Comfort Suites Downtown
42 San Marco Avenue
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-2292
Fax: (904) 584-0004
Bars & Cafes
This yellow, two-story pub with wide verandah and lots of plants is located near the city gates. The deli and pub offer a variety of basic sandwiches including smoked turkey, pastrami, corned beef, ham and cheese and roast beef ($5). Salads include tuna, chicken breast, house. Ann O'Malley's houses domestic and imported bottled beers, plus wine and soft drinks are available.
With beers, burgers, and typical grill food, Cruisers is a fixture on historic St George St that caters to locals and tourists alike. A stop here in the afternoon makes a good lunch break, and a cocktail at the end of a day's sightseeing is enjoyable as well, with live music some evenings to provide some local color.
The Monk's Vineyard appears as if this could've been Ernest Hemingway's favorite spot. There are plenty of different libations as well as a good mix of entertaining locals. As the name suggests, this establishment specializes primarily in wine, however there is plenty of different brews available as well. Despite all else, the owner is known for his 'Pirate Grog' (a hot toddy type of drink), and he has been happily serving it to patrons for more than 40 years and hopefully he continues to do so for another 40.
Southern Living Magazine listed Prince of Wales as one of the top 8 places to visit in the historic district. This little pub is sure to impress with its british food and unique design. The pub has seating for 42 indoors and on the porch. They are open Thursday 12-7 p.m., Friday 12-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m.. Sunday 12-7 p.m. and Monday 12-7 p.m.
Barley Republic's is an Irish gastropub that features a large alfresco patio always filled with happy patrons. The fantastic beer list features 60 carefully picked brews from all over the world and if you can’t decide on just one, try the beer cocktail, which is a pairing of beers with complimentary flavors. This public house also has a full menu filled with traditional Irish dishes, a couple of the favorites include the shepherd’s pie, made with whole chunks of roasted lamb or the Guinness-braised beef ribs.
This modest but cozy little bar takes full advantage of the adjoining courtyard as a venue for local performers. Most evenings and even afternoons feature local rock bands or individual musicians livening up the joint. The atmosphere her is one of local patronage despite its location in the tourist district and coming here may afford a chance to mingle with the natives.
As the name implies, this jazz bar specializes in one indulgence above all others: cigars. The cigars are as close to Cuban delights as one can find in the US (though the offerings are mostly Honduran or Dominican), so those looking for Cohibas might be disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed and mellow, but can be lively depending on the weather, time and the act on stage. Again, as the name implies, jazz is the main musical course here, but sometimes different sounds or the occasional DJ make their appearance.
Just like Scarlett O'Hara, the Gone With The Wind heroine, this feisty-and-fun restaurant is a Southern favorite. You can dine in the spirit of Southern hospitality upstairs in the piano room or on the outdoor porch. Located near all the city's shopping and sightseeing, the restaurant offers live entertainment nightly and a happy hour from Monday through Friday. A children's menu is available. You may want to try Mammy's Homemade Chilli or Tara's Garden Salad. There is also a good selection of sandwiches.
This coffeehouse, located at the corner of St George and Hypolita streets, is located in a gorgeous 18th century house. Serving and array of desserts, sandwiches, and snacks, this makes a very nice stopping point on a tourist sojourn through old St Augustine.
This lovely bar on Avenida Menendez just a few steps from the old fort features a full selection of drinks but also has a comprehensive kitchen with special emphasis on lunch and brunch. The menu is heavy on bar standards like chicken, salads, and burgers, but also features some fresh-caught seafood and the occasional distinguished special.
A great place for breakfast, this European style cafe and bakery specializes in Southern style breakfast plates, bakery items, fresh salads, and gourmet sandwiches, as well as hot lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner.
Located in the historic Casablanca Inn, Tini Martini Bar is an intimate space that recalls scenes of Rick's Place in that movie named just like the hotel. The martini's are excellent and since they leave you with the shaker, it's basically a two-for-one night every night. The bar provides live jazz, blues and some of St. Augustine's finest local musicians to entertain audiences with creative renditions of classic covers. Even if you aren't a guest at the inn, you still can visit to enjoy the alfresco arrangement which lets you soak in views of the Matanzas River while you listen to sounds under the palm trees.