Delray Beach nightlife is as exciting as the host of daytime entertainment options around the city and on the coast. To find some of the best nightlife, head from the coast on Atlantic Avenue East, cross the bridge at the Intracoastal Waterway, and the music will find anyone looking for it. There are several popular bars and clubs beginning just a few blocks west of the bridge. Johnnie Browns is one of Delray Beach’s most popular haunts. With its neon lights and busy crowd, Johnnie Brown’s presents music throughout the week and live bands both Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Famous for their menu, patrons pair a heavy dose of music with the bar’s famous burgers, wings, and ribs. A range of other bars along Atlantic Avenue are great for both priming for later or all-night escapades. They feature a wide variety of music including reggae, swing, and dance. There are also several Irish pubs, a Brazilian hot-spot, and hip dance clubs.
Buddha Sky Bar abd Kevro Art Bar each offer a taste of live music, whether it's instrumental or DJs spinning decks. Boston's on the Beach is another local favorite on South Ocean Boulevard farther from the hustle of downtown. Boston’s sets the tone with nightly music including acoustic duos, a reggae night, and touring bands.
Delray Beach nightlife isn’t limited to downtown bars, though. The city offers a fine mix of cultural events, from art gallery openings to wine tastings and more. Gourmet restaurants provide an intimate spot for dinner and drinks while some of the more casual evening establishments are less hectic and lacking big crowds. Four times yearly, the city sponsors an event called Jazz on the Avenue. The special event features open house restaurant and bar specials, live entertainment, and art gallery exhibitions between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.