The greatest perk of living by the Sparkling City by the Sea is the endless amounts of waterfront restaurants with the best views. If you find yourself needing a reminder about why living on the coast is so great, stop by one of these eight restaurants serving up great drinks with a side of beautiful water views.
A local favorite located on the Marina T-Heads in downtown Corpus Christi, Harrison’s Landing is a floating restaurant, bar and gift shop! Check out it’s daily drink specials such as Tea Party Thursdays with $6 Long Island and Long Beach Teas or Sunday Funday with $15 Mimosa and Bloody Mary Carafes. 108 Peoples Street T-Head
Trout Street Bar and Grill
Crowned the Margarita Madness Champion of 2022, Trout Street Bar and Grill in Port Aransas has been serving fresh seafood, amazing views and a vibrant atmosphere since 1996. Sip the award-winning hibiscus basil margarita with beautiful waterfront views to pair. 104 W. Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, TX
With a growing bourbon and craft beer collection and daily drink specials such as Wine Wednesdays and Margarita Saturdays, if you find yourself in Aransas Pass, a visit to Coasters is a must. Stop by after a day on the water and have them Cook Your Catch while enjoying a drink right on Conn Brown Harbor. 320 Huff St., Aransas Pass, TX
Boasting the best views in Port Aransas, Grumbles sits on Fisherman’s Wharf and is committed to top-notch food, drinks and service. Try the Big Southern, made with fresh grapefruit, lime, Herradura Silver Tequila and Topo Chico, while you watch the boats come in off the water. 850 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX
Known for its expansive pier and one of the best local spots for fish n’ chips, don’t miss the opportunity for a waterfront cocktail moment at Snoopy’s Pier. Try the El Jefe Margarita with Patron Silver, orange liqueur and sweet and sour or the Marker 37 Berry Buster with Bacardi Dragon Berry, Gimlet and cranberry juice over muddled berries. 13313 S. Padre Island Dr.
Elizabeth’s at the Art Museum
The next time you visit the Art Museum of South Texas, consider splitting a 1/2 priced bottle of wine (on Fridays from 5 – 6 p.m.) with a friend or sipping on a cocktail while gazing into the expansive Corpus Christi Bay at Elizabeth’s. The atmosphere is as unmatched as its curated cocktail menu that includes the Holly Golightly with Grey Goose, Suze, yaupon tea honey and lemon or the Sangria of the Season with pinot grigio, pear-apple brandy, mint and seasonal fresh fruit. You can also browse the expansive list of Californian, Spanish, Italian and French wines. 1902 N Shoreline Blvd
The Lookout at Bluff’s Landing
The Lookout is your destination for fine dining on the Laguna Madre. The cocktails are just as impressive as its fresh seafood fare, so next time you are there check out happy hour specials for 50% off appetizers and $2 off seasonal cocktails such as the Sea Breeze with Citadelle Gin, St. Germain, Framboise Lambic and Lemon or The Bay Jewel with Blanco Tequila, Giffard Passion Fruit Liqueur, Aperol, Lime and Agave Nectar.
Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill
Enjoy Aransas Bay and Wildlife Preserve waterfront views from the panoramic indoor dining room or dockside area at Paradise Key in Rockport. Arrive by boat (or car) and enjoy a Dosarita, Mai Tai or Paradise Punch on the patio after a day on the water. 165 Cove Hbr N, Rockport, TX