If you’re looking for what to do in Galveston at night after dinner, this is a great place to start. We are not all nightclubs and bars (although there’s a bit of that here, too); Galveston has something unique to do for most every age and interest as the sun sets, and long past that.
These spots make good use of the coastal scenery and warm temperatures that South Texas is known for.
Go on a Ghost Tour
Fans of All Hallows Eve don’t have to wait until October to get some spook on. Go on a ghost tour! This makes a great date activity or one for the whole family. Thrill seekers will shake in their cowboy boots when they find out about the haunted past of Galveston. Your tour guide will impart to you tales of goosebump-worthy happenings, and leave you with a respectable knowledge about some of the city’s oldest buildings. Several tour companies in town offer these great tours.
Tin Cup’s Caddy Shack
Hone your golfing skills while kicking back with a nice drink at this fusion sports pub. Affordable beverages pair well with a full-size driving range and give you a nice venue to show off your talents and challenge your golf buddies. With outdoor seating, a full-size bar, and additional putting green, this is the best place to chill and relax. When you tire of the golf, take advantage of the indoor free pool tables and shuffleboard.
A true Texan hangout. It is one of the top honky-tonk bars in south Texas. Delivering classic country three nights a week, with great prices on beer and well beverages. After kicking some dust on the dance floor, relax with their signature margaritas. In a separate area, there is karaoke for those that want to take the mic. Or for a real challenge, hop on the mechanical bull for an authentic Texan treat.
Those who love a good nightclub are not left out in Galveston’s laid-back beachside community. Bliss is considered the best nightclub in town, with a VIP section featuring bottle service, perfect for an adult birthday party, or bachelor/bachelorette party. The staff is attentive and friendly, and the bartenders will mix the perfect drink for you. Located near the shipping dock, this is the perfect spot to kick back after a day on the water.
The area’s shining example of a neighborhood watering hole, Sharkey’s has been filling patrons with live music (blues and country), draft beers, cocktails, and wood-fired pizza for many moons. Patio seating is available for those who crave a little sea air, and they even welcome your furry friends at the outdoor seating.
Located conveniently in Galveston’s historic district, this is a good place to meet pals before hitting the attractions on “The Strand.” Often times, the park will host its own live music and late-night movies projected on a portable screen. Galveston’s annual Mardi Gras celebration is also held here. On more quiet nights, grab a friend and take in a sunset game of chess on one of the largest chess boards in the state.