Super Bowl 2015 on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island –  Plan on watching the Super Bowl 2015? To help you out we’ve put together a list of some of the places on Anna Maria Island where you can enjoy the game, and a snack, and a drink. Have fun, be safe and enjoy the game.

Hurricane Hanks – 5346 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-5788

Watch the game in HD. NFL Wings and other game food.

Lobstahs – 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-779-1000

ESPN Sunday Package

Slim’s Place – 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, 941-567-4056

Superbowl Party all day. ESPN Sunday Package.

Island Time Bar & Grill – 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 941-782-1122

10 ft TV to watch the game on. Tailgate party until 5:00pm. Drink and food specials all day long.

Below is a list of some other places that regularly do something special for Super Bowl Sunday

Barefoot Tiki Bar – 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-4402

Bridge Tender Inn – 135 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, 941-778-4849

Clancy’s – 6218 Cortez Road. W., Bradenton, 941-794-2489

Gulf Drive Café – 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, 941-778-1919

Swordfish Grill – 4628 119th Street W., Cortez, 941-798-2035

 

Have you been to Island Time?

Bradenton Beach – Anna Maria Island is known for having fantastic locally-owned restaurants like Island Time! One of my favorite places to go on the island is Island Time Bar & Grill in Bradenton Beach. This is an open-air restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. You are right across the street from the beach to see the sunset too! While enjoying some of their delicious food, cocktails and live music, you’ll love the atmosphere!

Island Time

They have live music 5-7 days a week. Have you ever been to a bar or restaurant and the band/singer starts performing and it’s just no good? It’s a bummer because it can potentially kill the good vibe going on. Well, Island Time always has great bands/singers that everyone enjoys! This restaurant is both family oriented and fun for a night out.

Island Time has awesome food. Every time I’ve eaten there, I’ve always liked what I ordered! They have an awesome 7 layer dip for an appetizer along with other great choices. You’ll also find really good sandwiches, lobster bisque, burgers, and much more! Don’t be afraid to try something new – you will love it!

I know when I’ve been at the beach all day I love to walk across the street to Island Time to get an ice cold drink! Island Time’s bar staff is all very nice and attentive. It’s no fun when you have to wait forever to get a drink! The staff is great and they acknowledge you as soon as you get to the bar. Check out some of their drinks specials below!

Happy Hour

Mon. – Sat. 11:30am to 5pm
$1.87 Bud Light Bottles, $4 Malibu Drinks, & $3 Wells

Monday: $5 Burgers,
$1.50 Bud Drafts, $4 Malibu Drinks

Tuesday: 65¢ Wings,
$1.50 Drafts,
$3 Blue Whales

Wednesday: $3 Tacos,
$3 Coronas

LADIES NIGHT:
$3 Wells
$2 Margaritas
Thursday: $9.95 Fish & Chips
$5 Frozen Drinks
Saturday:
College Football
Big Ten Network
Sunday and Monday:
NFL Ticket Football
$12 Bucket of Bud or Bud Light
$4 Smirnoff Bloody Mary’s & Jameson Whiskey

Happy Hour Anna Maria Island – Bottoms up Island Style!

After a long day in the sun there’s nothing more refreshing than sitting down at and enjoying the taste of Happy Hour Anna Maria Island. What could make it even better is getting more beverage for your buck! The happy hours on the Island are easy to find and hard to choose between; whether you like live entertainment, beach views, outdoor or indoor dining there is a venue for everyone. Browse this listing of our favorite drink specials from one tip of the island to the other and then pick yours!

Happy Hour Anna Maria Island

Take a stroll down the historical Bridge Street of Bradenton Beach and unwind with the cities extensive options for casual drinks and eats. Island Time, located at the beginning of Bridge Street, has a warm and friendly atmosphere that goes great with their fantastic menu and happy hour prices. From 3pm – 5pm you can enjoy $5.00 Stoli Martinis, $4.00 Manhattans, $4.00 Well Drinks, $4.00 House wines, $3.00 Domestic bottle beer and 1/2 price appetizers. The outdoor seating at Island Time is ideal for people watching.

If your around Coquina Beach and want to peer at the pelicans while you place your order, the Gulf Drive Café or Beach House restaurant are excellent choices for waterfront dining. At the Gulf Drive Café you can sip your drink and stick your feet in the sand with their Tiki Bar and happy hour that offers $2 domestic beers and $4 well drinks every day from 2pm – 5:30pm. The newly renovated Beach House restaurant and bar offers ambiance and a great happy hour with $4 Pina Coladas and $2 well drinks.

Great Deals

If you find yourself in the laid back neighborhood of Holmes Beach make sure to find a tropical flavored drink and a menu at one of the many restaurants nestled into the local community. Hurricane Hanks is a favorite sports bar among the locals. Customers can catch a game on their flat screen TV’s and enjoy their happy hour at this island version of a sports pub every day from 11:30am to 7:00pm with reduced pricing for Miller Light and Bud Light at $1.50 and well drinks for $4.25. Eat Here offers a relaxing dining experience that caught on quickly and now has 3 locations, the original being the Anna Maria Island bistro. Going along with their simple dining theme they offer a 3-4-5 happy hour nightly from 5-6:30pm – $3 select draft beers, 4$ well cocktails and 5$ house wines.

Soak in the sun and coastal charm in the city of Anna Maria. At the Waterfront restaurant you can enjoy savory eats and a sunset view. Their happy hour is every day from 4:30 pm– 6:30 pm offering $1 off premium brand wells, $1 all house craft cocktails, $3 select draft beer and wine by the glass.. Take in the ambiance of the bay while sipping on their bay cooler cocktail or enjoy the cool indoor seating with a spicy jalapeno margarita.

Frozen Drinks on Ann Maria Island

So no matter where on the Island you find yourself after a day of soaking in the sunshine there is an option to rejuvenate and refresh that is sure to satisfy everyone. When in doubt just follow to Seabreeze to the nearest restaurant-it’s sure to be delicious!

Where are you going to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday?

It’s almost time for one of America’s greatest traditions, Super Bowl Sunday. Thanks to the Anna Maria Island Sun we have a list of places that are going above and beyond to make this Sunday a special event.

Super Bowl Sunday

Barefoot Tiki Bar – 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-4402

Drink specials: $2 drafts.

Food: Barefoot style buffet, bring a dish; Nicole supplies the pizza.

Entertainment: James Blaine 1 to 2 p.m.; Mumbo Jumbo 2 to 6 p.m.

Prizes: quarterly giveaways.

 

Bridge Tender Inn – 135 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, 941-778-4849

Drink Specials: Happy hour all day, $2.50 Bud and Bud Light bottles

Food: Full menu and free halftime buffet.

Entertainment: Swamp Donkie, 2 to 5 p.m.

Prizes: Raffle – giving away one trip to Mexico and five trips to Las Vegas. Winners announced at halftime. Proceeds go to Cat Depot, Sarasota.

 

Clancy’s – 6218 Cortez Road. W., Bradenton, 941-794-2489

Drink Specials: $10 domestic buckets (6), free Jello shots pregame and halftime.

Food: Pig roast and full menu.

Entertainment Jack Tamburine Band, 1 to 5 p.m.

Prizes: Square game giveaways.

 

Gulf Drive Café – 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, 941-778-1919

Food and drink special: $69.95 buffet, all you can eat through halftime; all you can drink domestic drafts, house wine and well liquor all game long. Full menu also offered.

Entertainment: Natural Vibes, 1 to 5 p.m.

Reservations required for buffet, recommended for regular dining.

 

Island Time Bar & Grill – 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, 941-782-1122

Drink Specials: $4 Smirnoff Bloody Mary’s; $5 Ketel One and Crown Royal; $12 buckets (5) of Bud and Bud Light.

Food: 65-cent wings and full menu.

Entertainment: Doug Bidwell & Larry Stokes, 2 to 5 p.m.

Prizes: Budweiser giveaways.

 

Lobstahs – 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-779-1000

“Come watch the Super Bowl with us.” Call or drop by for additional details.

 

Slim’s Place – 9701 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, 941-567-4056

Drink specials: $4 rum runners; $4 homemade Sangria & $9.50 domestic pitchers

 

Swordfish Grill – 4628 119th Street W., Cortez, 941-798-2035

Drink specials: $5 Blue Huckleberry Lemonade, $5 Orange Crush, $1 Jello shots and Sunday happy hour.

Food: Mile-High Bronco Burger, Seattle Sushi Platter, full menu and other specials.

Entertainment: Reid Frost 12 to 3 p.m. and The Wheedles, 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Anna Maria Island – Top Ten Happy Hours!

Going out for a night for Anna Maria Island Happy Hour? 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.

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.

Island Time Grill

Island Time in Bradenton Beach on Historic Bridge Street.

Island Gourmet Grill: Island Gourmet Grill’s happy hour is Monday through Saturday from 11:30-6:00. Happy hour specials include $5 cocktails, sangria, martinis, wines and $2.00 beers. Island Gourmet Grill can be reached at (941)778-0333. For more information visit their page.

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.

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

waterfront restaurant
The Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria

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.

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.

7 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.

The Sandbar: The Sandbar restaurant is an Anna Maria Island landmark, and the perfect spot for sunset cocktails. Located in the city of Anna Maria, The Sandbar not only boasts an amazing selection of libations, but offers delicious food. The Sandbar is open daily until 10pm.

 

Sandbar restaurant
The Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria.

 

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.

 

D Coy Ducks
D Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach

Anna Maria Island vacation rentals and accommodations

Island Real Estate has almost 300 vacation rental properties perfect for any Florida getaway to tropical Anna Maria Island. Book your stay today!

Anna Maria Island vacation rental
No Bad Days is a gorgeous vacation rental with a the perfect backyard pool tiki! Click on the image about to learn more about No Bad Days.

Anna Maria Island Top Ten Restaurants

Anna-Maria-Island-RestaurantsLooking for tasty food while you’re on the Anna Maria Island? Well you’re in luck we have composed list of island restaurants from fine dining, to beachfront restaurants, pizza, and where to get the best burger on the island. We have plenty of tasty restaurants to choose from on AMI but the ten restaurants below are a MUST VISIT!

1) Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach – Enjoy fine dining on the Gulf of Mexico with an excellent wine selection and amazing entrée’s.

6600 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL, 34217
(941) 778-6444

2) Sign of the Mermaid in The City of Anna Maria – A unique dining experience on Anna Maria Island with award winning key lime pie.

Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, FL, 34216
(941) 778-9399

Continue reading Anna Maria Island Top Ten Restaurants

The Bridge Street Bistro In Bradenton Beach

Bridge Street Bistro Front
Bridge Street Bistro & Island Time Bar & Grill In Bradenton Beach

Two new hot spots on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach and they are in the same building.  Located at 111 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach the Bridge Street Bistro and Island Time Bar & Grill are serving it up at this 3 story facility.

Island Time Bar & Grill

The Island Time Bar & Grill is located on the first floor and opens at 11:30 am. The Island Time Bar & Grill has an open air bar with a boat theme and views of the beach across the street. The Island Time Bar & Grill offers live music Thursday – Sunday and has its own menu offering wings, burgers, fried grouper sandwiches and more.

Prices on the downstairs menu range from $8.00 – $12.00 for appetizers and sandwiches, and they offer a New England lobster Roll for $17.00. You can also order anything from the upstairs Bistro menu during regular dinner hours.

Bridge Street Bistro

The Bridge Street Bistro is located on the 3rd floor and opens at 5:30 pm. The view from the 3rd floor is breath taking, looking over the Gulf of Mexico. The atmosphere is relaxed yet refined and the attire is resort casual. Your choice of dining inside or outside on the 3rd floor terrace.

Ask your server about early dinning specials, and according to Jimmy the head server the Veal Picatta is the best in Florida. Appetizer sampler platters, lobster bisque, seafood gumbo, and specialty salads from $6.95 – $10.95. Try the potato crusted grouper or the Mediterranean style Mahi-Mahi and who can pass up a Hand cut Filet Mignon or Rib Eye steak with your choice preparations from $11.95 – $25.95.

For event information ask about the banquet room on the second floor, perfect for luncheons and rehearsal dinners, the room will hold up to 60 people.

Bridge Street Bistro & Island Time Bar & Grill
111 Gulf Drive South
Bradenton Beach FL 34216
941-782-1122