#18 of 33 Cape San Blas Restaurants

Haughty Heron

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Haughty Heron — Live Music, Tasty Drinks, and a Relaxing Atmosphere
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A lesser-known Port Saint Joe treasure, the Haughty Heron is the place to go for spirits, cigars, and a great time. They have a small store with fun souvenirs, a humidor full of cigars, and many different kinds of alcohol beverages. In their bar area, they serve mixed drinks, craft beer, and more while regularly hosting fun events, such as live music acts and wedding receptions. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

With a jaunt down Sailors Cove Drive, you will arrive at the Haughty Heron — a true treasure of Port Saint Joe. One part store, one part bar, this venue is popular stop for both tourists and locals alike.

In their store, they carry everything people might want while having a great time along the beach. Their souvenirs and other gifts catch the eye upon walking in, but it is the rest of their offerings that keep people browsing around for ages. They have a full humidor packed with high-quality cigars of all kinds. Their store also carries wine, beer, and spirits in all the major brands and a few lesser-known varieties. They keep their craft beer selection chilled and ready to drink for those who want to get right to it.

In addition to their package store, they run a full bar with indoor and outdoor seating areas. Their bar serves many of the beverages available in the store plus many inventive mixed drinks. They will even make custom drinks using your ingredients of choice. They regularly host live music acts on their outdoor stage along with many other types of entertainment for their visitors, keeping everyone having an awesome time. Their live music acts feature local musicians intent on showing the community their talent and bringing in new fans.

The chill ambiance of this bar keeps everyone coming back on regular basis to hang out. Even during busy nights, they are known for keeping the place inviting and relaxed, making it the perfect setting for a fun night with friends and family.  

Their finest drinks on the menu include:

Mimosa
Many people come from far and wide to start their day with one of their famous mimosas. Made with sweet orange juice and champagne, this drink is sure to brighten your day with every sip. They open their doors at 10 am, so you can sneak on in bright and early to begin your day with a mimosa (or two!).

Bloody Mary
Excellent day or night, the Bloody Mary is a surefire hit that you will not regret trying. In fact, it might even become your drink of choice with all its pickled vegetables floating about. Use a skewer to try the pickled veggies as you sip on your drink for the full experience.

Champagne
With so many different types of champagne to choose from, you will never run out of tantalizing new drinks to try at this bar. Ask for their recommendations if you are unsure what to try. Mention you are with a wedding party for a complimentary bottle and invites for all to come back and celebrate after the big event.

Craft Beer
To appease the locals and tourists alike, they have many different types of craft beer on tap and available by the bottle. Inquire if they have your favorite brands or simply request something new to try for an all-new experience. Once you find a new favorite, hit their store to bring back a 12 pack or more for your later enjoyment.

Despite having so many delicious drinks, they do not serve any food here beyond a couple of complimentary snacks at the bar. So, head out to eat before coming here or resign yourself to eating popcorn and other small snacks.

Insider Tips:
– They are dog-friendly and allow pups to hang out with their owners in outdoor seating. Take your dog along the beach for a quick run, and then come cool down with cold drinks.  
– Wedding parties are regularly treated to free bottles of champagne and shots, so make sure to mention if you are in town for a wedding.
– This venue only has one bathroom, so be prepared to wait in line when it comes time to head over there.