The Elbow: Downtown’s Nightlife District

Welcome to The Elbow — a collection of more than 20 bars, restaurants and performance venues centered around the historic Florida Theatre in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. There is something for everyone in The Elbow, whether you’re looking to unwind at happy hour, watch the big game, celebrate a special occasion, or dance yourself silly. See what’s in store and raise a glass to your next night out in #DTJax!

Please drink responsibly.

Experience The Elbow

Bay Street Sports Grille

119 E. Bay St.

Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Bold City Downtown

109 E. Bay St.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 3-8 p.m.
Friday: 3-10 p.m.
Saturday: 1-10 p.m.
Sunday: 12-5 p.m.

Casa Dora Italian

108 E. Forsyth St.

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4–9:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Cowford Chophouse

101 E. Bay St.

Monday & Sunday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 4-10 p.m.

Dos Gatos

123 E. Forsyth St.

Saturday-Thursday: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Element Bistro + Bar

335 E. Bay St.

Wednesday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Florida Theatre

128 E. Forsyth St.

Open for ticketed shows.

Hardwicks Bar

100 E. Adams St.

Monday-Friday: 4 p.m.  – 2 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.


21 E. Adams St.

Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Island Girl Cigar Bar

11 N. Ocean St.

Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Justice Pub

315 E. Bay St .

Tuesday: 4 p.m-9 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.- 2 a.m.


331 E. Bay St.

Monday: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Morton's The Steakhouse

225 E. Costline Dr.

Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 5 – 10 p.m.

Myth Nightclub

333 E. Bay St.

Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Ocean Street Tacos

15 N. Ocean St.

Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Ocean Street Tequila

19 N. Ocean St.

Monday through Sunday, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Ruby Beach Brewing

228 E. Forsyth St.

Monday-Thursday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

SHOR Seafood Grill & Tavern

225 E. Coastline Dr.

Monday-Sunday: 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.

Spliff's Gastropub

100 E. Forsyth St.

Monday-Sunday: 11-1 a.m.

Super Food and Brew

11 E. Forsyth St.

Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


113 E. Bay St.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Walk to These Nearby Nighttime Venues

Coming Soon to The Elbow

Decca Live

323 E. Bay St.

This project includes the redevelopment of a historic two-story building located in Downtown’s City Center. Upon completion, the space will operate as a live music entertainment venue dubbed Decca Live and will include a rooftop bar.

Cinco de Mayo

301 E. Bay St.

This project revitalized the former Olio space at 301 E. Bay St. and is now Cinco de Mayo’s ninth location. The Cinco de Mayo Downtown location is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Waypoint Liquors & Pub

333 E. Bay St.

Waypoint Liquors & Pub will occupy 4,800 square feet on the first floor of 333 E. Bay Street and serve as a pub space and package store. The pub and package store will have separate entrances which allows the package store to operate hours that are independent of the pub operations.

Experience The Elbow During The Monthly First Wednesday Art Walk Event After Dark

Getting Around


Scooters are available from BIRD & LIME, and can be rented between 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. at 37 designated scooter corrals in the Central Core, Sports & Entertainment District and parts of LaVilla. For a map of locations, pricing and more, visit the Downtown Investment Authority’s website.


Downtown Jacksonville has more than 48,000 public parking spaces, which include garage parking, metered street parking and peripheral parking. While you may not always be able park directly in front of your destination, you should almost always be able to find parking within a short walk.

Other Transportation Options

Tour The Elbow

AdLib Tours

“Top to Bottom”

Art Bikes Jax

Guided E Bike Tours

Explore Jax Core

“Black Heritage Tour”

Go Tuk'n

“City + Drinking Experience”

Pedal Pub

“The Heart of DT”

St Johns River Taxi

Concert & Special Events Transport

Cre8Jax Videos

A Night Out in The Elbow

Florida Theatre 2023 Renovations 

Hardwicks – The Elbow’s Newest Bar

Reels were created by Toni Smailagic, Cre8Jax, in partnership with DTJax.

Follow us on Instagram @TheElbowJax #TheElbowJax

We can count on @cowfordchophouse to take it up a notch at every meal 🍸

Our weekend plans: drinks at the bar and app’s on the rooftop. Expand your horizons in the Nightlife District -- You’ll never go back to your old ways 🌃

Make your weekend plans with help from⚡

📸: @904happyhour
Sunday plans? When brunch calls, we pick up 🍳🥓

Check out @superfoodandbrew's new breakfast menu -- And enjoy bottomless mimosas while you're at it🥂

Find weekend plans, music venues and more: ⚡
Mark your calendars. Fuel up with tacos, dance out to house music 🎶🌀

Every third Saturday in #TheElbowJax, you'll find @rinseandrepeatrecords at @oceanstreettacosandtequila spinning groovy music all night long. Find them next time on April 20th ⚡💿

Catch a vibe in the Nightlife District + learn more at ⭐

📸: @brandilafleur
Who has the best Espresso Martini recipe in #TheElbowJax? 🍸

Meet us tonight in #DTJax for Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC 🌊

Afterwards, warm up in The Elbow with your cocktail of choice and a show at any of our late-night venues.

Tonight's lineup includes:
@taylorrobertsguitarist & @jonathandotsonguitarist at @underbellyjax & @airsupplymusic at the @floridatheatre 🎶🎸

Find your nightly agenda: ⚡

📸: @dosgatosjax
Weekends at @myth.element always look a little something like this 🌀

Have some fun this weekend with events in the urban core including:
📍 @myth.element:
⚡ 3/15: Mythology 101
⚡ 3/16: St. Patrick's Day Celebration
⚡ 3/17: St. Patrick's Day Celebration | Underground Disco Takeover
⚡ 3/15: Get The Led Out
⚡ 3/16: @kountrywayne
⚡ 3/17: The Cancelled Podcast with @tanamongeau and @brookeschofield
⚡ 3/16: @gougeawayfl with Zeta & @dragpattern
⚡ 3/15: @theokultofficial, @fallinginplaceofficial, @solidrighthookband & @minor_influence_official

Get funky in #TheElbowJax and find more events at 🎶

📸: @briren21

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