Revel In The Nightlife
- for such a small town, Port A has lots of fun nightlife - someone told us that there are over 25 bars and 23 chuches and the locals are either partying or praying! A number of the bars have live music or karaoke, some have
outside patios, a few have games (pool, darts, shuffleboard), many have appetizers or bar type food, and all of them have a lively, friendly, and fun loving crowd. We enjoy Shorty's, Bernies next door, Lovett's, the Gaff (pizza is great and be there for the power sander races!), Salty Dog (another of the local hangouts labeled the “coolest honky-tonk on the Texas Riveria!”), and Neptune's (games, great patio, friendly service). Be prepared for a very unique experience stepping through the doors of Shorty's - "the Island's Oldest and Friendliest Bar" - when we were there in November 2010, Larry Joe Taylor (a well known Texas singer songwriter) stopped by and sang a couple songs with the local band - turns out that Larry Joe has a concert on Friday and Saturday night at Third Coast Music
every Thanksgiving for the past few years. Next door is Bernie's on the Beach (can get a little
rowdy dancing to the DJ), and just outside of town is Sharky's (downstairs on the weekends is mostly for younger crowds with rock bands).