Drinking at the best bars in Cape Coral and Fort Myers is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way we will get you sorted out.
Getting us going will be a list of the best wine and cocktail bars in Cape Coral and Ft Myers. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. The Southeast is one region that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Cape Coral and Fort Myers might just be:
- Cork Soakers at 837 SE 47th Terr
- Palace Pub & Wine Bar at 1317 Cape Coral Pkwy E
- Good Intentions at 1307 SE 47th Terr
- The O Bar at 304 Del Prado Blvd S
- Dek Bar at 4704 SE15th Avenue
- The 86 Room at 22 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers
- Twisted Vine at 2214 Bay St, Fort Myers
- Downtown Social at 1406 Hendry St, Fort Myers
- Wine Room at 1544 Broadway, Fort Myers
- Firestone at 2224 Bay St, Fort Myers
Cork Soakers is a laid-back pub and grill that serves unique American dishes, has indoor and outdoor seating, and live music every night at 6pm. Palace Pub & Wine Bar offers a carefully curated rotating wine collection and complimentary tastings on Saturdays at 5pm.
For delicious locally produced wines, beers, and craft brews Good Intentions is an excellent choice. They have fun and interesting events every day including bingo at 3pm on Sunday, live music at 7pm on Tuesday, free wine at 4pm on Wednesday, and tastings at 7pm on Thursday.
Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm The O Bar presents an exciting happy hour plus they offer a daily late-night special from midnight to 2am. You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks in your area at Dek Bar from 1pm to 3pm Tuesday through Friday or from 12am to 2am on weekends. Live music is available as well.
The 86 Room is a dance club and nightclub bar with a covered terrace where you can enjoy drinks while surrounded by chandeliers and antique woodwork. There are liquor specials every weekday from 3pm to 6pm and live entertainment on weekends at Twisted Vine.
You can also enjoy a daily drink promotion in Fort Myers from 4pm to 7pm at Downtown Social where you can also watch live performances. Aside from carrying signature drinks and organic or no sulfate added wines The Wine Room also hosts a Latin dance night at 9pm and a comedy night at 7pm.
Firestone provides delectable dishes, cocktails, live music, and famous guest DJ’s.
Cape Coral & Ft Myers Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Botanical Brewing at 839 Miramar St
- Big Storm at 4721 SE 10th Pl
- Eight-Foot at 4417 SE 16th Pl
- Scotty’s Bierwerks at 901 E Industrial Circle
- Back Streets at 915 SE 47th Terr
- Coastal Dayz at 2161 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
- Crazy Dingo at 8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
- Sidelines Sports Bar at 4451 Veronica S Shoemaker Blvd, Fort Myers
- Stevie Tomato’s at 4420 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
- Jersey’s Sports at 13971 N Cleveland Ave # 1, North Fort Myers
Botanical Brewing is one of the country’s first non-alcoholic breweries that specializes in exotic botanical cocktails with a modern twist and is open daily from 8am to 2am. Big Storm brews more than 20 different beers near you throughout the year using regional ingredients such as citrus and wildflower honey.
If you’re looking for a local independent craft brewery with a constantly shifting range of beers and homemade drinks as well as seasonally inspired boutique comfort cuisine head to Eight-Foot. Scotty’s Bierwerks makes more than 15 different draft beers in Cape Coral, all of which are canned on-site.
For a chill hangout complete with pizza and pub fare, TVs for all sporting events, karaoke and live music, and pool tables Back Streets is a fantastic option. They are open from 11am to 2am most days but close at 3am on Friday and Saturday.
Coastal Dayz is a microbrewery with decades of industry expertise and over 15 beers on tap. The Sidelines Sports Bar in Fort Myers has it all including 50 big-screen TVs to stream sporting events, a variety of board games, bingo nights on Wednesdays, trivia nights on Tuesdays at 7pm, and daily drinkspecials.
Numerous TVs for watching sporting events, pool, traditional pub fare, daily promos, karaoke night, and live entertainment are available at Stevie Tomato’s. You can visit them between 11am and 10pm every day but on Friday and Saturday they close at 11pm.
With hundreds of TVs for streaming sports games, a daily happy hour from 3pm to 7pm, and pub meals like burgers, wings, and pizza Jersey’s Sports is an ideal destination to visit. First Round Draft is a high end local sports bar that has luxurious indoor lounge chair seating in addition to boasting over 30 widescreen TV’s ensuring that you won’t miss a single second of the game.
Hideaway organizes live music at 6pm and gives daily liquor deals from 11am to 10pm. They also show NFL and MLB packages with all sporting events.
Local Drink Specials
Save some money buying cheaper alcohol at these bars with drink specials near you:
- First Round Draft at 1217 Del Prado Blvd S
- Rusty’s Raw at 4631 SE 10th Pl
- City Tavern at 2206 Bay St, Fort Myers
- Barrel Room at 2214 Bay St, Fort Myers
Rusty’s Raw operates from 11am to 2am on weekdays while opening at 10am on weekends and they boast daily beer with meal specials from 11am to 7pm.
City Tavern is open every day from 11am to 2am and from 4pm to 7pm on weekdays you can socialize with friends during their happy hours while enjoying your favorite drink and a bite to eat for cheaper.
The Barrel Room sells a vast assortment of hard-to-find whiskey, bourbon, and scotch while their great local drink specials are available from 4pm to 6pm.
Throughout this post we have covered all kinds of happy hours near you to enjoy as well.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- Ollie’s Pub at 1019 Cape Coral Pkwy E
- 10 Twenty Five at 1025 Santa Barbara Blvd
- Palace Pub at 1317 Cape Coral Pkwy E
- Nectar Lab at 9902 Gulf Coast Main St D 145, Fort Myers
- Hideaway at 1418 Dean St, Fort Myers
- Stillwater at 13451 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
- Dowd’s Pub at 15200 S Tamiami Trail #114, Fort Myers
Live original music is performed every Friday and Saturday at Ollie’s Pub and there is also comedy on Sundays at 7pm, an open mic on Tuesdays, and they also have fun Cape Coral bar trivia nights. Numerous events such as monthly signature nectar evenings and henna nights are held at Nectar Lab regularly in addition to weekly activities like trivia, bingo, and Kavapong.
Dowd’s Pub hosts bingo nights on Wednesdays starting at 6pm with fantastic prizes and quiz nights on Thursdays at 7pm. Good Intentions
Don’t forget that Sidelines Sports Bar has trivia in Fort Myers on Tuesdays at 7pm and bingo on Wednesday nights, while Good Intentions also has fun games to play.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- Cape Cabaret at 4725 Vincennes Blvd
- The Boathouse at 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
- Nevermind Awesome Bar at 927 Cape Coral Pkwy E
- Paddywagon at 1431 SE 16th Pl
- Monkey Bar at 1428 Lafayette St
- Barrel Room at 2214 Bay St, Fort Myers
- City Tavern at 2206 Bay St, Fort Myers
- Cigar at 1508 Hendry St, Fort Myers
- Romance Night at 3506 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers
- Cowboy Up Saloon at 1609 Hendry St, Fort Myers
Whether you are a ballroom dancer or simply love listening to music Cape Cabaret is an amazing place to visit. They offer fine dining, dancing, and live music from the 1950’s to the 1990’s complete with two big hardwood dance floors.
The Boathouse is an open-air restaurant with a deck and a small beach that serves seafood, beverages, and live music twice a day. There are also daily deals from 8am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 11am on weekends.
For a culinary-forward establishment with creative drinks, local and craft brewers, and everything in between Nevermind Awesome Bar is a fantastic option. They have live music in a concert hall and are open every day from 12pm to 12am except Sunday.
You can try a large collection of wines, beers, and liquors alongside great American-style cuisine at Monkey Bar who operates from 12pm to 10pm daily with live music starting at 6pm.
Romance Night is a great place to have fun on weekends with live bands and one of the best DJ’s in the region. Firestone, The Wine Room, Downtown Social, Twisted Vine, Dek Bar, Good Intentions, Cork Soakers, City Tavern, Back Streets, Stevie Tomato’s, Hideaway, and Barrel Room from some different lists are more fun bars with music and dancing in your area.
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Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Cape Coral & Ft Myers
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.