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

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.

Burrito Gallery Downtown

21 E. Adams St.

Monday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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.

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.

Wildkat Records Bar & Grill

119 E. Bay St.

Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Walk to These 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.

Mathers Social Gathering

120 E. Forsyth St.

This project includes the historic renovation of 120 E Forsyth and adding Mathers Social Gathering as the tenant on the second floor.

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 This Monthly Recurring Event

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 44,000 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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Lunchtime magic in #TheElbowJax ✨🍲

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Featured here, the Buddha Bowl is the perfect fusion of sautéed quinoa, barley, bok choy, avocado, carrot, cabbage, chia seeds, miso-soy vinaigrette, and hoisin.🥬🥕

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📸: @jaxfooddiaries, Circa 2019
The weekend is almost here in #TheElbowJax! ✨🥂

If you’re in need of plans for your next night out, explore all of the nightlife fun in #TheElbowJax. With numerous bars, restaurants and music venues, there’s much to add to your night-out checklist!

Visit to check out our latest blog for an insider’s guide to some of the best places to hit up for a night out in #DTJax!

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Sunset sips in #TheElbowJax! ☀️🍸

The @cowfordchophouse rooftop bar offers enchanting views of #DTJax! From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy happy hour specials and unwind with delightful signature drinks all week long!

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Happy Taco Tuesday! 🌮✨

Craving a fantastic spot to savor this delicious day? Explore these amazing taco spots in The Elbow:

⭐️@burritogallery | 21 E. Adams St.
⭐️@oceanstreettacos | 15 N. Ocean St.

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Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃💫

As you spend time with family and friends, explore the vibrant nightlife in #TheElbowJax! Dive into these exciting events:

✨Nov. 24: Resurgence Goth Night at @underbellyjax
✨Nov. 25: Croce Plays Croce at @floridatheatre
✨Nov. 25: Julian Jordan at @myth.element
✨Nov. 26: Taylor Swift Laser Party at @floridatheatre
✨Nov. 26: Robert Jon & The Wreck at @underbellyjax
✨Nov. 26: Network & Chill at @thejusticepub
+So much more!

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📸: @spliffsgastropub
Game day vibes are in full swing! 🏈🐆

Join us tomorrow in #TheElbowJax before heading to cheer on the @jaguars! Pictured here, stop by @rubybeachbrewing to soak up that game day spirit before kick-off. 🍻⚡️

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