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Downtown Sarasota Entertainment

Downtown Sarasota Entertainment Map
& Nightclub Guide

Downtown Sarasota entertainment offerings include nightclubs, restaurants offering live bands, professional and community theater, movie theaters, as well as bars offering karaoke and trivia contests.

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Nightclubs & Bars

Blue Owl Tavern on Main
Features a variety of craft beers and offers live entertainment on various nights. Alternating between DJ's, karaoke and occasional live bands.
1507 Main St.
941-953-5900

The Gator Club is located in an historic building. The downstairs area is usually crowded with live music fans and dancers on the small dance floor. Upstairs there are pool tables and comfortable sofas. On Friday and Saturday a DJ plays house music upstairs.
1490 Main St.
941-366-5969

Sarasota Sky
Located in an historic building on Ringling Blvd., Sarasota Sky offers live music and DJ entertainment.
1927 Ringling Blvd.
941-210-3274

Office Bar SRQ (Formerly Evie's Tavern on Ringling)
Primarily a sports themed bar offering craft beer and craft cocktails.
1989 Ringling Blvd.
941-955-3843

Restaurants

These downtown eateries are primarily restaurants, but offer live entertainment in addition to dining.

The Blue Rooster
As the name suggests, the restaurant's primary focus is on Blues. The menu is decidedly southern.
1525 Fourth St.
941-388-7539

Clasico Cafe Bar
On the corner of Palm Ave., Clasico offers frequent live and DJ entertainment. Dining and beverage service is available at a series of outdoor tables and lounge seating.
1341 Main St.
941-957-0700

Mattison's City Grille
Located at the corner of Lemon & Main, Mattison's offers live entertainment 7 nights a week. A small dance area is located in front of the band. The restaurant is entirely outdoors under an awning, but does offer some heating on the occasional cool evenings.
1 N. Lemon Ave.
941-330-0440

Mandeville Beer Garden
Located near the corner of Fourth Street, Mandeville Beer Garden is the first beer garden in downtown Sarasota. Live entertainment is offered weekly.
428 N. Lemon Ave.
941-954-8688

Marina Jack offers an outside large patio bar area adjacent to the marina with outside waterfront dining. Inside is a piano bar and second floor restaurant overlooking the marina. Live bands play at the outside patio bar several nights a week.
2 Marina Plaza
941-365-4232

Old School Bar & Grill
Located next to Hollywood 20, Old School offers live entertainment several nights a week. Outside seating is available.
1991 Main St.
941-915-4695

Restaurants (Continued)

Sarasota Vineyard
This unique wine bar offers electronically poured wines by the ounce and features live entertainment on some nights.
1528 Main St.
941-366-6363

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill
Bar and grill offers weekly live entertainment.
100 Central Ave.
941-366-1288

World of Beer
This restaurant on two levels offers an extensive list of craft beers, sports on TV and live entertainment on some nights.
1888 Main St.
941-203-5169

Theaters

Downtown Sarasota has several theaters offering films, plays, concerts and comedy shows throughout the year.

Burns Court Cinema is operated by the Sarasota Film Society and offers first run independent movies. In addition to typical movie snacks and popcorn, beer and wine is available. Showtimes

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is Sarasota's contemporary theatre. The Florida Studio Theatre campus is a village of theatres - the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres, and the Parisian-style Goldstein Cabaret.

McCurdy's Comedy Theatre is located downtown on Ringling Blvd. Past performers have included: Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Rock, Bobby Collins, Judy Tenuda, Diane Ford, Larry Miller and many more. Shows Wed. - Sun. reservations suggested 941-925-3869

The Players Theatre is a non-professional community theatre offering high quality productions as well as dance and acting classes.

Regal Hollywood 20 on Main Street in downtown Sarasota is a 20 screen theater offering first run movies and live broadcasts of concerts, opera and special events. Showtimes

The Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota Opera owns and performs in the historic Sarasota Opera House. The Sarasota Opera House plays host to everything from opera, symphony and classical ballet to film festivals, popular music concerts, comedy shows and clowns.

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