5 Unique Happy Hour Experiences: Downtown Naples
Whether you are exploring Naples on vacation or you are a local looking for a new place to throw one back, here’s a list of five VERY DIFFERENT Happy Hour experiences that give you a taste of all that downtown Naples has to offer!
#5. Feeling Fancy
Head to 5th Avenue for one of the classiest Happy Hours downtown! Enjoy cocktail hour in their Stone Crab Lounge from 4:30PM – 6:30PM daily with live jazz music along with half-price cocktails, featured wines, and select appetizers. If you go, I highly recommend the Tuna Tartare Tower and the Salt and Pepper Calamari! More Information: 698 4th Ave South; (239) 530-3131; www.trulucks.com
#4. Live Like A Local
The Parrot Bar and Grill
Walking distance from 5th Avenue but it feels worlds away! Tucked away on the docks near Tin City is one of my favorite go-to spots, the Parrot Bar and Grill. Its laid back, Key West-style atmosphere is perfect after a long day of work or vacation! Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3PM – 7PM and drink specials include $3.50 domestic beers and $4.25 imported beers and well drinks. Although usually not on Happy Hour, if you like wings and you like spice, the Old Bay wings are phenomenal (ask for them extra crispy)! More Information: 1100 6th Ave S #6; (239) 435-7900; www.theparrotbarandgrill.com
#3. Rendezvous on the River
Latitude 26 at the Hyatt House
Just minutes from the action of 5th Avenue, the Hyatt House is a fantastic new addition to our Naples-area hotels. Most people think beach when they think of Naples but the Hyatt House shows a different side of town as it overlooks the Gordon River and gorgeous green Mangroves. Stroll the beautiful docks or sit out at their fire pits with cocktail in hand…it just doesn’t get much better! Happy Hour is daily from 4PM – 7PM and includes beer and wine specials along with appetizer specials Monday through Friday. More Information: 1345 5th Avenue South; (239) 775-1000; www.naples.house.hyatt.com
#2. Hidden Gem
Veranda E at the Hotel Escalante
Once upon a time I stumbled into this place trying to escape the rain riding my bike back from the beach. Boy I’m glad I did because this gem is honestly one of Naples’ best-kept secrets. Happy Hour at this hidden hideaway takes place under the pergola overlooking the pool, it truly is a gorgeous setting just steps from 5th Avenue. Sadly for us locals, Happy Hour doesn’t start back up until December and word on the street is that it will be daily from 4PM – 6PM. If you are ready to visit them now, they do have a special Early Dining Menu that includes wine pairings Monday – Saturday from 5:00PM-6:30PM. More Information: 290 5th Ave S; (239) 659-3466; www.hotelescalante.com
#1. Soak It All In
BYOB on the Beach!
Last but not certainly not least, this is one of the best ways to enjoy the happiest of hours! Bust out the beach blanket, pack the cooler, and head to the sugar-sand beaches that Naples is known for. Alcohol is allowed on the City of Naples downtown beaches, just don’t bring any glass containers (those are plastic in the picture above)! Enjoy one of Naples’ famous sunsets and when you are reflecting on whether or not you are ready to call this little slice of paradise home, be sure to give Golf Life Navigators a call! Beach Information: (239) 213-4888; www.naplesgov.com
If you have any questions or would like to share your favorite Naples Happy Hour spots, please leave a comment below!