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Back Porch Bar

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132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
361-749-2800
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice and Relaxed

We stopped at this place twice after discovering it after a parasailing trip. The bartender was super friendly and made one of the best pina coladas I've ever had. I usually don't like them because they are too sweet... This one was perfect! The restaurant next door also serves food to the bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Ashton M
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Lubbock, Texas
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  • Bar scene
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Lubbock, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stopped at this place twice after discovering it after a parasailing trip. The bartender was super friendly and made one of the best pina coladas I've ever had. I usually don't like them because they are too sweet... This one was perfect! The restaurant next door also serves food to the bar, which is an added bonus. Nice chill... More 

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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The Back Porch Bar is an open air bar right on the water, serving cold beverages and good music. It does not serve food at all, though you can bring in take out food from Harbor Lights next door. We had attentive and friendly service from bartender Kimberly and bar back Boston John. The Back Porch had just opened for... More 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Went here for Sunday brunch and had called ahead for a reservation. They told us 12:30pm and when we got there had to sit at the bar for 45 mins. for a table. Were told "the kitchen is backed up". Had to wait a long time for our meal as well. They need to hire more help. Only a few... More 

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League City, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Kimberley was fabulous the entire weekend! We visited her often and she always had a smile and our drinks waiting! Thank you for making the trip so fun!

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Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Really neat venue, the Texas Country nearly put us to sleep. Our waitress was too busy , rude, grumpy, drinks were weak, too expensive, really slow service, I say skip this place

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What more could you want? On the water, great drink prices, fun wait staff and door crew. The band was amazing and the crowd was equally into having a good time. My mom, granny and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great band and cool venue, one of the hot spots on the island. Near several other good local eateries and this is a place people would congregate to after dinner!

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Austin, TX / Las Vegas, NV
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We found this place while looking for something other than the usual norm that we always go to. I'm glad we did! It was the mid-afternoon and the weather was beautiful. We walked in and were greeted immediately by the only employee working/bartender. The place only had about 6 customers at the time, so it was pretty slow, but probably... More 

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Refugio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Year in and Year out The Back Porch is the Bar you want to be at. It is located on the water front over looking all the action of the boats. It also has the Best live music on the Island. Their is not another Bar on the Island that can compete . It is the place to be.

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Midland, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We went the day before the Back Porch closed for the season (one day shy of Turkey Bowling...gaaaaahhh!). It was also the weekend after Thanksgiving, which happened to be right after the first nasty cold front of the year, so it was a little chilly. However, we camped out under one of the propane heaters and just sipped our beers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: 361-749-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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