After watching the final sliver of sun disappear over the sparking Bay, Sarasota residents shouldn’t be retreating home, waiting for the next warm beach day. Whether you’re a dance-floor devotee, a cocktail aficionado, or a live music junkie, Sarasota’s nightlife will keep you up well after the sun goes down.
Where to Dance the Night Away
Located in the heart of Siesta Key Village, Beach Club’s vibe is more Margaritaville than Miami. Surfboards hang on the walls, and a gigantic shark dangles menacingly above the dance floor. Drinks are strong and, especially on the weekends, the dancing can get rowdy. For those who didn’t bring their dancing flip-flops, there are pool tables and bar games, too.
Where to See and Be Seen
With its stunning modern design, Social Eatery & Bar could easily be mistaken for an art gallery or a Hollywood Hills dream home. In actuality, it’s a cozy, hip spot for splitting wood fired pizzas and sipping craft cocktails with friends. (It’s also the surest bet for celebrity sightings in Sarasota.) Menu items like the Grapefruit Old Fashioned give classic drinks a modern, Florida twist; the sharing plate of pretzel-dusted calamari is traditional Italian food for the 21st century.
Another Sarasota hotspot with atmosphere that’s as trendy as its clientele is Clasico Café and Bar. The charm of Clasico lies in the details: a sliding library ladder aids bartenders in retrieving shelved liquors for summery specialty drinks like the gin basil and cucumber cocktail; black and red chalkboards hang like art from the building’s subway-tiled pillars. A DJ keeps EDM humming on the weekends, and the dining area transforms into a dance floor.
Where the Locals Go
Few destinations in Sarasota are as venerated among locals as the Gator Club. Housed in the oldest building on Main Street, this 100-year-old bar and dance club carries a scandalous past of illegal gambling, Prohibition-era whiskey production, and an upstairs brothel. The present-day Gator Club has cleaned up its act, but don’t think that translates into a boring night. With live music, strong drinks, wall-to-wall dancing, and two floors of packed-tight partiers, this place draws a nightly crowd of both visitors and residents. An evening spent at the Gator Club is as essential to a Sarasota County itinerary as a sun-filled day on Siesta Key Beach.
Where The VIP’s Go
Coming home doesn’t mean the night has to be over. Sarasota’s latest residential high-rise, BLVD Sarasota, features a highly-innovative amenities program that is sure to be the new talk of the town.
On the 5th floor, the 11,250sf area includes both indoor and outdoor common areas with a social room, featuring a pool table, game areas, bar, full service kitchen and an expansive, state-of-the-art fitness facility. Unique to BLVD, the area also includes a pet lawn and full-service grooming facility, wine cellar with two temperature controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases, and an indoor driving range to refine your game anytime you want.
On the rooftop, a 1,200 sf zero horizon pool highlights the 10,000 sf amenity space fully equipped with a covered outdoor summer kitchen with a pair of gas cooktop stations, a gas fire pit, private cabanas and landscape for outdoor yoga and fitness. BLVD also offers an onsite, high end dining and entertainment venue which encapsulates the sought after nightlife of Sarasota without ever having to leave the building.
With an incredible location among all the vibrancy of the Boulevard of the Arts, BLVD is surrounded by the best that Sarasota has to offer, including the world-class Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Art Center Sarasota, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Film Festival, Players Theatre, Sarasota Orchestra, Ringling Museum of Art and many more diverse arts organizations. With all these sophisticated cultural venues, you’re living in a community of art lovers, just minutes from Sarasota’s famed white sand beaches and the gentle Bay waters.
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Home to many of the greatest minds in the world in both business and politics, there is a lot to love about our Nation’s Capital. The underrated food scene, living near the Potomac and of course, endless landmark architecture and history. However, when residents of Washington D.C. are ready to escape from the stressful city life, many have found a tropical oasis that rivals their capital city address. Welcome to Sarasota, Florida.
1. Foodie Haven
Sure, D.C. has great crab, arguably the best in the country but Sarasota has got some serious seafood game themselves. When it comes to great food, Sarasota delivers. Sarasota is home to more than fourteen hundred restaurants from elegant gourmet eateries to fantastic food trucks. No matter what you crave, you can find it or find the fixings to prepare it. We have multiple fresh food markets, boutique/specialty grocery stores, weekly farmer’s markets, traditional butcher shops, and fresh seafood vendors (of course).
2. Big Top History Buff
Not exactly the U.S. History of the Nation’s Capital but the history of Sarasota is directly tied to the old fashioned American Dream. Home to the “Greatest Show on Earth” and John Ringling, Sarasota boasts the Ringling Museum which depicts the history and story of the Ringling Circus, including a tour of the Ca’d’Zan Mansion, Museum of Art and Circus Museum.
3. World’s Best Beaches
Nothing against the Chesapeake Bay but there is really no comparison as far as beaches are concerned. Award-winning beaches have drawn residents and visitors to Sarasota, Florida for decades. With over 40 miles of pristine coastline, Sarasota beaches are stretched out over six barrier islands along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Each coastal getaway offers a unique characteristic of Florida beauty. Common to all – the powdery white sand and warm, crystal clear waters simply can’t be beat on a sunny day.
4. Landmark Architecture
Little known fact: Sarasota, Florida is home to some of the country’s finest examples of mid-century modern architecture. You might not notice it at first—it’s not well-publicized, and often the buildings are tucked away on side streets or behind lush rows of palms. Still, they’re there, and they’ve been drawing a small but loyal stream of architectural tourists. They come to see Paul Rudolph’s 1953 Umbrella House, with its cubed structure and lemon-yellow door, or Victor Lundy’s 1958 Lutheran Church with its striking, tent-like roof and many more.
It’s fun to drive around, searching out these gems. It feels a bit like a scavenger hunt, where each clean-lined discovery is better than the next. It gives you the sense that there’s a lot to explore in this Gulf Coast town, a lot more then you may have of heard—if you’ve heard anything at all.
But if you haven’t heard much about Sarasota, you likely will soon. Not only is the city the 10th-fastest growing in the country, but its beaches are regularly listed among the nation’s best. Combine that with a charming downtown, a thriving food scene, an ever-growing list of cultural attractions (like the Sarasota Museum of Art and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens), and it’s no wonder this laid-back beach town is becoming a warm weather travel destination for arts lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Are you ready to make your move? Sarasota’s newest and most impressive downtown address is home to just 49 expansive modern condominiums and an unprecedented level of resort-style amenities. BLVD Sarasota, a brand-new luxury high-rise tower located in Downtown Sarasota’s Rosemary District, beside the famed Boulevard of the Arts, is a masterpiece of design, blending contemporary style with today’s modern necessities to meet the demand for a chic urban lifestyle in one of Florida’s most desirable coastal communities.
The extraordinary design, unprecedented amenities and an enviable location combine to create a true walkable lifestyle in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Situated in the renowned arts and culture district of the Rosemary District, the 18-story tower showcases panoramic waterfront and city views from truly expansive private terraces.
The city of Sarasota can be described as the epicenter of Florida innovation. With the constant creation of timeless art, a booming entrepreneur-driven economy and an ever-evolving downtown atmosphere, residents of the Sunshine State look to Sarasota to answer the question of “what’s next?”. And now, the town is buzzing with excitement as BLVD Sarasota has the answer to that question.
Always on the cutting edge of innovation, Key Solutions Real Estate has partnered with IMERZA to incorporate a one-of-kind virtual tour experience showcasing the stunning residences at BLVD, unlike anything the city has seen before.
With IMERZA’s cutting edge virtual reality technology, buyers can tour, design and decide to buy with confidence. Real-time virtual walkthroughs featuring unparalleled graphics, perspectives and the ability to make real-time upgrades specific to a client’s style allow buyers to see the space as their own. Fixtures, finishes, furnishings and more can be changed at the touch of a button. Homebuyers are able to compose an immersive experience of their new sanctuary and snap a photo for effortless sharing.
Our Virtual Reality Sales Studio is now open at 500 Tamiami Trail. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your first selection and special pre-construction pricing during our introductory offering.
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