Make us your home page

Contact us

Do you have updated information for this page? Please send it to

Skipper's Smokehouse

Editor's pick

Categories: Restaurant, Music venue, Bar

Features: Beloved dive, Icon, Live music, Outdoor seating

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Skipper's is an institution. Generations of music lovers have called themselves regulars at this classic, Old Florida-themed establishment. Not only does it provide a spacious outdoor concert area, communal benches and beachy sand add even more charm, and its restaurant serves some of the best Floridian fare in the bay area – one of the few places that serve gator tail!

It gets a bad rap for being overloaded with aging hippies, but some of the best times can be had with jolly tie-dyed boomers, shaking it to a Grateful Dead tribute band. What gets overlooked in the frantic avoidance of ponytailed dads: Skipper's is a premier concert venue, offering the biggest variety of musical styles. It's where you can catch headliners as diverse as the Avett Brothers, Black Keys, Jonathan Richman, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Duane Eddy, Dickey Betts and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, along with a wide variety of premier local bands such as Nervous Turkey and Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets.

Jay Cridlin of tbt* did this wonderful piece on the 30th anniversary of Skippers. It's filled with lore and loving tributes.

Events at Skipper's Smokehouse

American Supermodel
Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:00pm

Sunday, July 17, 2016 5:00pm

Come Back Alice
Friday, July 15, 2016 8:00pm

Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:00pm
Heatwave Fave Rewind
Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00pm
Randy McAllister
Sunday, June 26, 2016 5:00pm

Reverend Billy C Wirtz
Saturday, July 2, 2016 8:00pm

Sonic Stew
Saturday, July 9, 2016 8:00pm

The Applebutter Express
Friday, July 1, 2016 8:00pm

The Ultimate Joe Cocker and Santana Experience
Friday, July 22, 2016 8:00pm

Thomas Wynn and the Believers
Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:00pm

Reader reviews

  • skipper's smokehouse 2
  • skipper's smokehouse 3
  • skipper's smokehouse

  • Restaurants

  • Bars

Skipper's Smokehouse - null