By Tammy DeLosh Food and Fun No Comments
With micro breweries popping up all over the nation, Connoisseurs want know where the best craft beer can be found at their vacation destinations. On Anna Maria Island, a few of the local establishments have added crafted Beer to their menus. A nice way to cool off on a warm sunny day.
Right on the beach you can refresh yourself at the Anna Maria Beach Cafe , Tiki Bar. Walk up barefoot from the water and never need to go home
and change. This outdoor cafe also serves food and has daily live music and drum circle on Friday evenings. Located at the Manatee County Public beach. With shaded seating and sunset with toes in the sand.
The Waterfront Restaurant. This is a perfect establishment to go as a special date or more adult quiet time. Offering a large selection of craft beer, and outstanding dining experience, we invite you to escape to a simpler time, tropical, laid-back Florida the way it used to be. Water views and patio seating, romantic indoor dining by the fireplace, or hop up to the hardwood bar with aquarium for under the sea Ambience. Located across from the Anna Maria City Pier, at 111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Fl.34216. Phone:941-778-1515
On Pine Avenue, Poppo’s has a quaint bar serving a few of the local favorites as well as amazing southwestern foods. Not your average taco’s but loaded with your choices of Super foods, Not GMO’s organic and High fructose corn syrup free soda pop. They also carry a variety of standard imported and domestic beers, as well as a unique selection of craft beers. If you visit the Anna Maria location, you will find a six-tap draft bar featuring an excellent selection of Florida brewed craft beers. 212 C Pine Avenue, Phone: 941-254-7941
Harry’s Grill And Bistro , Not only do they have a craft beer cooler with over 30 specialty beers but now we have 3 local craft breweries on tap. 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.)
Freckled Fin recently moved into their larger location with and Irish Theme. Woodchuck Gumption Hard Cider – Shock Top Lemon Shandy – SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale – Stella Artois Pilsner, are on the short list. They also have a selection of local brewed Beer. They serve a full menu and feature live music and festive Irish atmosphere. Join the fun at 5337 Gulf Drive North Holmes Beach.
Hurricane Hanks offers a full restaurant menu, if you are coming in hungry. Otherwise, pull up a chair at the bar and watch the game while sipping on a cold one. They also serve cocktails and frozen Margaritas if you prefer. They have a full liquor store if you need it to go. Check out their events for specials and social gatherings. Traditional Pub food with some seafood options. One Block to walk from or to the beach. 5346 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL
The Feast Restaurant~ offer a wide variety of wines from around the world available by the bottle or glass, and a large selection of craft beers and microbrews with an ever increasing inventory that is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned of connoisseurs. The Feast is a casual fine dining restaurant located in the city of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. Specializing in fresh seafood, steaks, salads, innovative pastas, and much more, like hand tossed gourmet pizza with a variety of fresh ingredients. 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-5092
The Doctor’s Office~ Cleverly named this is a great Adult only option for a Night out with your Pals or date night. With fantastic small plate, appetizers and other special treats, there is a great selection of Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails. Then there is the shot the Doctor ordered. 5312 Holmes Blvd. #B, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. (941) 213-9926
The Bridge Tender~offers 3 full bars to choose your relaxing style. Marina side, open air Pub, or inside dining area. With live music and some zany entertainment(outside) or quiet dining with your favorite brew, they are sure to please everyone. There are docks available so come by land, by sea or by foot to experience a true hidden Treasure.
Back Alley Treasures and Bar, has a Unique array of art, Jewelry, clothing, Photography, gifts and interesting furniture, this quirky stop is more than a thirst quencher. Something for everyone, including home brewed coffee, Island smoothies, frozen Lemonade, and fine wine, for the people in your party that don’t require a great crafted Beer. Enjoy a selection of muffins and other pastry items. 108 Historic Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (224) 209-1480.
Check out one guest’s video tour of the Bridge Street Pubs, for a more informative view.
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