5 ½ Bar: Pensacola’s Premier Cocktail Bar
What is 5 ½?
Simply, 5 ½ is an urban high-style Bar and Artist’s Lounge that is named after its address on E Garden Street in Downtown Pensacola, FL. If you take a look around the bar’s unique quaint space you will find that there is nothing really “simple” about it. For instance, the building that we share with Vinyl Music Hall was built in the 1800’s and was the original home to the fifteenth Florida chapter of the Freemason brotherhood, and it was also the home of downtown’s Pensacola Hardware store before they moved into their current location.
How would you describe an evening at 5 ½?
Our idea behind the “feel” of 5 ½ Bar is for our guests to walk in and feel like they have been invited by a premier local artist to join them at their swanky, downtown loft for a fun and hip cocktail party. The beer, wine, and booze are flowing while the music is jamming in the background, and both are helping set the tempo for the rest of the night’s events and conversations.