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5 best nightlife spots near Rehoboth Beach.

5 best night spots near Rehoboth
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Whether you’re a fan of live music, beachside cocktails, or delicious late-night eats, Rehoboth Beach’s nightlife makes an ideal destination for holiday weekends spent with friends, bachelor and bachelorette parties, or a memorable couple’s getaway.

Just a two and half hour’s drive from Baltimore and a three-hour drive from D.C., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware has become a go-to for visitors looking to experience a mix of excitement and relaxation. Start your day enjoying a morning swim at the beach or napping off the night before. Explore hiking trails and various seaside activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. For high-energy groups looking to take their weekend to the next level, consider renting a party busto travel from location to location.

As the evening approaches, spend cocktail hour at a beachside bar before enjoying a delicious dinner downtown. Once the sun sets, catch a live music performance at one of the many music venues or dance the night away at a nightclub. With so many options, don’t sweat trying to find the best spots during your stay. Here are our top 5 nightlife spots near Rehoboth Beach to experience:

Diego's Bar Nightclub

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Diego’s is the quintessential big night-out club in Rehoboth. With weekend dance parties, live DJs, and late-night food trucks, Diego’s is electric, queer-friendly, and loads of fun. Free parking is available and the venue is located just off Rehoboth Ave. There’s a lot to love about this nightclub and bar. Here are a few key reasons:


Rehoboth’s only dance club

A mix of Latin and American music is played at Diego’s with dance nights hosted Friday-Sunday starting at 9 pm.


Live events

Diegos often features DJ sets, live music, dance performances, and drag shows. Making a great spot to add to your group’s festivities.



Diego’s is a gay bar! So all events and parties are catered specifically to the LGBTQ+ community. A reminder if you’re part of a group, do not treat a gay bar as a tourist destination. These are safe, inclusive spaces for everyone to enjoy. 


Food trucks

Diego’s currently hosts Papi’s Snack Shack food truck. They offer bar favorite munchies like tacos, wings, and fried cauliflower in addition to their pizza and loaded fries menu. 


Tropical patio

In addition to the bar and dance floor, Diego’s has a sandy outdoor patio that makes you feel like you’re right at the beach. A great spot for happy hour or a drink before dinner!

Purple Parrot Grill Beach Haus & Biergarten

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Known for its friendly staff, Key West vibes, and legendary karaoke nights, the Parrot is as much a visitor’s favorite as it is a local’s. Self-proclaimed as “a little bit of Deutschland in the Sands”, this grill and Biergarten is a great spot for cocktails, late-night eats, or Sunday brunch. Here’s a little more insight into what this bar is all about:

Key West vibes

The Parrot is a laid-back, brightly colored venue that offers a fun atmosphere with outdoor seating, cool drinks, and food served all year round. There’s a beachy sleepiness to the bar during the day that soon amps up as the sun starts to set.

German-inspired late-night eats

With schnitzel, German beers on tap, and other pub classics, the Parrot blends laid-back Key West vibes with German bar fare. Each fall, the Parrot also hosts a Purple Parrots Octoberfest where you can get a taste of Bavarian food and beers just minutes from the beach.

Get to know the locals

About a ten-minute walk from the beach, the Parrot is a local favorite on the Rehoboth Shore. This is a great spot to hit up if you’re looking to meet locals and enjoy a casual night out.

Sunday brunch spot

The Purple Parrot Grill Beach Haus & Biergarten offers Sunday brunch from 9 am to 1 pm. Come for the mimosa and stay for a relaxing Sunday morning or afternoon!

Monday – Friday Happy Hour

Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday at the Parrot from 3 pm to 6 pm. Drinks can range from as low as $2.50 to $3.50.

The Starboard

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For over 60 years, the Starboard has kept visitors and locals alike entertained and well-fed in Dewey Beach. Just a five minutes drive from Rehoboth Beach, the restaurant has a lively atmosphere with a killer dinner and brunch menu. On the weekends, the Starboard is open from 8:30 am to 1 am with free music events all summer long. Here are some reasons to check this spot out:

Free music events

The Starboard hosts free music events all summer long. Gigs are played on their outdoor stage leaving room for plenty of guests to dance and enjoy the music. Weekends are a blast with DJs and music sets and other outdoor entertainment to experience.

Something for everyone

The Starboard offers a wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options on their menus. Whether you’re doing a day trip to Dewey Beach and need a spot to brunch or are looking for a delicious burger dinner, the Starboard has something for everyone. A great spot for families and groups alike.

Full cocktail and beer menu

Famous for its Bloody Marys, the Starboard has a broad selection of cocktails and beers to enjoy. Try their special Blue Shark to kick a fun night off or refresh with craft beer after a long day at the beach.

Convenient location

Just a five-minute drive from Rehoboth Beach, the Starboard is a great late-night spot to hit up during your vacation. With live music, a convenient location, and food service all evening it’s easy to spend a great evening out at this classic spot.

Bottle & Cork


Located in Dewey Beach, a ten-minute drive from Rehoboth Beach, the Bottle & Cork is a classic spot with a rich history of hosting big-name performers such as Matchbox 20, the Goo Goo Dolls, Miranda Lambert, and more. An iconic Americana music venue, the Bottle & Cork is perfect for high-energy groups looking for late night performances in a larger venue. 

Live Music 

Famous for its musical performances, Bottle & Cork brings in national music performers throughout the summer. The venue has a rock & roll attitude but also features pop and country performances. 

Large venue

The Bottle & Cork is a large venue with a main dance floor and multiple bars. The crowds here are described as easygoing, happy, and a lot of fun. 

Saturday Jams

Every Saturday Bottle & Cork hosts its famous jam sessions where music enthusiasts and locals alike come to enjoy free or low-cost concerts. 

A historic spot 

The Bottle & Cork has been a popular nightlife spot in Dewey Beach for over 80 years. With its nostalgic appeal, this spot attracts visitors from across the East Coast every year. 

Big Chill Surf Cantina

The name says it all. The Big Chill Surf Cantina offers a beachy, laid-back vibe with outdoor seating and a music stage for performers. The retro surf shack ambiance puts visitors at ease and primed for a great time.

Famous cocktails

In addition to classic drinks and its selection of beers on tap, the Big Chill offers a variety of famous cocktails. Great for a hot summer day their famous margaritas and crushes hit the spot even after sunset.

Taco food truck

Taco Reho food truck usually parks outside of Big Chill. Serving SoCal-inspired tacos and street food, this is a get late night or lunch find for visitors at Rehoboth Beach.

Outdoor bar and live music

Lined with colorful surfboards and laissez-faire seating, the outdoor bar is laid-back and casual. Oozing chill vibes all summer long. In the evening, you can enjoy live music performances on their outdoor stage. The Chill Bar hosts a variety of performances throughout the summer.

A younger crowd

The Big Chill Surf Cantina can bring in a younger crowd throughout the season with tacos and weekly drinks specials. Making it an affordable and fun spot to hit up. 

The range of outdoor activities, boutique stays, and lively nightlife brings visitors back to Rehoboth Beach year after year. When you stay at the Canalside Inn, we help you make the most of your time in Rehoboth Beach. If you have questions about recommendations during your stay, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re locals —we know the spots.

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