Relax & Unwind at the House of Bourbon


After a week of hard work, nothing is better than gathering with good friends for a night of merriment, and today’s Local Spotlight has just the place.

Welcome to the House of Bourbon. This local favorite has been serving up smooth drinks, laughter, and live music to folks on the Gulf for years. See what their all about and how you can join in on the fun through the sections below!

House of Bourbon’s Historic Roots

House of Bourbon | VW of Panama CityOpened by Loren Smith and located inside the historic Shrimp Boat restaurant, House of Bourbon pays homage to his father—and original Shrimp Boat owner—Lowe Smith.

Back in the day, Lowe Smith called it the VIP Gentleman’s club. It served as a place for locals to drink whiskey, smoke, and enjoy the entertainment of burlesque dancers.

Although no longer owned by Loren, his family legacy can still be seen throughout the premises with its handmade whiskey bottle chandelier, built-in live stage, and hand-cut wood floors.

A Drink to Please Every Palate

You might think a bar called the “House of Bourbon” sells, well, bourbon. While that may be true, their menu actually offers much more, with selections ranging from IPAs and wine to gin and scotch. No matter your beverage of choice, there’s a delicious drink waiting.

Let’s take a peek at this expansive menu, which includes:

  • Sweet Water IPA
  • Horse Soldier Straight Bourbon
  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Johnnie Walker Select
  • Southern Comfort Whiskey
  • Copper Ridge Chardonnay

However, if you prefer something on the simpler side, they also offer all your favorite bottled beers, like Miller Lite, Corona, Land Shark, and Heineken.

Glasses of Whiskey

Live Events & Venue Rentals

Looking for a fun place to host your next party or event? House of Bourbon is available to rent year-round. Their space is over 1,500 square feet and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Even more, they offer excellent catering selections, and of course, their esteemed drink menu.

Speaking of events, you’ll find tons of live performances hosted here in the form of both music and comedy. Past performers have included Kelly and the Healers, True Soul, and magician/comedian Matthew Holtzclaw.

Spend an Evening with the House of Bourbon

Ready to take your weekend festivities to new heights? Take your next gathering to the House of Bourbon for a night you won’t forget.

In the interim, be sure to give them a follow over on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the latest House of Bourbon happenings.

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