There are plenty of things to do after dinner in Pensacola as the beach city has a pretty lively nightlife. Much of the partying is focused around the city centre area, especially around Seville Quarter and Palafox Street.

    If you're looking for a more family-friendly or romantic evening, Pensacola still has plenty to offer. There's certainly no shortage of quirky and unusual things to do after dinner in Pensacola. Here's our pick of the best that the city has to offer.

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    Seville Quarter

    A multifaceted gem of Pensacola's nightlife scene

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    The Seville Quarter is the place to go if you’re looking for excitement after the sun sets on Pensacola. The expansive venue offers 7 themed rooms for any kind of party you want, from casual cocktails to electrifying dance clubs to a swanky pool hall.

    Some of the more interesting options for Seville Quarter include live music in the courtyard under skylights, the World War I Aviator’s Pub with karaoke and live music, and the retro-style Dueling Piano Show in Rosie O’Grady’s.

    Location: 130 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502, USA

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 11 am to 12 am, Thursday–Saturday from 11 am to 1 am, Sunday from 6 pm to 3 am

    Phone: +1 850-434-6211

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    Palafox Street

    The cultural hub of Pensacola

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    A stroll down Palafox Street after dinner is a great option if you want to experience a little local culture and heritage along with some great shopping. The thoroughfare is known as the gateway to Pensacola and holds many retail shops and boutiques, casual and fine-dining restaurants, performance and live-music venues, art galleries, and cultural attractions.

    The art on Pelafox Street is amongst the best in the city, especially in the cooperative gallery Blue Morning Gallery. You can find local artwork and fine handcrafted goods for souvenirs.

    Location: S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502, USA

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    Escape on Palafox

    Exciting scenarios in a convenient location

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    Escape on Palafox is the area’s best escape room for an exciting and challenging night out. The escape room facility offers a few themed experiences for a different type of challenge.

    You can try your luck with the Museum Robbery, a challenge to find the thief of a rare and priceless piece of art, or It’s all WIRED!, a challenge to disarm a doomsday device for an intelligence agency. If you’re really brave, Haunted offers a chance to solve the mystery of a murdered woman, all while experiencing ghostly occurrences.

    Location: 28 1/2 Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502, USA

    Open: Wednesday from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Thursday from 5.30 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 9.30 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 850-466-5993

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    Painting with a Twist

    The twist is wine

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    Painting with a Twist is Pensacola’s version of a paint ‘n sip studio that offers a variety of painting events for a girls’ night out, date night, or artist instruction experience. You could also do a paint night with your pet and learn how to create a portrait of them with step-by-step instructions.

    One of the most exciting experiences at Painting with a Twist is the trivia night, which offers different themes for a little friendly competition.

    Location: 4771 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 2 pm to 9 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 850-471-1450

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    Vinyl Music Hall

    Pensacola's live entertainment hub

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    The Vinyl Music Hall is the place to go for live entertainment in Pensacola. The funky ballroom-style venue offers performances of just about any variety you could think of, including national and regional bands, comedy shows, and performing arts.

    Check the upcoming schedule to see what exciting acts are coming to the Vinyl Music Hall during your trip, or just take a chance and discover your new favourite band. Some of the acts featured have been Nirvanna, a tribute to Nirvana, and Justin Townes Earle.

    Location: 2 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502, USA

    Phone: +1 850-607-6758

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    Pensacola Beach

    Watch the sunset from the pier

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    Pensacola Beach is a small suburb of the main city, located on the barrier island of Santa Rosa, across Pensacola Bay. Small in size and mostly populated with hotels, it still makes for a good place to head after dinner.

    Pensacola Beach Boardwalk is the highlight of the nightlife offerings here. It features an amphitheatre as well as plenty of restaurants, shops, bars, and the beach, of course. Alternatively, take a stroll down Pensacola Beach Pier for great sunset views along the coast.

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    Dueling Piano Show

    A must-see entertainment experience

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    The Duelling Piano Show is one of the top entertainment experiences in Pensacola. Located in Rosie O’Grady’s in the historic Seville Quarter, the piano show features singers, showmen, and 4 of the most talented pianists in the area for a thrilling performance.

    The show runs several nights a week and offers food and cocktails, so you can have a night out with dinner and drinks. Whether you dine and drink or just go for the show, this is a must-see attraction during your trip to Pensacola.

    Location: Seville Quarter, 130 E Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502, USA

    Phone: +1 850-434-6211

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    Cordova Cigars

    Pensacola's premium cigar lounge

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    Cordova Cigars is Pensacola’s finest cigar lounge, with a walk-in humidor offering a massive selection of boutique and rare cigars and high-end tobacco products. You can use the smoking lounge to try out your selections and have a craft beer or wine to enhance the experience.

    Cordova Cigars is also a great place to find unique souvenirs to bring back home, especially if you have cigar or tobacco lovers in the family.

    Location: 6050 N 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 850-473-0080

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    Plaza de Luna

    A historically important place to watch the sunset

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    Plaza de Luna is a must-see attraction during a trip to Pensacola and is an especially good spot to watch the sunset. Located on South Palafox Street on the pier, the life-sized statue of Don Tristan de Luna features a fountain and historic markers to learn all about Pensacola’s history.

    Many people enjoy fishing off the pier or walking around the fountain to see the sights and the sunset over the water. You’ll find concessions nearby if you want a treat after dinner. During the day, children are welcome to cool off at the splash pad near the fountain.

    Location: 900 S Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502

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