Weekend nights are best spent with cheap drinks and good company. To get your night started, check out these dive bars in Sarasota that offer drink specials and a good time. 

The Five O'clock Club - This quirky spot is raved to be the best spot to hear live music. Aside from the music that fills the cozy bar, there's a mixed crowd that mingles about sipping on drinks from the happy hour menu that's offered daily from 12-8 p.m.

Shamrock Pub - Don't let the appearance of this hole in the wall joint fool you. This is the place to be for great beer, great music, and great bartenders. There's no food on the menu, but the pub's downtown location makes it easy to check out restaurants nearby. 

Bahi Hut - If you're looking for a real dive on this list of best dive bars in Sarasota, head to Bahi where the smoke-filled, grungy atmosphere gets the place an A+ for authenticity. Drinks are cheap and strong and pretzels are offered for free. 

Crescent Club - Offering some of the lowest prices in Siesta Key, Crescent Club is a must stop. This self-identified dive bar with a dark, dingy interior is the kind of place where you go to chill and drink beer, not sip on a fruity cocktail. 

Growlers Pub - With its large selection of craft beers, Growler's is a community favorite. Its hip environment makes it popular with students, but specialty flavors draws in a bigger crowd too. Happy Hour is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day with a $1 off selected drafts. 

The Gator Club - It may be a stretch to call The Gator Club a dive bar or a club, but nonetheless it's a fun spot to have a good night. There are multiple floors with DJs spinning different hits. As for drinks, they're well made and priced well. 

Big Top Brewing Company - If you're looking for a place with unique flavors, you'll find them at this brewery which brews 150 beers a year. A favorite is the "Coffee Coconut Stout" and "Hotter Pale Ale", which has local honey and grilled jalapenos in it. 

8-Ball Lounge - This chill neighborhood bar is great for those looking to play pool and other bar games while enjoying cheap, cold drinks. There's Karaoke so be sure to bring your phone to take videos of your friends embarrassing themselves. 

We hope this best dive bars in Sarasota list comes in hand next time you're enjoying nightlife in Sarasota. Find Things to Do in Sarasota, Events, Restaurants and more by registering with us on 941area. We'll keep you connected to all things Sarasota. Your subscription is always free!

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