12 Best Things To Do At Night In Panama City Beach, Florida

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There are plenty of things to do in Panama City Beach during the day, but there are just as many things to do after the sun goes down. As the spring break capital, the bars and nightclubs are often packed, and music is constantly pouring out of speakers. Even if joining the clubbing crowd isn’t your style, don’t worry - there’s much more to PCB’s nightlife.

Find the best Vrbo beach houses or cheap hotels in town, and read on to find out about the fun things to do at night in Panama City Beach, Florida!

1. Splurge at Shoppes At Edgewater

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Shoppes at Edgewater on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Visit Shoppes at Edgewater for all your splurging needs in Panama City Beach. The shopping mall is open until 10 pm daily. There are plenty of choices for clothing and accessories, may it be for men and women. It is a worthy place to visit for dining, too, with its selection of Mexican restaurants, seafood restaurants, and pizza joints. Some other establishments that you’ll find here are a bowling alley, various beauty salons, and a movie theater. It’s your one-stop-shop for all things entertainment in town.

Shoppes At Edgewater

Address: 493 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, United States

Website: Shoppes At Edgewater

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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2. Catch a movie at The Grand Pier Park

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Posted by The Grand Theatre on Monday, June 8, 2020

For a grand ol’ time, watching a movie with your friends and family is always a good idea. Check out the latest releases and showings at The Grand Pier Park in Panama City Beach. This movie theater in Pier Park shows the best and the latest movies that will have you laughing, crying, and even screaming. One helpful tip when visiting this theater: go catch a movie on Super Saver Tuesdays! The Grand Theatre offers special discounts on its location every Tuesday, so squeeze in a movie night to get those sweet, sweet deals!

The Grand Pier Park

Address: 500 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, United States

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3. Fly high at SkyWheel Panama City Beach

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It's National Plan Your Vacation Day! Did you know, you can use any SkyWheel PCB tickets within 1 year of the day you...

Posted by SkyWheel Panama City Beach on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

If you’re in town with family, especially kids, a visit to SkyWheel Panama City Beach should be in order. This tourist venue mainly features its 200-ft (67-yard) wheel named SkyWheel Observation Wheel, but it is a full entertainment center with other attractions like the 18-hole mini-golf course, ropes course, and zip line. The observation wheel features 30 gondolas that are climate-controlled. Each gondola accommodates six people, and the VIP gondola seats four. After you’ve experienced all the attractions at SkyWheel, make your to the Snack Shack for some grub and refreshments.

SkyWheel Panama City Beach

Address: 15700 L C Hilton Jr Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, United States

Website: SkyWheel Panama City Beach

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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4. Challenge yourself at Axe Throwing PCB

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Posted by AXE Throwing PCB on Friday, February 21, 2020

If you’re looking to do something unique, axe throwing may just be the one that surprises you. Axe Throwing PCB is one of the fun tourist attractions in town that your group will enjoy. Any age and skill level are welcome here, and you will be guided by an expert on how to properly throw your axe optimally. The establishment also offers packages for corporate events where you’ll have several dedicated lanes just for your team. Axe Throwing PCB promises you a fun team-building experience!

Axe Throwing PCB

Address: 525 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, United States

Website: Axe Throwing PCB

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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5. Bop to country music at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge-Panama City Beach

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Posted by Tootsie's Orchid Lounge Panama City Beach on Thursday, March 22, 2018

One of the best entertainment venues with a restaurant in Panama City Beach is Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge along Pier Park Drive. This well-loved hangout spot is known for its live country music and delicious grub. The bar and grill lounge is a great place to unwind with your friends and sing your socks off with their all-day live performances, frozen drinks, and a vibrant dance floor. Munch on good comfort food as you listen to head-bopping country songs at Tootsie’s.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge-Panama City Beach

Address: 700 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, United States

Website: Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge-Panama City Beach

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 12am; Thu - Sat: 11am - 2am

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6. Party at Club La Vela

Posted by Club La Vela on Thursday, 30 March 2017

Club La Vela is the largest nightclub in the country - thousands of people go there every night. This nightclub in Panama City Beach boasts an outdoor pool, bar, and stage area, a pub-style hang-out area, and a multi-level indoor club area that consists of a club room complete with DJ, a bar room that that features a live band and a VIP lounge. If clubbing isn’t your thing, don’t worry - Club La Vela has a room for everyone, no matter your style. And while you can go there during the day, it’s a whole different thing at night. Be sure to check their website for concert and event schedules. Another thing you should be aware of is the cover charge - it goes up the longer the later it is, so be sure to get there early!

Club La Vela

Address: 8813 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, Florida

Website: Club La Vela

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7. Go mini-golfing at Pirate's Island

Posted by Pirate's Island Adventure Golf of Panama City Beach on Thursday, 19 July 2012

Want to spend the night doing something simple? Would you believe that this place is part of the Panama City Beach nightlife? Go mini-golfing at Pirate’s Island. It is open until 10:00 pm every day, so you can enjoy their pirate skeletons and other pirate decor, all night long. It’s a truly unique course, full of bridges, waterfalls, rivers and more. Plus, you’re likely to enjoy the green - and by that I mean the landscape, because Pirate’s Island prides themselves on how much they value nature. So, get your crew together and go have a swashbuckling good time! (Okay, no more pirate puns…)

Pirate's Island Adventure Golf

Address: 9518 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10 am to 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm

Website: Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

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8. Catch a show at Spinnaker's

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Another popular nightclub hot spot, Spinnaker’s is well known for its outdoor live music events. Whether it’s bands, DJs, or their karaoke night, the crowd certainly gathers - and that’s not all. Inside, this Panama City Beach club for 18 and over has a rock arena and a “groove room” for club entertainment, and their Portside Bar with more live music. They also have their own beach bar, complete with a beach volleyball court and if you’re hungry, just grab some food from Spinnaker’s Paradise Grill.

Spinnaker Beach Club & Paradise Grill

Address: 8795 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm, Friday to Sunday: 11 am to 3.30 am

Website: Spinnaker Beach Club & Paradise Grill

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9. Have a drink at Harpoon Harry’s

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Our Island Chicken Sandwich is a delicious and refreshing meal that will have your mouth watering before and after you've finished it! It's just that good.

Posted by Harpoon Harry's on Friday, April 1, 2022

Harpoon Harry’s is an indoor-outdoor venue, right on the water. Its casual setting provides live entertainment, an arcade area that also has air hockey and billiards, and three different bars! On their menu is a wide variety of sandwiches and, of course, plenty of seafood. So go have a drink, play a round of pool, and listen to a great band play some music while you relax or dance on the deck.

Harpoon Harry’s

Address: 12627 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm, Friday & Saturday: 11 am to 2 am

Website: Harpoon Harry’s

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10. Experience the Tiki Bar at the Sandpiper Beacon Resort

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It's sunset season here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Our spacious back deck, or any of our rooms with a view are excellent places to catch these stunning views.

Posted by The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort on Monday, December 6, 2021

Raise a glass, it's FRIDAY! :D #TGIF #PCB #SandpiperBeacon #ReadyfortheWeekend

Posted by The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort on Friday, 28 October 2016

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be staying at the resort to check this place out. It’s open to the public, and, since the Sandpiper boasts a Tiki Bar right on the beach, you can just stroll right up. A cozy place surrounded by palm trees and hanging lights, it’s a great place to relax on the beach or enjoy some music. Depending on what time of year it is, the entertainment schedule varies, so be sure to check their website for more details.

Tiki Bar at the Sandpiper Beacon Resort

Address: 17403 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida

Website: Tiki Bar at the Sandpiper Beacon Resort

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11. Enjoy the sunset at Runaway Island

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PROTIP: Sunsets are just better at Runaway! : @kay.la_83

Posted by Runaway Island on Sunday, May 23, 2021

This place is so popular, they have their own song. (No joke - it’s written by Gene Mitchell and you can listen to it on their website.) They’re a bar and grill that specializes in seafood - and their Dream Pie has some rave reviews. Plus, this place is right on the beach, so you can enjoy your food and drink on their huge deck, just a few feet from the white sand! And if you prefer, their deck has stairs down to the beach, right by the water, so you can enjoy a perfect beach sunset and an evening under the stars. Before you turn to your vacation rental for the night, don’t let the day end without a visit to Runaway Island.

Runaway Island

Address: 14521 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, Florida

Website: Runaway Island

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12. Hang out at Rock’it Lanes

Posted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida on Monday, 31 October 2016

More fun things to do await! If you’re not feeling the club crowd but still want to have a drink in a fun atmosphere, Rock'it Lanes might be just up your alley (…see what I did, there?) It’s not just an epic bowling alley - the premises also includes a sports bar (with plenty of drinks and large TVs), a mega arcade with lots of games, several pool tables, and a rollerskating rink! Go with your friends or go with your family, try a little of everything, and have a good time.

Rock’it Lanes

Address: 513 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 2 am, Sunday: 11 am to 2 am

Website: Rock’it Lanes

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(Night)Life of the party

A Walk On The Pier
Source: Photo by Flickr user Jody Claborn used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Spring Break is calling! You don’t have to be a party animal to enjoy the nightlife in Panama City Beach - there’s so much to do. Pick a place to party or a place to relax. There are a number of Panama City clubs for 18 and over. Pick somewhere to hang out with your friends and chill or somewhere to dance until you drop. Or if you’re there for a while, try a little of everything - this beach town won’t disappoint. Book an Airbnb or a resort condo soon and get the party started in PCB!

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