Mobile Navigation Menu

Sports Bars in Destin: Calling the Shots in the Panhandle

What’s something that makes everyone laugh, cry, and sing? Sports! And what better way to spend a vacation than hitting up every spot to watch your favorite games in the joint; we’re talking about sports bars in Destin, FL. Once you’ve gotten radical with the popular sport of parasailing in Destin, or chilled out on one of our Destin pontoon boat rentals, hit up some of Destin’s best bars to keep the adrenaline going. Don’t know of any? It’s okay; we do!

Best Sports Bars in Destin

Tailfins Waterfront Grill + Breakfast + Sports Bar

Being in Destin means you will probably want a body of water around, and at Tailfins, they’re not letting you down! This restaurant has 35 plus years of experience in service and, as Sandy from Grease once sang, is simply devoted to: well, fresh and local seafood. Of course, this bar and restaurant has seafood, but what else can you expect there? The menu includes fried pickles, smoked tuna dip, chicken wings, you name it! What’s more, Tailfins Waterfront Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; it even has sushi. We know what you’re thinking, that’s all gravy, but we’re here for the sports! So let’s talk about it: Do you like UFC fights? They got that. Interested in viewing the Super Bowl? They got that too, how about soccer? You bet your bottom dollar. Check out their website for more sporting events.

The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar

You may be wondering, with the name, “are we going to California?” No, we’re going somewhere better, a tiki bar in the middle of Destin. The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar is serving up drinks like “The Bowl” and “The Lagoon,” two abnormally vacation-sized cocktails. Did we mention this bar has a pool next to it? We know you didn’t think it could be any better. What kind of food is up for grabs? They’ve got pizza, burgers, and even burritos. But what about sports? Did someone say #SaturdayFootball equals 50-cent wings? Yep, you heard us right. Saturdays are for chowing down and rooting for your favorite team while digging into the more than affordable wings. Enjoy the colorful backspace and the fun while sitting back and watching the team.

O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar

Next, we bring to you a combination of oysters, sports, and just all-around delicious seafood. At O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar, they value the maritime history of the Destin area and want to incorporate sports in the way that it’s embedded in the community. This sports bar prides itself on having large-screen TVs that showcase local games to world championships. O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar doesn’t just want you to enjoy their delicious food; they want you to be able to do it with the peace of mind that their fish is sourced responsibly. What if you’re not into fish, you may ask? Well, not to fret, they have items like the Philly cheesesteak, Caesar salad, and the NY strip. Head over to one of the best sports bars in all of Destin.

Pedro’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

While we’ve been killing it with the seafood, it’s time to switch things up. Let’s talk tacos: Pedro’s Tacos & Tequila Bar. Pedro’s has a Chicano ambiance with Mexican-American flavors. While dining there, you can expect the kind of personalized experience where they remember your name. If you’re excited about the tacos, we know you’ll be interested to hear their tequila is up there right along with them. When it comes to tequila, there’s plenty to choose from. Above all else, you get to watch a game on one of the many TVs that surround their fully stocked bar.

Harry T’s Lighthouse

This next spot has the unique history of being started by a trapeze artist AND founding member of Destin, Harrison Baben, whose nickname was “Flying Harry T.” Harry T’s Lighthouse comes from small beginnings and was originally placed on the ground floor of the first Destin Yacht Club. The location was moved in 2008 to a two-story lighthouse at the Harbor Walk. The decorations in the building are a scrapbook of Harrison Baben’s life, which you have to see for yourself to understand just how magnificent it is. It’s not just the historic value they’re offering for your eyes, there’s also an ocean view. Now that we have that sorted, what can you expect for food? The menu includes stuffed shrimp, seafood platter, ribeyes, filets, and so much more. And saving the best for last at Harry T’s Lighthouse, you can enjoy their fall and winter watch parties, which include 20 big-screen TVs and two projectors showing DirecTV NFL Ticket.

Roberto’s Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill

We’ve showcased a little Mexican and a lot of seafood, and now we’re here to lean into our pizza lovers at Roberto’s Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill. Whether you’re getting pizza by the slice or a whole pie, there’s tons of variety with pizzas like buffalo chicken, classic margarita, supreme, and Tuscany. If you’re with people who aren’t into pizza, they have other options too, like pasta, wings, and sandwiches. Enjoy the option of indoor and outdoor seating while watching a game on one of their big-screen TVs and enjoying a nice beverage.

There you have it, a platter, if you may, of places to enjoy all your favorite games, let’s face it we all know Sporty Spice was your favorite spice girl, so come to Destin, FL, and sporty with it.