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Sarasota Bars And Clubs

Wanna Party? Have I got some Sarasota Bars and Clubs for you to check out!

After a fun day on the beaches, site seeing or shopping you may be ready for a hot time. SO get ready to GET DOWN and let The Good Times Roll! Here we go.

The complete list on this page also includes establishments on Anna Maria Island, Lido Key, Siesta Key, St. Armand's Circle and in Osprey, Nokomis and near by Venice as well.

One area that has a concentration of Sarasota Bars and Clubs is Gulf Gate, just south of Rt. 41 and Stickney Point and turn east off of Rt. 41 at Gulf Gate Drive.

There you will find Gateway and Superior streets and a few fun Sarasota Bars to choose from including Badda Bing Bar, a sports bar with full liquor, pool and more than 300,000 tunes on their Juke Box.

Also on Superior, is Monks Steamer Bar, another sports bar, but with a full steamer menu, pool, arcade games and more.

On Gateway Street you'll find The Boars Head Lounge.

If you're looking for some fine craft beers, then The Sarasota Brewing Company is your place, home to a half dozen award winners including my favorite: Ya Mills Honeymeade Ale. Also in Gulf Gate, there’s a bar and food too, including pizza.

Gulf Gate is a cool, hip little area and one you should check out for some fun!

By the way, if you just want to cut to the chase, I have a rather extensive listing of Sarasota Bars and Clubs below.

If you're staying out on Siesta Key and really want to get "rockin," beat your feet down the street to The Beach Club on Ocean Boulevard in Siesta Village where things really get cranked up. They have live music 7 nights a week and happy hour priced pints until 9 p.m.

Sarasota Bars and Clubs

Other places on Siesta Key where you can have a good time are the Daiquiri Deck, in the Village, along with the Siesta Key Oyster Bar (or SKOB as it's called locally), which frequently has live music plus there's Gilligans' and on the south end of the Key you can meander over to The Turtle Beach Pub (they have a great burger, too!) which has a comfortable outside deck as well as an indoor bar.

AND During the hottest months of summer the Daiquiri Deck has cold air blowing down from air conditioners in the ceiling and the Turtle Beach Pub has large fans surrounding the outdoor deck. Nice touches.

If you're staying near Osprey, Nokomis and Venice, or just want to "explore," then here are some places just outside of Sarasota you might want to wander off to:

The Old Venice Pub on Venice Avenue is in historic downtown Venice. It’s up on the 2nd floor. This is a nice, quaint, friendly ole pub where you can even smoke a cigar. They only serve beer and wine here. Just take Rt. 41 south into downtown Venice to the intersection of Rt 41 and Venice Avenue. (There's a parking lot on the right just before the stop light at Venice Avenue. Park there and go upstairs.)

Sarasota Bars and Clubs

One of my favorite Sarasota Bars along the sun coast is the Tiki Hut Bar at the Casey Key Fish House where you can enjoy beer, tropical drinks and cocktails while looking out at the intra-coastal waterway and the boats coming and going.

It’s a great vantage point and there’s live music on weekends. It's also smoker friendly. And you can order food from the restaurant and bring it over to the Tiki Hut. From Sarasota take Rt. 41 south to Osprey, turn right at Blackburn Point road and it’s across the swing bridge on the immediate left.

There is an extensive number of Tiki Hut Bars indexed below in my comprehensive list of Sarasota Bars and Clubs.

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There’s also a Tiki Hut Bar and a nice outdoor patio at Pops Sunset Grill in Nokomis, which sits right on the intra-coastal waterway, where you can get your favorite beer, wine or cocktails and it's cigar friendly. Pops also has TVs in the bar for keeping tabs on the games and is usually filled with all my rowdy friends for the big game days. From Sarasota take Rt. 41 south to Nokomis and turn right on Albee road, them left on Circuit Road before the drawbridge and go all the way back behind the marina.

And if you would like to party in downtown Sarasota, the place to be for live music and all things "HOT" is The Gator Club at Main Street and Lemon Avenue. With live music nightly you can jam until the wee hours of the morning. Fun side note: The Gator Club was used for a couple of scenes in the 1998 Woody Harrelson movie, "Palmetto."

If you're a little bit Country, you can always put on your boots and amble over to the White Buffalo Saloon in Sarasota. It's a cross between a sports bar, casual restaurant and country music dance hall with a 2,500 square foot dance floor. You can take free line dancing lessons there on Thursday and Sunday Nights and there's live music on Saturdays. It's a wide ranging crowd from age 21 to 70, so there's probably someone you can latch on to for a dance or tip a beer with. They're open Wednesday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sunday 4 p.m. - midnight. 5337 McIntosh Road.

For more fun ideas on where to go and party check out the list below.

Have fun! Drink responsibly. Don't drink and drive. If you over do it, have the bartender call a taxi for you or have a designated driver take you home.

I'll look forward to bumping into you in one of these Sarasota Bars or Clubs.

Until then, Cheers!

Sarasota Bars and Clubs

ANNA MARIA OYSTER BAR TIKI BAR 6696 Cortez Road, W. Bradenton
BADDA BING 6528 Superior Ave. Sarasota
BEACH CLUB 5151 Ocean Blvd Siesta Key 941-349-6311
BEACHHOUSE 200 Gulf Drive N Bradenton Beach 941-779-2222
BEARDED CLAM TIKI BAR 7150 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota
BLU SMOKE ISLAND GRILL 149 Avenida Messina Siesta Key 941-346-0738
BISTRO AT ISLAND'S END 10101 Gulf Dr Anna Maria Island 941-779-2444
BLASE CAFE 5263 Ocean Boulevard Siesta Key 941-349-9822
BLUE OWL 1507 Main St Sarasota
BOAR'S HEAD LOUNGE 6523 Gateway Ave Sarasota
BOATYARD WATERFRONT BAR 1500 Stickney Point Rd Sarasota
BRADY'S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR 1930 Hillview St. Sarasota 941-366-5555
BROADWAY BAR 1001 Cocoanut Ave Sarasota
CABANA INN 2525 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota
CA D'ZAN LOUNGE 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr Sarasota
5377 McIntosh Road Sarasota  941-922-8150
Sarasota 941-922-8150
CAPT EDDIE'S TIKI BAR 107 E. Colonia Lane Nokomis
CASEY KEY FISH HOUSE TIKI BAR 801 Blackburn Point Road Osprey
1548 Main St.
Sarasota 941-702-8740
CAPTAIN CURT'S SNIKI TIKI BAR 1200 Old Stickney Point Rd. Siesta Key 941-349-3885
CHA CHA COCONUTS 417 St. Armand's Circle Sarasota
CHESTER'S REEF TIKI BAR 6523 Gateway Ave Sarasota
CLASSICO 1341 Main St.
Sarasota 941-957-0700
CROW'S NEST MARINA TAVERN 1968 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice
DAIQUIRI DECK 5250 Ocean Blvd Siesta Key 941-349-8697
DAIQUIRI DECK 325 John Ringling Blvd Sarasota
15 SOUTH RISTORANTE 15 S Blvd of the Presidents Sarasota
FINS TIKI BAR 5337 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941-779-1000
GATOR CLUB 1490 Main St Sarasota
GECKO'S GRILL & PUB 4870 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota
GILLIGAN'S ISLAND TIKI BAR 5253 Ocean Blvd Siesta Key 941-346-8122
GROWLER'S PUB 2831 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota
HELMSLEY SAND CASTLE 1540 Benjamin Franklin Drive Lido Key 941-388-2181
HOLIDAY INN 233 Ben Franklin Drive Lido Key 941-388-5555
HONOLUANA ISLAND GRILL 222 Airport Ave. E Venice, FL 941-483-3553
HOOSIER BAR 748 S Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 941-966-1251
HORSE FEATHERS 1923 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota, FL 941-955-9179

Sarasota Bars and Clubs

ISLAND TIME BAR & GRILL 111 Gulf Drive S Bradenton Beach 941-782-1122
1413 Main St
8341 Lockwood Ridge Sarsaota 941-210-4110
KOKONUT HUT TIKI BAR 900 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach 941-778-1919
LIBBY'S CAFE & BAR 1917 Osprey Ave Sarasota
LIDO BEACH RESORT TIKI BAR 700 Ben Franklin Drive Lido Key 941-388-3175
1234 Ben Franklin Drive Lido Key 941-309-2577
LINKSTERS TAP ROOM 8764 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota
LEGENDS PUB 1816 S Osprey Ave. Sarasota
THE LOFT RISTOBAR 5911 Fruitville Rd Sarasota
LYHCHES PUB 19B N. Boulevard of Presidents Sarasota
MADURO CIGAR BAR 7386 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota
(941) 925-4747
MARINA JACK Bayfront Drive & U.S. 41 Sarasota
MARTINIVILLE 5337 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 941-779-1000
MATTISON'S CITY GRILLE 1 N. Lemon Ave Sarasota
MONK'S STEAMER BAR 6690 Superior Ave. Sarasota
OLD VENICE PUB 100 W. Venice Ave Venice
O'LEARY'S TIKI BAR 5 Bayfront Drive & U.S. 41 Sarasota
OLIVE TREE CAFE & BAR 1454 Main St Sarasota
PADDY WAGON 6586 Gateway Ave Sarasota
PINEAPPLES ISLAND GRILL 33 S Tamiaimi Trail Venice
POP SUNSET GRILL & TIKI BAR 112 Circuit Rd Nokomis
1175 N. Gulfstream Ave
Sarasota 941-217-4777
SALTWATER CAFE 1071 Tamiami Trail Nokomis
SARASOTA ALE HOUSE 3800 Kenny Dr. Sarasota
SARASOTA BREWING COMPANY 6607 Gateway Avenue Sarasota
SHARKY'S ON THE PIER 1600 S. Harbour Dr. Venice
SNOOK HAVEN 5000 E. Venice Ave. Venice
SPANISH POINTE TIKI HUT & GRILL 135 Bayview Drive Osprey
TARPON POINTE GRILL & TIKI BAR 801 Riverside Drive East Bradenton
TOMMY BAHAMA BAR 300 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota
TURTLE BEACH PUB 8865 Midnight Pass Rd Siesta Key 941-349-2280
WHITE HORSE PUB 6240 North Lockwood Ridge

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