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.
Island Time Bar and Grill: 111 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach
Bodie Valdez, 5-8 p.m. and New Year's Eve party with Ted Stevens & the Dooshots, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Live music most nights. Information: 941-782-1122.
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..
The Shak: 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton
Live entertainment 8:30-11:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-567-6197.
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
Joel Tatangelo Band, 9 p.m. Dec. 26. TBA, Dec. 27. Sean Chambers Band, 9 p.m. Dec. 28; $7-$10. Lady Katt and the Howlin' Dogs, 5 p.m. Dec. 29. Kettle of Fish, 9 p.m. Dec. 31. R.J. Howson Band, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Football Night, Thursdays. 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
Tim McCaig, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. John Rinell, Dec. 28-30. Chuck Nye, Dec. 31. 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
Bus Fulla Monkeys 6-10 p.m., Whiskey Blind 10 p.m.-midnight, Dec. 27. Power Surge, 9 p.m.-midnight, Dec. 28. New Year's Eve party with Katalyst, Dec. 31. Jack Tamburine Shamrock Shiver Afterparty, Jan. 1. NFL Sunday football party. 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
New Year's Eve party with Paul & Co., 7-9 p.m. and Watching Wendy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.
Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez
Natural Vibes, Dec. 28. Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, Dec. 29. 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
Monday Night Football. Free pool and steel tip dart tournament Tuesdays. Jam night with Mark Skey & Friends on Wednesdays. Soft tip dart tournament Fridays. Information: 941-744-1586.
Mannatees Sports Grill: 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton
Poker nights, Saturdays-Mondays. Trivia with Steve-O 7:30 p.m. and karaoke 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Scotty and JJ, 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-794-1400.
Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto
Free pool Tuesdays. Ladies Night 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
The Arch Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. Live music nightly. Information: 941-748-8087.
Polo Grill and Bar: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
Big Night Out, 9 p.m. Dec. 27. Glass Onion Band, 7 p.m. Dec. 28. Trivia, Tuesdays. 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
Taylor & Taylor, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Ricci Dagaetano, 6 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Live music most nights. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily. Information: 941-746-8700.
Woody's River Roo: 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton
Butch Castetter, 6 p.m. Dec. 26. Jimmy Banks 4 p.m., Messenger 7 p.m., dance party 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 27. Chuck Cobb Cowboy 2 p.m., Gumbo Boogie Band 7 p.m., dance party 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 28. Taylor and Taylor 1 p.m., Gary Coco 5 p.m. Dec. 29. Gary Coco 5 p.m., New Year's Eve Party with Whiskey Blind 9 p.m., Dec. 31. Booze Brothers, 5 p.m. Jan. 1. 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
Brett Leake, Dec. 26-29. Midnight Swinger One, Jan. 2-5. 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.
Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, Dec. 26. Lauren Mitchell Band, Dec. 27. Mike Imbasciani, Dec. 28. Heffner and Hefner, Dec. 29. Damon Fowler Group New Year's Eve Party, Dec. 31. Sunday Gospel Brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $10-$20. R.J. Howson and friends, Mondays. Live music Tuesday-Sunday. Information: 941-388-7539.
Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.
Democracy and Skip Eaton, Dec. 27. Daisy Dukes Bank, Dec. 28. Closed Jan. 1. Thorson Moore's Band jam, Sundays. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. 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," Jan. 16 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.
James Cademan, 7 p.m. Dec. 26. Linda Baker Trio with Eddie Tobin 6 p.m., Ari and the Alibis 9 p.m., Dec. 27. Ocean's Eleven Jazz Band 7 p.m., The Venturas 9 p.m., Dec. 28. Ocean's Eleven New Year's Eve Party, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Al Fuller, 7 p.m. Jan. 2. Blues Jam 7 p.m. Sundays. The Monday Night Jazz Jam, 8 p.m. Mondays. 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.