Food & Drink

Need a night out? Here are the bars and clubs in Bradenton-Sarasota area

Motorworks Brewing, located not far from LECOM Park in Bradenton, offers trivia on Mondays, bingo and yoga on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays and poker on Thursdays.
Motorworks Brewing, located not far from LECOM Park in Bradenton, offers trivia on Mondays, bingo and yoga on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays and poker on Thursdays. Herald file photo

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Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar

Live music nightly. Tiki Trivia 3 p.m. and Karaoke 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Stone Crab Steve Arvey, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Live music nightly. 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, 941-778-4849.

Island Time Bar and Grill

Live music most nights. 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 941-782-1122.

Wicked Cantina

Live music most Wednesday-Saturday evenings. 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 941-281-2990 or


10th Street Live

Live dance lessons by Rox, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays with DJ Chris playing the latest country hits. 1330 U.S. 301, Palmetto. 941-465-2123.


Banana Factory

Live music most nights. 6916 14th St. W., Bradenton, 941-758-5249.

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub & Grill

Karaoke party, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Don Huntsinger, 5 p.m. Mondays. Taylor & Taylor, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Rye Road Unplugged, 6-10 p.m. Thursdays. 6218 Cortez Road, 941-794-2489 or

Cork’s Cigar Bar

Live music, 7 p.m., DJ, 10 p.m. Saturdays. 425 Old Main St., 941-744-2589 or

Cortez Clam Factory

Clam Jam, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music most nights. 10104 Cortez Road, 941-798-9898.

Cortez Kitchen

Live entertainment Friday-Sunday. Closed Mondays. 4528 119th St. W., Cortez, 941-798-9404.

D. Coy Duck’s

Live music Friday and Saturday. 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-5888.

Drift In No. 1

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. 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, 941-778-9088.

Drift In No. 2

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. 2709 Cortez Road, Bradenton, 941-755-9825.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Eagle Village, Aerie 3171

Live music Thursdays and Sundays. 5831 15th St. E., Bradenton, 941-756-2113.

The Last Call Tavern

Karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays. 2604 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, 941-744-1586.

Mattison’s City Grille

Live music on weekends. 101 Riverfront Blvd., #120, Bradenton, 941-896-9660.

Motorworks Brewing

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Mondays. Bingo Night 7 p.m. and Yoga 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke Night 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Poker Night 7 p.m. Thursdays. 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, 941-567-6218 or

Oneco Rose Bar and Package

Mac and Mack Duo, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Karaoke with Faye, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. 103 Cortez Road, Bradenton, 941-756-8790.

Peggy’s Corral

Brad Yost, 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Texas Hold’Em, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ladies Night, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday. Karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays. 4511 U.S. 41 N., Palmetto, 941-729-5442 or

Swordfish Grill

Tim Chandler, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. Natural Vibes, 5:30 p.m. Mondays. Strictly Blues with Jason Haram, 7 p.m. Thursdays. 4628 119th St. W., Cortez, 941-798-2035.

Woody’s River Roo

Karaoke, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Music most nights. 5717 18th St. E., Ellenton, 941-722-2391 or



McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre

1923 Ringling Blvd., 941-925-3869 or


Blue Rooster

Live music. Al Fuller’s blues jam, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Gospel Brunch with Truality and Sarasota Blues Jam, Sundays. 1525 Fourth St., 941-388-7539.

Five O’Clock Club

Live music showcasing a varied selection of musical talent: Blues, Funk, Pop, R&B, Rock, Motown, Ska, Reggae, DJ’s and more - from local and national acts. 1930 Hillview St., 941-366-5555.


Steve Arvey’s jazz session, 7-10 p.m. Mondays. 525 Kumquat Ct. Information: 941-894-6469.

The Gator Club

Live music Thursday-Saturdays. 1490 Main St., 941-366-5969 or

Mattison’s City Grille

Russel at noon, and Debbie Keeton Jazz Quartet, 7 p.m. Sundays. Lisa Ridings Band, 6 p.m. Mondays and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Local band of the week, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. The Venturas, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Local band of the week, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays. Glass Onion Band, every third Friday of the month. Corner of Lemon and Main streets, 941-330-0440.

Top 40

Mattison’s Forty One

Live music most nights. 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-921-3400 or