A list of the best places to get your drink on in Sarasota.

Sarasota invests itself in the area’s arts and culture scene, and that means beer too. Gastronomes across the city are excited to brew their way to the top, or at least feature great local beers. There’s no argument that Sarasota’s vibe helps inspire restaurants to serve the best cocktails and craft the best beers. And we get to benefit by sampling them all! Enjoy our top five places to enjoy a cold one with friends.

Café Epicure

Knock it out of the park on date night at this elegant bar. Slim cocktails match the atmosphere with the rustic style of the bar. The bites are delectable, but you’re here for the drinks, so we recommend the Irony Merlot and the La Chouffe beer.

The Gator Club

When you’re looking for live acts, look no further than here. Local bands such as Pitbull Toddler and Johnny Diamond tear up the stage while you sample some of their brews. If you can handle the heat, try the Big Top Hotter Blonde, with honey and jalapeno mixed in. If you’re really feeling the heat, try karaoke night!

Pangea Alchemy Bar

Pangea has been stirring up crafty cocktails with a witchy vibe ever since its inception in 2010. A funky atmosphere stuffed with cozy seats and couches, they serve everything from classic mixes,wine and spirits, to alcohol free stuff for your DD. Ask the bartender for the Fjara Flip – it’s funky, like you.

Shamrock Bar

Home to some great sports events and friendly rivalries, this is the spot to go for craft beer and friendly competition. As the name would imply, they host a great St. Patricks Day party, too! A note-this bar is cash only, so make sure that you have some singles on you before you stop by.

Evie’s Tavern On Main

A bowling alley for grownups – can it get any better than that? Rent a lane for a few hours and see if you can beat your friends in a few games. Land a strike with the Cigar City Jai Alai or the Leinenkugel’s Seasonal.

The community is very much committed to maintaining Sarasota as a hub for creativity and culture, which is reflected in the areas high fashion shopping (St. Armands Circle, Palm Avenue Shops) and modern architecture (Umbrella House, Rupp-Seibert House). One anticipated modern architecture project BLVD Sarasota, is now under construction in the renowned Rosemary Arts District. BLVD Sarasota is impeccably designed around luxury accommodations and amenities, and is pushing the boundaries of the medium embodying the areas cultural prowess.

Along with its incredible location, BLVD Sarasota offers so many excellent reasons to choose to live here. From the huge floorplans to the scenic dual views of the bay and city, amenities such as the rooftop, zero-horizon pool, on-site restaurant, Fitness Center, Pet Lawn, Wine Room with private lockable vaults and the appealing walkable lifestyle. Here, you’ll find everything you could ever want right at your fingertips.

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