Manatee, FL Bars & Restaurants

Evie's Tavern

Evie's Tavern Ellenton is located at 5955 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton, FL 34222. This sports bar is is a cozy spot to grab a cold drink and escape the Florida heat. There's TVs, cold beer, good food, and friendly service at Evie's. There's a good amount of beer on tap and they make a great cocktail. The patio is beautiful and makes for a relaxing spot to enjoy a beer. There's also pool tables and dart boards to keep you fully entertained during your time there.

Woody's River Roo

One of our favorite dive bars is Woody's River Roo located at 5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222. At Woody's you can enjoy a fun dive bar atmosphere, an out door patio with huts, Karaoke, live music, and much more. They have a pretty large menu specializing in fresh Florida seafood. The patio is right on the water and is absolutely beautiful. This is a great place to have fun night out with a group of your best friends! We definitely recommend this bar.

O'Bricks Irish Pub

O'Brick's Irish Pub & Martini Bar, located at 427 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205 is a classic Irish pub with great food and lots of beer (of course). The service here is outstanding, so welcoming and the atmosphere is very casual and comfortable. The food is amazing, we recommend the buffalo onion rings, spinach & artichoke dip, or any of their decadent desserts! They have an impressive beer selection and they can whip up a mean Martini! Check them out!


Our favorite breakfast spot is Butterfields Restaurant located at 8205 US Hwy 301 N, Parrish, FL 34219. Their breakfast skillets are so good and their sandwiches are huge, but what we really love are their pancakes! Oh, and the banana walnut waffle and red velvet French toast are both amazing as well! This is a great family place or if you've spent a night out, the breakfast really hits the spot the morning after. The service is quick and friendly.


Latitudes Apollo located at 131 Harbor Village Ln, Apollo Beach, FL 33572 is an outstanding bar! Latitudes has a great selection of beer on tap and by the bottle and they have great reputation for making good cocktails. The bowl drinks are humongous and definitely worth trying! Their fried green beans are so good! The atmosphere is very cool and cozy and there's plenty of TVs and room to dance. This is an all around great bar for a night out!

Beanie's Bar

The best sports bar in the area is Beanie's Bar & Sports Grill located at 2002 S US Hwy 41, Ruskin, FL 33570. It's a very intimate little sports bar with delicious food, cold beer, and a friendly atmosphere. The service is very welcoming at this family-owned business. It's the type of place where you'll become a regular and come here often to enjoy food, drink, sports, and fun! Any night out drinking in Ruskin should include a stop at Beanie's Bar!