BARS & CLUBS: Places to go
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Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Halfway: 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton
Live entertainment on the deck Thursday-Saturday. Information: 941-758-7880.
Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar: 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach
Live music nightly. Information: 941-778-4849.
Riverhouse Reef and Grill: 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto.
Live music Tuesdays and Thursdays. Happy hour daily 3-7 p.m. Ladies drink free 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-729-0616 or www.riverhousereef.com..
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 www.joylandcountry.com.
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.
Tommy Knockers Saloon: 5627 14th St. W.
Dancing and karaoke with DJ Scott and Beverly, 9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Information: 941-752-3535.
Applebee's: 4638 S.R. 64, Bradenton
Trivia with Game Show Trivolution, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Applebee's: 5908 18th St. E., Ellenton
Trivia with Game Show Trivolution, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Karaoke, 10 p.m. Saturday.
Applebee's: 4301 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Karaoke, 10 p.m. Tuesday.
515 Martini Bar: Carmen's Italian Cafe, 515 27th St. E., Bradenton
Karaoke, 10 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-745-1540.
Aces Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton
Tangled Mangoes, 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Sean Chambers, 9 p.m. Aug. 16; $7-$10. Candye Kane Band, 9 p.m. Aug. 17; $12-$15. Steve Arvey and Friends, 2 p.m. Aug. 18. Karaoke 8 p.m. Tuesdays. R.J. Howson Band, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-795-3886 or www.AcesLiveMusic.com.
Arts and Eats: 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton
Open Mic, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Donna, Thursdays. Michael Welch, Fridays. Live music Saturday nights. Information: 941-201-6647.
The Beachhouse Restaurant: 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
John Rinell, Aug. 16, 18-19, John Dewey, Aug. 20. Tim McCaig, Aug. 21. Live music most nights, 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-779-2222.
Bubbas Too Bar and Grill: 5435 15th St. E., Bradenton
Karaoke with Faye, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Saturdays. Live music, 9 p.m. Fridays. Pool tournaments, 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-756-3237.
Clancy's Irish Sports Pub & Grill: 6218 Cortez Road
Taylor and Taylor 6-10 p.m., Katalyst 10 p.m.-midnight, Aug. 16. "Classic Car Night" 6 p.m. Aug. 17 and every third Saturday of the month featuring a variety of classic cars, including hot rods, muscle cars, modified bikes, rat rods and fire trucks. The Professionals, 9 p.m.-midnight Aug. 17. Jack Tamburin, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 18. TC & The Troublemakers, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Jay Crawford, 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Rye Road Duo, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-2489 or www.clancysirishsportspub.com.
Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 Old Main St.
DJ Night, 10 p.m. Saturdays. Trivia, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-744-2589 or www.corkscigarbar.com.
Cortez Clam Factory: 10104 Cortez Road
Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.
Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez
Danny P., Aug. 15. R.J. Howson, Aug. 16. Natural Vibes, Aug. 17. Tropix, Aug. 18. 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.
Grizzly's Den: 2505 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Ladies Night, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays. 2013 Antique Car Show, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 17; $10 registration. Information: 941-896-3156.
The Last Call Tavern: 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Free pool and steel tip dart tournament Tuesdays. Weenie Wednesdays. Ladies Night Thursdays. Soft tip dart tournament Fridays. Information: 941-744-1586.
Mannatees Sports Grill: 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Poker nights, Sundays-Mondays. Gulf Drive Band 5:30 p.m. and Trivia with Steve-O 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays. Scotty and JJ, 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. Billy Rice, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-1400.
Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto
Whiskey Blind, 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Biff of Second Nature, Aug. 17. Bikini Contest, Hoola Hoop Contest, and live music by Ted Stevens and The Doo Shots, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 18. Free pool Tuesdays. Ladies Night with adult games, prizes, food specials and live music by Rob and Mike of Katalyst, 8 p.m.-midnight, Wednesdays. Twisted Thursday Couples Night, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. Sunday bike day with live music noon-4 p.m. Information: 941-729-5442 or www.peggyscoral.net.
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, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Ethan Alexander, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fridays live music on the Patio 6-9 p.m. Piano bar open 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: 941-782-0899 or pologrillandbar.com.
Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar: 801 Riverside Drive E., Bradenton
Ricci Dagaetano, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Jimmy Regan, 6 p.m. Mondays. Taylor and 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 p.m. Aug. 15. Duane Freeman 4-7 p.m., Shotgun Justice 7-11 p.m., dance party 11 p.m.-2 a.m., Aug. 16. Gary Coco 2-6 p.m., Goodbye Eddie 7-11 p.m., dance party 11 p.m.-2 a.m., Aug. 17. The Arch 1 p.m., Don Huntsinger 5 p.m., Aug. 18. EZ Street, 6 p.m. Aug. 12. Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. Information: 941-722-2391 or www.woodysriverroo.com.
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre: 3333 N. Tamiami Trail
Live comedy acts. Shows run Wednesday-Sunday at 7 p.m. with added late shows Friday-Saturday at 9:15 p.m. Information and reservations: 941-925-3869 or www.mccurdyscomedy.com.
Michael's On East: 1212 East Ave. S.
Joe Micals performs the hits of Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Billy Joel and more at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Information: 941-366-0007.
Fresh Start Cafe: 630 S. Orange Ave.
Rochelle Seldin performs on piano on Fridays "Piano Bar Nights." Soloists and sing-alongs are welcome. Information: 941-373-1242.
The Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth St.
Steve Arvey and Madison Slim, Wednesdays. Live music nightly. Information: 941-388-7539.
Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.
Mumbo Jumbo 6-8 p.m., Chameleon 10 p.m., Aug. 16. Gas House Gorillas, Aug. 17. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. Tuff Sons Tuesdays. Come Back Alice and Tony Tyler Band on Wednesdays. Democracy on Thursdays. 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.
Black Diamond Burlesque "Peep Show," Aug. 15 and every third Thursday of the month. The Cherry Bombs on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Boneshakers on Fridays. Information: 941-366-5969 or www.thegatorclub.com.
Hotel Indigo: 1223 Boulevard of the Arts
Jazz Club of Sarasota Jam Sessions with Jerry Eckert, Dave Hubbell and David Pruyn, 3-5:30 p.m. Sundays; $5 guests, free to participating musicians. Indigo blues night, 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-487-3818 or www.hotelindigo.com.
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.
Mr. Beery's Craft Beer Bar: 2645 Mall Drive, Gulfgate
Trivia night, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classic Vinyl Nights with DJ Eric and DJ Whitney, 8 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-343-2854.
Ocean Blues: 1936 Hillview St.
Karen and The Big Bad Wolves, 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Kara Nally Band, 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Ocean's Eleven Big Band Jazz 7 p.m., Lauren Mitchell Band 9 p.m., Aug. 17. Mike TOzier, 8 p.m. Aug. 21. Sarasota Jazz Club Jam 3 p.m., Blues Jam 7 p.m Sundays. The Monday Night Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. Mondays. Bain Beakley and Friends, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-366-3010 or www.oceanblues.net.
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. Fridays. Sidney Wingfield, 6 p.m. Saturdays. Joe Thayer, 6:30 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays. Rob Satori, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-921-3400 or www.mattisons.com.
Improv Comedy Theater and Restaurant: 1600 E. Eighth Ave., C-112
Pablo Francisco, 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 17 and 7 p.m. Aug. 18. Tickets: $20. All shows 21 and older, except the 10:30 p.m. Friday show, and are non-smoking. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Information: 813-864-4000 or www.improvtampa.com.