Five Best Places to Watch a Game in Siesta Key & the Surrounding Sarasota Area

An autumn visit to Siesta Key and the surrounding Sarasota area can be rewarding.  There are fewer crowds, plenty of events and activities to enjoy and the weather is usually still warm and sunny compared to much of the nation.  However, if you are a big football fan, watch hockey or your team is in the World Series, you still might want to sneak away from the beach for a game or two.

The good news is that you will have your choice of nearby sports bars on Siesta Key to watch all the action, plus you can enjoy a wide variety of food items and liquid beverages. 

Here are the top five places to watch your favorite games.

MVP (My Village Pub)

Just a 12-minute walk from The Inn on Siesta Key, MVP offers 35+ TVs, 16 drafts, spirits, frozen drinks, wings, pizza and a wide variety of pub food, including Philly cheesesteaks.  Features both indoor and outdoor seating.  If there’s any type of game on TV, MVP is most like airing it.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB)

A favorite hangout, SKOB airs all the big games in a casual, beach setting with indoor and outdoor seating.  Just a short walk from the Inn on Siesta Key.  Try their specialty baked oysters or one of their natural grass-fed burgers.  Other menu items include grouper sandwiches, lobster rolls, and appetizers perfect for any sports fan.

PI 3.14

PI 3.14 opened 5 years ago as a pizza restaurant and full liquor bar.  Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with a local vibe.  They have 5 TVs and air all the major games.  PI 3.14 has an extensive whiskey selection, 15 craft beer taps that rotate consistently and great pizza.  The menu also includes appetizers, wings, salads and desserts.

Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill

Just a short 8-minute walk from The Inn on Siesta Key, Gilligan’s provides the best of both worlds – plenty of TVs to watch the game along with an unparalleled island setting.  Gilligan’s has the largest tiki bar in Sarasota.  Their large menu has a decidedly island theme, from seafood to appetizers, there’s something for everyone, including a wide variety of libations.

Gecko’s Grill & Pub

This Gecko’s location is just an 11-minute car ride away from The Inn on Siesta Key and offers a spacious sports bar to watch your favorite game.  Their extensive menu includes appetizers, jumbo wings flatbread pizzas, salads, burgers and pub food.

When you’re on vacation, there’s always time to take it easy and enjoy life.  If your idea of relaxing is watching a game or two, Siesta Key and the surrounding area makes it easy for you to enjoy good food, good drink and a relaxing environment to cheer on your team.

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