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