About Us

Enjoy a Slice of Paradise

Just steps away from the beach, enjoy island vibes, live entertainment, an amazing menu and panoramic views of crystal blue waters. With the sand at your feet and the beach at your fingertips, grab a handcrafted cocktail and experience all we have to offer.

From signature island cocktails to Gulf coast & Caribbean inspired small plates, salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, specialty plates and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Casino Beach Bar & Grille is just one of the dining and entertainment concepts under the Balanced Brands Brand. The dream was to build the best beach hangout for locals and travelers alike to enjoy, which came to life in 2014.

If you’re looking for amazing modern coastal cuisine, experience the Drift difference and check out DRIFT which overlooks Casino Beach Bar & Grille.

The History of Casino Beach

Casino Beach is named after The Casino Resort that first opened its doors in the summer of 1931. It was one of the first tourist retreats on the island and flourished from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Thousands of visitors from all over the country came together to eat, drink, dance and fish from the Gulf Fishing Pier. Many events were hosted from this little location including fishing tournaments, beauty pageants, and boxing matches. It was even equipped with tennis courts, bath houses, a restaurant and bar. This beloved resort thrived until the late 1960’s, when it ultimately fell into disrepair and closed.

Although we have lost the old building of The Casino Resort, we have not lost it’s spirit. Pensacola’s Casino Beach is still home to many attractions and Casino Beach Bar & Grille is the prime location for many of them including the Blue Angels Air Show, which brought in a over 10,000 people in 2014 alone, and the New Year’s Eve Fireworks display held at the end of the Pensacola Gulf Fishing Pier. As the Casino Beach culture continues to evolve, we evolve with it in hopes of giving both tourists and locals the best beach experience possible.

Bringing Back a Piece of History

In honor of Pensacola Beach’s proud and rich history, it just felt right bringing back the Casino Beach name. Casino Beach Bar & Grille is one of three different dining and entertainment concepts under the Culture Focused Brands umbrella founded by entrepreneurs, Scott Zepp and Matt LaFon. Zepp and Lafon are true natives to the Gulf Coast area and have always shared an appreciation for Pensacola Beach and the culture that has been created on their favorite little island. Their dream was to build the best beach hangout for locals and travelers alike to enjoy. After finding the perfect location, Casino Beach Bar & Grille was born in June 2014.

From the beautiful panoramic views of the Gulf, to the warm and friendly smiles that greet every guest, Casino Beach Bar & Grille is all about customer experience. We offer signature island cocktails made from hand-squeezed fruit juices, quality coastal cuisine & delicious shareables. With our relaxed island vibe and unique location nestled at foot of the Pensacola Gulf Pier, Casino Beach Bar & Grille makes for the perfect beachfront hangout. Stop in and experience what it feels like to be on vacation everyday!