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Hottest Hotel Bars in Corpus Christi – Downtown Edition

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

From waterfront watering holes to brew-pubs with a ridiculous number of beers on tap, Corpus Christi has no shortage of local drinkeries. Don’t forget about hotel bars though. What makes hotel bars so special? There are a lot of reasons to check a hotel bar, not the least of which is the convenience of location. If you’re staying on property, there’s no need to drive after enjoying a libation or two. In most cases, the bartenders are a wealth of knowledge and can make recommendations on local restaurants and things to do in town, not to mention, the fun of chatting with other guests traveling in the area.

Topsider Lounge at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

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Expect high end cocktails in a luxurious environment at the Topsider Lounge on the second floor of the Omni Hotel in downtown Corpus Christi. While the lounge is not very large, it does offer a couple of different environments in which you can enjoy your adult beverages. Try the open space seating in the entry way to keep an eye on the lobby for that one friend that always takes a little longer to get ready or try the more secluded, sunken level with views of the hotel pool or Corpus Christi Bay. Nautical and coastal décor complete the vacation experience in this comfortable lounge.
Bonus: Ask the bartender about game day specials and guest appreciation nights.

Terrace Bar at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina

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With indoor and outdoor seating, the Terrace Bar in the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina just might offer the best bay views in downtown Corpus Christi from their prime location on Shoreline Boulevard. Make your friends jealous with instagramworthy snapshots of the Corpus Christi Bay (using #SeeCC of course).   A recently renovated interior with modern décor and industrial accents makes this the hub of the Holiday Inn. Ask your bartender about happy hour specials and dining options while watching the game on one of several television screens throughout the bar.

Grandview Lounge at the Best Western Corpus Christi

The Grandview Lounge is cool because it offers AMAZING views of Corpus Christi Bay and the downtown seawall. With contemporary, white leather furniture, the 11th floor lounge offers a sophisticated yet casual vibe. Floor to ceiling windows, a great wine list and a sommelier on staff who conducts tastings periodically throughout the week. Enjoy live music every last Friday of the month and the selection of 37 different wines in house.

Kokomo’s Bar at the Emerald Beach Hotel

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Located on McGee Beach behind the Emerald Beach Hotel, Kokomo’s Bar serves up cold drinks and an authentic island vibe on the edge of downtown Corpus Christi. Walking distance to McGee Beach, views of Corpus Christi Bay and easy access to beach rentals make Kokomo’s the perfect beach-front hangout. Kokomo’s offers visitors like you a chance to kick back, relax and start your vacation on the right foot.

All of the awesome bars listed are open to the public – no need to stay on the property to check out these cocktail lounges but you might get lucky with a guest appreciation night if you do book your room at one of these downtown hotels.

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