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“Great place for drinks!”
Review of Back Porch Bar

Back Porch Bar
Ranked #33 of 79 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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 because it was a Monday. The bartender was super nice! We got our drinks very quickly and sat down at one of the tables. The mixed drinks were delicious and the view was awesome! You're right there with the boats and it was just relaxing. No food, but great drinks. So if you want to grab a drink and kick back, this is the place to be!

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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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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.

There's no food, but the views are awesome and the beer was cold! As far as the waitstaff goes, we really enjoyed our waitress. I can imagine it's a lot more hectic during high season, but keep in mind...you're on island time! Just relax and if you're going to be drinking a lot, I'm pretty sure they've got buckets with ice! The band was a lot of fun and I will definitely be going back!

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1  Thank WineBooksWanderlust
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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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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 Porch many times and it's always the same story about service ... "Island Time " for sure ... I'll always go back 'cause they have great live music and they stay open late ... go with friends and have a great time ... just remind the girls that good service gets good tips!!! ... No problema

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2  Thank sinbad5520
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