest City in the glow of the setting sun from the rooftop vantage point at San Sebastian Winery. Enjoy wine, sangria, or a beer and live music with friends old and new.

4. Ghostly Haunts

Combine history with a little mystery, and a few frights along the way, with one of St. Augustine’s many ghost tours.

5. Live Music

Live music flows nightly from every tavern, bistro, bar, and restaurant in St. Augustine’s historic district. Groove to the sounds of smooth jazz, Spanish guitar, classic rock, folk, and pop performed by talented local musicians.

    6. Catch a Concert

    See your favorite performer in concert or discover a new favorite band at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre or Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Or come listen to one of the up and coming young performers at the Colonial Oak Music Park, which offers free concerts most Thursdays through Sundays.

    7. Free Concerts

    The night scene heats up May through September when you can enjoy free evening concerts all summer long at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park and the plaza in historic downtown St. Augustine. Concerts in the Plaza is set for Thursday nights May through August, and Music by the Sea takes place Wednesdays, May through September at the St. Johns County Ocean Pier Park. The best part: Both are free!

    8. Experience Art

    Start every month off right on the first Friday at St. Augustine’s famous Art Walk. Visit more than 26 galleries during an evening stroll, and in addition to indulging your eyes, indulge your ears with live entertainment and your taste buds with complimentary refreshments.

    9. Holiday Specials

    During the holiday season, Nights of Lights makes St. Augustine sparkle with more than 3 million white lights on holiday light displays throughout the Historic District. Don’t miss it! This light show is like no other and continues from the weekend before Thanksgiving through January. Special events and nighttime tours happen regularly.

    10. Fine Dining

    Ponte Vedra Beach’s fine-dining scene rules the night. Top chefs serve up inventive cuisine at Vernon’s in the Sawgrass Marriott. The dignified grandeur of the Seafoam Dining Room at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is complemented by a sophisticated menu featuring the restaurant’s popular Dover sole. And renowned steakhouse Ruth’s Chris in Ponte Vedra Beach always delivers on flavor.

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    Ponte Vedra Beach

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    Cap's on the Water We prepare new coastal cuisine, pairing fresh local seafood with traditional Southern, as well as...

    Historic District

    Carrera Wine Cellar St. Augustine’s favorite place for wine! At Carrera Wine Cellar, it's our mission to share...

    Historic District

    Casa de Vino 57 Where old world meets new friends! Enjoy a bottle of wine, cheese and charcuterie, and some music...

    Historic District

    Columbia Restaurant Family owned for more than 115 years, the Columbia has earned acclaim for old-world charm and...

    Historic District

    Costa Brava Infusing bold, Mediterranean flavors with Spanish tapas-style dining, Costa Brava features an...

    St. Augustine

    Milltop Tavern Located in the historic district, Milltop Tavern offers live music daily, a full bar, and fresh...

    Ponte Vedra Beach

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    Ponte Vedra

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    St. Augustine Beach

    Salt Life Food Shack At the Salt Life Food Shack, we provide the perfect locale for beach goers to enjoy great dishes,...

    St. Augustine Beach

    Sunset Grille No other restaurant in St. Augustine can offer the same selection of delicious food and atmosphere...