An institution in the beloved village of Seaside, Florida, this classic waterfront restaurant offers good food, good times, and the best sunset views in town—and now it’s the best rooftop spot of the summer!

By Lauren Phillips
August 11, 2017
Photo: Kurt Lischka/Moon Creek Studios

Every week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, our readers are voting for the best spots of the summer—and this week’s winner for the Best Coastal Rooftop Bar is Bud & Alley’s in Seaside, Florida!

At Bud & Alley’s, a seat in the Rooftop Bar is paramount to a seat in paradise. Here, the food offerings—which include plenty of fresh seafood and satisfying sandwiches, plus a full breakfast menu—serve as perfect accompaniments to splendid drinks and an even more splendid water view. With a beverage selection that runs the gamut from classic coastal brews to house cocktails, all poured with views of the gloriously clear Gulf of Mexico to the horizon, there’s a lot to love about this community hot spot.

Situated in the heart of Seaside, on Florida’s storied 30A, Bud & Alley’s has been serving beachgoers for more than 25 years and now boasts an adjacent pizza joint and a taco bar. An open, all-are-welcome attitude means everyone from families to revelers on a kid-free getaway can happily while away a few hours after a day on the sand.

Congratulations to last week’s winner for Best Coastal Brewery, Dogfish Head in Milton, Lewes, and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! Click here to see all the winners so far, and don’t forget to vote in this week’s competition: What is the Best Clam Shack in America? Keep an eye on our Best of Summer 2017 voting schedule to make sure you don’t miss a single competition!

Congratulations, Bud & Alley’s!