If you’ve never seen the sunset from the back deck at The Bridge Bar, you’re in for a stunning surprise and a totally memorable experience.
The Bridge Bar itself is a low key, almost hidden spot located right near the bridge that stretches from Pensacola to Gulf Breeze. Loved by locals, and quickly catching on as a destination for travelers and tourists as well, this is a super chill place to go hang out if you’re looking to kill some time with loved ones in an absolutely beautiful setting.
A craft cocktail or high-end bar it is not, so don’t go looking for servers to come and take your order at The Bridge Bar. Instead, cozy up to the bar and place your drink order, then find a comfortable nook inside during cloudy weather, or, better yet, go outside and enjoy the warm, coastal air that’s Gulf Breeze’s namesake.
The selection at The Bridge Bar is fairly limited, but if you arrive simply looking for a strong, cold drink, then you’re in luck. No food is served here, but the bar has recently expanded to include a range of options beyond beer and wine. A full bar includes several top shelf options, and the drink menu offers several signature drinks, which we tried on a recent visit. Some of the tastiest selections include a perfectly made Moscow Mule made with Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, Rose’s Lime Juice, ginger beer and a lime wedge, as well as the classic party starter: a Long Island Iced Tea.
If hard liquor isn’t quite your speed, then you can select from wines by the glass or bottle. And, if you’re visiting Gulf Breeze to celebrate, take note that The Bridge Bar does stock some special occasion high end wines, including top notch bubbles like Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot.
For the more casual partier, you’ll find plenty of cold domestic and imported bottled beer at very reasonable prices, and great specials throughout the week. Recent special nights include Trivia Tuesdays and Wednesday Ladies Night, but, truly, the prices are so decent that any night at the Bridge Bar feels a little bit special.
It probably goes without saying that this is not the most kid friendly of Gulf Coast establishments. The goal here is to kick back and enjoy some adult beverages with friends, all while taking it a pretty magical sunset. If you get really lucky, you might even enjoy some live music when you stop by the Bridge Bar. But, even without the chill sounds of some acoustic guitar, the peace of the Bay is truly something, especially with something tasty and relaxing to sip on. Cheers!
The Bridge Bar does not have a food menu, however customers are welcome to bring in take out from nearby establishments, which include Chinese, Thai, and various fast food options. Bring a to-go picnic to enjoy on the deck, and get ready to kick back and settle in for a leisurely afternoon and sunset hang!