Sarasota Florida and her Islands on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and trolley.

Sarasota Florida and her Islands on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and trolley.


Sarasota Nightlife



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  Sand Sculpting
  Sculling
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  Things To Do
Downtown

Pulsating nightly, Mattison’s City Grill draws a huge crowd at its covered open-air bar and eatery offering Blues, Jazz, Rock, Pop and Swing on the corner of Lemon and Main.

Directly across the street is the Gator Club featuring exceptional live music beginning around 9:00pm. The upstairs bar boasts 125 single malt scotches, pool tables and comfy couches for relaxing.

Sarasota’s Bayfront

Marina Jacks and O’Leary’s come to mind...
  Marina Jacks features a huge covered patio with band and area for dancing. You can even slip inside and sing along at the piano bar.
  O’Leary’s Tiki Bar and sandy beach is at the opposite end of Centennial Park attracting a crowd at sunset with live Reggae and beach music.

Also at Centennial Park is Le Barge... a giant houseboat with bar, dance floor and cocktail tables on the top deck. Entertainment is usually a solo guitar player/singer performing island style music and Jimmy Buffett hits. Sailing several times a day around Sarasota Bay it offers great views of waterfront homes and spectacular sunsets. Be sure to bring that camera.

Hillview Street and OspreyAvenue

The Five O’Clock Club is a laidback neighborhood bar attracting everything from cowboy boots to gauzy blouses...and all drawn to the best of "Blues", rock and more. Daily performances start around 5:30pm followed by another band requiring a cover around 8:00pm. New York Times Review... "The Five O’Clock Club is a rocking dive bar that’s been showcasing live music since 1955. On any given night, there might be reggae or an eccentric AC/DC tribute band." Music is not the only attraction of this neighborhood for there are several comfortable spots for libations, gawking and a bit of gab.

Libby’s Café is a haven for singles and young professionals with curbside dining and plenty of people watching. Pacific Rim is another "in-crowd" spot with excellent drinks, sushi and patio seating while Knick’s Grill features a low key Cheer’s like atmosphere and plenty of friendly local conversation.





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Itinerary Planner

Attn. Intl. Visitors

 Nearby Communities
  (north to south)
  Anna Maria Is.
  Bradenton
  Longboat Key
  St Armands
  Lido Key
  Siesta Key
  Casey Key
  Venice
  North Port
  Englewood
  Manasota Key
  Port Charlotte
  Punta Gorda


Gulf Gate Area (near Stickney Point and Clark Roads)

Gulf Gate is a hodgepodge of restaurants, businesses and bars located on Gulf Gate, Mall Drive, Superior and Gateway Avenues. Gulf Gate revels in its down-to-earth, unique establishments and events.

Pool sharks can find plenty of competition at the Boar's Head. Prefer eye candy with those cocktails? Then Barrel 87 is the place.

Looking for something a little different from traditional bars? The Thirsty Turtle and Detention are always serving reasonably priced strong drinks to anyone over 21 with a good attitude.

The Sarasota Brewing Company is the only microbrewery in the county. This family-friendly, rustic-themed establishment provides plenty of sports and award- winning beer.

Since opening its doors, Pastimes, a beige music and sports pub on the west side of Superior Avenue, has become known for bringing all types of music to Gulf Gate... from rockabilly to classic rock to electronica.

Like a lot of the taverns in the area, Hurricane Mike's is crowded with blue-collar drinkers on weeknights while weekends bring a young contingency.

Every Friday from 10pm-2am Piatti’s Bistro transforms into an intimate boutique nightclub. Come dance, and enjoy some of their amazing beverages and listen to some of the areas best DJs.

St. Armand’s Circle

Plan to spend at least one evening at St. Armand’s Circle. Catch a bite to eat and head to 15 South Ristorante Enoteca featuring live music at the upstairs nightclub called Straight-up on Avenue of the Presidents.

The Crab & Fin enjoys sidewalk seating with pianist, great drinks and deserts.

If you're looking for boat drinks, Cha Cha Coconuts has 'em and live music too. This is a great place to have a drink and work on your Hemmingway style.

A cheeseburger in Paradise may be good – but a dozen oysters in Paradise is much better! Catch some sun then chill with a frozen daiquiri at the Daiquiri Deck. Wednesdays is "80s for the Ladies", with dancing and live music. Fridays and late-night Saturdays feature acts like Roadblock, Rising Tide, Swamp Root Funk Band, Local Celebrity Band and Left Hand Side.

Longboat Key

Head to the Haye Loft at Euphemia Haye Restaurant. There’s a great line-up of jazz with full bar, comfortable seating and Dessert Room offering imported coffees, teas, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and personal pizzas. Entertainment rotates nightly.

Siesta Key

After dark, Siesta Key takes on new life as Ocean Boulevard draws a youthful crowd to the rocking sounds of The Beach Club where live music and crazy contests keep patrons coming back for more. Gilligan’s turns it down a notch with a cool tiki bar in the back and live entertainment every night while the Daiquiri Deck mixes it up with more contests and sporting events.

The Cottage is also in Siesta Village offering live Latin music and exceptional Peruvian dining.



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