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

Cinco de Mayo

301 E. Bay St.

Everday: 11 a.m. –10 p.m.

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.

Indochine

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.

LIVE Bar

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 Tequila

19 N. Ocean St.

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

Ocean Street Tacos

15 N. Ocean St.

Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 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.

Underbelly

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.

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

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.

Parking

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.

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Hey night owls -- here's what's going down in #TheElbow this weekend ⚡ 

Thurs. 7/18
🌙 @underbellyjax: The Entreprenudist Podcast Presents "The Liquidity Event"
🌙 @justicepub: Music Bingo
🌙 @myth.nightclub: Electronic Thursdays Presents @dirtysnatcha

Fri. 7/19:
🌙 @thejessiejax: @movingthemargins Presents "Art Therapy," curated by @igive4life
🌙 @oceanstreettacosandtequila: Cosplay Karaoke
🌙 @oceanstreettacosandtequila: @rinseandrepeatrecords
🌙 @underbellyjax: @phutureprimitive

Sat. 7/20
🌙 @underbellyjax: Medal Militia, Maiden Mania, Highway to Hells Bells

Sun. 7/21
🌙 @hardwicksbar: Tropical de Noche
🌙  @underbellyjax: Good Grief Comedy Special with @jenn_weeks

Find dinner and drinks plans at dtjax.com/theelbow 🥃 

📸: @lindasmelnick
To the night crawlers -- here's to your weekend in #TheElbow!

Your event list includes:

Thurs. 7/11 
⚡ Boogie & Bev Nights at @rubybeachbrewing
⚡ Untold Stories – Summer at @thefloridatheatre
⚡ Music Bingo at @thejusticepub
⚡ Manic Focus at @myth.element
⚡ @sexblood.band, @livernoismusic, @humanfactorslab, and DJ Christina Zombie at @underbellyjax
 Fri. 7/12 
⚡ Breed, @losingdaylightband, @theinfinitycinema at @underbellyjax
Sat. 7/13 
⚡ @thefloridatheatre: Throwback 90’s Night
⚡ @oceanstreettacosandtequila: NXT Latin House Night
⚡ @underbellyjax: Cartoon Rave
Sun. 7/14 
⚡ @underwire.collective Launch Party at @hardwicksbar

Have the night out of your dreams with a little help from dtjax.com/theelbow 🌙 

📸: @badbadnerves

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