The Best To-go Cocktails in the 904!

  • by 904 Newsroom
  • May 1, 2020

There’s no doubt that to-go cocktails are one of the main things getting us (and local restaurants/bars) through the coronavirus lockdown! In late March, government officials announced a new rule that allowed the sale of cocktails and other mixed drinks drinks in sealed containers to go, as long as they were consumed outside of the premises of the restaurant or bar.

We were so impressed by the way Jacksonville bars & restaurants embraced this change in rules with enthusiasm and creativity, so we asked the people of the 904 who made the BEST to-go cocktail, and the 904 responded!

With nearly 10% of the overall vote, the winner is….



Congratulations to the owners & staff of Sidecar who won over $1,000 in cash & prizes! We hope they all enjoy one of their signature cocktails to celebrate.

Sidecar is a beer garden and cocktail lounge located in the heart of San Marco. Locals love this place for their happy hour specials and fun events like trivia night. They are open from 3pm to 2am every day. Some of our voters boasted that sidecar had the best quality for the price, daily menu updates, and great packaging! We also received comments like “hands down the absolute best” and “those jello shots are the bomb”!

Address: 1406 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: (904)-527-8990

Instagram: @sidecarjax


Honorable Mentions:

We couldn’t put this post together without some honorable mentions as well! These 5 restaurants and bars were not far behind in the competition and deserve a virtual salute as well!


Flying Iguana

Flying Iguana is a fusion of Latin American cuisine, featuring eclectic tacos, unique entrees, delicious spirits and creative cocktails in Neptune Beach. Even though they just opened back up for takeout and to-go margaritas last week, we weren’t surprised that they were a top contender for best to go cocktail, because their cocktail & margarita selection is the bomb and they’ve won a variety of awards including Best Margarita by Folio Weekly, Best in Jax, and Void’s #1 in the 904.

Address: 207 Atlantic Blvd. Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Phone: (904)-853-5680

Instagram: @flyingiguana


The Volstead

The Volstead is Downtown Jacksonville’s premier speakeasy-style lounge, serving delicious craft cocktails. We personally had the pleasure of trying their to-go cocktails after running a Volstead giveaway on 904happyhour social outlets, and we must say their “Black & Gold” cocktail is literally liquid gold. We also loved that they are served in little reusable glass jars and if you order delivery, one of their bartenders pulls up on his motorcycle! What’s cooler than that?

Address: 115 W Adams St. Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: (904)-414-3171

Instagram: @thevolsteadjax



Bb’s is “a groovy place to b” serving continental American cuisine between downtown & San Marco. Locals love their half-price Martini Wednesdays and award-winning cakes and desserts! They are currently offering takeout and delivery, and have donated dozens of meals every week to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. Cheers to you, bb’s!

Address: 1019 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: (904)-306-0100

Instagram: @bbsrestaurant


Cantina Louie

Cantina Louie is a swanky little spot serving up creative specialty tacos, craft cocktails, and all of your traditional Mexican favorites. Some of our voters praised Cantina Louie for their to-go strawberry margaritas and sangrias! They have 4 locations in and around Jacksonville: Atlantic Beach, Southside, Fernandina, and Ponte Vedra.

Visit their website for a location near you!

Instagram: @cantina.louie


Mossfire Grill

Mossfire Grill offers a relaxed environment to enjoy fresh/local Southwestern cuisine with vegan options and a large tequila bar. Everything is made from scratch with a blend of New American and Southwestern Traditions. Locals love going to Mossfire for happy hour from 3 – 7pm and for the Sunday brunch specials! Located in the 5 Points neighborhood in Riverside, they are open Tuesday – Sunday.

Address: 1537 Margaret St. Jacksonville, FL 32204

Phone: (904)-355-4434

Instagram: @mossfiregrill


ALL Winners in our Hearts!

Below is a list of ALL the bars & restaurants that received votes in the contest. Because they are all winners in our hearts, we hope you’ll follow these businesses on social media and show them some local love!  

ABBQ @abbqmeatdrink

Angies Grom @angies_grom

bb’s @bbsrestaurant

Biscottis @biscottisjax

Black Sheep @blacksheep5points

Blue Fish @bluefishjax

Burrito Gallery @burritogallery

Cantina Loredo @cantinaloredo @cantinaloredojax

Cantine Louie @cantina.louie

Capital Grille @thecapitalgrille

Caps @capsonthewater

Casa Maria @casamariajax

Chuy’s @chuysrestaurant

Cinco de Mayo @cincodemayoatlantic

Crane Ramen @craneramenjax

Crispy’s @crispysspringfield

Don Juans @donjuansjax

Dos Gatos @dosgatosjax

El Jefe @eljefe.texmex

Flask & Cannon @flaskandcannon

Flying Iguana @flyingiguana

Grape & Grain Exchange @grapeandgrainexchange

Hawkers @eathawkers

Hightide Burrito Co. @hightideburrito

Hoptinger @hoptinger

Ida Claire @idaclairejax

Julep Palm Valley @julep_palm_valley

Lola’s Burrito & Burger Joint @lolasburritojoint_jax

Manifest @manifestdistilling

Marker 32 @_marker32

Millers Ale House @millersalehouse

Mossfire Grill @mossfiregrill

North Beach Fish Camp @nb_fishcamp

Ocean 60 @oceansixty

One Night Taco Stand @onenighttacostandjax

Orsay @orsayjax

Palms Fish Camp @palmsfishcamp

Poe’s Tavern @poestavernab

River & Post @riverandpostjax

Roy’s Jax Beach @roysjacksonvillebeach

Rue Saint Marc @ruesaintmarc

Sidecar @sidecarjax

Taco Lu @tacolujaxbeach

Taqueria 5 Points @taqueria5points

Taverna @tavernasanmarco

The Brick Avondale @brickofavondale

The Palace Saloon @thepalacesaloon

Volstead @thevolsteadjax

Time Out @timeoutjax

Valley Smoke @valleysmokerestaurant

Wildcrafters @wildcraftersjax

Wipeouts @wipeouts_grill


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