The Waterfront Restaurant. With award winning mixologists and a happy hour from 4:30 -6:30 pm bar side only you don’t want to miss this place. Across from the Anna Maria City Pier, at 111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Fl.34216.
The Sandbar Restaurant is a popular Anna Maria happy hour spot for cocktails at sunset. Located right on the beach, this is a beautiful place for outdoor dining. You’ll find an extensive wine menu along with fun Florida beach side themed cocktails. The Sandbar also has a sister restaurant in Bradenton Beach called The Beach House. This too is a great happy hour spot on the beach!
Bortell’s Lounge is a great bar just a block from gulf beaches and Pine Avenue. Find them open from 1pm to 1am, however, this establishment does close on weekdays in September. Bortell’s does not allow smoking indoors, and is a clean and friendly adults only hang out. – TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Slim’s Place is the best place on the island to watch the game, drink cold beer, and have some great food! They also have a No Shower Happy Hour weekdays from 3-5pm with food and drink specials!
Harry’s Grill, 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
Rod N Reel is an amazing little bar located directly at the end of Rod N Reel Pier.
Grab a beer, buy some bait, and throw a line in the water. Kids and dogs welcome.
Need to pick up some wine or beer to take home for supper? Check out Anna Maria General Store or Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost!
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 mic and karaoke are a few entertainment options when planning your night out. Come have fun with the locals and stay fordinner. Located at 5704 Marina Dr Anna Maria, FL
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.
D Coy Ducks is a popular spot with locals and younger adults. This is an “average Joe’s” dive bar. Often times “Ducks”, as the locals call it, offers live music and poker tournaments. Drinks are very reasonably priced, and smoking is allowed out back in the alley.
Hurricane Hanks is a fun spot to visit for happy hour, or even with the entire family. Hanks has both bar and table seating. Enjoy pub grub with an ice cold Margarita.
The Anchor Inn is also a popular locals dive bar in Holmes Beach next to Mr. Bones BBQ. This bar is popular with the biker crowd, but don’t let that detour you from this neighborhood watering hole. Enjoy very affordable drink specials too.
Waterline Resort & Marina (Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen) is one of the newest additions to the island and boasts a great new restaurant which serves up delicious cocktails with a great happy hour and includes champagne brunch on Saturdays & Sundays!
Want to pick up some wine or libations to mix up at home? Check out TimeSaver (they do wine tastings!) or Hurricane Liquors!
The Beach House offers toes in the sand fun with the new bar, Happy Hour from Monday-Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. 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 N
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. They are open 7 days a week with live music from 7-10 pm daily and twice on Sunday. Try the Monday night $5 Burger with Chips. Watch the Sunset right across the street from 111 Gulf Drive South
Anna Maria Oyster Bar(AMOB)at the end of the Bradenton Beach Historical Pier, has updated and remodeled the Restaurant and deck having a great marina view and Island Music. Happy Hour runs daily, from 3:pm – 6:pm, and with the appetizer and dinner menu, so you need not worry about cooking. 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217.Phone: 941-778-AMOB
The Bridge Tender & Dockside Bar,with waterside view and live music, offers happy hour from 3pm – 6pm, Monday – Friday ($.50). Choose the casual Bay seating or the indoor Bar. Located at the entrance to the Bradenton Beach Pier at 135 Bridge St
Drift Inn is a friendly bar across from the Bridge Tender Inn. Find great drink prices, and karaoke too.
Gulf Drive Cafe is undoubtedly home to the island’s largest Tiki bar. This is also a great place to find traditional tropical Tiki style cocktails on direct beach front. Enjoy sunset, live music and a full food menu. Gulf Drive is family friendly, but also offers an adult style night life.
JUST OFF THE ISLAND
The Swordfish Grill With Happy hours Monday-Saturday from 4pm-6pm. Indoor bar or outdoor Tiki, with waterfront seating. Live music, friendly people, Nascrab races. Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm – A theme based party every week. 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. Closed on Monday.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
If you are needing a ride home, try the Island Beach Monkey’s (THE MONKEY BUS). Offering free 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 home safely. They work for TIPS.
As always DRINK RESPONSIBLY.
Information provided in this section is subject to change without notice.