Boat Drinks St. Augustine Named Top 10 Best New Cocktail Bars in the U.S.

Nominated for a prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award, this is the first recognition for any bar in North Florida

St. Augustine, FL – Boat Drinks, located in Historic St. Augustine, has been selected as one of the 10 Best New American Cocktail Bars as part of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s 2020 Spirited Awards®. Tales of the Cocktail hosts the largest cocktail event in the world, and the highly sought-after Spirited Awards® have come to recognize beverage professionals, products and establishments throughout the global cocktail community.

“This is a huge honor for Boat Drinks and it is the first time any bar, restaurant, or person in North Florida has been nominated for a Spirited Award,” says Captain Rob Crabtree, co-owner of Boat Drinks Bar.

“The recognition of North Florida bars and bartenders is something we have been fighting hard for over the past three years of opening Boat Drinks. We are very excited about bringing more of the spirit industry’s attention to Florida, especially North Florida.” 

Boat Drinks Bar opened in late December 2019, bringing tropical cocktails, fresh seafood and nautical vibes to the vibrant cocktail scene in St. Augustine. After temporarily closing in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Boat Drinks is preparing to reopen on Friday, June 12 to share their award winning tropical cocktails and fresh take on seafood. 

Located at 56 St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida, Boat Drinks is a nautical, tropical tavern with balanced cocktails, a bounty of rum, fresh oysters, local fin-fish & shellfish. All thoughtfully sourced ingredients are prepared using recipes developed during our travels throughout the Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf Coast. To learn more, visit 

To learn more about Spirited Awards® Regional Top 10 Honoree for New Cocktail Bars and to see all of this year’s honorees, visit  It is important, perhaps more now than ever, to support each other as a global community. 

Comments are closed.