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 Drive S., Bradenton Beach
Live music most nights. Information: 941-782-1122.
Joyland: 5220 14th St. W., Bradenton
Country line dance classes 7-9 p.m. and DJ Trevor all night Wednesdays, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Live music and DJ Trevor Fridays, doors open at 7 p.m. Live music and DJ Trevor Saturdays, doors open at 7 p.m. Information: 941-756-6060 or joylandcountry.com.
Sunset Grill Terra Ceia Bay: 2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd., Palmetto
Karaoke party, Fridays. DJ Dance Party, Saturdays. Live music, Sundays. Information: 941-721-9315.
Aces Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton
Damon Fowlers annual Sugar Shack Ball Costume Party, 9 p.m. Oct. 31; $10-$15. Watching Wendy, 9 p.m. Nov. 1. Rockin' Jake Bank, 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Country, bluegrass and folk jam, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Blues Jam with RJ Howson Band, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-795-3886 or aceslivemusic.com.
Arts and Eats: 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton
Open mic, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Dillon Duggan, Thursdays-Fridays. Live music Saturday nights. Information: 941-201-6647.
The Beachhouse Restaurant: 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
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
14th annual Halloween party with Matt Brown 6-10 p.m., Katalyst 10 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 31. Costume contest is 9 p.m.-midnight with $500 in cash and prizes for best in categories -- scariest, funniest, sexiest, most original and best dressed couple. Bobby G., 6-10 p.m. Nov. 5. Rum Jumbies, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Rye Road Duo, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays. NFL Experience, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-794-2489 or clancysirishsportspub.com.
Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 Old Main St.
Halloween Bash with DJ KrazyLegs and $100 cash prize for best costume at midnight Oct. 31. Margarita Mondays with taco bar. Beer pong, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Texas Hold'em, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Live music, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursdays. DJ Night, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-744-2589 or corkscigarbar.com.
Cortez Clam Factory: 10104 Cortez Road
Clam Jam, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.
Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez
TH & C, Nov. 1. Tropix, Nov. 2. 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
Halloween Party, Oct. 31. For the Halloween costume contest, contestants must be signed in by 10 p.m. Messenger 5 p.m., Karma 9:30 p.m., Oct. 31. Taylor and Taylor 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke, 9 p.m. most nights. Information: 941-758-5249.
Flying Dog Cafe: 419 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Live music most nights from 7:30-11 p.m. Information: 941-727-9663.
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.
Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto
Sixteenth annual Halloween Bash with music by Knightfall, Oct. 31. Free pool Tuesdays 7 p.m. Ladies Night Wednesdays 7 p.m.-close. Bomb Night, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Sunday bike day with live music noon-4 p.m. Information: 941-729-5442 or peggyscoral.net.
Polo Grill and Bar: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
Big Night Out, Oct. 31. Trivia, Tuesdays. Piano nights: Jordan Bush, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-782-0899 or pologrillandbar.com.
Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar: 801 Riverside Drive E., Bradenton
Taylor & Taylor, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Trivia, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Georgia & Mike, 5 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
Taylor and Taylor, 6 p.m. Oct. 30. Seth Parker 4 p.m., Crossover Band 7 p.m., Oct. 31. Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. Information: 941-722-2391 or woodysriverroo.com.
McCurdy's Comedy Theatre: 1923 Ringling Blvd.
Black Diamond Bewitched Burlesque Halloween Scared Sexy Show, Oct. 31; $35. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Reservations and information: 941-925-3869 or mccurdyscomedy.com.
The Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth St.
Christopher Dean Band, Oct. 30. Selwyn Birchwood, 9 p.m. Oct. 31; $10. TC Carr and Bolts of Blue featuring Josh Nelms, Nov. 1. Gospel Brunch, Sundays. Live music Tuesday-Sunday. Information: 941-388-7539.
Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.
Busta Groove, Come Back Alice Halloween Party, Oct. 31. The Boneshakers, Nov. 1. Ladies Night band jam, Sundays. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. Band Jam Night, Tuesdays. Come Back Alice, 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.
Live music Thursday-Saturdays. Information: 941-366-5969 or 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 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.
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 mattisons.com.
Side Splitters Comedy Club: 12938 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
Information: 813-960-1197 or sidesplitterscomedy.com.