Nightlife & Entertainment in Sarasota County

In addition to the white sandy beaches and miles of lush hiking trails, there’s endless entertainment in Sarasota for a night out on the town. 

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spots to eat, sip, and enjoy the best views of Florida. From chic rooftop bars, to oceanside retreats, there’s an aesthetic for everyone. 

Check them out!


With stylish interior design, crafted cocktails, and cool atmosphere, Shore is one for the books. 

If you’re looking for something to do in Sarasota this weekend, this coastal eatery has everything from Ceviche and Tuna Tartare, to classic Mai Tai’s and Sangria. 

Before or after dining, browse the shop below for clothing that will take you from your morning surf to a coastal dinner.

A day spent at The Shore will fulfill all your coastal desires – laughter, cool vibes, and delicious eats.

Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar

A relaxing pool by day and a lively musical soundscape by night? Sign us up!

The laid back atmosphere at Perspective Rooftop Pool Bar is perfect for any time of the day. 

Located in the Art Ovation Hotel, enjoy artistically crafted cocktails and a delicious selection of light bites as you lounge by pool, taking in the beautiful views of Sarasota. 

Make sure to add this to your list for Sarasota entertainment.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

There’s no place like the Siesta Key Oyster Bar or “SKOB”, as it’s known by the locals.

Laidback, beachy, and covered wall-to-wall in signed dollar bills, SKOB gives you the ultimate “island spirit” feel while providing fresh drinks and even better food. 

Don’t miss out on their happy hour oyster deals and variety of live music performances in the evenings. 

This is a crowd favorite, and they do not take reservations, so we advise to plan accordingly when visiting this spot.

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Sage SRQ

This unique, high quality restaurant takes Sarasota to another level.

Sage offers a culinary experience with worldly cuisine, inspired cocktails, and a rooftop bar with 360° views of downtown Sarasota.

“Unbelievably good — This is a ‘must experience’ restaurant when you are in the Sarasota area. It’s fine dining with a classy and comfortable atmosphere.” – Gary S., Trip Advisor

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Pangea Alchemy Lab

Now’s your chance to try something new, like your favorite cereal, only with a bit of an extra kick!

If you’re looking for unique things to do in Sarasota, this trendy craft cocktail bar should be at the top of your list.

Pangea Alchemy Lab is a speakeasy-type bar with a laid back and cool atmosphere. From unique drinks to classic cocktails, this hidden gem is definitely worth a night out on the town. 


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