Frequent the world-class white sand beaches by day and keep the fun going long into the next day’s early morning hours with the nightlife scene on South Padre Island. From sprawling party decks on the water to hidden local gems with dance music and inexpensive drinks, there’s something for every night owl in South Padre. Dance the night away or discover your new favorite cocktail at these top five late-night South Padre Island bars!
Laguna Bar on the Bay, also known as Laguna BOB, offers a daily music lineup in a spectacular waterfront setting. This unpretentious beach bar keeps the atmosphere light and casual, with its waterfront beach bungalow-style bar and budget-friendly drinks. Snag a seat on the bayfront deck, where a mixture of blue neon and white twinkling lights flood the evening long after the sun has set. Nibble on bar foods such as burgers and wings and listen to live tunes late into the evening with a cold beer or cocktail in hand.
LongBoard Bar & Grill
Situated right on the waterfront and featuring daily live music, LongBoard Bar & Grill is a great place to grab dinner or drinks. The music schedule at LongBoard features two bands daily – one during dinner hours and the next that plays until the midnight closing time, ensuring the atmosphere is always lively. Snag a seat indoors or on the expansive deck that offers plenty of tables and a stage for entertainment. The menu at LongBoard features burgers, tacos, and fresh seafood dishes. Feast on an order of peel & eat Gulf shrimp by the half-pound or pound and a bucket of ice-cold beer for the table to share. LongBoard also offers a host of tropically inspired specialty cocktails as well as wine and spirits.
Clayton’s Beach Bar
Sip a drink (or two) with your toes in the sand at Clayton’s Beach Bar. This beachfront establishment offers open-air live music, always offering a lively scene. On Fridays and Saturdays, they keep the drinks flowing until 2 am, so Clayton’s is a great spot to hit even after other restaurants have long since closed their doors for the evening. Their food menu offers an array of burgers, Mexican plates, and fresh seafood, with a more limited late-night menu. Sip a turbo daiquiri served up in a souvenir cup and garnished with fruit and a festive cocktail umbrella.
Wanna Wanna Beach Club Bar & Grill
With a 10:30 pm closing time, Wanna Wanna Beach Club Bar & Grill doesn’t keep its doors open quite as long as some of the other South Padre Island bars, but its spectacular beach setting, fresh seafood, and tasty tropical drinks still make it well worth a mention. A large beachfront deck keeps the live music going and the drinks flowing, with spectacular views over the sand and sea. Feast on fresh ceviche, a juicy burger, or crispy fried shrimp. When you enjoy a drink at Wanna Wanna Beach Club Bar & Grill, you can keep your toes in the sand under an umbrella on the beach, or head up to the beach deck. Their turbo pina coladas are a favorite, packed with a punch with an extra shot of dark rum. They also offer a variety of cold beers and other tropical drinks perfect for enjoying in this scenic beachfront setting!
The coastal style buildings and sprawling sun deck at Louie’s Backyard are situated right on the bay, making for a spectacular setting whether you come for lunch, dinner, or late-night drinks. The Sunset Bar at Louie’s Backyard is a great place to savor the last rays of the day’s light with a beer or tropical cocktail in hand. Their sports bar boasts large screen TVs so you can catch multiple games simultaneously or break a sweat on the dance floor as a DJ spins the latest music. Trivia, karaoke, and other games and contests keep the atmosphere at Louie’s fun and engaging. And if you come on a Tuesday night, you’ll be treated to a fireworks display over the bay at 9:15pm. When it comes to food, Louie’s is known for their prime rib and seafood buffet, and they also have a variety of sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and platters available. Save room for a piece of their decadent six-layer death by chocolate cake and stay into the late-night hours enjoying their backyard margaritas – their signature concoctions that combine margaritas and Mexican beer.
Stay & Enjoy the South Padre Island Nightlife
Relax and stay awhile in these South Padre Island accommodations that offer convenient access to the area’s best restaurants and South Padre Island nightlife. With these top five late-night hangouts in South Padre Island all close by, you’re sure to enjoy every moment of your SPI getaway! Contact us to book your stay and start having fun!