Sip on Something Special

Whether you’re in pursuit of a quiet little enclave to sip and soak in the ambiance or a boisterous beachfront bar, New Smyrna Beach offers a variety of locations to imbibe. From taprooms to treehouses, here’s where you can toss back a tipple in NSB.

Wine aficionados will want to branch out with a glass of vino at Norwood’s Treehouse Bar. With over 30,000 bottles of wine, the decision isn’t easy. Savor your grapes in the cozy treehouse, draped with romantic Edison-style string lights. There’s also live music every night.

Sample something strong at New Smyrna’s newest spot—Sugar Works Distillery. Premium rum, whiskey and bourbon are made on-site at this family owned business. Stop in for a free tasting and tours from Thursday to Sunday. You’ll probably want to pick up some spirits to take home as a special souvenir.

Hops lovers should visit Canal Street, where the New Smyrna Beach Brewery Co. serves up specialty ales. Belly up to the bar for handcrafted suds that sport local names like “Disappearing Island” and “Old Fort.” You’ll also get a front row seat of the brewing process, with working tanks in the taproom.

Next up? Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille at the New Smyrna Marina. The signature drink menu is full of favorites, like the Bloody Mary. Garnished with olives, peppered bacon and shrimp, this mouthwatering bevvy also includes a beer chaser. The covered outdoor tiki bar is the perfect spot to sit and watch the mega-yachts and sleek fishing boats.

Flagler Avenue, with its casual beachside vibes, is home to several hotspots. Tucked inside Flagler Tavern, The Bounty is a unique speakeasy with an eclectic mix of nautical and vintage décor. Try a tempting favorite like the ‘Dah Porker. It features bacon-infused bourbon and pecan liqueur, served over an ice sphere and garnished with candied bacon. For ocean views, The Breakers sets the bar high. This beachfront joint is known for its hamburgers, but there’s nothing like enjoying a cool bevvy while watching the waves roll in. Daquiris, mai-tais, and other cocktails dot this drink menu.

For a different kind of water view, head down A1A to JB’s Fish Camp. This seafood joint is perched right on the breathtaking Indian River Lagoon. Grab a house cocktail like the “Salted Sea Dog” and watch for dolphins, manatees, and birds from the dock.

Snag a seat at any one of New Smyrna Beach’s bustling local bars for libations fit for a relaxing holiday at the beach. Cheers!