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Nightlife

There is plenty of nighttime fun in Sarasota after the sun sets. Kick off the evening before dining out by enjoying a couple Happy Hour drinks and appetizer specials. After dinner, take advantage of area restaurants and bars offering nightly beer, wine, and well specials. Mix in some live music and you’ve got a recipe for fun. The area’s combination of bars and restaurants present numerous options for an exciting night on the town. The hardest thing about Sarasota’s nightlife is deciding where to go, but you can be sure that no matter where you chose to spend your night you’re in for a good time.

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Must Do Nightlife

Dance the night away with live nightly entertainment and DJ's at The Gator Club bar downtown Sarasota, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

The Gator Club

Live Music and Dancing Downtown Sarasota Dance the night away with live nightly entertainment and Sarasota's best-known DJ's. View The Gator Club's events page. Tuesday is Ladies Night featuring $3 wells and $3 domestics! Features 125 Single Malt Scotch Brands! The Gator Club's beautifully restored original brick building is located on the corner of Main Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota,... Read More
Visit the Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar in Siesta Key Village, on St. Armands Circle, or in downtown Venice and cool off with a frozen daiquiri, for oysters and shooters, or dig in at the Deck with classic American fare. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar

More Than One Dozen Frozen Daiquiri Choices Visit the Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar in Siesta Key Village, South Siesta Key, on St. Armands Circle, or in Downtown Venice and cool off with a frozen daiquiri, enjoy delicious fresh oysters and shooters, or dig in at the Deck with classic American fare. Enjoy Live Music Each Weekend and Happy Hour Daily From 3 to 7... Read More
Marina Jack Sarasota, Florida waterfront restaurant and bar offers spectacular views of Sarasota Bay. Dine indoors or al fresco and enjoy live bands to solo musicians. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Marina Jack

This waterfront restaurant and bar offers spectacular views of Sarasota Bay. Dine indoors or al fresco and enjoy live bands to solo musicians. Marina Jack Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill Relax in the recently renovated Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill and dine al fresco in a family friendly setting. Open daily at 11:15 a.m. The Patio menu features a variety of appetizers,... Read More
Captain Curt's South Siesta Key Bar and Restaurant Features Nightly Entertainment Dozens of TVs offer an opportunity to watch your favorite sporting events. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Captain Curt’s Backroom Saloon

South Siesta Key Bar Features Nightly Entertainment Dozens of TVs offer an opportunity to watch your favorite sporting events. BINGO on Sundays (with prizes all night long!) and a Beatles tribute band every Monday night make Captain Curt’s Backroom Saloon a great way to experience Sarasota nightlife. Captain Curt's Outdoor Tiki Bar Serves Food and Drinks Until 2 a.m. Relax with an ice cold beer... Read More
Mattison's City Grille This downtown Sarasota outdoor patio restaurant and bar is a nightlife hot spot offering an extensive wine list and a full liquor bar and live music. Grab a chair at the covered bar or one of the patio tables. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.

Mattison's City Grille

Drinks, Live Music, Dancing, and Late Night Dining This downtown Sarasota outdoor patio restaurant and bar is a nightlife hot spot offering an extensive wine list and a full liquor bar and live music. Grab a chair at the covered bar or one of the patio tables. View Mattison's City Grille Events and Live Music schedule. Happy Hour drink and dining specials are offered... Read More
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Shore

St. Armands Circle Restaurant and Bar Enjoy signature cocktails, full bar, and well-chosen wine list at this sleek St. Armands Circle restaurant and bar featuring an open-air cocktail lounge, enclosed bar, and patio. Happy Hour at Shore Diner Shore Diner offers a deal with their Happy Hour featuring specially priced appetizers, beer, wine, and cocktails from 3 to 6 p.m. Open until 10 p.m. Sunday through... Read More
The Beach Club features, pool tables, a large dance floor and a club-like atmosphere which makes it the spot for dancing on Siesta Key, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

The Beach Club

Nightly Music and Dancing in Siesta Key Village Local bands and DJs present live entertainment nightly. The Beach Club features a large dance floor and a club-like atmosphere which makes it the spot for dancing on Siesta Key. Enjoy Happy Hour daily from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., nightly themed drink specials, special events, and popular annual bikini contest. The Beach Club on Siesta Key... Read More
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre has been bringing comedy to the Sarasota area since 1988. Their new downtown Sarasota location features comfortable cabaret-style seating with a majority of the seats less than thirty-five feet from the stage. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

Hilarious Stand-Up Comedy Shows Year-Round McCurdy's Comedy Theatre has been bringing comedy to the Sarasota area since 1988. Their new downtown Sarasota location features comfortable cabaret-style seating with a majority of the seats less than thirty-five feet from the stage. A few of McCurdy's past performers includes Chris Rock, Larry Miller, Elayne Boosler, Soupy Sales, Larry “The Cable Guy, Tom Arnold, and Kevin Nealon. Other... Read More
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Sharky's on the Pier

Venice Beachfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar Sharky's on the Pier is a popular beachfront bar and restaurant spot located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Venice, Florida. Enjoy an ice cold beer, cocktail, or meal in the indoor dining room, on the covered and enclosed patio, the large wraparound deck with shaded or sunny tables, or the tropical tiki bar which is... Read More
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