With its beautiful, famous quartz sand beaches, Siesta Key is a popular evening hangout both for travelers to the island and locals from Sarasota. When vacationing to Siesta Key you’ll have your choice of several entertaining nightlife destinations, events and things to do throughout the island, particularly in the Siesta Village area.
These bars and live music venues stay open late into the evening and give you a chance to see some of the area’s most talented live musicians, bands, DJs and other acts. You’ll find Siesta Key’s bars and casual restaurants to be comparable in quality to downtown Sarasota but offering a unique laid back island vibe.
Below are some of the top Siesta Key nightlife destinations to consider checking out for socializing, drink specials, and quality live music well into the evening.
The Beach Club
Location: 5151 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL
Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
The Beach Club is located right in the heart of Siesta Village on Ocean Boulevard, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day of fun at nearby Siesta Beach. There’s a rotation of live music and DJs every night of the week and you’ll find some of the area’s top musical acts often playing here.
Although the weekends are always packed, you’ll find great music any night of the week and friendly bartenders. The demographics are mixed with a combination of an older and younger crowd, so you’ll never feel out of place. They also now serve pizza for when you’re hungry or if you’ve had a few too many drinks, and those who have tried say it’s impressive!
You can check the website for information on upcoming live acts and you’ll find plenty of drink specials going on each and every night.
Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar
Location: 1200 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, FL
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
With a location that’s slightly closer to Horizons West, Captain Curt’s is another popular evening destination with late hours and plenty of drink and food specials. This restaurant has live music several days of the week and it is particularly known for its quality clam chowder and other seafood dishes.
There’s a scenic outdoor area where you can enjoy your meal and socialize with locals and other travelers. It’s a nice laid back and casual restaurant with an interesting eclectic and fun crowd. Try one of the karaoke nights here and be sure to order a serving of clam chowder!
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Location: 5238 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to midnight, open to 2:00 a.m. on weekends
Siesta Key Oyster Bar (known locally as SKOB) is a long time local favorite nightlife destination that is also conveniently located in Siesta Village. It’s a good alternative to The Beach Club with an extensive food menu and some beautiful outdoor seating areas. SKOB also has one of the best happy hours on the island with oyster, crawfish and drink specials.
You’ll also find some unique artists playing at SKOB during any given night of the week. This is the place to go for some truly well-made seafood and Siesta Key-style pub grub with a lively crowd. Many locals will tell you that visiting SKOB is one of the best Siesta Key things to do for the evening atmosphere, the delicious food or both!
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