Nightlife in Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach has always been synonymous with a good time. Our pulsing nightlife scene makes it easy to find a spot to chill with your favorite cocktail, catch some live music, or continue your competitive streak with unique activities — ax-throwing anyone? So grab your friends or a date and get ready for an unforgettable experience with the best nightlife in Panama City Beach! 

Best Cocktails in Panama City Beach

If you’re looking to relax with a cocktail after a day in the sun, check out Willy’s Live and order their signature drink, Pineapple Willy. Made with Myers Platinum Rum, gold rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut, Mr. Willy himself created this tropical concoction in 1985. At the family-owned Ms. Newby’s and Newby’s Too, ask for a cup of their famous Hunch Punch and dance the night away! Grab a seat at Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar and order the Shark Attack — it comes with a bite in the form of three ounces of rum, blackberry brandy, and tropical juices. 

Best Beach Views in Panama City Beach

Admire the sunset at one of the area’s top spots along the water. At Schooner’s Last Local Beach Club, enjoy live music and a nightly celebration as the sun sinks below the horizon each evening. At Runaway Island Beach Bar and Grill, relax with dinner overlooking the beachfront and enjoy the area’s freshest seafood. Located directly on the beach, grab a frozen cocktail from Harpoon Harry’s beachside bar and admire the sunset from their complimentary beach chairs. 

Unique Nightlife in Panama City Beach

Step away from the bar scene and go on a guided, nighttime kayak tour with Glow Paddle Panama City for a quiet night under the stars, or enjoy a sunset cruise around the Grand Lagoon with Cruisin’ Tikis. Back on land, party the night away with a private bonfire set up by Light Up the Night. Adrenaline seekers can catch their thrills at the Indy Speedway and Sling Shot where their spring propulsion device sends riders into flight at 100mph. Go-Kart racing is also available!

Interested in learning more about the nightlife in Panama City Beach? Check out our exciting entertainment scene below. 

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