Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, Galveston

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  • Easily accessible from the Seawall, I just strolled in to take a look around, wasn't going for the fishing experience. I bought a margarita inside and was allowed to go upstairs to the upper deck to.....  more
    Easily accessible from the Seawall, I just strolled in to take a look around, wasn't going for the fishing experience. I bought a margarita inside and was allowed to go upstairs to the upper deck to.....  more »
  • Very nice-nominal fee ($2 per person for the balcony) with gift shop and bar/food available. We didn't fish, only enjoyed the view and weather. Friendly attendants. 
    Very nice-nominal fee ($2 per person for the balcony) with gift shop and bar/food available. We didn't fish, only enjoyed the view and weather. Friendly attendants.  more »
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  • First off this is not “just” a fishing pier. Theirs is the single best place in Galveston to play hooky on a Friday. The proprietors are awesome. Friendly people with an obvious love for the sea. Yeah, it’s a fishing pier and a bait shop but buy a couple local beers and some koozies and gain access to the upstairs level. They have a full bar with great service. The best selection of music for us over-40 folks. The cleanest bathrooms on the entire island. This is all on a large crows nest style balcony that overlooks the pier and the beach. Grab some cold adult beverages and sit next to the outer wrap-Around bar and watch the fisherman pull up their catches while seagulls and pelicans fly around and dive for their meals. You can even sea all the fishing boats, ships, and sailboats right off the coast. I’m told they have some great live music on the weekends but for us, this is our little hidden away hooky day location.
  • Great place to fishing, and if you don't caught anything at least you enjoy your time with friend or alone... Depend the visit you do. There you can rent everything to enjoy your time day (all day and night if you want). Also the have drinks and snacks. Recommended.

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