One of the advantages of living in Destin is that we locals enjoy much of what the tourists experience—but we get to enjoy it year ‘round! And one of our favorite activities for fun or relaxation is experiencing the amazing local, musical talent and live events and activities. Our small, but mighty musical arena is home to a plethora and variety of local musical talent. Afternoon or evening, it’s easy to find your favorite live music scene — rock, reggae, blues, country and practically every genre of popular music all year long. Or you can bring your entire family to enjoy some much needed and desired soul-soothing music, exciting and laid-back game-playing coupled with some breathtaking scenery overlooking the Gulf or the Bay, local coastal style.
Boathouse Oyster Bar
The Boathouse Oyster Bar is one of Destin’s best kept secrets.
Located in the heart of Destin on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse specializes in making Oysters a delicacy. Boathouse’s Gumbo recipe was written by Mama Gumbo herself. More local fan favorites include the Tuna Dip, Cajun Boiled Peanuts boiled to perfection, Wings of Fire served with Ranch or Blue Cheese, and Trailer Park Nachos—Yum! Other menu items include Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fish of the Day, Tuna Steak, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Prime Rib and American staples-Grilled Cheese and Hot Dogs. And, of course, the oysters are raw, steamed or baked just the way you like ‘em! You have to visit to see why Boathouse has become a Destin favorite and voted Best Oysters and Best Gumbo for the past 30 years.
Private Catering is Available. Pet Friendly.
850.837-3645 | 288 Harbor Blvd. | Destin | www.boathouseoysterbardestin.com
Brian & Sue Hassmann have created the local’s favorite pizza, buffalo wings and sports pub in Destin. They had the vision to create something you don’t see anywhere across the country—that is, a local sports bar that serves both great pizza and awesome wings. Landshark’s Pizza will satisfy people of all ages. With plenty of seating and TVs everywhere you look, they have all you need for a great time out. The wings are a must, the pizza is outstanding, the bartenders are amazing, the atmosphere is exciting and the choice is easy to make. Weekly specials and fun include Music Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 69¢ Wing Wednesdays, BIG 10 and all the Sports Networks, Weekends – Golf and Nascar and there’s a full-service bar with 95 different Bourbons and 30 Beers on Draft! Landshark’s Pizza has something for everyone including plenty of parking out back. Be sure to bring your friends and make it a great day!
850.424-6743 | 300 Harbor Blvd. Destin | landsharkspizza.com
Tailfins Alehouse and Oyster Bar
With a super-amazing view of the Harbor and live tunes, Tailfins delivers with three levels overlooking the Destin Boardwalk and water. It’s a casual atmosphere, bar, live music venue with scrumptious local fare and live music on the top deck with full bar. It’s a favorite venue for local favorite bands and from all-over bands that love to perform at Tailfins. Tailfins Entertainment Complex offers an incredible mix of great atmosphere, excitement, delicious food and drinks along with the stunning views, a combination that’s hard to match. During the month of February, Tailfins offers a $9 Buffet from 4-6, p.m., Thursday and Friday as well as other very popular specials. Be sure to catch their exclusive Early Bird, Double Happy Hour Special from 4-7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m.-closing, 7 days a week, with $3 Bud Light Pint, $15 Domestic Bottle Bucket, $5 Long Island Teas, House Wines and Well Drinks. So be sure to bring your appetite and enthusiasm and we promise, you’ll be glad you did.
850.650.1200 | On the Harbor in Destin | tailfinsdestin.com
Tequila’s Sports Bar & Grill
Tequila’s Sports Bar & Grill, fun and festive Sports Bar and Restaurant by day—and at night, your destination for fun and entertainment, Latino Style!
Come enjoy the festive atmosphere and drink specials such as $5 Jumbo Margaritas, $16 Beer Buckets or $6 Captain Morgan. And on Saturdays, don’t forget your dancing shoes for the revved-up Latin Nights from 10 p.m-2 a.m. Want something a little more special and unique for your special someone on Valentine’s Day? Treat them to a Latin night out! Enjoy a romantic dinner and then dance the night away to DJ Vasco. Enjoy $5 Captain Morgan, $1 Jell-O shots and $16 Beer Buckets. 2 for 1 Margaritas combined with so many mouth-watering food selections to choose from make Tequila’s an easy choice. With ongoing fun like Latin Saturdays, you can’t go wrong! Come in and see what the buzz is all about.
850.279.6402 | 11225 US 98 W. | Miramar Beach | tequilasdestin.com
La Famiglia Restaurant
It didn’t take much for Pino Tozzi to decide to sell his successful businesses in Rome, Italy, uproot his young family and emigrate to America—just a vacation to Destin in 2005. The rest is history, as they say… No hustle and bustle here; just relaxed, the ambiance reflecting the Central Italian heritage of the owners. There is an inviting indoor atmosphere and refreshing outdoor seating. La Famiglia has earned a reputation for serving some of the finest homemade Italian dishes on the Emerald Coast, including Veal Parmesan, homemade pastas and raviolis, antipasto, all served with your choice of red or white sauces. Not to be missed, La Familglia has always been known as a local favorite for authentic, brick oven Italian pizza, topped with a variety of traditional and specialty ingredients, including the Margherita, a classic combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil. A big appetite? Try the hand-stretched, 2 ft. pizza on for size! This is simply a great place to take the family out for a genuine, Italian pizza experience and memory-making. LaFamiglia is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., offering a lunch menu till 3 p.m.
850.279.4527 | 16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 114 | Destin | lafamigliadestin.com
3RD Planet Brewing
3rd Planet Brewing is a small but rapidly growing brewery owned by two military veterans with a passion for craft beer. Located in the heart of Niceville, the 14 tap handles pour signature beers as well as brews from other local breweries. More than just a brewery, they’re proud that locals call them their hangout spot. And they’re dog-friendly, kid-friendly, and food-friendly; feel free to have food delivered, pack a picnic, or purchase food from the restaurant next door to enjoy on their patio. On a nice day, challenge your friends to outdoor yard games like giant Jenga and corn hole. No TVs, just great conversation and camaraderie at their cozy taproom. Grab some friends and stop in at the bar to experience for yourself!
850.424.4257 | Niceville | 3rdplanetbrewing.com
AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
A long-time local Destin hub, AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar sports a live band or DJ almost every night of the week during the spring and summer. And there is plenty of outdoor seating right in front of the “gi-nourmous” Jumbo-Tron and stage. Club Bimini, AJ’s venue for live music and night-time drinks, rocks it later in the evening. You can savor not only the beer and oyster specials, but also aesthetic views of the Destin Harbor. This now-famous-with-the-tourists Destin Harbor restaurant offers a waterside Tiki Village experience out back. Upstairs, Club Bimini Stage is a popular local venue for top 40 and rock bands. Oh, and bring your dancing shoes as Club Bimini becomes one of the Destin Harbor’s hottest night clubs. Popular local bands such as Black Eyed Blonde can usually be found playing at AJ’s. Come in for Prime Rib Thursdays, where AJ’s famous tender, juicy Prime Rib is served with potato and your choice of salad or french onion soup- $16.95, 4 p.m.-close every Thursday. AJs is also the place for kids, and now where kids can eat free FIVE days a week! Monday through Friday evenings, kids 12 and under eat free from 4 -6 p.m. with an adult entrée.
850.837-1913 | 116 Harbor Blvd. | Destin | ajsdestin.com