Right in the heart of town, Daytona Beach’s Main Street entertainment district pulses with energy in the evenings. The district serves as a major hub during the city’s world-renowned motorcycle festivals, but it’s alive and hoppin’ during the other seasons of the year, as well. A hot spot for live music, good food and weekly entertainment, the district annually welcomes more than 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts and beachgoers from around the globe. 

Here are the details on three hot spots you can’t miss while you’re in the area:

Dirty Harry’s Pub

Located just a short walk from the Ocean Center and Peabody Auditorium, Dirty Harry’s is the perfect pit stop for a cold drink before a big concert or after an event. Inside, Dirty Harry’s has a cozy pub aesthetic with a lively nightclub atmosphere. When you walk through the doors to the outside, you’ll find a palm tree-lined parking area that, during its larger events, Dirty Harry’s often transforms into a massive block party complete with an outdoor stage for live bands and contests. Coming up on July 1, join the Dirty Harry’s crowd for the monthly 1st Sunday BBQ — a customer-appreciation event featuring free BBQ, Bloody Mary specials and live music!

The Bank & Blues Club

For a fun nightclub with a unique vintage feeling, head to The Bank & Blues Club. This nightclub serves up a wide variety of live blues and rock bands, and it all takes place inside a historic, 1920s-era bank building. The secret is out of the vault, though — The Bank & Blues Club is a happening place to catch a concert.

Mark Telesca Band

Saturday, June 23

Allman Goldflies Band

Saturday, June 30

Holy Human CD Release Party

Friday, July 6

Kevin Maines & The Volts

Saturday, July 7

Joel DaSilva Band

Saturday, August 4

A night of Soul with “A Touch of Class”

Saturday, August 11

The Nighthawks

Saturday, October 13

Main Street Entertainment Blog

Full Moon Saloon

For a billiards room by the beach, pop in to Full Moon Saloon. It operates as a pool hall six nights a week, and even hosts weekly tournaments on Friday and Saturday nights. On occasion, Full Moon Saloon is also the scene for a number of smaller festivals and block parties throughout the year, which includes events such as New Year’s Eve, an annual original music fest and more. When these events take place, Main Street is closed to traffic so that the stage and bars can be set up outside. It creates a fun and friendly environment where fans can stroll the street, enjoy the entertainment and make some new friends.

Whether you want to get behind the 8-ball or just watch, don’t miss these weekly tournaments:

WHAT: Friday 8-Ball Tournament
COST: $7 buy-in
WHEN: Sign-up starts at 7 p.m., tournament starts at 8 p.m.

WHAT: Saturday 9-Ball Tournament
COST: $7 buy-in
WHEN: Sign-up starts at 7 p.m., tournament starts at 8 p.m.

WHAT: Jack & Jill Tournament — combined handicap of 10 & under
COST: $12 buy-in (per couple)
WHEN: Final Saturday of each month; sign-up starts at 7 p.m., tournament starts at 8 p.m.

Next time you find yourself in the Daytona Beach area looking for a little nightlife fun for the over 21 crowd, make your way to the Main Street entertainment district! It’s a fun way to end the day after hours of lounging on our 23 miles of beaches, exploring the gardens at the Casements or browsing one of the many art galleries in the area. No matter whether you love hanging 10 or visiting historical sites, Daytona Beach has something to offer vacationers of all ages. Start planning your trip today!