Ocala is fast becoming the premier destination for fun. This quaint, yet bustling, city offers something for everyone and invites you to experience its best happy hour hot spots located in Downtown Ocala. Whether you’re a visitor or local, you won’t want to miss out on these unique and unforgettable spots. Let’s explore all the great options this city has to offer and discover why these hot spots are gaining so much attention in the heart of Ocala.

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Gain a new perspective of the Downtown Ocala Square at one of the best patio bars in town, Terrace on the Square. This bar is located on the top floor of the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Ocala and overlooks the heart of Downtown. The menu features a variety of unique cocktails and small plates.

If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, check out The Corkscrew. This wine bar is nestled between two very popular restaurants: The Lodge which offers over 100 beer options and a sports-bar atmosphere, and Stella’s Modern Pantry whose atmosphere is sleek and chic with an array of wines to choose from, both by the glass and bottle.

For a fun and festive atmosphere, head to Brick City Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar. This tasty spot is located on South Magnolia Avenue and serves up some of the best southern comfort food in town. The menu features all your favorites like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and pulled pork sandwiches. Don’t forget to try one of their signature cocktails or sip on the best Whiskey selection in town. Another spectacular restaurant to try out one of their 100+ wine selection while enjoying a delicious meal is Morevino located just north of the Downtown Ocala Gazebo.

If you’re looking for a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere, look no further than Bank Street Patio Bar‘s beautiful outdoor patio; Infinite Ale Works, a beloved local establishment known for its fantastic selection of award-winning, locally brewed beers and game room; or Big Hammock Brewery & Bites where you can grab ramen and a fresh, locally brewed craft beer.

Themed Bars

Interested in stepping into another world? Visit the Tipsy Skipper to be transported to a tiki hut in a tropical island or venture into Mutiny to be in the midst of pirates on the deep sea!

If you find yourself craving Spanish fare, you won’t want to miss out on Sayulita Taqueria or Cantina Tex-Mex. These delicious spots offer a variety of Mexican classics like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. But that’s not all, Sayulita also features a full bar with an extensive list of margaritas and Mexican beers. Cantina is more upscale, making it the perfect place for a date night, to listen to live music, or attend one of their events.

Dive Bars

Two other local favorites located on SW 1st Avenue are Molly Maguire’s, an Irish dive bar, and The Keep Downtown where they have a vast collection of wine and cigars, and their craft pizza or charcuterie boards will satisfy your late-night cravings.

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No matter what your happy hour preference is, Downtown Ocala has a spot for you. So, grab your friends and head to one of these fantastic happy hour hot spots or take an adventure to find a hidden speakeasy. No matter your selection, you won’t be disappointed.