The Jacksonville Nightlife

There’s a ton to do in Jacksonville, and the nightlife here is no exception. Whether you’re looking for something from the party scene, or you want to kick back and relax a bit in a quieter setting, Jacksonville has it all. Even if you’re a longtime resident of our beautiful city, there’s always something new and fun to do.

The Night is Young - Let's GoWe’d be irresponsible if we forgot to mention the comedy clubs here. There are a bunch of them in the city and dozens more within a short drive of the city proper. The Comedy Zone, the Laugh Lounge, the Comedy Club of Jacksonville, the Uptown Experience, and more all offer the best when it comes to the quality of comedian that they bring in. The food’s pretty good, too! Come in for the laughter, and stay well into the evening hanging out with your friends, have a few drinks, and keep the fun going.

But there’s a lot more to do at night than go out to the Comedy Clubs. Jacksonville also has a number of premier nightclubs for the partier in you. Myth, Eclipse River Side, and InCahoots all have great reputations and are a ton of fun. These places are all about dancing, drinks, music, and friends—the recipe for a perfect night of fun and festivities. If you’ve been looking for a change of scenery, these are the places to hit up on your next night out.

For More Relaxing Evenings

A busy, loud night of fun is always appreciated, but sometimes you’ll want to tone it down a bit and chill for the night. If so, don’t worry, we can help you out here, too. There are a bunch of things to do that fit this description. Check out some of the more laidback clubs and bars where it’s not too crowded or loud.

Sometimes, a night away from the house in a quiet hotel room is all you need. The “staycation” has become a favorite, and Jacksonville’s a great place to stay. Instead of flying across the country, why not just get a hotel room for the night so you and your partner can relax, have a glass of wine, and forget about the busyness of life for a night? We have the standard Holiday Inns and Comfort Suites if you’re looking for a nice place at a good value, along with a few more high end choices to make your night away a little more special. Check out the Hyatt Place at St. Johns Town Center if you are looking for a night of pampering and relaxation.

Bring the Kids

There are a lot of activities for kids, too. While it’s not exactly the nightlife, it’s still a lot of fun to take the whole family out for a day of entertainment before you and your friends or spouse go out on the town. The Hands-on Children’s Museum, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Museum of Science and History, and Atlantic Beach are all awesome, kid-friendly locations. There are countless parks, a zoo, and more for the kids and family to take advantage of, too. They’re perfect for entertaining your little ones, and they’re definitely not too young for adults to enjoy, either.

That’s what Jacksonville is all about. Even if you live and work here, there’s always time to step away from that hustle and bustle for a few hours or a weekend and enjoy yourself. Your family, partner, and your friends will all be thankful that you did. And whether that means a night out on the town at the comedy clubs, a day at the zoo, or a quiet evening tasting local microbrews on a date, Jacksonville has got you covered.