After a long week at the office, nothing beats good drinks and watching the game with friends in a casual atmosphere. Sports bars in Sarasota provide the perfect place to escape for a little while and have a good time, so head over to one of the top ten sports bars in Sarasota this weekend.

Coleman’s Tavern

Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and all day on Sunday, Coleman’s Tavern promises their customers that they’ll never close early. This tavern features televisions, a pool table, and sports-themed arcade games for everyone to enjoy. With seating choices both inside and outside, this is a great place to spend time with friends any time of year.

North Bridge Tavern

With 24 different beers on tap and 12 televisions scattered throughout the room, Northbridge Tavern is the perfect Sarasota location to relax and get a drink. The welcoming atmosphere and comraderie among the patrons is something you won’t find anywhere else. Complete with NFL and MLB packages available to watch on the televisions, you’ll be able to forget about the worries of the day and just enjoy the game.

Gulf Gate Food + Beer

Gulf Gate Food + Beer has plenty of televisions to keep you in the game, but the menu and value really makes this one of the best sports bars in Sarasota. With food items such as nachos, nuggets, wings, fries, burrito bowls, burgers, and fried pickles, you’ll have all the comfort food you could ask for while you’re watching the game. The sports bar opens Sunday through Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. and stays open late.  On Friday and Saturday, they’re open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Shamrock Pub 

The Shamrock is a neighborhood pub whose goal is to bring Sarasota locals together. The 20 beers on tap include Irish and craft beers; drinks come in cans and bottles, and there’s even some rare beers available. This is the place to catch all the soccer games no matter what league you follow.

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Brewster's Tavern 

Televisions line the walls at Brewster’s Tavern. With happy hour every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., you’ll find great prices on drinks. Wings, tacos, chili, wraps, and burgers are available and delicious. Enjoy affordable beverages from their taps that include favorites such as Bud, Coors, Miller, Blue Moon, Guinness, and Yengling. Local brews and lite brews are available as well.

Knick’s Tavern and Grill

Although this Sarasota tavern features food items like seafood, salads, and 100% certified angus meat burgers, you’ll want to come to Knick’s just for the atmosphere itself. The family-owned and operated bar is run by a father-daughter team. The people are welcoming, and the bar itself has a warm, comfortable feeling that's as relaxing as being in your own home.


Legends Sports Pub 

Whether you’re a Sarasota local or a temporary visitor, you’ll be welcome at Legends Sports Pub. Conveniently located on Osprey Avenue, this sports bar features a casual, laidback feel. You’ll never feel like an outsider here! With a knowledgeable staff and both local and nonlocal drafts, you can relax with a drink in hand and put your worries on hold for a little while.

Gatorz Bar and Grill 

When there's a big game on TV, there's no where better to be in Port Charolette than Gatorz Bar and Grill. If you're anything like me, then choosing a sports bar with good food is imperitive. Luckily, Gatorz Bar and Grill has some of the most delicious wings, sandwiches, burritos and more. Stop by for the next big game and you'll be thanking me! 

Duffy's Tavern

Holmes Beach best sports bar is Duffy's Tavern where you'll feel right at home. Their indoor tiki bar with flat-screen TV's behind it will welcome. you with open arms as you stop by to enjoy the next big game. 

210 Tavern

Located on Fruitville, this Sarasota favorite is the place to be if you’re looking to have some fun. They always have something to do including special nights with live music. The lively atmosphere and games create an entertaining environment that anyone can easily fit into. Craft beers are available, and there are some Florida favorites on tap.

Any of these Sarasota sports bars are a great place to hang out the friends and watch your favorite team or just enjoy some pool and drinks. The atmosphere is always welcoming, the beer is cold, and there’s always a game on!

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