Top 12 Things To Do At Night In Galveston - Updated 2024

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Situated just off Texas’ beautiful Gulf Coast, the historic island of Galveston is filled with huge mansions, Victorian churches, world-class museums, refreshing eateries by the sea, and loads of exciting things to do. It also has a range of great accommodations, from budget hotels to beach resorts. The 32-mi (51-km) stretch of beaches offer fun-filled activities for all kinds of travellers, so you’ll surely never get bored. From frolicking with your family at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier to practising golf swings with friends at Tin Cup’s Caddy Shack, the fascinating sites and attractions of Galveston will surely excite you. Here is a list of top things to do at night in Galveston that will let you experience the best of the Gulf Coast nightlife.

1. Explore some paranormal locations with Al's Authentic Paranormal Excursion Tour (from USD 15.0)

One of the many fun things to do in Galveston at night is to walk around places known for paranormal activity. Al’s Authentic Paranormal Excursion Tour allows you to get to know Galveston’s various paranormal activities and stories. For an hour and 25 minutes, the tour will take you through Old Galveston as the tour guide provides firsthand accounts of paranormal experiences around town throughout its history. You’ll also be learning some interesting facts about the places you’ll visit!

They will also give tips on the best places to eat, drink, and explore in Galveston.

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Galveston Small-Group Paranormal Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

155 reviews

2. Learn about the city's sordid past with Galveston Red Light District Tour (from USD 25.0)

Galveston Red Light District Tour offers visitors a chance to learn about Galveston’s sordid past and the stories of the various mobsters, brothels, and bootleggers who make up this colorful past. The tour begins in the Red Light District and you’ll be taken to what was once the Oleander Hotel where African-American travelers once stayed. Another stop would be Maceo Spice & Import Company where some bootlegged wine and spirits were once made.

The tour guides will provide so much information and context to the various locations you’ll be stopping by. This is all thanks to the extensive research conducted in order to make this tour becomes a reality.

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Galveston Small-Group Red Light District Walking Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

88 reviews

3. Sign up for a Galveston ghost tour (from USD 25.0)

If you love ghost stories and you want to learn a bit about Galveston on your trip here, sign up for a historic ghost tour. This 1.5-hour-long tour will take you to haunted houses, including 1859 Ashton Villa and Open Gates Conference Center. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will share stories about these stops and also give you a background on Galveston’s history.

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Galveston Historic Ghost Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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4. Drink and play golf at Tin Cup’s Caddy Shack

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Posted by Tin Cup's Caddyshack on Saturday, April 18, 2015

If you’re looking for a fun evening activity that doesn’t involve going to the movies, why not head to Tin Cup’s Caddy Shack instead? This driving range along Stewart Road also has a full-service bar on-site, so you can sit out on the open-air deck to enjoy a few drinks. Invite your friends along and practise a few swings!

Tin Cup’s Caddy Shack

Address: 9020 Stewart Rd, Galveston, TX 77554

Website: Tin Cup’s Caddy Shack

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat: 12pm - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 12am

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5. Have a fun night out at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston Pleasure Pier
Source: Photo by Flickr user Norma used under CC BY 2.0

You can’t visit Galveston and leave without spending an evening at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. This amusement park is perfect whether you’re going on a date, with your friends, or with family! Besides classic carousels, spinning teacups, and roller coasters, this attraction in Galveston also have thrilling rides, including the Texas Star Flyer, a 60-m (200-ft) swing.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Address: 2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550

Website: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 12pm - 9pm; Thu, Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

Price: From 19.99 USD

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6. Choose from a variety of tequilas at Tsunami

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Dinner at our place tonight! $6 Pizza from Yaga's & $7 Domestic Pitchers! Dine in only from 5 to 8pm

Posted by Tsunami on Monday, January 13, 2020

With over 45 different types of tequilas, 12 styles of margaritas and remarkable service, Tsunami Exotic Tequila Emporium is the go-to spot for all the drink enthusiasts in town. Located on the popular Strand district of Galveston, This Galveston night attraction offers lip-smacking appetizers, cosy vibes with pool tables and flat-screen TVs broadcasting the weekend games. Along with drinking down those tequila shots from the bar, make sure you check out their collection of 32 official Galveston Island Mardi Gras posters that are a perfect throwback to the island’s history and life in the 1980s.

Tsunami Exotic Tequila Emporium

Address: 2314 Strand St, Galveston Island, TX 77550

Website: Tsunami Exotic Tequila Emporium

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 2am

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7. Enjoy karaoke at Sound Bar

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New backdrop for the stage at Sound Bar!

Posted by Sound Bar on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Located in downtown Galveston, Soundbar is a great place if you love karaoke - especially since they offer over 125,000 karaoke songs. The shows go on late, and the performances at the spacious karaoke bar boast a lively and energetic atmosphere every night. The drinks here are reasonably priced and the bar also offers incredible drink specials.

Sound Bar

Address: 2411 Mechanic St Galveston, TX 77550

Website: Sound Bar

Opening hours: 4pm - 2am (daily)

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8. Try your luck at Escape the Island

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When your weekend needs a change of pace, make an escape.

Posted by Escape the Island on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Escape the Island is the perfect spot to go to if you are looking for a fun-filled adventure to enjoy in Galveston. With five challenging rooms, the live escape room lets you put away your cell phones and encourages you to spend some uninterrupted quality time with your friends and family. From getting stuck in an elevator to escaping a police raid in a historical Balinese nightclub, the games are perfectly designed to be worked out within an hour with sharp coordination and teamwork.

Escape the Island

Address: 910 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550

Website: Escape the Island

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 2pm - 10am (closed on Mon)

Price: From 20 USD

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9. Sip a drink at O'Malley's Stage Door

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The bar

Posted by O'Malleys Stage Door on Thursday, June 2, 2011

Located at a walking distance from the Grand 1894 and other major attractions in Galveston, this place has lured people from all over the world for over a decade now. As the island’s favourite gathering place for friends, O’ Malleys is a great place to experience Galveston’s nightlife. It features a hundred varieties of imported bottled beer and a delectable selection of pub food. The place also features unique decor and a comfortable atmosphere. The staff here is knowledgeable, and they provide exceptional service that will make you feel right at home.

O'Malley's Stage Door

Address: 2022 Post Office St, Galveston, TX 77550

Website: O'Malley’s Stage Door

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 2am

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10. Drink and dance at Bliss Lounge

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Bliss Lounge is Galveston’s only upscale dance club and restaurant, and it boasts energetic DJs and youthful crowd parties. Located on the Strand, Bliss Lounge includes DJs that play the best dance songs and old favourites that will make any partygoer burn up the dance floor. The dance club offers sidewalk seating, afternoon drink specials and an appetizing selection of gourmet pizzas, wings, quesadillas and sandwiches.

Bliss Lounge

Address: 2413 Strand St, Galveston 77550

Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 2am

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11. Watch a movie at Galveston PRIMETIME

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Get out of the rain this week and watch a NEW RELEASE in our newly renovated auditoriums! Tuesday ticket price is only $5.25!? #reclinerseats #NewRelease #thingstodoingalveston

Posted by Galveston Primetime on Monday, May 17, 2021

Located on Seawall Boulevard, Galveston PRIMETIME is the ideal place to visit in Galveston if you are looking to catch up on the latest movies. The cinema hall plays both 2D and 3D movies and offers online ticketing options, great reward programs, assistive listening services, and is ADA-compliant.


Address: 8902 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

Website: Galveston PRIMETIME

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12. Savour burgers and wings at The Spot

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Looking for the best seat in the house? Spoiler alert: It's all of them!

Posted by The Spot on Friday, June 18, 2021

Located on Seawall Boulevard, The Spot is Galveston’s premier beachfront dining and entertainment destination. With a unique theme and decor, this place offers relaxing vibes, breathtaking views and a mouthwatering selection of burgers, wings, seafood and beer. The restaurant includes multi-level beachfront patios, flat-screen HD TVs broadcasting the weekend games and a happy hour menu from 3 pm to 7 pm on weekdays.

The Spot

Address: 3204 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston Island,

Website: The Spot

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

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Discover Galveston's nightlife

From downing tequila shots at a local bar to catching late-night movies and enjoying thrilling amusement park rides, the above list of the best things to do at night in Galveston has something for everyone. Take your pick and get to know all that this charming island’s nightlife scene has to offer. Just be sure to secure your accommodations first and choose among the best family resorts if you’re still not sure where to stay.

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