The nightlife in Jacksonville provides ample selection of bars, music venues, and nightclubs. 

Downtown Jacksonville offers a plethora of nightlife venues. Twisted Martini, Deep Blue, and Maverick's are all located inside the Jacksonville Landing. Underbelly's, Mark's, Dive Bar, and TSI are located just a short walk away. For the adventuresome types head down to Springfield and check out the eclectic Shanty Town or the Pearl.

By far the best place to go on a random night is Riverside/Avondale. Between Five Points, King Street and the Shoppes of Avondale there are plenty of bars, restaurants and cool dance clubs.

If you prefer to mix it up with 15,999 other people in an arena, get tickets to a show at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  This performance venue gets national caliber entertainment and it also is the home of the sports hall of Fame for athletes from Jacksonville. Also check out the Florida Theater for great shows and concerts year round. For the more syphisticated sound visit the Times Union Center of Performing Arts and hear the Jacksonville Symphony or catch a broadway show.

For the spoken-word buffs or punk rock shows, check out the music at Bold Bean Coffeehouse in Historic Five Points.  Or, if dancing on top of the bar is your thing, then go to Harmonious Monks where you will be encouraged to dance on top of the bar by the wait staff.  Perhaps you just want to watch a sports game after spending the day soaking up the rays at the beach.  In that case, you’d best go to the bar that is right on the Jacksonville Beach and has eighty televisions: Sneakers Sports Grille.  If you prefer theater over beer, watch a show at the oldest continuously operating community theater is located in Jacksonville (Theater Jacksonville).  For live Jazz, check out Heidi’s Jazz Club.  For comedy, the Comedy Zone and Atlantic Theaters are two options.  

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