Happy hours have become a quintessential part of the work week! And when you live in a spot as beautiful as Sarasota there is no excuse not to celebrate the end of the work day with a few co-workers. The next time you’re looking for a place to relax and grab a few drinks with colleagues or friends, try one of these bars in downtown Sarasota.
The Shamrock in downtown Sarasota is where serious beer drinkers go for some of the finest hops around. This cash-only pub might be tiny, but its charm is mighty, with the quirky and weathered interior that includes an actual phone booth. Happy Hour features a perfectly-poured 20-ounce Guinness for $4, 20-ounce Narragansett Lager for $3, and $1 off all of the other big drafts on tap.
Brasa & Pisco
Brasa & Pisco is an urban-Peruvian restaurant that serves up deliciously crafted food and drinks in a casual-rustic atmosphere. During Happy Hour all drinks are half off as are certain small plates so that you can taste all types of the delicious food. Don’t miss out on trying the tempura ceviche!
Mandeville Beer Garden
Mandeville Beer Garden celebrates the craft brewing culture and spirit. Come and enjoy the open air seating and one of the 30 beers on tap or 150 bottles. If you’d rather be inside, you can relax in the cool and comfort of the indoors and browse the “library” where you can find a selection of books on – what other topic – beer! Happy Hour is daily from 4-7 p.m. and features $1 off all drafts and $2 off the featured beer.
Lelu Coffee Lounge
Coffee, martinis, and beer – whatever your preference, you can get your fix at Lelu Coffee Lounge. This is obviously not your typical coffee shop. You will find your usual espresso and coffee drinks, but alongside that, you can also order Kona Beer on tap, craft liquor, and a variety of martinis. During happy hour those martinis are two for the price of one, so bring a friend and relax on the hip and comfy sofas or chat with the barista at the counter.
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
If you want to lay back and relax after a hard day of work, we found this pearl of a place called Siesta Key Oyster Bar. The relaxed beachy atmosphere will help you melt the stresses of the day away as you catch up with good friends. Happy hour is every day from 3-6 p.m. and features half-price oysters and Louisiana crawfish. Wash that delicious seafood down with one of 21 beers on tap or a bottle of domestic, imported, or specialty beer.
All dressed up and looking for an upscale experience? Make plans for an evening at Seasons 52 for your next early evening out. Seasons 52 is known for its ever-changing selection of global wines, ranging from Argentinean Malbec to South African Chenin Blanc. The restaurant’s happy hour is romantically called ‘Sunset at Seasons’ from 4-6:30 p.m., which features chef-inspired $5 small plates, signature cocktails, beer, and 52 wines by the glass, Monday through Friday.
Craft cocktails and whiskey libations are the name of the game at Boca. But if beer’s more your speed then you can find a few local and domestic beers, too. The bar doubles your happy hour pleasure with one happy hour from 4-7 p.m. and a late night happy hour from 9:30 p.m.- close on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Gather your girlfriends for Boca’s Girls’ Night Out special on Thursdays from 5 p.m. until close and score $3 wine and champagne, $5 flatbreads, $5 fried green tomatoes, and a $5 cocktail menu with something for everyone.
Spacco Italian Grille
Spacco Italian Grille offers some of the best Italian food in Sarasota, but its happy hour specials are also a great reason to visit! Happy hour starts at 4 p.m. every day, and on Mondays, you can enjoy half off bottles of wine until 9 p.m. Happy hour features $3.50 well drinks, house wine, and beer. Craving a taste of Italy? Early dinner is served from 4-5:30 p.m. and includes a salad, entree, and dessert for just $15.
Cannon’s Steakhouse and Tavern
There’s a new steakhouse in town, and its name is Cannon’s Steakhouse and Tavern. This no-frills casual diner has the feel of a comfortable neighborhood tavern and celebrates happy hour from 4-6:30 p.m. with $3 domestic drafts and bottles, $5 import drafts and bottles, and $4 house wines. Come in for happy hour and stay for some of the best steak around.
Beat the Sarasota heat with two cocktails for the price of one at The Coolinary! Happy hour is Tuesday through Sunday from 4-6 p.m. In addition to 2-for-1 drinks, you can score 25% off the entire menu! While you’re sipping one of the bartender’s craft cocktails, featuring fresh and organic ingredients, order “Tastings” or a full meal to keep your hunger at bay.
We hope that you have a great time checking out the happy hours at these downtown Sarasota bars! If you’re in the neighborhood during the daytime hours, stop by and say hi – we’d love to show you around. You can also take a virtual tour of our luxury apartment homes online or give us a call at (941) 328-2400. Hope to see you soon!