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.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! These residences start at $1.9 and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3,550sf to 5,500sf, these spacious designs are some of the largest floorplans in Downtown Sarasota. BLVD Residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure here.

Highly touted as the one the Top 25 Film Festivals in the world, the Sarasota Film Festival kicks off today at the Sarasota Opera House. The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) is recognized as a world-class platform for thought-provoking films from some of the best known and emerging independent voices. Although SFF is one of nearly 850 film festivals in North America, it continually ranks in the top ten percent. Visitors and residents of Sarasota flock to this event in droves eagerly awaiting the films and director’s commentary.

This year, however, it is one of the Festivals sponsors that has the town buzzing with excitement. BLVD Sarasota, a brand-new luxury high-rise tower located in Downtown Sarasota’s Rosemary District, beside the famed Boulevard of the Arts, has been garnering the headlines and captivating prospective homebuyer’s in the area.

BLVD 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.

Sarasota’s newest and most impressive downtown address is home to just 49 expansive modern condominiums and an unprecedented level of resort-style amenities. The extraordinary design, amazing amenities and an enviable location combine to create a true walkable lifestyle in the heart of the vibrant Rosemary District. Situated in the renowned arts and culture district of Sarasota, Florida, the 18-story tower showcases panoramic waterfront and city views from truly expansive private terraces.

BLVD Sarasota is unlike anything that’s come before, and its unique amenities set it apart from every other luxury condominium on the Sun Coast. While only 49 fortunate families will enjoy this enviable lifestyle, others will marvel at the innovation and imagination show in planning the amenities at BLVD.

The zero horizon rooftop pool is only the beginning – Wine Cellar, 5th Floor Pet Lawn and Grooming Station, Indoor Golf Driving Range, Conference Center and the most state-of-the-art Fitness Center around. And, when you don’t feel like going far, BLVD residents are only an elevator ride away from dining at the chic, full-service restaurant on our first floor and a 100-yard stroll to the boutique coffee shop next door.

So while the theaters are projected to be packed with film lovers from around the globe, so too will be the recently opened BLVD Virtual Reality Sales Studio at 500 Tamiami Trail.

Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your first selection and special pre-construction pricing during our introductory offering. Request a digital brochure by registering online at blvdsarasota.com

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.

BLVD is home to just 49 expansive modern condominiums and an unprecedented level of resort-style amenities. The expansive floorplans range from 3,550 to over 5,400 sf of living space. Each luxury condo offers exceptional views to the east and west including views of the city, Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Residents will enjoy indoor-outdoor living from extraordinary large terraces that range from 1,000 to nearly 5,000 sf of additional space.

Step out of your private access controlled elevator into an expansive Great Room with breathtaking views in every direction. Meander onto spacious terraces and be inspired by a town energized by a collective passion for the arts, entertainment and the incredible natural beauty of its surroundings.

Wide walls of floor-to-ceiling glass maximize the views throughout the residence. Euro-style kitchens and baths with designer fixtures and finishes designed to impress even the most jaded and it’s all located in a building with the most extensive list of private amenities available in Sarasota.
BLVD features two separate and distinct amenity areas within the building. On the 5th floor, an 11,250 sf indoor and outdoor social area that includes a wine cellar with two temperature controlled wine vaults, an outdoor pet lawn and indoor pet grooming station, an technology enhance indoor golf driving range social areas with billiards, lounge, bar, full service catering kitchen for entertaining.  You’ll also find the expansive, state-of-the-art fitness facility for staying in top shape.

On the rooftop, a zero horizon pool sets the dramatic backdrop for the resident sundeck and entertainment area with a covered outdoor summer kitchen, a gas fire pit, private cabanas and landscape for outdoor yoga and fitness.

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. Request a digital brochure by registering online at blvdsarasota.com.