South Padre Island Bars

South Padre Island is renowned for its lively partying atmosphere, best experienced through a bar crawl through the island’s best bars. On that note, we’ve put together a brief list of just a handful of the many great South Padre Island bars to try during your stay. Read on below to learn more about where to go for drinks, dancing, and a night you’ll never forget!

Padre Island Brewing Co.

If you’ve gone through our other area guides, you may recognize Padre Island Brewing Co. In truth, this craft brewery and eatery is such a hit that it earned a spot on two of our lists: restaurants and bars in South Padre Island! Padre Island Brewing Co. has an extensive selection of locally-made, high-quality craft beer and provides bar-goers with a fun, casual setting for enjoying a brew with a view. We recommend starting off the night at Padre Island Brewing Co. for dinner with your drinks. The brewery opens daily at 11:30am, closing at 10:00am on Sunday through Thursday and at 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Clayton’s Beach Bar

Touting themselves as the biggest beach bar in Texas—no easy feat in a state where everything is big—Clayton’s Beach Bar is one of the go-to hangout spots on South Padre Island for locals and visitors alike. The bar is famous for their margaritas, their indoor and outdoor concert venues, their live music, their beach volleyball court, and their classic American bites. The bar opens at 11:00am daily, making it an ideal choice for daytime fun as well as experiencing the nightlife atmosphere. Clayton’s Beach Bar closes at 11:00pm on Monday through Thursday, at 12:00am on Sundays, and at 2:00am on Fridays and Saturdays.


WannaWanna is another wonderful beachfront bar that is a little more intimate than Clayton’s Beach Bar, sporting a rustic vibe and an enormous deck where you can sip on handcrafted frozen drinks like Piña Coladas or their signature “WannaWanna” while listening to live music. During the months of April through September, WannaWanna hosts live music every weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The bar opens at 11:30am daily.

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