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Sandshaker Lounge

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Stopped in as we were told that this is the origin of the "Bushwhacker" drink. We tried 4 with... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
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Definitely a dive bar. Good hang out if you want to stay low key and enjoy being outside at the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
ashley g
Pace, United States
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in as we were told that this is the origin of the "Bushwhacker" drink. We tried 4 with & without a banana in it. Drinks were ok, but not the best bushwhacker's we've ever had. Service was good with no wait. It's a little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Definitely a dive bar. Good hang out if you want to stay low key and enjoy being outside at the beach. They make delicious Bushwakers (I would recommend the banana gadiva-with fresh bananas) Nothing to interesting and it doesn't typically get out of control. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ashley g
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We got in a little late and were crossing our fingers to find something still open at midnight on a Wednesday. The sandshaker was open, had an AMAZING live band, and made a hell of a drink. Vibe is casual, people are friendly. So glad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 708elyses
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Ok, we wanted to try the Sandshaker's infamous Bushwacker so we drove out to the "home of the original" and actually found a place to park. walked in to a friendly crowd of regulars and ordered our drinks. That's where the fun stopped. These things...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J N
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

This is our 4th year to have watched the Blue Angels dress rehearsal Friday at The Shaker and as always it was a blast! Sonny and all of the staff are awesome and it is so much fun watching the Blues fly from the “Top...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Went here during the day on a weekday to check it out. It is a dark dive bar located near the beach. We sat up at the bar and watched some football for a bit and had a couple of drinks. It’s about what i...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank tokanier
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Years ago I heard a radio broadcast from the Bushwhacker Festival in Pensacola Beach. I learned how to make this drink and it is now a favorite. I expected a visit to the Sandshaker to be a trip highlight but it wasn’t. This is a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank JohnGalt2
Reviewed 31 May 2017

My wife and I went to Pensacola Beach celebrating our 30th anniversary. We both worked on the beach in the 70's and 80's, and we always go back to our local hang out when we visit. This time it just seemed sad. It was once...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank opharbor
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I had the 151 bushwacker, yummy!!! It is abbot strong but I would have another! Loved the tiki area where the bar is a surf board!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Marianne K
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We heard the live music and were drawn to the venue. Bartender made great drinks, and although we originally were wanting live music, we saw the pinball machine! That was the highlight of our night. Great fun date.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from kathsum | Reviewed this property |
The Sandshaker has a pool table and some interactive video games. It's where the locals go. There is always live music on the weekends.