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Nightlife in the Sarasota & Siesta Key Areas

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There is plenty of nighttime fun in Sarasota, Florida after the sun sets. The area’s combination of bars and restaurants present numerous options for an exciting night on the town.

Happy Hour and Live Music

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. 

You’ll find dancing, late-night menus, and a variety of live music ranging from DJs playing a mix of today’s top hits, to island style acoustic, contemporary rock, and jazz.

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Nightlife in the Sarasota & Siesta Key Areas

Live music, Happy Hour, and late night dining at Captain Curt’s Sniki Tiki bar in Siesta Key, a tropical-themed bar with outdoor patio located near the beach.

Captain Curt’s Sniki Tiki Bar in Siesta Key

Enjoy live music, a cold beer or cocktail, and delicious late-night dining at Captain Curt’s Sniki Tiki in Siesta Key, a laid-back, tropical-themed bar with a spacious outdoor patio. Captain Curt’s Sniki Tiki tropical bar offers a variety of ice-cold cocktails, domestic, import, and craft beer.  Enjoy Happy Hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sniki... 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 in Siesta Key

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 in Sarasota, Florida. 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... Read More
O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill is a laid-back, tropical-themed, family-friendly downtown Sarasota, Florida restaurant and bar that is located in Bayfront Park near Marina Jack and features live music daily. The restaurant is dog-friendly, plus you can arrive by car or boat! Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill in Sarasota

Enjoy a meal, a cold beer, cocktail, or wine under an umbrella with your toes in the sand or under the open-air, waterfront Tiki Hut. This laid-back, tropical-themed, dog-friendly downtown Sarasota bar and restaurant is located in Bayfront Park and features live music daily. Plus you can arrive by car or boat! Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. O'Leary's menu features a variety of breakfast favorites, appetizers,... Read More
Mattison's City Grille. Enjoy dining, drinks, and live entertainment at this Sarasota, Florida Main Street outdoor covered restaurant and bar. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Mattison's City Grille in Sarasota

Drinks, Live Music, Dancing, and Late Night Dining This downtown Sarasota open-air covered restaurant and bar is a nightlife hot spot offering an extensive wine list and a full liquor bar and live bands most nights of the week. Grab a chair at the bar or one of the patio tables. View Mattison's City Grille Events and Live Music schedule. Happy Hour drink and dining... Read More
Livingston's Amusements Daily Happy Hour, Billiards, and Late Night Dining. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Livingston’s Amusements in Sarasota

Daily Happy Hour, Billiards, and Late Night Dining Spend a fun night out at Livingston’s Amusements with an ice-cold beer, signature shots, or premium cocktails in a smoke-free environment. They also have great homemade pizza, billiard tables, and HD TVs. Read Livingston's featured blog article here. Happy Hour 7 days a week! Happy Hour drink specials include 2 for 1 cocktail, beer,... Read More
The Point waterfront restaurant and bar in Osprey is just minutes from Venice and Siesta Key, Florida making it a great spot to enjoy drinks with friends while watching the sunset over Little Sarasota Bay.

The Point Restaurant and Tiki Bar

The Point waterfront restaurant and bar in Osprey is just minutes from Venice and Siesta Key, Florida making it a great spot to enjoy drinks with friends while watching the sunset over Little Sarasota Bay.  The Point Drink Specials and Entertainment  Happy Hour features half-price Well liquors, draft beer, and wine by the glass... 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 Restaurant & Bar in Sarasota

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
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 in Sarasota

Live Music and Dancing Downtown Sarasota Dance the night away with live nightly entertainment and Sarasota's best-known DJ's at The Gator Club in Sarasota, Florida. 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... Read More