The Lemon Bar, Neptune Beach, FL

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

The Lemon Bar

The Lemon Bar, Neptune Beach, FL 

If you live in the Beaches communities of Jacksonville: Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach & Jacksonville Beach, you have probably heard of, or already visited The Lemon Bar.

The Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach is an open air, oceanfront gathering spot for the locals.  It's on the grounds of the Sea Horse Hotel, just off Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach. It's been around since 2000, and has grown in size and popularity every year.  The improvements over the years have included expanding the bar and seating, as well as offering more covered space for that occasional passing shower.

Everyone waits for the the season to start when The Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach opens, which down here starts in February. It gets going, but REALLY gets going once the warmer weather hits, and college kids are home from school for the summer.

Offering incredible oceanfront views (which while not tough to find), we have a finite number of commercial establishments to enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean from.  

The Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach, FL now offers bar food, too, which is a huge hit: from ahi tuna tacos, grilled chicken fingers, burgers, and our beloved Mayport Shrimp, you no longer have to leave The Lemon Bar in  order to satisfy your belly. 

Conveniently located on Lemon Street (hence, the name), The Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach has annual Easter and St. Patrick's Day events, as well as being a great place to get out of the general melee on Thanksgiving Day when a few thousand of our locals flood the streets for an annual Turkey Day celebration that includes imbibing in a beverage in the street on Thanksgiving Day morning. 

The Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach is worth more than one visit the next time you are in our area.  Above is one of the oceanfront views, and below is the crowd scene from tonight, early happy hour.  

 

The Lemon Bar

 

 

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!

 

Comments (16)

Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Carol, thanks for scoop on the Lemon Bar. My husband and I like to visit beaches near navy base of Mayport. We will check out Lemon Bar next trip. Thanks.
May 31, 2013 10:45 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

What a beautiful sight. We are heading to our beach house today for a much needed few days of R and R. There is no better sight other than having family in it.

May 31, 2013 08:00 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Carol.  The Lemon Bar sound very pretty.

May 31, 2013 08:28 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Carol, nice to have a local gathering establishment! Being on the water is a bonus! Enjoy your day!

May 31, 2013 09:44 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey Carol-that would soooo be my place if I lived up there!

May 31, 2013 09:55 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Marco - it's awesome! Can get a little young at times, but always good music & people watching.
Jun 01, 2013 12:01 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Mary - let me know when you plan to come down & we can meet at The Lemon Bar!
Jun 01, 2013 12:04 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Joe - enjoy your weekend. I don't have a beach house, but do have a house at the beach!
Jun 01, 2013 12:07 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Conrad - it's AWESOME! You would love it, I'm sure!
Jun 01, 2013 12:08 AM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Wayne - yes, it's wonderful, just a shame we don't have more of them!
Jun 01, 2013 12:10 AM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Good morning Carol, Oh what memories of Jacksonville Florida and Jax Beach, I do remember Neptune Beach but not sure if I ever went to the "Lemon Bar"?

Steve and I went to a little bar off Lemon Street but I can't remember the name of it either it seemed to be the only one for us to go to at the time....lol

Brings back many memories and fun with friends. I especially miss the downtown on the pier and seeing the St Johns River activity and fireworks. Hope you're having a great weekend...

Jun 01, 2013 01:13 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nice way to feature The Lemon Bar Carol. We like visiting these type of open air, ocean front local gathering spots!

Jun 01, 2013 11:29 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Bob - You probably went to Petes Bar: it's the oldest bar we have in our area, open since Prohibition ended. Dark, smoking allowed, and 25 cent pool tables!
Jun 01, 2013 11:30 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Larry & Sheila - thanks! I've found some recent blog webinars & contests have really honed my skills :-)
Jun 02, 2013 02:34 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Sounds like the best possible combination....a taste for all the senses !

Jun 03, 2013 10:58 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Isn't it funny how some of these places become THE place to be. Must be the congenial atmosphere. Nice post about The Lemon Bar.

Jun 07, 2013 11:28 PM