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Best Bars in Bethany Beach

Top 5 Bars in Bethany Beach

Summer time in Bethany Beach means days in the sun and an ice-cold drink in your hand. Bethany Beach has several bars that are perfect for unwinding after a day on the beach or toasting to an evening out. These bars serve your favorite local libations and innovative cocktails you can’t get anywhere else. Day or night, there’s never a bad time to have a drink at one of the local bars in Bethany Beach.

Here are the top five bars in Bethany Beach, according to Yelp reviewers:

Bethany Boathouse

Bethany Boathouse has something for the whole family. This family-friendly restaurant has a play area for the kids and a full-service bar for the adults. Bethany Boathouse has an extensive cocktail menu, featuring flavorful fresh-fruit crushes, signature drinks, as well as wine and beer. With indoor and outdoor seating, you can truly embrace Bethany Beach’s laid-back vibe. This fun atmosphere is complemented by live entertainment that performs throughout the week, during the summer season. Stop by for the daily drink specials, including discounted cocktails and draft beers.

Signature drinks: The Boathouse Bloody Mary, Watermelon Wave and Seasonal Sangria

Bethany Boathouse

Off the Hook

Off the Hook is known for serving fresh seafood and farm-to-table fare from their cozy dining room. The intimate restaurant also has an expansive wine list and signature cocktails that diners love. With about 40 wines to choose from, with varietals including cabernet, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc and more, you can enjoy a perfectly-paired meal. If a handcrafted cocktail is more your thing, enjoy one of Off the Hook’s signature selections. The restaurant puts their personal spin on a number of classic cocktails. Sip on a margarita during Off the Hook’s Taco Night on Mondays.

Signature drinks: Dragonberry Basil Smash, Burnt Old Fashioned and Smoky “Hab” Margarita


Mango’s is a quintessential beach bar and restaurant in Bethany Beach. Conveniently located next to the Bethany Beach Bandstand, right off the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, Mango’s serves up fantastic drinks with an unbeatable view of the beach. While Mango’s has up plenty of cocktails, beers and wine, the bar is best known for the Mangorita. Mango’s signature mango margarita is a favorite among local and visitors alike. The bar is also famous for serving massive cocktails to share with friends. Mango’s has two bars, each serving happy hour in a casual drinking environment.

Signature drinks: Mangorita, Mango’s Jumbo Punch and Tiki Shooter

FINS Alehouse & Raw Bar

Part of the Fins Raw Bar family of restaurants, Fins Ale House and Raw Bar has happy hour specials that you won’t want to miss. Enjoy discounts on raw oysters, steamed seafood and more, along with Big Oyster Brewery beers, domestic beers, wine, cocktails and more. Fins’ wine list perfectly complement’s the restaurant’s seafood-forward menu, complete with red, white and sparkling varietals. While the restaurant does not have any signature cocktails, Fins is known for its oyster shooters. These shooters combine a raw oyster with a distilled spirit and cocktail sauce.

Oyster shooters: The Drunken Sailor, The Russian and The Casanova

99 Sea Level

Wine and dine while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at 99 Sea Level. The restaurant’s innovative menu of shared plates is perfect for toasting with one of their handcrafted cocktails. 99 Sea Level boasts an extensive list of wines, beer, vodka, rum, bourbon, scotch, gin, tequila and more. Sip a top-shelf spirit on the rocks, or have it mixed in with a classic or signature cocktail. The bar uses fresh fruit and herbs to craft their specialty tonics and syrups. Take a seat at the bar during their Low Tide Happy Hour and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail at a discounted price.

Signature drinks: The 99, Spanish Bee and Totem Tea

99 Sea Level Bethany Beach