Midnight Tavern Naples Sports Bar

Just off 5th Ave. in Naples, Florida Midnight Tavern’s claim to fame is that they offer a quality meal for everyone. But if you grace their double doors, you’ll experience more than just great food, to what some say is an ideal Mom and Pop sports bar.

The owner Jake is on premises and between chatting with Jake and enjoying his great food, one couple sitting at the bar quite simply can’t live without Midnight Tavern, and to prove their point, they drive down frequently from Fort Myers. 

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Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Offering indoor and outdoor dining, the latter has generous seating below outdoor fans and patio lights.

Upon entering Midnight Tavern, you’ll see that the restaurant is divided into 2 sections. The bars on both sides are long and L shaped. On the left are padded booths, chair and bar seating; on the right, additional seating and room for live music. Spaced throughout on the walls is the Clink-It, Drink-It game: open your beer bottle, watch the top glide through the slats and be prepared to ‘follow your destiny!’

To determine the vibe of Midnight Tavern, an eclectic mix of portraits decorate their walls including Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles Abbey Road crossing, and Willy Nelson.

What’s on the Menu?

Midnight Tavern’s menu offerings are for young, old, in-between, meat lovers, and vegetarian. A few examples include: 

Fried Green Tomatoes, hand-breaded and served with roasted garlic mayo sauce.

Fried Pickles, hand-breaded and served with zesty ranch.

Momma’s Mango Guacamole Platter, homemade with golden pita wedges.

Loaded Mashed Potato Balls, fried comfort with applesauce.

Emma’s Loaded Taters, piled high and smothered with cheese and bacon.

Cheesesteak Pita Nacho, cheesesteak served on a fried pita with chipotle mayo.

Tostones Burger Sliders, mini burgers, guacamole, provolone cheese, green tomato.

Blackened Mahi, fresh blackened mahi with lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce.

Chicken and Waffle, fried chicken on a Belgian waffle, fried mash ball, bacon, maple syrup.

Blackened Tacos, 3 tacos with choice of shrimp, fish, or chicken with chipotle mayo and mango salsa.

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon, 8 oz grilled salmon with teriyaki glaze.

Shrimp Platter, grilled, blackened, or fried and served with fries and one side.

Mahi Mahi, grilled or blackened topped with mango salsa and served with steamed broccoli and one side.

Midnight Tavern menu also features daily specials 7 days a week and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Enjoy Live Music and Happy Hour Specials

Midnight Tavern presents live music Thursday – Saturday and Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to closing.

And on your way out after a fun evening at Midnight Tavern, ask the owner Jake about the photo of his 280-pound grandfather riding an 800-pound buffalo!

Written by: Jill Yres | Author Website

Jill Yris, a Marco Island/Naples, Florida resident, is an established writer of magazine features, web and business work as well as book editing, proofreading and ghostwriting. Combining logical and linear with creative and clever, her unique style captures relevance, atmosphere, emotion and humanity. Her portfolio includes national subjects such as actress Shirley Jones, Wall Street Journalist Foster Winans, renowned artist Taylor Oughton, and Coach Johnny Majors.