Jacksonville is for sports fans. The home town of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise is game-day central for everything from the "World's Largest Cocktail Party" at the Florida-Georgia SEC rivalry game, ACC pre-season classics and post-season bowl games to World Cup and NASL soccer and professional golf tournaments. Even if you don't have tickets to the game, you're sure to find a great sports bar in Jacksonville when it comes time for kickoff. Get the play-by-play in this guide to who has the biggest TVs in town and where to go for the best bar food.
Billed as the oldest saloon in Florida and outfitted with a pressed-tin ceiling and a 40-ft. long mahogany bar, the bar once hosted the Carnegies and the du Ponts. Order the Pirate’s Punch, the “famous” rum drink, and enjoy live entertainment most evenings, ranging from rock ’n’ roll to acoustic.
The perfect place for before- or after-drinks for Florida Theatre events, but it also rocks on its own, thanks to DJs most nights. Enjoy classic cocktails or signature drinks such as the Red Dawn, a modern spin on the classic mule with fresh seasonal berries, Russian Standard vodka, ginger liqueur and ginger beer.