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Best Craft Cocktails Pensacola

Craft cocktails are an easy way to add a little extra pizazz to any night on the town. Bartenders have become modern-day artists and innovators when it comes to these tantalizing tipples. If you’re looking for some locally inspired drinks in Pensacola, pinpoint these bars.

Union Public House
309 S Reus St
(850) 607-6320

Tucked downtown, Union Public House is “a crafty Southern pub” with an extensive selection of craft cocktails. They put a Southern twist on an old standard with the Peltier Park Swizzle, pairing both lemon and lime juices with Rougaroux Sugarshine, a Louisiana rum. The swizzle is a refreshing complement to a bowl of the house-made Fresh Fried Pork Rinds, served popping and crackling.

Old Hickory Whiskey Bar
123 S Palafox St
(850) 332-5916

Prefer a darker vintage? Old Hickory Whiskey bar pours more than 650 whiskeys, spirits and creative craft cocktails that look as good as they taste. Many of their seasonal beverages are laced with locally sourced ingredients, such East Hill Honey in ‘The Flowers That Bee.’

22 N Palafox St
(850) 476-7776

Sometimes you want to reach for the top of the shelf at cocktail hour, and IRON is what you’ll find when you do. This downtown restaurant features one of Pensacola’s finest craft cocktail bars. The ‘One Man Wolfpack’ is perfect for a solo night on the town, with a blend of Cardamaro, Pimms No. 1, Ancho Reyes Verde, Blackberry Shrub and fresh lemon.

5 ½
5 E Garden St
(850) 607-6758

Situated behind Vinyl, the hottest music venue in Pensacola, 5 ½ serves exclusively craft cocktails. The menu is organized by liquors, so no matter your flavor, you can always find something you fancy. As a bonus, the tunes from next door flow into the bar, for added ambiance.

12 Via De Luna Dr
(850) 916-2999

Sometimes you just want to stay close to home, or in this case, hotel. Our Latitudes bar (in the lobby or poolside) offers a wide selection of craft cocktails. Keep the Uber money in your pocket, and unwind right here at the beautiful Hilton Pensacola Beach.