Quality Inn Airport
1351 Airport Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: (904) 741-0094
Fax: (904) 741-3082
Bars & Cafes
Most of the time this place is like any other restaurant and serves its Jamaican variety of dishes. On weekends, however, it turns into a rocking nightclub. Fridays and Saturdays are fun with DJs playing groovy tunes or live bands performing. Their signature dishes happen to be Jerk Chicken & Fish, that are sizzling hot and of course spicy. Moreover, you'll feel comfortable with the warm customer service and the owner coming up and chopping it up with you.
Well, not exactly a place where you would want to spend an entire evening or take your date along, but for a quick trip this place sure works fine. And nothing musical, no panoramic view but Riverview Music Shed is totally non pretentious. A perfect place to go to for all of you who feel like letting your hair down without making too much fuss. A great place to kick off a bar hop. So have a drink a drink or three, and then another before you the next stop.
Taking over the reigns from a downtown favorite, London Bridge, Burro Bar is a buzzing live music bar. The owners of the immensely popular Burro Bags further increase their popularity through this excellently equipped space. Catch local as well as national touring acts perform in this intimate atmosphere. With a great selection of craft beers, Burro Bar is also popular with beer aficionados. See the website to learn more.
Jazz it up with breakfast or lunch at this charming downtown café in the Bank of America Tower. An in-house bakery adds mouthwatering aromas to the air. The café proudly displays posters and artwork relating to the city's annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival. For breakfast, choose from eggs and ham, bacon or sausage stuffed into a warm pita. For lunch, enjoy a varied menu, which includes low-fat, low-cholesterol choices like the baked breast of chicken sandwich, hummus, tabbouleh sandwiches and pasta primavera.
Underbelly is one of Jacksonville's leading live music venues. Perhaps most popular for its laid back vibe, Underbelly attracts a diverse crew of music lovers, with a bent that skews slightly hipster. There is a dance floor in front of the main stage if the music compels you to dance, and some couches nearby for when you need a rest between songs. Go with your buddies, grab some beers at the bar and get down at this Jacksonville favorite.
Situated at a prime Downtown location, Club TSI Discotheque is quite a chic venue for the nocturnal kinds who fancy a high-spirited night. The club provides a great nightlife by presenting patrons with great music, extended wine bars, a good dance floor, billiard tables and fog machine. TSI also has several nooks relax on when you and your friends want to party in a more intimate spot.
For a satisfying nightlife experience in Jacksonville, Mark's Downtown is a must. Although not particularly expansive, it is one of the most popular nightclubs in Downtown Jacksonville. Playing mostly hip hop and housing a spacious dance floor, this award-winning lounge is a good place for a night out with friends. Check the website for upcoming events and special days.
Rain Nightclub is a club in downtown Jacksonville, one of the many frequently visited clubs that is always full on a weekend with young and happening crowd. With a sleek styled decor, you can find DJ's spin electronica, house, hip-hop, R&B and Latin on any given night of the week. Down a few drinks and let the entertainment begin.
River City Brewing Company is the spot for great dining and dancing right on the St. Johns River. Boat slips are available on the riverfront. Rent a boat at one of the marinas and cruise right up to the dock, or just pull up a seat and watch boaters. The brewery features four handcrafted beers to go along with a diverse menu featuring plenty of seafood entrees, prime rib and steaks. The Sunday seafood buffet is also a popular option. Considering there is a wealth of hotels nearby, the restaurant is popular with tourists, and a good place for and afternoon business meeting.
Located on Prudential Drive on the south bank of the St Johns River, this 25-year-old restaurant exudes a classic Mediterranean atmosphere with intimate indoor or outdoor dining. Appetizers include beluga caviar, fresh scallops, or tender crab cakes. Between courses, a cooling sorbet is served and the restaurant features a number of showy tableside preparations including Caesar salads and steak Diane. Other selections include seafood, duckling, and even a vegetarian dish or two. It offers an impressive selection of 250 vintages and 30 varieties are available by the glass.
The International influence makes for a special touch in the American cuisine on offer at BB's Restaurant and Bar. To accompany the meals are a choice of over 50 wines from the restaurant's award-winning wine list. Check out the nightly dinner specials and on weekends, you can try out the Saturday brunch. In the dessert section, take your pick from old fashion coconut cake, Oreo mousse cake and French silk pie among a host of others. With its innovative cuisine and great ambiance, BB's has seen landmark success in the Southside area.
True to its name, Cozy Tea is a quiet place where you can relax and talk in length over steaming cups of tea. With delectable snacks and desserts to accompany the wide range of teas available, coming out to this eatery is a rather English experience. As this place is just across Five Points theater, you could pay a visit before or after a movie show. Pick a up sandwich or scone and catch up with your friends or just get lost in your thoughts at this tea room.