Doing a little day drinking is the perfect excuse to get outside, call up a few friends and kick back with a cold drink in hand. Check out these fun spots around Corpus Christi that are perfect for day drinking.

Bar Under the Sun (BUS)

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Your idea of a relaxing afternoon sipping on something strong probably doesn’t include a bus station, but you will want to pull over and make a stop here. Bar Under the Sun (BUS) is a unique patio-style bar located in the former Greyhound bus station in Downtown Corpus Christi. Open during lunch and dinner hours, you can get your evening started early with a signature cocktail and some food from one of the local food trucks that regularly makes stops here. However, the best part may not even be the food and drink. Bar Under The Sun (BUS) is also pet-friendly, which means you can bring  your furry friends along with you to enjoy the day!

Boathouse Bar & Grill

With the word “Boathouse” in the name, you know you’re getting a spectacular view while you enjoy the company of your family and friends over some drinks. The Boathouse Bar & Grill is located right on the Gulf of Mexico and is perfect for the sports fan in your group. With waterfront, outdoor and indoor seating and four bars full of HDTVs, you can immerse yourself in a fun and friendly atmosphere and let your worries slip away. Stop by on the weekend for live entertainment and a full Sunday brunch with Bloody Marys and Mimosas, or any day during the week for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm.

Harrison’s Landing -Tavern on the Bay

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If you like being in the middle of all the action, this is the place you want to be. Harrison’s Landing - Tavern on the Bay is located right on the water in the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi and offers everything you could ever want from a day drinking location. With plenty of shaded outdoor dining at the tiki bar on the floating deck, it boasts a picturesque view that will make your Instagram followers green with envy. Tavern on the Bay is within walking distance of several hotels and shopping as well, making it the perfect launchpad for day drinking, sailing and exploring all that Corpus Christi has to offer.

Brewery in Port Aransas

Day drinking isn’t just for wine and cocktails. If a good beer is more your speed, you’ll love the Brewery in Port Aransas! It’s the perfect combination of sports bar, restaurant and casual hangout where all of your friends can gather to kick back and relax. With more than 10 big screen HDTVs, rustic interior design and famous hot chicken wings from the pub style kitchen, you’ll feel like a full-blown Texan in no time. The Brewery in Port Aransas offers outdoor seating so that you can take in the warm and sunny afternoons and hear the tales of the local fishermen that are the inspiration behind this unique Corpus Christi spot.

The Post at Lamar Park


Day drinking is fun and relaxing, but day drinking while eating tasty food will take your afternoon to the next level. The Post at Lamar Park is the perfect spot for both creative hand-crafted cocktails and delicious small plates to satisfy those cravings. Named for the building’s history as a post office, this gastropub features pre-prohibition era drinks and seasonal pairings tasty enough to leave you wanting more, yet small enough so that you can sample everything created by executive chef, Roberto Flores Jr. Bring the kids along if you’re out on the weekends for Sunday Brunch before you dive into exploring Corpus Christi.

If you’re looking for a laid-back approach to experiencing Corpus Christi and its local culture, day drinking is the way to go. Many of these fantastic locations have a rich history that comes alive through hand-crafted drinks, atmosphere and delectable food. From cozy patios to floating bars on the Gulf of Mexico, this is what vacation is all about. To start planning your trip to Corpus Christi, head on over to!