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Back Porch Bar

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132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
+1 361-749-2800
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The burgers are very good, especially if you have been fishing all day. Food is good and beer is cold

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Thank Larry H
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I liked this place for decent prices and great view of the harbor. Very relaxing.... Nice to have live entertainment sometimes, too!

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Thank 20queenie
Nederland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like the water, and being near boats, this is the best location in Port A to hang out. Great service and friendly staff too!

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Thank JerryDiazHannasReef
Abilene, United States
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A low key outdoor bar. Bar is always busy. Service isn't great, but seems popular with locals. Can order nachos and things like that from the little stand next to it.

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Thank Leanne L
Dallas TX
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Been coming here for about 8 years durning our visit, but this will be last time. $5 cover at 8 and band didn't start till after 9 was too much for this island.

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Thank Kurtis_Sampson
Freeport, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Nice chill spot on the docks. The beer was cold and good music was playing- not a live band during the day but the music fit the place.

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Thank Jody W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Back Porch around 10:00 pm. It had a very relaxing atmosphere. We could've relaxed there all evening! However, the staff was extremely rude. I've worked in the food service industry and I understand the frustrations when you see a group of 9 people come in. Right away the bartender (young woman with blonde hair) asked for IDs.... More 

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Thank Elizabeth H
El Campo, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Went a little early for a 9 pm show on Saturday night, and got the best seat in the house! Wait staff was great, beer was cold, even the other patrons were fun.

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Thank BevKS
Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Had a few beers here waiting for family to get back from sailing adventure with the "STRAY CAT" . Bartender was very friendly but like most places in PORT A there is no draft beers. Everything is in a bottle. Must be the altitude or humidity.

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Thank PabloCruise99
Port Aransas, Texas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Be sure to stop by in on a Wednesday just for fun! Nice view and you will see lots of local folks. Beer is always cold! Order food from the place next door(cash only) and you will have a great evening in Port A!

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Thank Beth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
American, Pub, Bar
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-2800

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leander
over a year ago
Corpus Christi, Texas

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?