After you’ve spent some time enjoying pontoon boats and parasailing, your vacation should be topped off with some body movin’, booty shakin’ jams that make you want to bump and jive. What would a beach trip be without a tiki-shaped beverage and a live band?
It wouldn't be one! We’ve got a list of the top 7 places to go for live music
A Chill Spot for Live Music in Destin: AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
If you’re looking for a chill spot with a classic 80’s beach feel, this is the bar to be at.
This beach bar has been around since 1984 and has been serving up all the fun throughout the years.
We know you’re into live music, but are you into fishing?
AJ’s is known for holding fishing competitions, like their annual rodeo that’s been around for 74 years.
If you’re interested in some food and drink specials, prepare to get “happy” at AJ’s. They have a happy hour every weekday and the food is well worth it.
As for the music scene, this Destin spot has live music every night, so you don’t have to worry about missing it.
Check out this restaurant that had “humble beginnings” and see what makes it Destin’s new “hot spot.”
Beachside Destin Live Music: LuLu’s
If you are familiar with the song “Margaritaville”, you might be aware of Jimmy Buffet's strong ties to Florida.
Jimmy isn't the only famous buffet out there!
Lucy Buffet is quite well known too, for her chain of LuLu’s bars and restaurants that is.
There are a few unique things about LuLu’s but one of the things that stands out the most is the colorful walls, and quirky fixtures and furniture that make up the restaurant.
If you have kids, this place is particularly special, there’s an outdoor bar by the beach area with several beach toys for the kids to play with while you enjoy a nice adult beverage.
This Destin restaurant has live music regularly which, aside from all the other awesome things listed, is what made it on this list.
Be sure to check their website for who’s playing next.
Live Music at a Sports Bar: Austons on 98 Oyster Bar & Grill
So, you want live music in Destin … but your favorite game is also on. What to do in this dilemma?
Go to Austons on 98 where you can find both!
Austons has many TVs to choose from and is known for its 102-foot bar! This means not only can you fit tons of drinks on it but they have plenty of beer to choose from, 32 to be exact!
Don’t be fooled by its location, this Destin bar and restaurant has roots in Nashville, being a product of Tennessee's special city means this place comes with a unique “real deal Nashville hot sauce”.
Come out and get spicy!
Destin Speakeasy-style Live Music: The Bevador Room
If you’re looking for a seclusive backroom bar with delicious cocktails and an even better music scene, this Destin bar should be on your list.
This bar is beloved by the locals and when you get there you can see why.
The bar resembles a 1920s speakeasy in a few different ways but the one that stands out the most is the classic cocktails; the ambiance and mixologists seal the deal.
As far as live music is concerned, The Bevador is known for more of a variety of genres when it comes to music, as opposed to other bars in Destin that stick to the classic beach jams.
If you’re wondering who’s playing and when, check out their Instagram.
When you get there, don’t forget to try their Clover Club cocktail!
Live Music and Tasty Treats: Camille’s at Crystal Beach
This Destin spot is good for the person who wants delicious food and live music.
This Destin restaurant has been around since 2003 and was named after the owner, Charles Morgan's, grandmother and mother, both women that made a significant impact on his life. The love for the people that Charles named this restaurant after is the same amount of care he’s put into this restaurant.
What makes this restaurant so delicious is, of course, its ingredients and hard-working chefs, but also their promise to never use pre-frozen fish; every dish is fresh.
This Destin spot has live music on Thursday and Friday during their 3-5 pm happy hour.
The music fun doesn't stop there, this restaurant also has a fantastic brunch and on Sundays, they have brunch and a show, with live music from 10 to 12.
Eat well and party on!
Experience Destin Live Music: Marina Cafe
If you're looking for an evening to get dressed up, this spot is for you.
This spot dishes out more than just seasonal food; you also get the gorgeous harbor view, high ceilings, and soft colorful decor.
Let’s talk variety: this chic Destin spot has over 100 wines to choose from that you can pair with any of their delicious food items.
Where's the live music at though?
The late-night lounge is what brings live music to you with three nights a week of talented musicians.
This experience lasts from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, leaving the whole day for other activities!
Make sure to check out their website to see who's playing.
Live Music at Destin Harbor: Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House
Not only does this restaurant have amazing oysters, but there's also a pretty amazing history attached.
For 30 years before the title was Boshamps, it was known to the locals as the Flamingo Cafe, which gave an experience of fancy tablecloths and fine dining.
The dining remains fine, more than actually, the service is exceptional and the food has a few decades of recipes under its belt.
You may wonder where the unique name came from. Well, it’s a combination of the three dogs that the owner had, needless to say, the logo of a lab says it all.
The real difference in the restaurant now is that the service is on the Destin Harbor, where you can be as comfy and casual as you’d like.
As for the live music part, live music is played often and outside with a view be sure to check out their website for who's playing.