Bars & Clubs: July 19-25

July 19, 2012 

BARS & CLUBS: Places to go

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Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar: 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach

Reid Frost, 8 p.m. July 19-20 and 23. Larry Rich, 1:30 p.m. and Greg Roche, 9 p.m. July 21. Steel Pan Dan, 1:30 p.m. July 22. Swamp Donkie, 8 p.m. July 25. Information: 941-778-4849.


Joyland: 6424 14th St. W., Bradenton

Line dance classes 7-9 p.m. and DJ all night Wednesdays. DJ Trevor and live music Fridays and Saturdays, doors open at 7 p.m. Information: 941-756-6060 or


Fan-Atics: 4669 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Ladies night with live DJ, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-761-0833.

New Attitudes: 3601 14th St. W., Bradenton

Ricci D, 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. DJ Flipmode, 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Information: 941-896-8850.


Beck's: 611 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton

Bonnie Gray, 6-9 p.m. July 20. American and German folk music by Klement Kackovic, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays (no cover). Information: 941-748-3737.

Kojak's Rib House: 1631 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto

Steve Arvey with Dr. Bob on Thursdays. Magic Mike on Fridays. James Hawkins or Electric Myakka Band on Saturdays. Music starts at 7 p.m. Information: 941-729-8986.


Oneco Rose Lounge and Package: 5108 15th St. E., Suite 402, Bradenton

Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday with Faye. Information: 941-756-8790.


Ace's Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton

Tommy Devine and Friends, 8 p.m. July 19 (no cover). Rosie Ledet and The Zydeco Playboys, 9 p.m. July 20; $12 advance, $15 at the door. Come Back Alice, 9 p.m. July 21; $5. Betty Fox and The Dirty Bastards, 5-9 p.m. July 22 (no cover). Damon Fowler's Sugar Shack Monday, 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Charlie Whitt Acoustic, 8 p.m. Tuesdays (no cover). Blues Jam with R.J. Howson, 8 p.m. Wednesdays (no cover). Information: 941-795-3886 or

The Beachhouse Restaurant: 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach

Live music most nights, 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-779-2222.

Carmen's Italian Cafe and 515 Martini Bar: 515 27th St. E., Bradenton

Earl King 6:30-10 p.m. Saturdays. Karaoke 10 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-745-1540.

Clancy's Irish Sports Pub & Grill: 6218 Cortez Road

The Burghs, 6-10 p.m. July 20. Wikked Jester, 9 p.m.-midnight July 21. John Dash Wayne, 5-9 p.m. July 22. Doug Bidwell, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. TC & The Troublemakers 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Jay Crawford 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Russ Adams Project, 6-10 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-2489 or

Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 Old Main St.

DJ Night with Rafferty 10 p.m. Saturdays. Doug Demming and the Jewel Tones 8:30 p.m. Sundays. Muffin Men 8 p.m. Mondays. Open jam 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-744-2589 or

Cortez Clam Factory: 10104 Cortez Road

Live Music, 6 p.m. July 19 and 23. Rox Band, 8 p.m. July 20. Storm Surge, 8 p.m. July 21. Danny Pritchard, 6 p.m. July 22. Clam Jam, 7 p.m. July 24. Delta Tones, 6:30 p.m. July 25. Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.

Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez

Terry Helm, July 19. Doug Demming and The Jewel Tones, July 20 and 22. Michael Mac, July 21. Live entertainment Friday-Sunday. Information: 941-798-9404.

D.Coy Duck's: 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

Live music Friday and Saturday. Information: 941-778-5888.

Drift In No. 1: 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach

Janine, 8-11 p.m. Mondays. Russ, 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Chip, 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays. Will Scott, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Mystery band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sundays. Information: 941-778-9088.

Drift In No. 2: 2709 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Mike McConnell, 8 p.m.-midnight Mondays. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Faultline, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays. Information: 941-755-9825.

The Factory (formerly known as Banana Factory): 6916 U.S. 41, Bradenton

Live music Fridays-Saturdays. Karaoke with Steve, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Information: 941-758-5249.

The Last Call Tavern: 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton

Free pool and steel tip dart tournament Tuesdays. Soft tip dart tournament Wednesdays and Fridays. Information: 941-744-1586.

Mannatees Sports Grill: 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

Doctor Dave, 8 p.m. July 20. Ladies night and live music by The Burghs, 8 p.m. July 28. Poker nights, Mondays. Trivia nights with Steve-O, Tuesdays. Live entertainment, Saturdays. Service industry nights, Sundays. Information: 941-794-1400

Papa Joe's Sports Bar: 1242 Whitfield Ave.

Tommy Devine and Darren Falterman 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke with DJ Steve 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Dakota Rose 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. NFL Football on Sundays. Information: 941-727-0820.

Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto

Rock and Roll Night, Fridays. Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-729-5442 or

Pelican Pete's: 12012 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Dixieland Jazz Band, 7 p.m. Mondays. '50s Rock 'n' Roll evening, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The Wheedles with Lady Ta Ta, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Gumbo Boogie Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Karaoke with Jim & Dee, 8 p.m. Fridays. Don Hunsinger, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays. Island Swing Band, 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-792-4822.

Pier 22, Twin Dolphin Marina: 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton

Live music nightly. Information: 941-748-8087.

Polo Grill and Bar: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch

Franky Catalina Steel Drums, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Piano bar open 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: 941-782-0899 or

Rasher Tierney's: 5106 14th St. W., Bradenton

Live entertainment on weekends. Information: 941-752-1531.

Riverhouse Reef and Grill: 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto.

Live entertainment 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays. 4-7 p.m. Happy Hour daily. Information: 941-729-0616.

Sandbar Restaurant: 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria

Live music most nights. All performances 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-778-0444.

Swordfish Grill: 4628 119th St. W., Cortez

Spark Note, July 20. Vin Lamar, July 21. Tuesday Night Professional Comedy Series: Jim Holder and Rick Carlton, 8:30 p.m. July 24. Dinner and show: $20, show only, $5. Straight Up, July 18. Information: 941-798-2035.

Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar: 801 Riverside Drive E., Bradenton

Ricci Dagaetano, 6 p.m. July 19 and 2 p.m. July 22. Whiskey Blind, 7 p.m. July 20. Big Daddy, 7 p.m. July 21. Danny Fox, 6 p.m. Mondays. Taylor & Taylor 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Live music most nights. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily. Information: 941-746-8700.

Woody's River Roo: 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton

Taylor and Taylor, 6-10 p.m. July 19. Don Huntsinger 4-7 p.m., Big Daddy 7-11 p.m., dance party 10 p.m.-2 a.m. July 20. Chuck Cobb 2-6 p.m., Crossfire 7-11 p.m., dance party 10 p.m.-2 a.m. July 21. Hot Ice 1-5 p.m., Jimi Banks 5-8 p.m. July 22. Kids Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Melanie Massell, 6-10 p.m. July 25. Information: 941-722-2391 or



McCurdy's Comedy Theatre: 3333 N. Tamiami Trail

Tommy Savitt, July 19-22. Comedy Boot Camp, July 21-26. Call for registration cost. Live comedy acts. Shows run Wednesday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with added late shows Friday-Saturday at 9:45 p.m. Information and reservations: 941-925-3869 or


The Cottage: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key

Dean Johanesen, 6-9 p.m. June 6 and every other Wednesday. Information: 941-312-9300


Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.

Democracy on Thursdays. The Crashers and Big T and The Tornadoes, July 20. The Boneshakers, July 21. Super Bot, Sundays. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. The Cherry Bombs, Tuesdays. Come Back Alice and Tony Tyler Band on Wednesdays. Except where otherwise noted bands start at 10 p.m. daily. Admission is $3 for Friday and Saturday shows. Information: 941-366-5555.

The Gator Club: 1490 Main St.

The Cherry Bombs, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Boneshakers, Fridays. Information: 941-366-5969 or

Hotel Indigo: 1223 Boulevard of the Arts

Indigo blues night, 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-487-3800 or

Mattison's City Grille: Corner of Lemon and Main streets

Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet, 7-10 p.m. Sundays. Tropix 6-10 p.m. Mondays. Jennifer Leigh and her New Digs 7:30-11 p.m. Tuesdays. Local band of the week 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays. The Venturas 7:30-11 p.m. Thursdays. Local band of the week 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays. The TC Allen Band 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Information: 941-330-0440.

Ocean Blues: 1936 Hillview St.

Ocean Blues Jam, Sundays. David Smash, Mondays. R.J. Howson, Mike Koch and the Ocean Blues Revue, Tuesdays. Information: 941-366-3010 or

White Horse British Pub: 6240 N. Lockwood Ridge Road

Dean Johanesen, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays. Frankie Lombardi, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-358-1353.

TOP 40

Darwin's on 4th: 1525 Fourth St., Sarasota

SRQ Ladies Night with DJ Imminent, 9 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-343-2165.

Mattison's Forty One: 7275 S. Tamiami Trail

Scott McFarlin 6 p.m. Thursdays. Debbie Keeton, 6 p.m. July 20-21. Joe Thayer 6:30 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays. Rob Satori 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-921-3400 or

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