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“Funky and cute” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Back Porch Bar

Back Porch Bar
132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
361-749-2800
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Ranked #25 of 73 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Kalamazoo
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Funky and cute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great place to grab a drink, chill out and watch the action (at the bar and on the water). Service not real quick, and we had to belly up to the bar to get waited on. ???Maybe shift change? Looks like it's a jumping place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Kerrville, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great fun and cigar friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What do you want? This place is great! The beer is cold and you have a great view. I can smoke my Davidoff's and not get a hard time. It's a bar and I will be back as soon as I can.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Driftwood, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Music, sea breeze, relaxation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Back Porch is a great place to have a drink outside and enjoy live music. Very casual atmosphere, so throw on flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt and you are good to go. Feels like it should be in a Jimmy Buffet song. It can get crowded so don't expect a romantic atmosphere; be prepared to get to know the people sitting next to you. Heard the place was just sold; hope they don't change it!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sun
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The essence of Port A”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Can't beat the Back Porch for lots of activity. Locals, tourists alike all flock to the this outdoor bar on the pier at the water's edge. Beer's cold, service is great & you can't beat the fresh air, live music and a dolphin or two swimming by. Doesn't get much better & always on my list when in Port A. Great new outdoor furniture this season too!

Only one question ~ since when does a beer brewed in Texas become an 'import'? Seems like a lot of places in town consider an in state brand to be an 'import' when it comes to pricing. Gotta admit it's worth the extra buck but 'import' come on...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yukon, OK
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Our Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Port A is definitely a world class drinking town. And our favorite place is the Back Porch. They have great music and any kind of drink you want. Next door is the Harbor Grill and it has the best fish sandwich on the island.

Visited October 2012
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