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Back Porch Bar

132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
361-749-2800
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Ranked #24 of 72 restaurants in Port Aransas
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is not a restaurant, but a bar that has great music. You can purchase good food next door, about 50 steps away. The music venue changes, but my husband and I have never been disappointed. Check the website for upcoming music. The atmosphere is awesome and you are right on the marina side.

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Kemah, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went to Port A a coupla weeks ago and dropped in for a few sun-downers ... we really enjoyed the music, but the staff was a little slow ... they need to add a coupla of more servers for better table service ... we moved to the bar and the service didn't improve ... I've been to the Back... More

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Yukon, OK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

You can't eat at the Back Porch but the Harbor Grill is next door and is great. The Back Porch is right on the water, cold beer, great service, and a great place to meet friends. We have made alot of new friends at the Back Porch. They have live music all the time with very talented artists. The down... More

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North Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We visited here for late night music and a few drinks. Thomas Michael Riley provided the music and it was great. This guy loves to have a good time and it shows in his music. I would definitely come back here.

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Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

SO MUCH FUN! This place is uplifting, fun, full of locals AND tourist and friendly to all. Please disregard the review that said that this bar was not "hot chick" friend. Many of my good looking super model girlfriends have been treated with more than superior service. Possibly, this reviewer had "Attitude" on her face because the women bartenders are... More

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Port Aransas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I live in Port Aransas, TX and frequent the Back Porch Bar with friends and clients. It is an open air facility on the warf next to the Harbor Grill. You can sit and enjoy a cold beverage with your friends, enjoy the view of the harbor boats and watch ships go through the ship channel. FRIENDLY people and staff... More

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