West Palm Beach is famous for its luxurious lifestyle, mega-mansions
and, of course, some of the best beaches in Southern
Florida. But, did you know this coastal community also has garnered a
reputation for its thriving nightlife?
With an eclectic mix of bars, nightclubs, and live music venues, West
Palm Beach offers something to suit everyone. You can unwind at an upscale
cocktail bar with breezy, laid-back vibes before hitting up the clubs or
catching a gig along the famous Clematis Street.
But cutting loose on the dance floor is only great when the DJ’s are
playing your jam. So, if you’re wondering where to head for a night on the
town, here are the top 10 best nightclubs in West Palm Beach to
1. Blue Martini
A tipple at this stylish cocktail lounge is the very definition of
putting your best drink forward in West Palm Beach. Situated in the heart of
upscale Rosemary Square, you can expect specialized cocktails and scrumptious
share dishes amongst a classy crowd. We recommend trying the signature fresh
lobster taco and treating yourself to an Almond Joy martini—a decadent mix of
vanilla-flavored vodka, coconut-flavored rum, and chocolate liqueur. Along with
tantalizing your taste buds, Blue Martini delivers live music and a DJ every
night of the week, except Tuesday and Sunday. Arrive in time for Blue Martini-generous
happy hour (daily between 4-8PM) and be prepared to dance the night away on the
intimate dance floor.
2. Roxy’s Pub/Sky 309
Well Known throughout West Palm Beach, Roxy’s Pub has held a prominent
position along Clematis Street since 1933. The expansive Irish bar attracts a
young, boisterous crowd of partygoers, as well as those who simply want to
watch the game or play some pool or giant Jenga. Head downstairs to enjoy
traditional pub meals (try the award-winning wings & chili) and quench your
thirst with 64 beers on tap (local, brews, ciders, and imports). However, it’s
upstairs where the night really kicks off. Roxy’s rooftop bar (Sky 309) comes
to life on the weekend with live music, guest DJs, and exclusive VIP table
service. But, as one of West Palm’s most in-demand venues, be prepared for a
strict dress code on Friday and Saturday nights.
3. Respectable Street
Looking for a night of live music? Make sure you pay a visit to
Respectable Street. Considered one of Florida’s premier live music venues, Respectable Street has a musical legacy
unparalleled in West Palm. Since first opening in 1987, this old kid on the
block has provided a stage for rock legends and progenitors of punk, such as
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Misfits. Along with big-name acts, you can
also expect up-and-coming local bands and internationally renowned DJs pumping
up the well-trodden hardwood dance floor. It’s undeniably grungy, but whether
you’re into folk, indie, rock or punk, you’re guaranteed to hear some
respectable tunes at this West Palm institution.
4. The Pawn Shop Lounge
Another Clematis street favorite, The Pawn Shop is a quirky nightclub
with a retro vibe. Relax in a full-size psychedelic 60’s bus (doubling as a
cocktail lounge) or chill out in an original 727-jet complete with airline
chairs. This buzzing nightclub also features top DJs and a state-of-the-art
lighting/sound system to keep you dancing until the early hours. The Pawn Shop
is open Thursday through Saturday and nights don’t usually kick off until late
5. Banko Cantina
Housed in a 1921 landmark building (formerly home to the American
National Bank), Banko Cantina is a three-story Mexican
restaurant, tequila bar, and late-night party destination. With geometric
tiles, plush leather and reclaimed wood, Banko Cantina is a top choice for
anyone who is drawn towards old-world glamor. Share a plate of succulent chimichangas
or a refreshing salmon ceviche in the downstairs restaurant or soak up the
sunshine while sipping a sangria on the rooftop, which boasts unrivaled views
of downtown West Palm Beach. If you’re keen to kick on, hang around until 10PM
for Banko After Dark, a busy nightclub on the second floor with bottle service,
guest DJs, and an impressive selection of over 30 tequilas.
If you’re looking to escape the rowdy crowds on Clematis Street, head
around the corner to Camelot, a preppy cocktail bar, restaurant and
semi-private club with a distinct Kennedy theme. Inspired by former president’s
connection to the sea, sailing and West Palm Beach, the interior is decorated
with white-washed walls, wooden panels and deep blue hues along with many
nautical nodes, such as anchors, rowboats and big old ropes. There’s even a VIP
section which resembles a life-size version of Kennedy’s yacht. Camelot serves
New England seafood and has two bars offering craft cocktails, fine wine, and
beer. Don’t worry; there’s also a dance floor and live music (depending on the
night) which gets surprisingly rowdy!
7. Copper Blues
Copper Blues is a classic rock n’ roll pub with a laid-back atmosphere
in Downtown West Palm Beach. Patrons can try over 50 beers on tap and tuck into
delicious pub-grub (burgers, tacos, pizza, small bites, etc.) while watching
live local acts on the center stage. Expect to see a mix of acoustic, rock
bands, and blues acts. Whether you’re looking to catch up with friends or grab
a late-night drink, Copper Blues has the perfect mix of music, food, and beer
to keep you entertained for hours.
8. Palm Beach Improv
In a prime position at Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace), Palm Beach
Improv is a fun night out with some of the best local and national comedy acts.
Big-name comedians such as Gorge Lopez, Deon Cole, and Bob Saget have all
graced the stage. Shows run 52 weeks of the year, and you can grab dinner and a
few drinks (2 drink minimum) as you sit back and enjoy the show.
9. Lost Weekend WPB
Lost Weekend is one of the best new
nightclubs in West Palm Beach. The retro venue has re-opened on Clematis (next
door to Respectable Street) and features vintage games (think Pacman, Mortal
Kombat), pool tables, craft beers, and a jukebox. Don’t feel the need to suit
up, as the owners want to portray an underground “anything goes” vibe with no
dress code. Stop by between 5-8PM for generous happy hour specials (half price
drinks) and get stuck into a taco or two from the Mexican-style menu. Lost
Weekend is seven days a week and attracts a diverse crowd who like
alternative/indie music and good times.
10. Cucina Palm Beach
An Italian restaurant by day and thriving club by night, Cucina is a
Palm Beach classic and a must-visit if you’re in the area. Situated on Royal
Poinciana Way, you can stop by for brunch, lunch, or dinner and try the
delicious handmade pizza, pasta, and seafood with locally sourced ingredients
served in a lively atmosphere. However, it’s not until 10PM that the party
really kicks off (Thurs to Sat night). Tables are swept away, the disco ball
comes out, and DJs play tunes until the early hours.
And that’s a wrap! Whether you’re after a relaxing night with a few
beers listening to live music or looking to hit the dance floor until the early
hours with the top hits, visit our top 10 best nightclubs in West Palm Beach.