Duffy’s Tavern has great hamburgers and COLD beer

Holmes Beach – Duffy’s Tavern is an Anna Maria Island landmark and has been since it first opened in 1958. Family owned and operated, “Miss Duffy” and her 5 daughters proudly serve their “world famous burgers and the coldest beer this side

Duffy's Fireplace
Duffy’s Fireplace

of heaven” from a two-story cracker shack located across the street from the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island, Florida. In March of 2003, Duffy’s relocated across the street from the Holmes Beach City Hall and skate park. Now with air conditioning and a fireplace, it is a great place to hang out where you are never too hot or cold and can mingle with the locals. You can still expect the same service and quality in both the beers and the burgers. Everything comes with chips, never fries.

Duffy’s has fabulous cheeseburgers and try one with everything on it.  There is a bar as well as spots to sit down.  They have an outdoor eating area under roof as well as one out the back which is not under roof.  The regular dining area can be opened up with garage door size screens to let the breeze in on balmy breeze days.  On cold days they get the fireplace roaring and it offers a nice cozy eating spot.  Walk up to the bar and put in your order and Duffy’s will bring the food out when ready.  Plenty of cold beverages at Duffy’s, beer, soda all with Televisions behind the bar to watch your favorite sports team.

Duffy’s hours as of this posting:

Duffy's in Holmes Beach
Duffy’s fireplace

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Closed on Tuesday
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm
No credit cards, CASH only!

Duffy’s
5808 Marina Dr,
Holmes Beach, Fl 34217 – Anna Maria Island
Phone (941)  778-2501

Duffy's frontage
Duffy’s frontage

Island Time Bar and Grill Halloween Party

Island Time Bar and Grill Halloween Party 2012Be a part of the Halloween Party and Costume Contest at Island Time Bar and Grill Halloween party on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach on Saturday October 27th starting at 7pm.

• Enjoy spooktacular drink specials
• Live music with Jack Tamburine Band from 7pm – 10pm
• 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prices.

Island Time Bar & Grill
111 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
For more information call 941-782-1122

There are lots of activities on Anna Maria Island for Halloween and the Fall.  Visit our trail of treats information page as well as other Fall Festival events off Anna Maria Island.

In Cahoots Bar On Manatee Ave In Bradenton

In Cahoots Bar in Bradenton FloridaLooking at it from the outside nothing seems all that special about In Cahoots.  It’s not a stand-alone bar in a distinct building, but one of about a dozen tenants in Pebble Springs Plaza on Manatee Avenue West (State Road 64) just about six miles from Anna Maria Island.  Its bright red sign glows enticingly at night, but from the parking lot on a recent Saturday evening all appeared quiet.  Inside it was a different story with two games of pool and a stage where the karaoke was well underway!

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Applebee’s Family Restaurant In Bradenton

Applebee's Restaurant Bradenton
Applebee’s Restaurant Bradenton

Applebee’s welcomes you to the neighborhood and is a great family restaurant with an added bonus of late night fun where you can be a star. They have paired karaoke nights with their awesome service and affordable delicious food. The karaoke is family friendly, but usually attracts a more adult crowd since it starts at 10PM. Continue reading Applebee’s Family Restaurant In Bradenton

Bradenton, Florida Area information and things to do

Activities and Things to do in Bradenton

Bradenton, FL Area Information and Activities

Bradenton, FL

Looking for something to do in the Bradenton area during your Anna Maria Island vacation? We have compiled a list of the Bradenton area attractions for your convenience!

Kick it old school and catch a movie at the Ruskin Drive In Theater from the comfort of your own car!

We have a Chipotle about 20 minutes off Anna Maria Island.  Chipotle is a great Tex Mex restaurant.

Looking to catch up on some recreational bowling? AMF Bowling Center will cater to your needs.

With how pricy catching a movie at the theater can be nowadays, the Desoto Dollar Movie Theater is a great option for those that are budget conscious!

Sit down dining is plentiful off Anna Maria Island just in Bradenton.  We have a Bone Fish, Applebee’s, Outback, as well as several local owned restaurants.

Give the kids some entertainment at Bradenton’s Chuckie Cheeses Restaurant.

Ace’s Bar has Great Live Music and you can find yourself easily dancing the night away.

Bradenton Activities

Palma Sola Botanical Gardens has beautiful views and a relaxing atmosphere. Get in touch with nature!

Beautiful Lakewood Ranch has many sights, shopping, golf and other activities!

Robinson Preserve – Outdoor Park has many hiking, biking and other trails that are great for getting the family together and active!

Ice Cream for Ice Cream at Sweet Berries
 yum!

Ellenton Shopping Mall is a great place to pick up souvenirs for those unfortunate souls that couldn’t travel with you!

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub In Bradenton

Clancy's Irish Pub Bradenton Florida
Clancy’s Irish Pub In Bradenton Florida

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub and Grill is Bradenton’s biggest and best tiki bar and your hot spot for live music, karaoke, cocktails and more!  Their one of a kind open-air tiki bar and tavern is home to numerous Bradenton-area events, including Monday through Friday Happy Hour Special from 4-7pm, Wednesday and Thursday karaoke, and NFL Sundays in front of our large-screen TV’s.

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Captain Curt’s Crab and Oyster Bar

Captain Curts Crab LogoLooking for that “Old Florida” place to take the family, a place that will take you back in time to an era where good fresh seafood was a standard?   A place where reasonable prices, a casual family atmosphere and courteous service still exist?   Look no further… Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar is just that place.

Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar is located at Captain Curt’s Village in Sarasota Florida on beautiful Siesta Key.  Home to one of the best beaches in the world!  The Travel Channel, in their Best Beaches series, ranked Siesta Key Beach “The Best Sand Beach” and “Captain Curt’s the Best Family Restaurant on Siesta Key”.  So come to Siesta Key for all it has to offer and visit us at Captain Curt’s and enjoy great seafood, great entertainment, and great fun.

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D Coy Ducks Bar and Music in Holmes Beach Fl

D Coy Ducks Bar & Grill on Anna Maria Island

D Coy Ducks is one of those bars on Anna Maria Island that still has the old Florida look and feel, when you walk through the door.  Located in the Island Shopping Center on Holmes Beach D Coy Ducks has been a very popular watering hole for a long time.   D Coy Ducks is open from 10:30a.m. – 2:30a.m. has a full liquor bar, cold beers, and nightly entertainment.  If you are looking some late night action on your Anna Maria Island Vacation, you can find it here any night of the week, or you can stop in early for a drink on your way to the beach, whatever makes you happy.

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Slim’s Place Anna Maria City – great food

Slim’s place is casual bar and restaurant in Anna Maria City.  It is a locals hang out for just about every night of the week.  Located just off Gulf Drive it is easy to get to and a convenient walk from many Anna Maria city vacation rentals.

Slim's Place

Slim’s Place for Burgers and more!

Slims place serves plenty of COLD drink choices and serves a variety of menu items. The pub has plenty of televisions to watch your favorite sporting event or world cup soccer game. Enjoy a huge copper top bar for an impromptu cold beverage of your favorite choice.  There is limited outdoor seating at picnic tables.  Slim’s has a great atmosphere that throws off a strong local vibe of positive “stuff.”  It’s not uncommon to go into Slim’s alone and walk out with several new found friends from sitting at the bar talking about the latest in Anna Maria City or just sharing good conversation with a friendly face.

Slim’s place has several choices of dinners like hamburger, fish and salad.  They have a home made hummus that is fabulous. When the soup of the day is black bean you must try it. Of course the menu does change but at last check the philly sandwich with all the fixings was one of the favorites.

If you are looking for some local flair then stop in at Slims place in Anna Maria City.    They serve lunches and dinners and accept Visa and Mastercard.  Be sure to check out their local specials, you won’t be sorry you visited Slim’s Place.

Slim’s Place Bar and Restaurant
9701 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria City, Anna Maria Island
Florida, 34216
(941) 567-4056

Great Bar & Pub atmosphere
Great Bar & Pub atmosphere

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of TV's
Plenty of TV’s
Huge Bar at Slim's
Huge Bar at Slim’s

 

Horse Feathers Grill and Lounge in Downtown Sarasota

Exterior Horse Feathers
Exterior Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers Bar and Grill is a great way to spend a night in downtown Sarasota. Horse Feathers Bar and Grill is about a 40 minute drive from Anna Maria Island. Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, it is truly a hot spot for the younger spirited crowd. (Ages 21 and up, of course!) Bar Specials are available Monday-Friday 4-7pm, and Ladies night is Thursday nights.

Horse Feathers club has music Wednesday-Saturday consisting of Jazz and DJ’s. The interior has a very contemporary look with a large dance floor and bar. There is a dress code, no jeans are allowed and collared shirts are preferred. This is a very popular place to be over the weekend, so if you are not into fighting through crowds to get to the club dance floor, this may not be the place for you!

There is Valet Parking or self-parking.  Horse Feathers is across the street from other local bars allowing you to spend your evening exploring the Downtown Sarasota Nightlife.

Live Music & DJ’s Wednesday night through Saturday night. Thursday night is Ladies night. Sunday, Horse Feathers club is closed.  Please be sure to call or visit their website before making the drive from Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Please visit the Horse Feathers website for more information and a menu.
1923 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota,FL 34236
(941)955-9179