There are many fun places to visit on Anna Maria Island! Here is a list of my top ten!
The Doctor’s Office
5312B Holmes Blvd. Holmes Beach, open from 5pm until midnight.
A bar for grown-ups! Collaboration of Sean Murphy’s Beach Bistro and Eat Here restaurants. Hang out with the locals and enjoy some of the Doctor’s preferred medications! Try the Penicillin or Corpse Reviver~ Take 2 and don’t call in the morning!
Beach Bistro Bar
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, open daily 5pm-10pm. 941-778-6444.
There is a small bar tucked away in this award-winning gulf front restaurant where the locals come to gossip drink martinis, listen to music and enjoy the bar menu. Best kept island secret. No reservations needed but come early it fills up fast.
9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, open 11:30 am-10:30 weekdays and 11:30 Friday and Saturday. 941-567-4056
Number one Island sports bar with 12 TV’s, cold beer and live music. Philly guys with a Philly style sports bar. Local hangout.
Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar
135 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, open 11:30-12pm and 1pm weekends. 941-778-4879
Fun lively American bar including a dockside bar. Occasional live music and local hotspot.
Island Time Bar and Grill
111 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, open 11:00am.-2:00am. 941-782-1122
Open air bar with patio featuring cocktails, seafood and bar fare in laid back setting with occasional live music. Local favorite.
D Coy Ducks Bar & Grille
5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, open 10:30am-2:30am.
Rollicking hangout with late hours, poker nights, televised games and live music and dancing. Just turned into a non-smoking establishment. Younger 20’s-30’s crowd.
The Ugly Grouper
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, open 11:00am-10:00pm. 941-778-4402
Something fun every day! Indoor outdoor bar and grill with cold beer and live music. Large outdoor space to hang out with friends. Good happy hour.
9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, open 11:30am-10:00pm. 941-567-5999.
Small grill and bistro serving burgers and beers. Fun local bar with live music.
10002 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, open 1:00pm-1:00am.
Famous local hole in the wall bar. No more smoking. Local hangout with pool tables, and juke boxes. Drinking establishment only no food. Come out and get the best island gossip!
5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, open M-S 11am-8pm. Closed Tuesday. 941-778-2501
Not only is this Hamburger heave but a great local hangout to enjoy an ice-cold Stella or your favorite beer and watch football. Just remember to bring cash they don’t cards.