Longboat Key Nightlife:
THE HAYE LOFT
5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 387-0495
The Haye Loft isn't just a place to get the most delicious of desserts in Longboat Key, it's also a fantastic place for some rich cocktails. There's a limited dessert menu here, but they're all fantastic because they're homemade with love, talent, and care. They have flambes and bananas foster here, as well as drinks to go with each and every one of those selections. This establishment has even found itself on the television before! With that kind of reputation, as well as a live performer, you're guaranteed to enjoy your night at this amazing establishment. Come on down, eat, drink, and be merry.
 
DARWIN’S ON 4TH
1525 4th St
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 343-2165
Darwin's on 4th is Peruvian and Cubar bar located in Tampa. This is an intimate bar area that makes it perfect for date night or a special celebration. The food here is out of this world, with delectable options such as pork tacos, vegetable tacos, skirt steak with chimicurri sauce, as well as the appetizer of eggrolls. The happy hour crowd here is always lively, and that's probably due to the fact that there's so many great deals on drinks here. With infinite possibilities for fruity, tangy cocktails, and a selection of draft and imported beers, there's bound to be something for you to enjoy here.
 
MAR VISTA DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT & PUB
760 Broadway St
North Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-2391
Mar Vista is a seafood pub in Longboat Key that's certainly making a splash! After all, how can you go wrong with an establishment only serving up the freshest cuts of seafood that are delivered from the coast daily? Not to mention their sophisticated outdoor patio that's offers amazing views of the ocean, making this a fantastic option for those who want to sit back and relax. The food is always delicious, and the service is top notch no matter when you come. Try out their homemade tater tots, parmesan crusted flounder, as well as the grouper sandwich. You're sure to enjoy the food here!
 
LATITUDES LONGBOAT KEY
4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-2451
Latitudes Longboat Key has been voted the top restaurant in the area time and time again. This establishment is located inside of the Hilton Hotel, so you know that they quality of the food here is certain to be impressive. The chefs here are extremely talented, and the menu selections are out of this world no matter what your tastes are. This restaurant is fantastic at providing options for children and picky eaters, so don't fret if you're coming here with the family. Be sure to ask your waitress about all of the fantastic drink specials that are here daily.
 
BLUE ROOSTER
1525 4th St
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-7539
Blue Rooster is a soul food meets traditional American bar in the Longboat Key area, and they have live music that's sure to knock your socks off! They offer some of the best jazz and blues musicians in the area, with fantastic options for food and drink that are sure to have you wanting more. The chicken and waffles, burger, catfish, and fried green tomatoes are some of the popular menu items here, but don't forget about their impressive cocktails! After all, how can you say no to a perfectly blended pina colada when you happen to be right on the beach? Don't take our word for it, come out and sample the delicious food you'll find here.
 
BANANA CABANA CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
103 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 779-1930
If you've never had the pleasure of eating Caribbean food before, be sure to give this restaurant a try the next time you're in the area! The live music here is outstanding, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better option for dining out in the area. With a large selection of imported and draft beers, you're sure to enjoy the views from this amazing restaurant. Be sure to try their popular corn fritters, jerk chicken, as well as the fantastic fish tacos. One thing is for sure, you're not going to be disappointed with the service you'll receive at this restaurant!