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2828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7745
+1 409-765-7946
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Neat idea to have a pool in the middle of the restaurant right across the street from the beach. The nachos were good, the shrimp fajita salad didn't have much taste and the tortilla soup was lukewarm and inedible. Service was terrible. We stopped by about 11:30 and we didn't get our food till after 12. Then I had to... More 

Thank PhatCatz
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

On a super hot day not wanting to swim in the Gulf, Float was a great place. The drinks were good, service was average, and the dip in the pool was refreshing. Although it could have been more clean, it was a fun time for a young couple in their twenties.

Thank Julianne D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We went for food, not the pool bar. Menu is limited and the service was not very good. But the food turned out being good.

Thank Kaileigh P
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We spent our time on East Beach and wanted a drink and snack before going to clean up and eat out. We asked and were directed to the Float Pool & Bar on Seawall Blvd. It was a small place ( what I was looking for ) and we got a table with open window looking out on the bay....hearing... More 

Thank Randaddy
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7 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I have nothing good to say about this place. To begin, on their website it shows that they have happy hour daily with a week calendar advertising it all week. See attached image. Not the case. Only certain weekdays. Secondly (before we saw the yellow pool water) we tried to order drinks and ask about beer selection and was either... More 

Thank Aaron A
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The venue was legit if you are looking to party & have an ocean side view. They have a pool, reminds me of a little Vegas pool party. The tacos are good but the rest of the food we had was terrible. Grouper tacos were the only thing about Float on my visit.

Thank Jon S
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Food: not sure. They stopped serving food before 9 and I got there by 9:15 Drinks: prices were good but the drinks were small and had little alcohol Service: terrible! Had no direction upon entering. When we decided to go to the upper viewing/drinking area, we were immediately met to tell us they were not serving food and if we... More 

Thank CoachA68
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Relaxing view,....ok drinks.....rude service.....and no one.....I mean....no one....was getting out of the pool for hours.....so....where do you think they went to the restroom.....ugh....

Thank Jacks81112
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

What can I say, we had hot wings which had barely any meat on them and were over cooked. Chicken fingers were like rubber and fries were ok. I was close to sending it back but was too hungry to not eat. Beer selection was also poor. I wouldn't go here again

Thank Tom G
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to sit and enjoy a cocktail and stare at the gulf(unobstructed view). The weather wasn't so great while we were there but it as still a unique experience

Thank Jessica B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7745
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-765-7946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?