Square Grouper Tiki Bar
“It’s five o’clock somewhere.”
It's a saying made famous by country crooner Alan Jackson and island lifestyle savant Jimmy Buffett. But did you know the setting of the music video was film in our own backyard? A stalwart of Jupiter Inlet’s good times, the Square Grouper Tiki Bar is a must-visit come sunset for visitors and natives alike, located just across the channel from the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. On an incoming tide, the water is as aquamarine as the Bahamas, and the scene just as idyllic.
What started as a bate shop and spot to grab some brews before hitting the seas 10 years ago has morphed into an open-air, Caribbean/tiki-themed bar and grill that serves as a harbinger of good times and a marina for a quick jaunt in the Atlantic. Two bars serve the drinks, and there is no shortage of specialty island-style sips. Breakfast, a mix of pineapple and orange vodkas, is good any time of the day, and specials on Sailor Jerry will make the rum hound happy. The grub menu is light, mostly bar food—burgers and wings—but the bar is renovating with a new kitchen and will be expanding the menu soon.
Square Group presents live music nearly every day, with a few band favorites making the rounds on a rotating schedule as well as some traveling acts and newcomers thrown into the mix. For a look at the lineup, visit squaregrouper.net and scroll through Upcoming Events.
As for boaters, there are 19 slips for paying customers, which are mostly snagged by fishing charters. There is a floating dock to tie up to for short stays as well as a gas station for those needing to top off the tanks.
1111 Love St., Jupiter, 561-575-0252