Port Aransas drinking and nightlife

Bar in Port Aransas

Gaff

Out by the beach, this ramshackle bar (drinks from $3) is perfect for anyone aspiring to arrested development. Weekend fun includes belt-sander races and chicken-poop bingo (come on bird, come on!). There's decent p…
Brewery in Port Aransas

The Brewery

Come for the promise of microbrews (we love the Milk Stout, and IPA lovers will be impressed by the house option), stay for the gourmet burgers and pizzas (mains $12 to $22). There's a small deck out front, but good…
Bar in Port Aransas

Kody's

Somehow straddling the line between family restaurant and lively jukebox joint, Kody's is fun no matter which time of the day you visit. The food menu, mostly seafood, is actually pretty good (lunch $5 to $10, dinne…
Bar in Port Aransas

Shorty's Place

The town's 'oldest and friendliest' watering hole is filled with real local seadogs and characters both inside and out on the battered porch. It has dartboards and pool tables, and the ceiling is adorned with hundre…