After a long day at work, sometimes you just need a break, which is why almost all bars and restaurants have a happy hour with discounted drinks and small bites. However, if you've been to various places, then you know some have better a happy hour than others. Don't waste your hard-earned money when you can get a better deal and have just as good of time. Relax and unwind with the best happy hour specials in Sarasota.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood

Named after Key West's Duval Street where the party never stops, it's no surprise this restaurant has an incredible happy hour. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close seven days a week, Duval's serves decadent bar bites like crab-stuffed mushrooms and reasonably-priced martinis, wines, and premium wells.

Mattison's City Grille | Downtown Sarasota

Chef Paul Mattison invites you to Downtown Sarasota's award-winning Mattison's City Grille where you will come for the happy hour and stay for the atmosphere. Participate in happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $4 house wine, well cocktails, and draft beer. You can also enjoy a $5 martini of the day or get $2 off all other wine and spirits.

Brewster's Tavern

A local pub in Sarasota, Brewster's Tavern offers happy hour everyday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with incredible drink specials and an awesome sports package for all the games. Take part in $3 domestic drafts, well liquor, and house wines plus $4 for bloody mary's, $4.50 for house margaritas, and $1.50 off all craft draft beer.

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Mandeville Beer Garden

Beer lovers will rejoice at this hip bar that offers happy hour specials throughout the week, all of which feature great beer selections. Even if you're not a fan of beer, you'll still love the atmosphere: Mandeville Beer Garden is open, inviting, and fun! With 33 tap lines with an ever-changing selection of Pilsners, IPAs, Stouts, Mead, Porters, Sours, and so much more, you can swing by Monday thru Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the daily happy hour where they offer $1 off a large selection of draft beers. In addition to the draft selection, they have an equally diverse selection and on Wednesdays offer $1 off the packaged selection.

Boca Sarasota

With great specials, a large menu, and gorgeous decor, Boca is definitely a top choice for the best happy hours in Sarasota. One downside may be the limited bar space, which means you'll have to leave work a bit early... we know, sad.

Wicked Cantina Sarasota

Appreciate happy hour from 12 to 5 p.m. daily at Wicked Cantina and all day Sunday if you want to drink at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Sarasota. Grab a margarita as drink specials are going to keep you drinking all day long.

Tsunami Sushi

Come to Tsunami before 6:30 p.m. and enjoy discounted drinks for the rest of the evening. Special food items are available as well as their regular menu, which offers an abundance of fresh sushi selections to accompany your wine. 

MADE Restaurant

This upscale restaurant in Downtown Sarasota offers delicious healthy eats and tasty drinks. Their happy hour is Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.,and if you're looking for something with a kick, try their Jalapeno Tequila!

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Libby's Cafe + Bar

This American-style restaurant is the place to go for great food, service, and of course happy hour. Every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., you'll find half-priced bar bites, $7 martinis, $5 top shelf beers, $4-6 specialty drinks, and much more!

State Street Eating House + Cocktails

Enjoy an hour-long happy hour at State Street Eating House and Cocktails from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. if you want the best bang for your buck. Get drink specials and food specials while dining at one of the coolest bars and restaurants in Sarasota.

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Swap out your usual after-work plans for some fun and the best happy hour specials in Sarasota.

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