Welcome to Eau Gallie Arts District
Art-focused happenings in a trendy corner of Melbourne
If you love to mix beach life with art, great food, fine whiskey, and boutique shopping, the Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) is the place for you. This award-winning Florida Main Street Community is rich with authentic historical buildings, luxury apartments, condos, and single-family homes and is shaded with parks for pursuing outdoor activities.
What to Love
- Lots of colorful murals decorate the streets and Main Street establishments
- Historic homes and architecture
- Rich with boutique shops and eateries
- Very walkable
Those fortunate enough to call EGAD home tend to be hip connoisseurs of the local art scene who enjoy a historical, funky atmosphere. EGADites love to venture out and explore nearby green spaces and outdoor adventure opportunities before returning to experience the district's nightlife and dining scene. Overall, EGAD has a relaxed feel, with lots of opportunities to hang out with friends.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Looking for something original to add to your home? Stop by The Original Post Shop
(affectionately called "T.O.P.S." by locals) for vintage house and garden decor, or head to the artsy lifestyle boutique Standard Collective
One of EGAD's in-vogue dining establishments includes Oh Biscuit
, where you can have your breakfast and coffee al fresco. Frigates Waterfront Bar & Grill
is another local hotspot and the perfect place to grab lunch and admire the boats moored nearby. Squid Lips
is a seafood joint bedecked with a fun and funky nautical theme, where live music is always on the calendar and guarantees a good time.
EGAD also has plenty of watering holes with delicious bespoke cocktails, like Lourdes Library and The Oleander Club. Both are speakeasy type establishments make sure to do your homework prior to arriving so you know the secret to get in! And there's Funky Dog Improv
, where you can watch sketch acts or even take workshops to improve your comedy game.
Things to Do
Locals love their parks. Find out why by visiting Ballard Park
, where you can launch your boat for an afternoon exploring the Eau Gallie River, have a picnic, or get competitive on one of several sports fields and courts. Or check out Riverview Park
, which hosts the local farmer's market.
If you relocate to the area, make room on your calendar for two of EGAD's best-known events, Whiskey in the District and the Rocky Water Brew Fest — find out more by going to www.EGADlife.com