Tallahassee has a wide array of bars for drinking the night away and having fun, and here are some of the best in town:
In business since 1976, Poor Paul’s is somewhat of a staple in Tallahassee. Bargoers can play darts for free on one of their four dartboards and play pool for free from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The bar also offers specials every day of the week such as free pizza and $4.95 domestic beers on Mondays and Sundays and Happy Hour prizes from 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays.
Poor Paul’s is also known for its very own Wheel of Fortune where every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., people can spin to pay either 50 cents, $1, $2, or $3 for import bottles.
This establishment offers a mix of classy food made with local produce and a blend of classic and signature cocktails. Liberty offers eight classic cocktails like Bitter Mai Tai and Pina Colada Old Fashioned, and house specialty cocktails such as the Banana Mini Fizz made with Zaya Rum, Banana Cream, Lemon, Egg, and Coca-Cola. The cocktails are created with house-made syrups and other flavorings.
Happy Hour is every day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and offers $1 off all draft beer, all wine by the glass, and all wells. The food menu changes frequently to offer fresh and unique dishes.
A honky-tonk chic venue, Fifth and Thomas offers bites and drinks in a cozy dining room with a large stage. Fifth and Thomas hosts a variety of music acts from different genres such as jazz, rock, country, and dance. No matter what genre the musical guest is, a DJ will either serve as the preshow or the endcap to the show.
Aside from the music, Fifth and Thomas hosts events and serves up dishes that are Southern like House Fried Pork Rinds to gourmet dishes like a Charcuterie Board & Bottle. This kitchen and music house combo also offers a selection of fruity cocktails and wines.
Aside from being your average, run-of-the-mill bar with pool tables and darts, 7th Hill is also a taproom equipped with 14 self-serve taps, perfect for unleashing your inner bartender. 7th Hill isn’t just for beer, though; on Thursdays, they offer $4 wines on tap and $5 glasses of bottled wine. Happy Hour goes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m every day with specials that include a buy-two-and-get-one-free on draft beers.
Whether you like to serve yourself or talk to a bartender, if you like to play pool, darts, or try your luck on a Wheel of Fortune, or if you just want to have a good cocktail, the best bars in Tallahassee have what you're looking for when it comes to a night out.
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