By Tammy DeLosh Food and Fun No Comments
Anna Maria Island vacations offer a variety of activities to fill your days. Whether you sink into a book by the pool, relax on the beach or stroll the shopping of the Coastal boutiques, if you are looking to settle into a refreshing Island cocktail, here are a few suggestions. If you like a sunset view, or some festive Steel drum music, Sports bar, or just want to be part of the local crowd, you are likely to find the right fit here.
The Beach House offers toes in the sand fun with the new bar, Happy Hour from Monday-Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Offering these appetizers: Cajun Oysters, Oysters on the Half Shell, Sweet and Spicy Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Calamari, Clam Chowder and Black Bean Soup. Enjoy Domestic Draft beers for $2.00, House Wines for $3.25, other Drink specials include Margaritas and Pina Coladas for $4.00 and well drinks for $2.50. Located at 200 Gulf Drive North • Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 • (941) 779-2222.
The Bridge Street Bistro, upstairs from the Island time bar, with an elevated sun deck, overlooking Gulf of Mexico Beaches. With a scrumptious selection of Complimentary h’orderves, offered with your drinks, you can mingle with others or find an intimate table at 111 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, Phone-941-782-1122
Lobstahs~ This restaurant has something that appeals to everyone. Noted for their fresh Maine Lobster, flown in daily, and a menu that utilizes every form of preparing it. Enjoy the New England meets tropical Island style. Open daily at noon, for lunch featuring happy hour from 3pm-7pm. The TIKI HUT, in the back part of the restaurant opens at 5pm. hosting a variety of Sport bar activities. Enjoy Shuffleboard , Darts, Billiards, or just relax to your favorite team on the large TV’s. Stop in at 5337 Gulf drive, right behind the Sand Dollar gift shop. Phone 941-779-1000.
Island Gourmet Grill~at 5910 Marina drive, Holmes Beach FL. is famous for taking your fresh catch and having their chef prepare it with all of the trimmings. Happy Hour Specials are Monday-Friday offering Domestic Bottled Beer, Wine and cocktails. Eat in or order Free Delivery service anywhere on the Island. 941-778-0333.
Island Time Bar & Grill sits across from the roundabout entering the Bridge street shopping area. Happy Hour daily from 11:30am -4pm Monday -Saturday and Nightly Happy Hour from 10 to midnight. Have some appetizers at the bar or sit at a table with a Pub Menu to Live Music. They are open 7 days a week with live music from 7-10 pm daily and twice on Sunday. Try the Monday night $5 Burger with Chips. Watch the Sunset right across the street from 111 Gulf Drive South Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Anna Maria Oyster Bar(AMOB) at the end of the Bradenton Beach Historical Pier, has updated and remodeled the Restaurant and deck having a great marina view and Island Music. Happy Hour runs daily, from 3:pm – 6:pm, and with the appetizer and dinner menu, so you need not worry about cooking. 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 .Phone: 941-778-AMOB
The Bridge Tender,with waterside view and live music, offers happy hour from 3pm – 6pm, Monday – Friday ($.50). Choose the casual Bay seating or the indoor Bar. With seafood appetizers and delectable tropical drinks and a welcoming feeling, of small town charm. Located at the entrance to the Bradenton Beach Pier at 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. Phone: 941-778-4849,
Harry’s Grill And Bistro , with a Daily Happy hour from 3pm to 6pm offering BOGO draft beer and $1.00 off from house wines. Offering daily food, specials, creative entertainment, like corn hole, and a variety of music styles. Check out the Schedule for entertainment. 9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria FL 941-567-5999 (just North of Magnolia.)
The Waterfront Restaurant.With happy hour from 3pm-6pm bar side only , enjoy $3 select drafts, $2 domestic beer, $3 wine by the glass, and $1 off well drinks. Across from the Anna Maria City Pier, at 111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Fl.34216. Phone:941-778-1515
The Ugly Grouper, came to Anna Maria in 2015. Formerly the Barefoot Tiki , this updated beer and wine bar has happy hour, Monday – Friday from 4pm-6pm. With tropical options made from selected wines. Live music, open Mike and Karaoke are a few entertainment options when planning your night out. Come have fun with the locals and stay for dinner. Located at 5704 Marina Dr Anna Maria, FL. Just across the street from the Holmes Beach Police Department. Don’t forget the free Trolley option.Phone: (941) 778-4402
Just over the Cortez Bridge and right at the light at 119th st, Find these 2 Seafood waterview bars. Tried and true to be a good time for all. Guests ask about the local hangouts, so if you want to try something new, this is just a short drive from your Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Home.
The Swordfish Grill With Happy hours Monday-Saturday from 4pm-6pm. Indoor bar or outdoor Tiki, with waterfront seating. Live music, friendly people, interesting array of entertainment,including Nascrab races. Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm – A theme based party every week w/ tons of prizes. Check the Special events Calendar for what’s happening. Just over the cortez bridge and right at the first light to 4628 119th St, W. Cortez FL 34215
Cortez Kitchen~ Right next door to the Swordfish, on the Sarasota Bay, this open Tiki bar offers Tuesday – Friday, Happy Hour from 4 pm – 6 pm. Check out their live music Schedule. Located at 4528 119th Street W Cortez FL 34215. Phone:941-798-9404. Closed on Monday
If you are needing a ride home, try the Island Beach Monkey’s. Offering bar to door services on the Island for years. Now making trips to Bradenton, Longboat Key and Cortez. Call or go to the website for more info. 941-565-6542. They make sure you get to your Anna Maria Island Rental home safely. They work for TIPS, as always Drink Responsibly.