Relax under the sun this Summer and take a gastronomic adventure along the shores of Daytona Beach. A hub for the best tiki bars and themed seaside restaurants, this part of Florida attracts tourists looking for a hearty meal and a great view to go with it. When you're paddleboarding in the Atlantic or exploring exhibits at Halifax Historical Museum, come kick back, relax and sip a cold drink during your Summer escapade. Take a momentary break from exploring the city and hit these amazing oceanfront bars for great food, and glistening ocean views that bar none.
Ocean Deck Restaurant and Beach Club
Located right on the sands of Daytona Beach, Ocean Deck is a hot spot for live music and great food with a view. The relaxed island vibes of the original open-air lower deck beckon you to unwind with a drink right when you come off the beach — no shoes, no shirt, no problem! If you're a lover of picturesque sunsets, Ocean Deck is the place to be as the sun dips behind the horizon. Go where the locals go in Daytona and dine in this appealing Caribbean style atmosphere.
WHERE IT IS: 127 South Ocean Avenue, right on the beachfront
WHAT TO GET: Rasta Fish Dip, Ocean Deck Burger, Margarita
Waves Beach Bar at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
What better way to enjoy a bar when it's located just minutes away from your luxury retreat. Easily walk over to this casual beachfront bar right from your setup in the sand. The Waves Beach Bar is at the forefront of the city's fun events and activities and it provides salads, sandwiches and specialty drinks to hungry and thirsty beachgoers.
WHERE IT IS: 100 North Atlantic Avenue, just past Main Street Pier
WHAT TO GET: Ultimate Pina Colada, Very Berry Tiki Cocktail, Key Lime Pie Explosion
The Beach Bucket Bar and Grill
Live like a local at Ormond Beach's only oceanfront bar and grill. This hidden favorite is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but is also the perfect place to grab a cold one and watch the waves crash on the shore. Experience the taste of Paradise and enjoy some live entertainment on the weekends. The Beach Bucket's full bar features a variety of 45 different bottles of beer for you to choose from, 10 draft beer taps, or quench your thirst on one of the Beach Bucket's Famous Frozen Drinks.
WHERE IT IS: 867 South Atlantic Avenue in Ormond Beach
WHAT TO GET: Corn Nuggets, Pork Nachos, any of the 10 craft beers on tap
Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grill
Soak in the sunshine and the area's rich racing history at this iconic Ponce Inlet restaurant. Dine inside to enjoy looking at rare photos and racing memorabilia or opt to go outside on the massive deck to relive where hundreds of people used to gather to watch the inaugural races of NASCAR! Ignite your appetite at this themed eatery with the best of barside snacks on the beach.
WHERE IS IT: 4511 South Atlantic Avenue in Ponce Inlet
WHAT TO GET: Bacon-wrapped Sea Scallops, Jumbo Wings, Caribbean "Moonshine"
The Blind Turtle at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Another attraction located close by, this newly enhanced outdoor bar, has a colorful array of delicious food and drinks! The Blind Turtle, thoughtfully named to bring public awareness to the ever-increasing ecological issues sea turtles face in Florida's marine waters, offers a redesigned menu featuring street fare-themed grub and a vast array of specialty cocktails, local and imported beers and wines by the glass, your only bother will be whether to get a Bellini Rocks or the delicious Tiki Punch. Don't miss the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean while lounging poolside at The Blind Turtle.
WHERE IT IS: 100 North Atlantic Avenue, just by the clock tower
WHAT TO GET: Blind Turtle Cocktail, Strawberry Daiquiri, Tuna Salad Wrap
The options are endless when it comes to tasty treats and cold drinks along the shoreline in Daytona Beach. Any of these are the perfect place to refuel your energy after a day of splashing— the ideal way to unwind, unplug and absorb the tropical paradise around you. With bars, not far from the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, you don't have to travel far for a mouth-watering meal. Can't wait to gaze out at the Atlantic Ocean, margarita in hand? Start planning your trip today and find out what we have in store for your next Summer vacation in Daytona Beach.