Say what? College football Is back; that’s what!!!
There’s no place like the South; we embrace this time of year like nowhere else. We love our college football and the whole world knows it. So, let’s ease on into August and enjoy the last official month of summer in our little slice of paradise. There are so many awesome, amazing and exciting days lined up for us to enjoy, one day at a time. As we’ve been saying all summer long, take our lead and follow us to some of the best eateries, music venues, and football watching meccas this great land has to offer. And we’ll be ready for August 24th, the first day of the 2019 College Football season!
Tailfins Alehouse and Oyster Bar
With stunning views of the Destin Harbor, your favorite foods and drinks and live tunes daily, Tailfins’ Entertainment Complex delivers an incredible mix of friendly and fun atmosphere with breathtaking views—a combination that’s hard to match. Featuring three levels of indoor and outdoor dining, overlooking the Destin Boardwalk and water including live music on the top deck and fully stocked full service bar. It’s a popular stop for local favorite bands and from all-over bands that love to perform here. And TV’s everywhere you look so you can watch your favorite teams compete again in 2019. Be sure to catch the scrumptious Early Bird Specials M-F from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring Tailfins’ famous Alaskan Snow Crab ~ Steamed Crab Clusters with New Potatoes & Corn, $19.95. All during August you can come by and enjoy live music on the docks and Dueling DJs every Fri. & Sat. night.
850.650.1200 | On the Harbor in Destin | tailfinsdestin.com
Hungry, thirsty, maybe a little of both? Come in and visit Landshark’s Pizza! Owners Brian and Sue Hassmann have created the local’s favorite pizza, buffalo wings and sports pub and bar that serves great pizza AND awesome wings plus many other scrumptious eats for folks of all ages. There’s plenty of seating for everyone and TVs galore, plus fun and games all week long—all you need for a great time out. Top that off with a friendly and accommodating staff and exciting atmosphere and the choice is easy to make. Sportsfans from all over come and watch all their favorite teams on countless regional and national sports networks including PGA Golf, Nascar, and oh yes, college football, too; and there’s a fully stocked, full-service bar with 95 different bourbons and 30 beers on draft! With plenty of parking out back, you can bring your family and friends by for some great food, enticing drinks, fun and games and a super great time!
850.424-6743 | 300 Harbor Blvd. Destin | landsharkspizza.com
Tequila’s Sports Bar & Grill
Ready to shake it up a little, and we mean literally—Tequila’s Sports Bar & Grill has quickly become a local favorite. Stop in today and let them fix up some of their world class jumbo-sized Margaritas, sure to set the mood to fiesta time anytime. Plus some of the best seats in the neighborhood for football season, too.
A fusion of sports bar food and delightful Mexican dishes, this locally-owned option for delicious Mexican Cuisine in Miramar Beach combines traditional authentic Mexican recipes with local coastal tastes and bar type fare. Some locals’ favorite menu options include Quesadilla Mexico and Tequila’s Bowl, sure to satisfy any appetite. Try an order of garlic shrimp that comes with rice and refried beans – delightful spicy goodness. And, on beautiful days, enjoy a beautiful meal, great food and drinks on the outdoor patio!
EAT, DRINK, FIESTA!! OPEN 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
850.279.6402 | 11225 U.S. 98 W. Miramar Beach | tequilasdestin.com
AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
A long-time local Destin hub, AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar sports a live band or DJ every night of the week during the summer. Club Bimini, AJ’s venue for live music and night-time drinks, rocks it later in the evening. You can savor beer and oyster specials coupled with picturesque views of the Destin Harbor. This now-famous-with-the-tourists Destin Harbor restaurant offers a waterside Tiki Village experience out back. Oh, and bring your dancing shoes as Club Bimini becomes one of the Harbor’s hottest night clubs. AJ’s #TributeTuesdays beginning at 9 p.m. is a hit with free admission! Come in for #PrimeRibThursdays, where AJ’s famous tender, juicy Prime Rib is served – $16.95, 4 p.m. to close every Thursday. Did someone say Jumbotron? Your favorite football teams are back on the Big Screen folks!!!
850.837.1913 | 116 Harbor Blvd., Destin | ajsdestin.com
Boathouse Oyster Bar
Boathouse Oyster Bar, located in the heart of Destin on the Destin Harbor, specializes in making oysters a delicacy. More local fan favorites include the Tuna Ranch or Blue Cheese and Trailer Park Nachos—Yum! Other menu items include American staples such as Grilled Cheese and Hot Dogs. And, of course, the oysters are raw, steamed or baked just the way you like ‘em! Boathouse has been voted Best Oysters and Best Gumbo for the past 30 years. Show up each weekend to enjoy the delicious crawfish boils until they run out. Don’t miss the Slacker Sunday Brunch and the Boathouse’s own, very popular “Slacker Series” events benefitting Panhandle Animal Welfare Society. Visit the website for details. Come by and enjoy live music, watch your favorite teams play, and take in the amazing and prized views of the Harbor at Boathouse Oyster Bar.
850.837.3645 | 288 Harbor Blvd. Destin | boathouseoysterbardestin.com
Bric a` Brac Restaurant & Night Club
Voted “Best Crab Cakes in Destin” five years in a row, Bric a` Brac is the true definition of something for everyone…a family friendly, kid friendly, American-style restaurant. Bric a` Brac is well known for its super tasty food selections served up in a fun, artsy atmosphere by a truly professional and friendly staff. Locally-owned and operated since 2014 by twin brothers Rodolfo and Fernando Petit, their hands on, fun loving style, engaging charisma and true passion set them apart. But it doesn’t stop there. Want great food coupled with great fun? Enjoy delicious entrées while you listen to some lively tunes. There is truly something for everyone at Bric a` Brac in Destin.
850.424.6369 | Shoreline Village Plaza | 824 Hwy. 98 E Destin | bricabracdestin.com
The Beach House
Located next to the Hilton Sandestin, The Beach House is the newest, fun spot to relax, drink and dine! Here you’ll enjoy the magnificent view of the white sandy beaches and emerald waters from every seat, indoors or out! There are a variety of delectable dishes including Grouper tacos, perfectly charred chicken wings or the, we’re sure, soon to be famous Beach House burger. And don’t forget your dessert—the mini mason delights are a must try! You can dine in the newly remodeled restaurant and bar or watch the stunning sunsets while you eat on one of the many outdoor escapes! Join for live music several nights a week. Are you a sports fan? The game is always on one of the large TV’s. Interested in booking a private event? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
850-608-6300 | 4009 S. Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach | thebeachhoused.com
The Melting Pot
Fondue is back and more popular than ever in our beautiful haven. The Melting Pot is the original fondue restaurant where you can enjoy several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées, salads and unforgettable desserts. But it’s more than just a restaurant; it’s a unique destination offering a dining experience unlike any other. This magical fondue restaurant is perfect for the everyday occasion, from a night out with friends or a romantic dinner with your special someone to a promotion celebration with colleagues. Of course what’s delicious food without a selection of wines and craft beers to really make it great? No matter what the occasion or how many courses you choose to partake in, The Melting Pot provides an unforgettable, interactive dining experience that turns moments into memories. Owned and operated by Lucinda Hollis and her fiance, Auburn Bridge, this restaurant is the one place that encourages you “to play with your food.” So if you haven’t already, be sure to “dip in.”
850.269.2227 | 11394 U.S. Hwy. 98, Miramar Beach | meltingpot.com/destin-fl
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… 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, and antipasto. Not to be missed, La Famiglia is a local favorite for authentic, brick oven Italian pizza, topped with a variety of traditional and specialty ingredients. A big appetite? Try the hand-stretched, 2 ft. pizza on for size! Simply a great place to take the family out for a genuine, Italian pizza experience and memory-making. Open Tues. through Sun., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering a lunch menu until 3 p.m.
850.279.4527 | 16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Ste 114, Destin | lafamigliadestin.com