Nightlife

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 group of friends or date and experience a memorable night out in Panama City Beach.

Live Music (Karaoke Counts)

Many local nightlife venues host local bands and solo artists, plus karaoke nights for those who want the spotlight on them.

Ms. Newby’s (and Newby’s Too) offer karaoke nights on top of live music and DJ beats. Sing with your friends or listen to a local band while enjoying the establishment’s drinks, including the Hunch Punch. Patches Pub and Grill is a local favorite featuring live music, open mic nights, and, of course, karaoke. You can also belt your favorite barroom tunes at Runaway Island.

Lotus Café and Juice Bar at Zen Garden has a vibrant local music lineup, ranging from jazz nights to jam bands. And The Salty Goat Saloon features musical talents from local and touring bands nightly — with no cover! For more live music, hit up Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a country music hangout spot that's open late.

Beach Bars (Late Night Snacks Required)

 Panama City Beach is home to several vibrant beach bars where you can get your nightcap and a late-night snack under one roof. Plus, live jams.  

 Ask the bartender to pour you something strong at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, which serves late-night margaritas and other cocktails, along with delicious bar bites. Grab a beachfront spot at Sharky’s for drinks, stellar Gulf views, food, and tunes. And make it to Schooners Last Local Beach Club in time for happy hour and sunset when they fire a celebratory cannon. 

 You can’t miss Pineapple Willy’s with its gabled pier stretching out to the Gulf of Mexico. There, you’ll find tasty food, great cocktails, and live music. Order your drink in a signature Willy’s purple-lidded cup. 

Nightly Fun at Pier Park

Situated on the west end of Panama City Beach, Pier Park is a hub of entertainment that goes beyond shopping and dining.

Hit up Ax Throwing PCB to try something new and different, and enjoy drinks while practicing your aim.

For a bit of everything, Dave and Buster’s is one of the places in town to eat, drink, play arcade games, and watch sports all under one roof, and is the perfect spot for everyone in the family.

An escape room with four separate rooms that can accommodate two-10 people, Royal Escape at Pier Park is perfect for your group of friends or a date night. So is The Grand Theatre, which features IMAX films and reclining seats.

Come for the sun and stay awake for more fun – you get the best of both worlds in Panama City Beach.  

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