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13 Best Places for Nightlife in Vero Beach

Here are the places to find the best nightlife in Vero Beach, Florida. You'll be surprised at how many we have!

(UPDATED MAY 2022) Vero Beach is a quaint coastal town on Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Melbourne and West Palm Beach. While the word has gotten out about how wonderful it is, we locals fell in love with this Treasure Coast gem a long time ago.

While the median age in Vero Beach is high compared to many of its neighboring counterparts, millennials are making Vero Beach home and adding much of a buzz to the local landscape. Surprisingly, there are quite a few places to experience the best nightlife in Vero Beach, and here are 13 of them.

1. Bobby’s, 3450 Ocean Drive

Golf lounge meets country club and is the most inviting place in town, as per my daughter, Peyton. They have a fabulous waitstaff, fresh food, and make good, strong drinks. Depending on the crowd, you might get lucky and get to experience The Patio, an outdoor extension of Bobby’s. Bobby’s is famous for their prime rib and sports memorabilia.

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2. The Stamp Bar, 2015 13th Avenue

Nestled in downtown by the US Post Office is The Stamp Bar, an eclectic mix of all walks of life. On Fridays, grab street tacos in the alleyway behind The Stamp, and enjoy the lower priced beverages (comparatively speaking to the competing bars). The wallpaper is made of stamps and video game stickers and such are interesting to check out. Fireball and Rumplemintz are popular shots.

3. Filthy’s Fine Cocktails + Beer, 1238 16th Street

Sunday Bloody Mary’s are all the rage at Filthy’s, your one-stop-shop for Sunday Funday, great pizza, Monday bingo, and watching the NFL Ticket. Filthy’s has a crowd of “regulars”, but younger tourists seem to like it, as well. Filthy’s Mimosa Flight featured on Instagram looks pretty appealing to me.

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Photo from Filthy’s IG page.
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4. The Grove, 2115 14th Avenue

Located in artsy downtown Vero Beach is The Grove. From hipsters to an older crowd, there is no age limit; everyone is happily served here. Reasonably priced drinks are a hit, and my daughter loves that they mix their handmade Old Fashioned’s.

The Grove has a handful of tables outdoors, couches indoors, and offers music via jukebox. Many of the town’s restaurant workers retire to The Grove for a nightcap.

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5. Grind & Grape, 925 Bougainvillea Lane

Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, live music, and expensive prices at this enclave that is both a coffee shop and bar. Food, such as flatbreads, is on the menu, but the tap beer, wines, and cocktails are the most popular attractions.

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Expect to wait, there is always a crowd at Grind & Grape, and rightfully so.

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6. Dom’s, 1436 Old Dixie Hwy.

Off-the-beaten path is smoker-friendly Dom’s, a biker-dive bar that welcomes any crowd. Dom’s has pool tables, an air hockey machine, and duck pin bowling. Life-size statues of Marilyn Monroe and the Blues Brothers join the diverse crowd for excellent Jaegerbombs.

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7. Sole Mar Cocktail Lounge, 2855 Ocean Drive, Set B3

A higher-caliber nightlife is steps away from the beach at Sole Mar, previously Bungalow. The atmosphere is inviting, the decor is gorgeous with a variety of live plants, and enormous couches for intimate groups and relaxing. Try a smoked cocktail for something unique.

8. Sean Ryan, 2019 14th Avenue

Vero’s favorite Irish pub, Sean Ryan Pub, attracts locals and tourists for cold beer, well-priced drinks, and a fun vibe. Come for Trivia Tuesdays, Wednesday Bingo, Thursday Karaoke, and Friday night local music. Saturdays feature Collins & Company, a three-person band playing tunes from Bob Marley to Pink Floyd.

Pro Tip: Four Irish Car Bombs are $25, a real steal.

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9. Kelley’s Irish Pub, 484 21st Street

An Irish restaurant nestled in a corner of Miracle Mile is Kelley’s, a place where the action really gets going on Friday nights. Live music rocks the small, but mighty tavern and the average age might be around 70. Young millennials haven’t got a thing on the party crowd that frequents Kelley’s, whose motto is “there are no strangers here, only friends that haven’t met”. I love it!

Pro Tip: Kelley’s has excellent deli sandwiches, too, especially Reubens and salami.

Want more food ideas in Vero Beach? Check out this list of the best restaurants in town.

10. Riverside Cafe, 3341 Bridge Plaza Drive

Riverside Cafe is a great place to enjoy a meal or cold beer by day, but at night, watch out…this place comes alive with a vengeance. Weekends are shoulder to shoulder crowds and full of lots of energy. Riverside has music, but the schedule changes weekly so check the website for more information.

Riverside Cafe has excellent Intracoastal views and is where country music superstar Jake Owen got his start. He pops in from time to time.

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11. What -A-Tavern, 58 Royal Palm Pointe

Recently getting a new facelift inside and out is What a Tavern, a popular tap beer and cocktail bar. There are coin-operated pool tables and gray (gambling) machines, as well as great service. Mostly locals make up the demographics at What a Tavern, which is a throwback sports bar. It’s a great place to see sports memorabilia, too.

12. Stix Billiard Club, 939 14th Lane

Vero Beach’s only billiards hall is Stix, located in the renovated Majestic Plaza. Stix has skilled bartenders, nine 9-foot tournament billiard tables (rentable by the hour), foosball, ping pong, shuffleboard, darts, and an open floorpan. Smokers are welcome here, so proceed with caution. Stix caters to a younger crowd. Happy hour is daily rom opening until 7 PM and free pool with a two-drink minimum.

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13. The Boiler, 3410 Ocean Drive

The Boiler is another upscale beachside bar. An attractive fish tank is one of the first things you’ll notice in this intimate setting. Food is not served at this location. Expect to pay a high dollar for your cocktails, but they do use rocks ice, which is impressive.

The Boiler is also pet-friendly; thank you for that. Rum Runners are one of The Boiler’s claim to fame.

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Worth Mentioning

Two awesome Vero Beach spots for a beautiful, tasty, or unique cocktail are Cabana Bar at the Costa d’Este Beach Resort and Spa or Southern Social in downtown Vero Beach.

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This article was written in part by my daughter, Peyton Pittman.

Read more about Vero Beach and nearby towns:

The Best Things to Do in Vero Beach

What to See and Do in Melbourne

A Guide to Fort Pierce

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