Galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars open their doors to the night air as visitors and locals flood the streets to enjoy music, art and cuisine. It's the perfect chance to get an inside look at Pensacola's lively downtown sector. Streets close at 5pm and open for foot traffic. April’s Gallery Night theme? Earth Day!
But for this Gallery Night, we’re celebrating the final Game of Thrones season with a special GOT themed Gallery Night. Decor, drinks, staff costumes and more!
To celebrate Pensacola’s CON weekend and in anticipation of the final season of Game of Thrones, our Citadel Maesters have sent out ravens to extend a special invite to the seven kingdoms. Bend the knee and join us for a Game of Thrones inspired party that will drop you into the middle of Westeros complete with fire & ice inspired decor and fanfare. More details to be announced. Costumes are welcome but not mandatory.
Join us to celebrate Single Awareness Day or as the world refers to it, Valentine’s Day. Play is hosting a one-of-a-kind S.A.D. Karaoke Night. Because Cupid is stupid, let us show you some love! Every guest will receive a chip, (feel free to keep your chip or give your chip to whomever you like) and the two people (one guy/one girl) with the most chips will receive a very special gift bag full of goodies (including cash, gift cards and tons more), courtesy of Play. Gain extra chips by singing karaoke.
$4 Crown and Down and $3 Amore Shots starting at 9pm.
It’s always a fun crazy time when the Mystic Mafia Krewe roll through. Stopping by Play on Friday, Feb 8th around 9ish to kick off Mardi Gras season, the girls of the infamous Mystic Mafia Krewe will roll through like a Twister. Do like Bill Pullman and Heather Hunt and strap yourself in - You’re in for one hell of a ride.
It's the most wonderful time of the year to raid the thrift stores and your grandparents' cedar chests and get your hands on the ugliest, most heinous sweaters that you can find. Once you've accomplished this, get yourself registered for the Kaboom Sports and Social Club Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl! Our sleigh ride of merriment will be conducted as follows:
We will be skipping around downtown at 4 different bars!
The schedule is:
2:00-2:50pm - Perfect Plain Brewery
3:00-3:50pm - TBA
4:00-4:50pm - Play
5:00-6:00pm - Wild Greg's Saloon
Wild Greg's Saloon is also featuring the best seats aka balcony in the city to watch the Christmas parade go by!
Registration will be $15 Advance / $20 Day Of, and includes the following:
- Specials at participating bars specific to our cheerful crawlers
- Raffle tickets for chances to win prizes at each bar
- More holiday joy than you can fit in Santa's sack
- Giveaways to the first 25 crawlers
- Ugly Sweater Contest
- Bar Games
Fans of hip-hop, EDM and other aspiring performers who want to take it to the next level: This is for you. Celebrating Thanksgiving week, this will be a genre-blending karaoke party to bring fans together. This is the type of night where singing along and dancing along aren't mandatory, but you're gonna wanna do it anyway. Here's how it works:
Perform a song from our Trap list and get a ticket! Put the ticket in the fish bowl. Drawings all night long - Prizes range from $20-$500 and from cold hard cash to gift certificates or from free drinks to tube socks. More songs you sing from the Trap list, more chance you have at winning.
For those of you hard core karaoke regulars, you can still sing any song of your choice too.
Can you trust your friends on Purge Night? This Halloween season, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) remind you that strength is in numbers on Purge Night. Gather all your friends and meet at Play.
WHEN: Saturday, October 27. 9pm - until
WHAT: Survive Purge Night at Play
WHERE: Play, Downtown Pensacola, next to Hopjacks.
Play will transform into a bar full of guests stranded on Purge Night. Beyond our typical theme party, be aware, this is a full horror experience. Entrance is free. 21+.
Be prepared as The Purge siren announces the commencement of the annual Purge. The first will blast at 10pm. The second at midnight. Masks are encouraged. To help you survive the state of emergency, Play is offering:
$2 Kill Jello Shots
$5 NFFA Rum Cocktails
$5 The Resistance Whiskey Cocktail
$6 Candy Girl Specialty Cocktail
DISCLAIMER: Commencing at the siren, any and all crime will NOT be legal. This is a party folks. Needless to say, don't actually Purge anyone.
Join thousands from around the globe coming together to show off their superpowers! Are you a good guy or bad guy? Become a part of the most colossal phenomenon to hit Pensacola. Fearless heroes, terrifying villains, & trusty sidekicks are all welcome in the mighty surge of superheroes and villains descending on Pensacola.
If you love superheroes, villains, pop culture, drink discounts, and a phenomenal party... Look no further! The best superhero party experience ever! Surrounded by thousands of fellow superheroes and villains in amazing costumes.
Registration at O’Riley’s Downtown at 4pm.
What You Get:
FREE drink at registration
Laminate & VIP Lanyard
Exclusive VIP Line at registration
One commemorative drink cup & wristband
Exclusive prices on drinks at the bars
VIP ONLY drink specials
Pensacola bar crawl passport
Exclusive VIP Merch Tote
No cover to all of the bars
Professional photo taken at registration
DJ's & LIVE Music
Costume contest and more!
Ride discounts for ticket holders.
O'Rileys Irish Pub
Seville Quarter - End O' The Alley
World of Beer
Seville Quarter - Phineas Phoggs
One special Friday evening each month, the streets of Historic Downtown Pensacola come alive for Gallery Night.
Galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars open their doors to the night air as visitors and locals flood the streets to enjoy music, art and cuisine. Café tables set out on brick sidewalks are the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or cocktail, as the sounds of live music and a spirited crowd fill the air. Families linger in the downtown parks, playing around the beautiful fountains and historic oaks.
It's the perfect chance to get an inside look at Pensacola's lively downtown sector and thriving art scene. Streets close to traffic at 5 p.m., but there is ample parking available on side streets. The party officially wraps up at 9 p.m., but most restaurants, bars, and local businesses extend their hours to promote the excitement of late night crowds.
Every Sunday (or depending on schedule - Monday/Thursday), meet at Play if you’re all about that Ditka life. The official Chicago Bears Northwest Florida Fan Club celebrates like its 1985 during every Bears game all season long. Join these local Monsters of Midway for every game.
Free local pizza and wings and on special occasions, official deep dish flown in from Lou Malnati’s and/or Gino’s East.
We're gonna let you finish, Labor Day, but Sunday, September 3rd is going to be an early birthday celebration of the flawless one, Queen Bey. We're celebrating a day early because you ain't got no work on Monday. No she won't be here, but that doesn't mean we won't be putting on a jam that would make Yoncé proud. So practice your "Single Ladies" moves and let's get "Drunk in Love" with a night all things Sasha Fierce. Come on everyone, let's get in "Formation."
DJ mixing all things Beyoncé inspired. From solo hits to Destiny's Child classics all mixed with the Queen's favorite artists and contemporaries.
$2 Birthday Cake shots all night.
Midnight birthday cake candles blowout!
Special Beyoncé themed photobooth w/ props!
More fun and surprises to be announced....
Play (Downtown) Presents:
Girls Night Out
The Return of the Men of Magic Mike
The men of the official Las Vegas All Male Revue are back! Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8PM. Only at Play, downtown next to Hopjacks. The last event was sold out! Tickets are available now at Eventbrite.
Due to the overwhelming success of the previous Magic Mike event, there will be upgrades to this show including an elevated stage, wait staff and added seating.
Advance tickets available now at eventbrite for $25.00. Day of event price is $35.00. Physical advance tickets will be available at Play starting Monday, May 8th as well.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates an underdog Mexican army's victory over the French in 1862. But right here In Los Estados Unidos, its really just another example of our ability to turn a celebration into an excuse to drink. Of that, we too are guilty - This time around, we're even providing the free mustache swag.
But, with a name like Play, we've never taken much of anything too seriously. So like us, apologize beforehand, and let the good times roll.
We kick the party off on Thursday, May 4th with "Pinatas & Coronas." For just one dollar extra, top your Corona off with a shot of tequila. Just ask for your Corona, "fully loaded." And with a performance of a karaoke song, take a swing at the Pinata. It'll be filled with lots of great stuff and cold hard cash!
Friday, May 5
All the single folks will be given a mustache. Give your mustache away and we'll give the person you give it to a free drink when you get your drink!
Saturday, May 6
Welcome to Miami
Featuring DJ Sin Fin! This Miami style dance party will be en fuego + $5 premium margaritas, shots and more!
As always, free admission and all events and contests are free to play.
It doesn't matter where you're from or what you plan to do, St Patrick's Day is the one day of the year, you're most likely to see two adult men dressed as Leprechauns scrap in a Whataburger.
So you might as well let loose. Everyone else will, although, we don't recommend the Whataburger part. And you're in luck!
St. Patrick's Day falls on Gallery Night this year (Friday, March 17). Kick off St. Patrick's Day at Play. And the specials and entertainment roll on all weekend.
Here's what we have in store for this rager.
Custom green signature Koopa cups.
$3 green beer.
$6 Tullamore Dew whiskey floats.
BOGO for those who use the custom Play St. Patrick's Day snapchat filter.
Outside bar(s) and entertainment and we're still adding more!
Get more information here.
Play will host the famous men of the Magic Mike show for Ladies Night Out - The Ultimate Las Vegas Experience. Theme for the evening: 50 Shades of Grey. This is a fully immersive one-of-a-kind, one night only, rare event in Downtown Pensacola. Featured in Playgirl, Fitness and Cuffs & Collars magazines, these models are coming to you straight from the city of sin, Las Vegas!
Come prepared with your dollars. VIP onstage seating available for your bachelorette and birthday girls or for no other reason than to turn it up!
Share this event now! Make plans for a night out with your ladies and all your friends (Even your mom!). The more girls you bring, the more men they bring.
Tickets available now. Advance pricing is $25.00. $35.00 at the door day of the show.
Call for tickets at: 702-741-4896 or purchase online through eventbrite!
On Friday, Jan. 20, Gallery Night, in cooperation with the UWF Confucius Institute, will hold a themed Gallery Night this month in honor of the Chinese New Year. You will not want to miss this immersive thematic event featuring beautiful work by the region's most celebrated artisans, live music, street vendors, kids zone and food truck bazaar. Gallery Night kicks off at 5pm followed by the official Gallery Night street party starting at 8pm.
While you're Downtown, stop in at Play, Pensacola's only classic arcade and full service 21+ bar. Featuring over 25 classic arcades, a pool table room, skee ball alley and competition regulation air hockey table, Play is a "Best of the Coast" Best Bar Downtown award-winner.
Join us for one ghoulish, ghostly, disney fun. Our bar staff will be in your favorite Disney princesses with a twist. $3 drink specials all weekend. Live DJ. Scary movies on the big projector and TVs. And, Play will be in full halloween spirit all weekend long.
Kaboom brings yet another instantly classic fun pub crawl to Downtown Pensacola. The crawl stops at Play around 4:50pm. Try one of our custom pub crawl snapchat filters and get the "Buy One, Get One" special for your first round.
Signature shots will also be on special. Try the True Blood and The Apocalypse. Each one will be $3 and can be served as a cocktail or a shot.
Good news! Downtown businesses united to save Gallery Night. But there will be changes coming soon. So aside from being one of the best Gallery Night's of the year, October will also be one of your last chances to enjoy Gallery Night as you know it. Make sure to come early. October is one of the busiest ones of the year.
Let's go catch some Pokemon!
Bring your lures and Pokeballs, friends- we're gonna hit up the downtown area for some Poke-hunting, and stop by a few bars on the way! Starting location is Plaza Ferdinand, and we'll go from the start of Palafox all the way to the end of the pier.... eventually!
Please note, you must be 21+ to get into most of the downtown bars/pubs.
Tentative Schedule of Stops:
8:00 - Meet up at Plaza Ferdinand
8:30 - World of Beer
9:30 - Tin Cow
10:30 - Play
11:30 - Hopjacks
12:30 - O'Riley's
1:00 - Head down to Plaza De Luna
TEAMS, WEAR YOUR COLORS!
Valor - Red
Instinct - Yellow
Mystic - Blue
Join us for an epic one-time event. The super duper winner-takes-all Skee Ball Roll-Off. Highest score for the night, in a one time roll-off, walks away with 100 dollars in cash paid in all one dollar bills, of course. No second place prize. Just pure cash to the person who rolls the highest score. Is this money yours?
Gallery Night returns to Downtown Pensacola on Friday, March. 18.
Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. Explore galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Soak up the sounds of local musicians and the aromas of local cuisine as the energy of the evening carries you from venue to venue. Gallery Night is a free event and many businesses provide light refreshments.