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Address: 401 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-7001

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Beer & Cornhole

There is nothing fancy about this place, but they have $2 Bud Light draft specials on Sunday and a cornhole set with tables nearby to set your stuff down. My friends and I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Alexis R
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Super long line. They were not nice and made us feel unwelcome. We did not wait and did not get in. Doubt I would give it a second chance.

Thank Nancy L
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was visiting my sister in Jacksonville and we spent the afternoon at the beach. It was a very hot and humid day and after spending some time collecting shells and enjoying the beach, we were looking for someplace air-conditioned and cool to have a drink or two and cool off. We stopped in several bars along the beach and... More 

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Just a quick stop in for a happy hour beer while we waited for the Art walk to start. Reasonable prices for happy hour and friendly service. Clean restrooms always a plus!

Thank VAkrf
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

There is nothing fancy about this place, but they have $2 Bud Light draft specials on Sunday and a cornhole set with tables nearby to set your stuff down. My friends and I enjoyed hanging out and playing cornhole!

Thank Alexis R
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped in later on a Sunday and seems like fun place but was too smokey for us to stay long. They did some good late night deals going so we would've stayed. Fun place it appeared with music going and bags games. Tried to go to the patio but that was just an outside smoking area. Great location

Thank Banny9949
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

I thought there was no smoking in indoor bars? It wreaks of smoke in this place. It's large with pool tables and two large bars. Bar service is very slow and amateur. Bouncers are nice.

1 Thank TryNewPlacesBeach
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Bar tenders were always on point with getting drinks the second I ran out. Staff is really friendly if you take the time to chit chat with them. Bouncers are really chill too. Just don't be an unruly customer and you'll be treated with respect

1 Thank Erick S
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

Funny, because he actually was fired by the Ritz after working there for 10 years because of his attitude.....

1 Thank benprogfuse
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Umm I'm not sure what was the real problem the person had when they went there,but me and my boyfriend love this place we come here all the time because of the head bouncer that everyone seems to have an issue with,this guy is always nice and treat us with respect...you have to give respect to receive it..

1 Thank jacksonvi
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

I know a few people that go to Tavern regularly and the head door man (bald Asian) is always VERY rude and unprofessional. Never have had a good experience around him. He's almost as bad as the staff at the Ritz, if that's even possible. If it weren't for him I would be a regular. p.s. I hate the Ritz

3 Thank Ritzsucks

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