Great First Coast Dive Bars

July 7th is National Dive Bar Day and we wanted to spotlight a list of some of our favorites on the First Coast. Check out our list below and go grab a drink at your favorite spot to celebrate!

Pete’s Bar

Pete’s Bar has been a local favorite since they opened their doors in 1933. The “first dive bar in Duval,” they were the first bar to open in Duval County after Prohibition was repealed. The Neptune Beach bar is famous for their Thanksgiving Day block party and 25 cent pool. 

Pete’s Thanksgiving Day block party

117 First St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Monday-Friday 10 AM-2 AM


Locals is a popular dive bar in San Marco with a fun vibe and excellent reviews. Kick back and listen to the jukebox or enjoy the game on one of their five flat screen tvs. You can have a drink there and play a game of darts or pool or order drinks packaged to go. 

1216 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Monday-Friday 11AM–2AM Saturday 10AM–2AMSunday 1PM–2AM


Sherwood’s offers great drinks, bar food and games at their location on San Marco Blvd. They feature an all day menu with hot and cold sandwiches along with a variety of bar snacks. You can relax and unwind with a game of pool or darts. They also have pinball and arcade games. 

1105 San Marco Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207

Monday – Friday: 2 PM – 2 AM Saturday-Sunday: 12 PM – 2 AM

Your Place Bar and Grill

Your Place Bar and Grill features live music, drinks and a wraparound bar. They offer pub fare, beer on tap and more in a relaxed, low key atmosphere. 

13245 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Monday-Sunday 3:00 PM-2:00 AM

The Ritz Lounge 

The Ritz Lounge is a full service Jacksonville Beach bar that serves over 400 cocktails and shooters in a relaxed atmosphere. It has been a popular local spot since opening their doors in 1945. 

185 3rd Ave. North Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Open daily from 2pm til midnight

Rain Dogs

Rain Dogs is a relaxed bar located in the heart of the Five Points area in Riverside. They offer a wide selection of beers and live music. They offer intimate seating indoors as well as outdoor seating. 

1045 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Monday-Friday 4 PM-2 AM Saturday-Sunday 12 PM-2 AM 

The Fly’s Tie Irish Pub

The Fly’s Tie is an Atlantic Beach bar known for their energetic staff and extensive drink selection. Musicians perform live music in the evening. Their menu features a selection of Irish pub favorites. The fireplace adds to their cozy, relaxed atmosphere. 

177 Sailfish Dr E Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Monday-Sunday 4 PM-2 AM

Monkey’s Uncle Tavern

Monkey’s Uncle Tavern has been a popular beach bar for over 30 years. They serve their drinks along with bar fare which includes wings, appetizers and burgers. They also host a weekday happy hour from opening until 7 p.m. You can also enjoy trivia nights, live music, DJs and dancing throughout the week. There is also a location in Mandarin.

1728 North Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Open Daily from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

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