Anna Maria Island – Top Ten Happy Hours!

happy hour 2Going out for a night on the town? Drinks always taste better when you’re getting a good deal on them. This blog will help you find the local night spots with the best deals around!

  1. Island Time Bar & Grill: Island Time Bar & Grill is located at the beginning of Bridge Street directly next to the traffic circle and right across the street from the beach. The location makes for a perfect place to hang out after spending the day in the sun. Happy hour is Monday thru Saturday from 11:30am – 5:00pm with $1.87 Bud light bottles and $2.50 well drinks with live music playing during every happy hour. Call Island Time Bar & Grill for more details (941) 782-1122. For more information visit their page.
  2. Island Gourmet Grill: Island Gourmet Grill’s happy hour is on Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Happy hour specials include $5.00 specialty appetizers and $5.00 wines at the bar. Local musician Trevor Bystrom can be heard performing live during most happy hours. Island Gourmet Grill can be reached at (941)778-0333. For more information visit their page.
  3. Hurricane Hanks: Hurricane Hanks offers great food, great atmosphere and great prices! Happy hour is everyday from 11:30am to 7:00pm  with reduced pricing for Miller Light and Bud Light at $1.50 and well drinks for $4.25. Call Hurricane Hanks for more information at (941)778-5788. For more information visit their page.
  4. The Waterfront Restaurant: The Waterfront Restaurant is located on the northern end of Anna Maria Island offering gorgeous views of Tampa Bay. Their happy hour is everyday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm with the special including $3.00 beers on tap and $2.00 domestic bottled beer. For more details contact The Waterfront Restaurant at (941)778-1515. For more information visit their page.
  5. Beachhouse: The Beachhouse is located right on the beach offering beautiful views of the Gulf. Monday thru Friday from 3pm until 5pm at the bar you can enjoy reduced priced appetizers for $5.99 each and well drinks for $2.50, domestic drafts for $2.00, house wine for $3.00 and frozen drinks for $4.00. For more information call The Beach House at (941)779-2222. For more information visit their page.
  6. Banana Cabana: Banana Cabana has been enjoyed by numerous people including athletes and even Hollywood movie stars such as Denzel Washington who said they have “Great food!”. Happy hour is from 3:00pm-5:00pm Monday thru Friday offering domestic beers for $2.50, house wines for $4.00, Cabanatinis for $5.00, and frozen drinks for $2.50. Contact the Banana Cabana for more information (941)779-1930. For more information visit their page.
  7. Gulf Drive Cafe: Gulf Drive Cafe is one of the few restaurants on Anna Maria Island with a bar right on the beach. Happy hour is on Monday thru Friday from 2:00pm-5:30pm offering great food and drink prices. You can order domestic beers for $2.00 and well drinks for $4.00.  Contact Gulf Drive Cafe now for more details (941)778-1919. For more information visit their page.
  8. Bridgetender Inn: The Bridgetender Inn is a dockside bar located at the end of historic Bridge Street. Docking is also available for boaters to pull in and dock to have some on-land fun. Happy hour offers discounted prices for beers, well drinks and house wine everyday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. For more information call The Bridgetender Inn at (941) 778-4849. For more information visit their page.
  9. Lobstahs: Lobstahs is a New England themed restaurant flying in Maine Lobsters to our sunny island daily. Their happy hour special includes discounted appetizers, beer, wine and well drinks running from 3pm-6pm. Lobstahs can be reached at (941)779-1000. For more information visit their page
  10. Dcoy Ducks: Dcoy Ducks (or better known by the locals as The Duck) is a favorite spot for the locals of the island. Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm to 9pm you can enjoy 2 for 1 drinks with a band playing at 9:30pm. Call Dcoy Ducks for more details at (941)778-5888. For more information visit their page.
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Andrew is a Marketing Assistant and I.T. Technician at Island Real Estate, with degrees in Audio Engineering and Music Business. As a Bradenton local, he is happy to share lots of area knowledge with Anna Maria Island visitors .


  1. IslandEJ says

    Hi there,
    This list is fantastic! I want to add on to it…one of our family favorites is the Anna Maria City Pier! They offer happy hour that they call the Early Bird from 3pm-6pm (it might be M-F), where they have House Wines for $3.50 and their City Pier Light Beer on tap for $1.50. There’s often live music up there too, and there’s always some great people watching…whether it is the fisherman’s latest catch, or the boaters going by…
    Can’t wait to check out these other specials on the island!

  2. mast says

    It would be great if you updated these or had a way to flag them as inaccurate. My husband and I hit up the Gulf Drive today at 3 ravenous for oysters and wings, but they haven’t had those specials since May. They still have a great happy hour and good food, but our $.50/desired treat budget and our excitement was crushed.

    • says

      We apologize for the inconvenience. We try our best to keep the information our our website up to date. Unfortunately, some things fall through the cracks and it gets missed.

  3. Debbie Carlberg says

    Thanks for the Happy Hour Restaurants.. Coming on March 1st… Is this list current? Thanks so much….Looking forward to sunshine and NO SNOW…

    • Larry says

      Although the post was written in September all the restaurants are still open for business. Did you visit any of the happy hours and do you have any favorites?

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