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.
Aces Live: 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton
Tas Cru, 9 p.m. Oct. 2; $5. Bloody Jug Band, 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Cleveland Browns, 4 p.m. Oct. 4. Song sessions with RJ Howson and Pedro Arvelo, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The Empty Pockets Jam, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Billy Rice Band, 7 p.m. Thursdays; $5. All shows are non-smoking. Information: 941-795-3886 or aceslivemusic.com.
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
Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-756-3237.
Clancy's Irish Sports Pub & Grill: 6218 Cortez Road
Blue Lightning Band 6 p.m., Free Ryde 10 p.m. Oct. 2. Cherry Bombs, 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Bar Wars featuring competition between seven Manatee County bars, 6 p.m. Oct. 5. Gumbo Boogie Band, 6 p.m. Oct. 6. Applebutter Express, 6 p.m. Oct. 7. NFL Experience, noon Sundays. Don Huntsinger, 6-10 p.m. Mondays. Rye Road Acoustic, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 941-794-2489 or clancysirishsportspub.com.
Cork's Cigar Bar: 425 Old Main St.
Karaoke, Wednesdays. Live music, Thursdays. Live music, 7 p.m., DJ, 10 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-744-2589 or corkscigarbar.com.
Cortez Clam Factory: 10104 Cortez Road
Watching Wendy, Oct. 2. BC's Gang, Oct. 3. Matt Coates, Oct. 5. Paul and Company, Oct. 7. NFL Sundays. Clam Jam, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music most nights. Information: 941-798-9898.
Cortez Kitchen: 4528 119th St. W., Cortez
Kettle of Fish, Oct. 2. Charlie Morris Band, Oct. 3. Tropix, Oct. 4. 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: 6916 U.S. 41, Bradenton
Taylor and Taylor 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke, 9 p.m. most nights. Information: 941-758-5249.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagle Village, Aerie 3171, 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton
Nay-Burz, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 1. Capt. Carl, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4. Messenger, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 8. Information: 941-720-1863.
The Last Call Tavern: 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton
Trivia, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Soft tip dart tournament Fridays. Information: 941-744-1586.
Peggy's Corral: 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto
Free pool Tuesdays 7 p.m. Ladies Night Wednesdays 7 p.m.-close. Bomb Night, 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Information: 941-729-5442 or peggyscoral.net.
Polo Grill and Bar: 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
Trivia, Tuesdays. Piano nights: Jordan Bush, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 941-782-0899 or pologrillandbar.com.
Steel City Bar and Grill: 5254 SR 64 E., Bradenton
Karaoke and DJ entertainment Fridays. Pool League tournaments and DJ entertainment Saturdays. Live music, cornhole games and block party Sundays. Information: 941-243-3867.
Swordfish Grill: 4628 119th St. W., Cortez
Shelly D and the Blue Velvet Band, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 11. Natural Vibes, Mondays. Larry Stokes, Tuesdays, Matt and Tanya, Wednesdays, Tim Chandler, Thursdays. Information: 941-798-2035.
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. 1. Jimi Banks 4 p.m., Off The Record 7 p.m., Oct. 2. The Distractions 2 p.m., Evil Monkey 7 p.m., Oct. 3. Souler Coaster 1 p.m., Robert Garcia 5 p.m., Oct. 4. Booze Bros, 6 p.m. Oct. 7. Karaoke, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. Information: 941-722-2391 or woodysriverroo.com.
McCurdy's Comedy Theater: 1923 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Louis Ramey, 7 p.m. Oct. 1-2, 4, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 2, and 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 3; $15-$19. Information: 941-925-3869 or mccurdyscomedy.com.
Copa Restaurant: 1118 N. Washington Blvd.
Ken Loomer Jazz Quartet, 7-9 p.m. Fridays. Information: 941-953-2479.
Lenny's Lounge: Il Panificio, 6630 Gateway Ave.
John Russo, the singing bartender, 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Information: 941-921-5570.
The Starlight Room: 1001 Coconut Ave.
John Russo "Dinner at Eight," tribute to Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m. Mondays. Information: 941-702-5613.
The Blue Rooster: 1525 Fourth St.
Smoeky's Session, Oct. 1. RJ Howson, Oct. 2. Elllie Lee and the Blues Fury, Oct. 3. Lauren Mitchell and The Professor, Oct. 6. Synia Carroll and the Bob Miner Quartet, Oct. 7. Gospel Brunch and Sarasota Blues Jam, Sundays. Information: 941-388-7539.
Five O'Clock Club: 1930 Hillview St.
Kim Betts and Gamble Creek Band, Oct. 2. Jah Movement, Oct. 3. Ladies Night band jam, Sundays. Al Fuller blues jam, Mondays. 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.
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. Glass Onion Band, every third Friday of the month. The TC Allen Band, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Information: 941-330-0440.
Tampa Improv: 1600 E. Eighth Ave., C-112, Tampa
Tommy Davidson, Oct. 1-4; $20, show only. Information: 813-864-4000 or improvtampa.com.
Mattison's Forty One: 7275 S. Tamiami Trail
Scott McFarlin, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Debbie Keeton, 6 p.m. Fridays. Lisa Ridings Band, 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.