5 Best Places To Go To In Tallahassee When You Turn 21

By Isabella Trelles on April 27, 2019

Turning 21 is the most exciting birthday, to say the least. It’s finally the time to go to all the bars you couldn’t before. Unlike most underclassman bars, the following places in Tallahassee get you value for your money and you can always find a place to sit. Read on for a list of the best bars in Tallahassee to hit up once you have turned 21

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1. Township

Township is a great Tallahassee staple! This place is a 21+ German-style bar known for its beer and pretzels. Not only are the food and drinks amazing, but this bar also has a very cool ambiance. You can enjoy your mug full of beer while sitting in the beer garden which is  an outdoor section of the bar featuring a retractable roof and an outdoor fire pit. Make this a go-to place for game days or just a casual happy hour with some friends.

Tip: Don’t forget to try beer cheese to dip with your pretzel and try the ski shot!

2. Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack

This restaurant has some of the best food and events! Bird’s has amazing hamburgers and oysters from Apalachicola Bay, which are known for being one of the best types of oysters, and they’re served right here in Tallahassee.

On Thursdays at Bird’s, you can drink from their wide range of drafts while singing karaoke.  Other fun events they have include trash movie night. On Saturdays, you can enjoy oysters and beer while watching some cheesy movies that are pretty laugh-worthy.

3. Centrale

Centrale is a classic Italian diner style restaurant. This place is great because of their pizza and their weekday events! On Wednesdays at Centrale, they host their GNO (Girl’s Night Out) night, where they offer discounts on cheese boards and wine cocktails. My other favorite event they have on Thursdays is called “Wine-O Night”, which is just bingo except you play with wine and they have prizes if you win!

4. Madison Social

This is probably the most common bar to go to in Tallahassee when you finally turn 21! “MadSo” is mainly known for their great food and their famous “Monthly Challenge.” The Monthly Challenge is when they give you a card listed with six drinks, if you can order all six within that month, then you get a free Madison Social T-Shirt! They also hold a trivia night every Tuesday with different weekly themes that question anything from Game of Thrones or The Office.

5. Proof Brewing Company

Proof Brewing Company is Tallahassee’s most well-known brewery. This is because they carry some of the best craft beer and it’s also a really fun place to just hang out with friends. At Proof, you can hang out on the patio, listen to some good live music and even play games while sipping on some beer.

Tip: Try the flights! Flights are a tray of six mini beers of your choosing so you can try most of the beers you want!


Turning 21 is a big milestone and definitely one to be celebrated. Enjoy these suggestions so that you can live your best 21 year old life!

Hi! My name is Isabella Trelles, I am an English major at Florida State University and I am so excited to be apart of the Uloop team! I will be posting weekly articles on various topics including budgeting, health, and mainly anything from a college person's perspective! Check my profile every Sunday to keep up with my postings. :)

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