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Back Porch Bar

132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
+1 361-749-2800
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“nachos” (2 reviews)
“outdoor bar” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
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Reviews (102)
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoyable music. Sometimes getting waited on for a drink is a task. The kitchen next door has great food & stays open thru most of the evening

1  Thank skgcdl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really good 8? piece band playing last Sat. Lot's of great songs but not much room for dancing. Really good seafood from place next door.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great view and great atmosphere. Had a great time dining along the water and the staff is great. Will go again for sure.

Thank Traci L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great water view, relaxing atmospere, dog friendly place. They have live music often and have not tried the food..

1  Thank L A
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere of this bar with the live music and being right on the water. Very laid back and relaxed. I also had a shrimp po boy and husband had the fried shrimp basket. We weren't disappointed.. 👍🏼 Not bad!

Thank Shana B
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The burgers are very good, especially if you have been fishing all day. Food is good and beer is cold

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I liked this place for decent prices and great view of the harbor. Very relaxing.... Nice to have live entertainment sometimes, too!

Thank 20queenie
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like the water, and being near boats, this is the best location in Port A to hang out. Great service and friendly staff too!

Thank JerryDiazHannasReef
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A low key outdoor bar. Bar is always busy. Service isn't great, but seems popular with locals. Can order nachos and things like that from the little stand next to it.

Thank Leanne L
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Been coming here for about 8 years durning our visit, but this will be last time. $5 cover at 8 and band didn't start till after 9 was too much for this island.

Thank Kurtis_Sampson
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
when does gary p. nuunplay ,what time does he play friday?
23 May 2016|
Response from rideaharly2014 |
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Do you have live music every Summer night?
2 August 2015|
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Response from TexasSkyPilot | Reviewed this property |
Always Thursday thru Saturday. Sometimes I have seen Wednesday entertainment posted to their website pabackporchbar
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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, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail