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Back Porch Bar

132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
+1 361-749-2800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“nachos” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“harbor grill” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Kick back atmosphere, bring your pet, enjoy your favorite cocktail, watch the fishing boats come in with their catch, order food next door, bands play on weekends. Great place. Thanks

Thank 243bradk
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We love this place. I'm so glad that it's open again. It's a nice place to relax with a beautiful view. We met a lot of friendly people and always feel right at home. It's pet friendly too!

Thank SanAntonio2110
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Like many, it's my personal tradition to stop here for a drink immediately when arriving on the island. It survived hurricane Harvey and they treated me like family when I was there recently, working with FEMA. The fresh seafood next door is served basket-style and...More

Thank 261mikejackson
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Called ahead and lady said band starts at 9. Cool, No problem We were going to eat and drink anyway, so an hour was no problem to kill. Well we arrived at door and the lady was really rude and said It's 20 bucks to...More

4  Thank addison1970
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We met some friends who were also in town on vacation on a Sunday night.Laid back bar with cold beverages where you can watch the boats come in. Relaxing, no pressure place. They closed at 11pm onSunday so keep that in mind. If you want...More

Thank rawilke
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this bar while searching for a bite to eat,.. we loved it, very friendly staff and live bands on certain days! Will come back here when we go visit Port A again!

Thank jessica d
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Fast service, cold beer, good cocktails, and fun people. More of a local crowd with a charter boat and private yacht marina adjacent so there is always a lot going on. Adjacent the Harbor Grill so food is available.

Thank Delashmutt
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great place to have a beer while listening to some good live music. Grab a burger and fries from next door, you won't be disappointed!

Thank GunnerMorris
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The Back Porch Bar is one of the coolest hangouts in Port Aransas. It is on the ship channel side and definitely where the locals like to enjoy some live music.

Thank Christie I
Reviewed 30 May 2017

like many of the reviews here... i echo them... We saw a live band...had a few drinks and enjoyed some great nachos from the lil walk up window next door.... all in all... a great night...

Thank Chris D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, View
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: +1 361-749-2800
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