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Whether you’re after a twinkling city skyline or a sweeping vista of the Gulf, Galveston Island offers a host watering holes offer plenty of scenery to sip by.

Number 13, 7809 Broadway, 409-572-2650. Whether in the bar or on the terrace, you’ll enjoy both expansive views of the Pelican Rest Marina and smart craft cocktails, or perhaps a bottle from Number 13’s vast wine list.

The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, 409-763-0300. It doesn’t get more romantic than this aerie, four stories above historic downtown Galveston, with its tremendous view of the nightlife and the harbor beyond.

The Sandbar at Waterman’s Restaurant, 14302 Stewart Rd., 409-632-0233. Adjacent to Waterman’s steakhouse, this casual bar welcomes shorts and flip-flops, offering burgers, beer and a great Galveston Bay view.

Float Pool & Patio Bar, 2828 Seawall Blvd., 409-765-7946. This two-story bar on the Seawall offers two equally compelling views: the ocean and the festivities on display in the pool and swim-up bar below.

RumShack, 3204 Seawall Blvd., 409-621-5327. One of four themed bars surrounding beachfront restaurant The Spot, this particular palapa bar is known island-wide for its tropical, rum-based creations.

Longboard Pool Bar, 1702 Seawall Blvd., 409-762-4141. This bar made a splash with its set-up: Well-dressed patrons can’t order drinks until they swim across a pool. Watch the fun or take the plunge yourself.

What the Dickens Are You Wearing?

Going Old-Fashioned at Galveston’s Annual “Dickens on the Strand” Festival Read more.

Hotel Galvez Holiday Lighting Celebration

The Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by horse-drawn carriage, followed by the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree with a countdown led by Santa Claus and Galveston’s Mayor Pro-Tem Terrilyn Tarlton Shannon. Read more.

Island Holiday Guide For The Entire Family

When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store in 2017. Read more.

Galveston Holiday Events to Include New Downtown Lanterns & Lights PLUS Cirque Joyeux Noel Show

The entire island will offer holiday cheer with eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” events and festivities. Read more.

25 Ways to Send Your Stay Into Overtime!

Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. There are plenty of things to do in Galveston that promise to send your stay into Overtime, which is what makes our charming little island so diverse and special. Read more.

5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall

Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons. Read more.

10 Reasons You Should Get On Island Time in Galveston

The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets. Read more.

Celebrate Your Birthday, Galveston-Style!

Opportunities abound to do something cool, different and utterly unforgettable. Here are some island venues that lend themselves to unique birthday parties. Read more.

In Search of Galveston's Best Cocktails

Whether you’re a margarita maven, a daiquiri devotee or a bourbon believer, Galveston restaurants and bars offer some of the most delicious and creatively concocted adult beverages anywhere. Read more.

Galveston's Best Happy Hours

Any pub or restaurant can offer a few half-hearted drink specials, roll out some frozen fish sticks and call it “Happy Hour.” But true Happy Hour magic? Well, that my thirsty friends, is the province of establishments that understand what the term really means. Read more.

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