The Best Places on Siesta Key to Catch Live Music

Spending a day at the Siesta Key beaches is always a great time, but there are things to do after dinner too here on this small island.  If you love getting out and shaking the sand off after the sun goes down, there are a few places known for their live music around the island.  Here are the best places to catch live music on Siesta Key.

Gilligan’s Island Bar and Grill

5253 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Ph.  (941) 346-8122

If you’re looking for some old Florida charm, Gilligan’s is for you.  Here, you can dine on delicious appetizers, entrees, and cocktails.  You can even pick up a custom Gilligan’s tiki mug with certain drinks.  Enjoy their tiki decks or stroll inside for some of the best local bands around, playing every day from 6 pm to 10 pm and on weekends from 2 pm to 10 pm.

Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bar

1200 Old Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Ph. (941) 349-3885

Captain Curt’s promises to take you back to an era where good, fresh seafood was a standard, along with reasonable prices and a casual atmosphere.  They also boast of having the best clam chowder in the world and have the award to prove it.  They regularly provide live music on Siesta Key in their outdoor Sniki Tiki tropical bar area.

The Beach Club

5151 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Ph. (941) 349-6311

If you’re ready to dance the night away, The Beach Club is Sarasota’s premier nightclub with a mix of DJs and local bands.  This is a high-energy nightclub with two bars and a drink cart so you never have to elbow your way through to get a drink.  They also have an exclusive VIP program that gives you a customized experience and front row to all of their live music on Siesta Key.

The Hub Baja Grill

5148 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Ph. (941) 349-6800

Since 2008, the Hub has been serving up fresh Baja cuisine in their indoor and covered outdoor patio.  This is a great place to have dinner, then hang out and listen to the entertainment.  They offer live music both day and night, so there is always a great tropical vibe here.  They serve a wide variety of cocktails, including margaritas and tropical drinks.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

5238 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242

ph. (941) 346-5443

This is a cool beach bar that serves up great food and cocktails.  Of course, the big draw here is fresh oysters but they have a large menu that is a notch above pub fare.  They have nightly live music featuring some of the best local bands in Florida.  See why many locals call this Siesta Key’s hot spot.

Siesta Key has it all; from white sandy beaches to great shopping to great restaurants.  There is also a wonderful nightlife that surprises many tourists.  If you love a good cocktail and listening to live music after a fun-filled day at the beach, any one of these nightspots is sure to get you in the groove.

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