Galveston is known for a lot of special things, like its historic downtown district, the great seafood, glimmering beaches and of course, the island’s cool and quirky people.
But Galveston has another asset that you can drink to – the abundance of daytime drinking spots. They’re scattered all over the island, just beckoning folks to cut their workday short to enjoy some fun away from the workplace.
Here are the Top 6 Daytime Drinking Spots in Galveston:
3204 Seawall Blvd.
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
With its open-air deck seating and Gulf views, The Spot is indeed the spot to engage in some daytime indulging. It’s a great chill locale to grab American grub like Nachos, hamburgers and hot wings. When you factor in the great food, great prices, friendly staff, cool bar and scenic location, The Spot is the place to be.
213 22nd St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
If you enjoy mingling with the downtown regulars, Murphy’s Pub is the nice cozy kind of pub that beckons a cold Guinness that’s poured properly. They offer a wide selection of drafts and drinks at good prices. And when the munchies kick in, they serve an excellent white pizza and sandwiches. Murphy’s is one the best Irish pubs on the island.
Float Pool & Patio Bar
2828 Seawall Blvd.
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
This waterfront party spot features a swim-up bar, and some of the coolest young hipsters on the island. Float’s not only a great location, but it has incredible food like nachos, burgers and chicken tacos. And the staff is friendly, laid-back and genuinely happy. And why wouldn’t they be? They get to soak up some sunshine and awesome music on the job!
Olympia Grill at Pier 21
100 21st St. at Harborside Drive
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Stop by the Olympia Grill at Pier 21 to soak up the scenic views of the harbor front while sipping a nice wine or gin martini. The ambiance is nothing short of amazing, with the boat horns in the distance, the nice sea breeze and the cruise ships heading out to sea. What’s more, the Greek seafood is top-notch and the staff takes care of business.
Hours: 11 a.m. -12 a.m.
For a nice neighborhood sports bar, the Press Box is a Galveston staple. This informal, laid-back locale offers a decent selection of cold brews, along with great burgers, tater tots and Reuben sandwiches. It’s a cool spot to hang out with friends and watch your favorite teams on the multiple TVs.
Island Pier Club
1702 Ave. O
Hours: Noon-2 a.m.
This is the place to go if you like a cozy neighborhood bar with friendly bartenders and a wide selection of music on a great sound system. There’s a pool table and plenty of locals to keep you entertained. There’s even outdoor seating to smoke a that cigar or cig. And it’s just a block from the beach!