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Back Porch Bar

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American, Bar, Pub
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132 W Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4030
+1 361-749-2800
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Abilene, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Dallas TX
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Freeport, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Nice chill spot on the docks. The beer was cold and good music was playing- not a live band during the day but the music fit the place.

Thank Jody W
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Back Porch around 10:00 pm. It had a very relaxing atmosphere. We could've relaxed there all evening! However, the staff was extremely rude. I've worked in the food service industry and I understand the frustrations when you see a group of 9 people come in. Right away the bartender (young woman with blonde hair) asked for IDs.... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
El Campo, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Went a little early for a 9 pm show on Saturday night, and got the best seat in the house! Wait staff was great, beer was cold, even the other patrons were fun.

Thank BevKS
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Had a few beers here waiting for family to get back from sailing adventure with the "STRAY CAT" . Bartender was very friendly but like most places in PORT A there is no draft beers. Everything is in a bottle. Must be the altitude or humidity.

Thank PabloCruise99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff
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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?