When it comes to live entertainment, Daytona Beach offers a list of options a mile long. From world-class performances at Peabody Auditorium to local bands performing in the corner of a pub — this area has it all.
When you’re on a relaxing beach vacation, nothing quite sets the tone like sitting on an oceanfront deck and listening to live music with a cold beverage in hand. And luckily, this area has a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and grills that hit all the right notes. Read on for a roundup of Daytona Beach-area oceanfront venues that offer live local music and awesome entertainment.
1) The Beach Bucket Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 867 South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, beginning at 5 p.m.
Considered a secret piece of paradise, this casual beachfront venue will make you feel like a local as you sip on a rum drink and listen to live music.
2) Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
There’s always something going on at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. From concerts to music events and local bands trying to make it big, you can find new events here each week on the Avalon, Wave or Sessions Terrace.
3) Mai Tai Bar
ADDRESS: 250 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Daily
Nestled back in the Ocean Walk Shoppes, this bar overlooking the Daytona Beach Bandshell allows guests to relish ocean views, happy hour specials, and excellent live music.
4) Oasis Tiki Bar
ADDRESS: 313 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Daily, starting at 1 p.m.
Attached to the Fountain Beach Resort open to the public, this beach bar features a DJ every day and live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
5) The Roof
ADDRESS: 1200 Main Street, Daytona Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Soak in the sounds of your favorite songs and one of the best views in the area. Located on the Main Street Pier, this venue is the place to go when you want to catch outstanding local talent and a fresh ocean breeze.
6) Racing’s North Turn
ADDRESS: 4511 South Atlantic Avenue, Ponce Inlet
LIVE MUSIC: Starting at 6 p.m. on weeknights, and all day on Saturday and Sundays starting at 1 p.m.
Head to this historic beachfront venue, where some of the first stock car races once kicked up sand. Enjoy live entertainment every day of the week — and don’t miss “Country Night” every Thursday!
7) Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club
ADDRESS: 127 South Ocean Avenue, Daytona Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Nightly
For over 50 years, this beachfront restaurant and club have been serving up entertainment and tasty food to the Daytona Beach area. Catch live music every night from some of the area’s best bands.
8) LandShark Bar & Grill Daytona Beach
ADDRESS: 471 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Most days
It’s 5 o'clock somewhere — and it always is at LandShark Bar & Grill! This is a favorite new beachfront bar and grill in the area, and it always has relaxed vibes and cold drinks on the menu. Live music happens often here, and the entertainment doesn’t stop there. Grab an Adirondack chair right on the beach in front of the restaurant, or play a game of cornhole with new friends!
9) Riptides Raw Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 869 South Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Nightly in the summer; most nights in all seasons
Come hungry — all-you-can-eat crab is on the menu every day at Riptides! And if you’re looking for a craft beer or a tropical concoction to sip on, this place has you covered. With one of the most robust entertainment lineups around town, Riptides is a great spot to kick back, relax and listen to the music play.
10) OceanView Terrace Bar & Grill
ADDRESS: 2505 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores
LIVE MUSIC: Various nights
Located at the ground level of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Daytona Beach Oceanfront, this restaurant has an expansive patio that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Though the restaurant itself has earned a reputation for its tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner options, it’s also a hot spot to order a cocktail, listen to live music and enjoy the laid-back ambiance.
11) Sloppy Joe’s Restaurant & Bar
ADDRESS: 250 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach
LIVE MUSIC: Most Fridays and Saturdays
Situated in the Ocean Walk Shoppes right off of the beach, Sloppy Joe’s claims to offer the best tropical drinks on the East Coast! Decide for yourself as you soak in a little local music. Plus, Sloppy Joe’s puts you in prime concert-watching position — it’s a convenient place to enjoy a cold beverage or hot meal as epics bands play the famous Daytona Beach Bandshell on Friday and Saturday summer nights.
Whether you’re craving a cold drink after a long day in the sun, are in the mood to get your groove on, or simply want to kick back and enjoy some of the best talents in Daytona Beach, you have plenty of places to choose from. Toss on your beach cover-up and get ready to jam out at any of these beach bars. Start planning your trip today!