Self-described as a locals bar, the Break Beach Bar grants vacationers an inside look at the real Pensacola Beach. Simultaneously it provides a vibrant, yet laid-back place for residents to hang out with their best friends. The bar is by no means fancy, but regulars appreciate the low prices and down-to-earth vibes. Although it’s impossible to miss the venue’s status as a locals bar, tourists are also welcome here.
A good time can definitely be had at the Break Beach Bar, but it’s best to gain a true feel for this hangout before you set foot inside, as the features that some people appreciate may drive others away. For example, smoking is allowed inside, which can no longer be said of many Pensacola Beach bars. Also worth noting: depending on when you visit, the bar may quickly transform from laid-back to rowdy.
The drinks at the Break aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but they are definitely affordable. Whether you take advantage of nightly specials or order your usual favorite, you’ll be tempted to grab an extra beverage due to the low prices. The downside? Some regulars complain that the mixed drinks are too weak.
Beyond the drinks, you’ll quickly find that there is no lack of entertainment at the Break. Abundant TV screens allow you to keep an eye on both regional and national sporting events. Although they may be almost impossible to access when the bar is busy, pool tables are also available. If you’re forced to wait to play pool, don’t hesitate to hit up Golden Tee Golf or Silver Strike Bowling for a good time.
One of the bar’s biggest draws? Its impressive lineup of local bands. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, the bar welcomes some of the region’s best acts, including Less Than Zero, Fatty Waters, and Tribe Zion. Naturally, the bar is at its rowdiest and most crowded during these performances.
A few of our favorite items served at the Break Beach Bar include the following:
As the ultimate bar food, chicken wings hold a fond spot in the hearts of most Break Beach Bar regulars. A variety of sauces are available, including an especially tasty garlic parmesan. Your wings also come with carrots, celery, and dressing.
When in season, the Break hosts a spectacular crawfish boil every Sunday. This isn’t just a menu item; it’s an event that attracts surprisingly large crowds. Hearty and flavorful, this recipe appeals to both tourists and locals.
Food is definitely not the focus at the Break — but if you stop by for wings or the weekly crawfish boil, you won’t leave disappointed.
-Keep an eye on the Break’s Facebook page, where you’ll see a variety of upcoming events. Favorites include chili cook-offs, Halloween parties, pub crawls, and the annual turkey fry. The Break’s Facebook page also offers updates on upcoming bands and drink specials.
-If you crave wings, be sure to stop by on a Thursday evening, when they’re served at a significant discount.
-As you check out the bar’s decor, be on the lookout for a small collection of signs, which highlight the water lines from various past hurricanes.