Sand and Sips at The Sand Bar

Sand and Sips at The Sand Bar

Port A’s newest hangout spot, The Sand Bar, offers refreshing cocktails and atmosphere

A drink at The Sand Bar in Port Aransas, Texas.

Photography by Levi Guzman

Port Aransas is one of the most popular beachfront destinations in Texas, and joining that coastal landscape is The Sand Bar, a beachy, casual bar that embodies the spirit of laid-back coastal living. Located just minutes from the beach, The Sand Bar is the perfect spot to grab a cold one before or after a day on the water. With its double-decker design and dog-friendly patio, The Sand Bar provides a unique spot to hang out day or night, for pre-dinner drinks or post-beach refreshments.

While some business ventures begin with a dream, owner Jerry Anderson just follows his instincts. “You can’t have a preconceived plan for a bar and make everyone in that location happy with your plan,” Anderson said. “You must adapt to where you are opening the bar and just give the people what they want.” The concept delivers a fun, clean bar where locals and tourists can sit back and enjoy a beverage.

drinks at The Sand Bar Port A

He was spot on in his assertion, as The Sand Bar has become a favorite hangout spot boasting live music, indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating, lawn games and a family/dog-friendly atmosphere of relaxation. Its impressive drink menu and weekly specials keep the locals coming back time and time again.

The traditional frozen margarita made with superior tequila is a crowd favorite, but that doesn’t stop the expert mixologists behind the bar from creating other exciting beverages. Whether you’re craving a refreshing mojito, a craft brew or something with a little more flair, they’re ready to serve up unique and flavorful drinks that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Next time you visit, try the Shark Bite, consisting of a strawberry frozen margarita and a Landshark lager tipped over into the glass.

Since opening in March of this year, the community response has prompted plans for a food truck or external kitchen, along with a shuffleboard and a golf tee game to enhance the experience. For now, visitors can count on weekly frozen drink specials and an unparalleled atmosphere.

Whether you seek a relaxing afternoon in the sun, an exciting evening of socializing or a vibrant night of entertainment, the Sandbar in Port Aransas is the place to be.

Looking for other places to enjoy a beverage? Here is a list of summer-inspired cocktails to enjoy.