Top Beach Bars in Sarasota & Manatee Counties


Living in South Florida has a lot of perks, including being able to enjoy the warm weather year-round, sunbathe in its pristine beaches any time of the year, and visit some of the best beach bars when you feel like having a drink or two. When it comes to the latter, Sarasota and Manatee Counties include some of the best spots to relax and grab a drink. This area is place that is teeming in terms of options for a nice beach, a stunning view, and a good drink.

Lido Beach Resort Tiki Bar

Located on Lido Key situated in a lavish resort, even if you are not a staying guest, you can just walk in and enjoy their beach bar. Make sure to try their tropical cocktails. The classic mojito is not to be missed. They also have light snacks which include sandwiches and salads and are perfect for grabbing a quick bite after a day at the beach.

Sharky’s On the Pier

It has been once voted as the best beach bar in Sunshine State, making it one not to be missed in the Sarasota area. This bar in Venice is also known for the food they serve. If you are looking for a fine dining experience, you can check out Fins, located just above Sharky's and owned by the same establishment but offers a more upscale experience.

Gulf Drive Café and Tiki

From its humble beginnings as a small establishment, it is now the largest of its kind in Anna Maria Island. The main attraction is the Kokonut Hut, a covered space for those who do not want the scorching heat of the sun. Located directly on the beach, this spot is ideal for those beachgoers looking to cool off with a refreshing cocktail.

O’Leary’s Tiki Bar and Grill

This is one of the most fashionable spots when you would like to hang out in Sarasota. Its Key-West setting is one the things that makes it stylish apart of course from its bay side location. It is also a venue where you can catch guitarists playing familiar beach tunes that will surely get you grooving as you enjoy refreshing cocktails.

Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant

For more than sixty years, this place has been one of the go-to places for people who are looking for a good drink in the beachside of Anna Maria Island. The restaurant is known for serving some of the freshest seafood you can find in the area. The best thing about the establishment is its stunning vista. At times, you can see sea turtles, sharks, tarpon, manatee, and dolphins as you sip a cold glass of beer.

Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant

This establishment in Anna Maria Island has been around for more than 100 years. It is already an institution when it comes to the beach bar scene in the Sarasota area. It is situated in a pier, and it offers a good selection of craft beers, which can be best enjoyed while you listen to a musical performance.

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