Visit These Sarasota Tiki Bars on Your Lido Key Vacation

When it comes to embracing the laid-back island lifestyle, few experiences capture the essence of Sarasota quite like its charming tiki bars.

These vibrant spots offer expertly crafted cocktails and delectable food while creating an atmosphere of pure relaxation and luxury.

While staying in one of our exquisite Lido Key luxury rentals, explore these Sarasota tiki bars for an unforgettable island experience.

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O’Leary’s Tiki Bar

Based on the beach, O’Leary’s Tiki Bar offers a casual tropical-themed haven with open-air seating and an inviting atmosphere. Gentle ocean breezes from the Gulf of Mexico sweep through O’Learys, adding island tranquility to your dining experience. With excellent tropical drinks, wine and beer selections, and live music, O’Leary’s Tiki Bar is the perfect spot to unwind and immerse yourself in the island ambiance. Start your day right with breakfast served from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Sarasota Sunrise is a tempting choice—a plate with two eggs your way, your choice of sausage, bacon, or corned beef hash, home fries, and toast. Pair it with a refreshing Pineapple Mimosa for a truly tropical start to your day. 

O’Leary’s Tiki Bar offers a delectable array of options for lunch and dinner. One standout is their Soft Shell Crab Sandwich, featuring panko-fried softshell crab, crispy lettuce, and juicy tomato, all served on a Kaiser bun with zesty cajun mayonnaise. It’s the perfect compliment to the beachy vibes. When it comes to signature cocktails, O’Leary’s Tiki Bar has a plethora of options that are sure to impress. The Tide Turner, made with Don Q coconut rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream, is a smooth and tropical delight. If you’re in the mood for something fresh and invigorating, try the Cucumber Gimlet, a blend of Broker’s London Dry Gin, fresh lime juice, diced cucumbers, and a splash of club soda. 

Before bidding adieu to O’leary’s, don’t forget to indulge in their expansive ice cream menu, offering a tempting variety of flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth. It’s the perfect way to cool off and add a delightful finishing touch to your Lido Key vacation.

Bahi Hut

Dubbed as Florida’s oldest and most beloved tiki bar, Bahi Hut has been delighting locals and visitors since 1954. With its rich history and commitment to serving the finest handcrafted cocktails, this iconic establishment has become a staple in the Sarasota tiki bar scene. One sip of their famous Mai Tai is all it takes to understand why Bahi Hut has garnered such a dedicated following. 

The atmosphere at Bahi Hut is unlike any other. The walls are adorned with original artwork, creating a whimsical and fun ambiance that perfectly complements the tropical decor. Live entertainment takes center stage on Fridays and Saturdays, captivating audiences and ensuring the party continues long into the night. Sundays are reserved for Drag Queen Bingo, adding excitement and laughter to your tiki bar adventure. And if you’re feeling competitive, Mondays are dedicated to trivia nights, allowing you to test your knowledge while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail. 

At Bahi Hut, every cocktail is made fresh to order, guaranteeing a delightful experience with each sip. Take your time exploring the menu, savoring the unique flavor profiles of their expertly crafted concoctions. From classic tiki favorites to innovative creations, Bahi Hut’s cocktail menu is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

Hot Sands Bar & Grill

Hot Sands Bar & Grill takes the tiki bar experience to the next level with its lively atmosphere, live music, and enticing food and drink options. This dynamic destination offers everything you need for a fun-filled evening, from open mic nights and karaoke to music bingo, trivia, and live music performances on the weekends. There’s always something happening at Hot Sands, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. 

Arrive early on the weekends and treat yourself to a delicious breakfast buffet, setting the tone for a day of relaxation and adventure. As you dive into the lively atmosphere, start your meal with a delightful selection of chips and salsa or queso. If you’re a seafood lover, their Jumbo Peel & Eat Shrimp is a must-try. It’s the perfect appetizer before delving into their main dishes. For your main course, indulge in the Rib Basket—a plateful of decadent, fall-off-the-bone ribs drenched in a sauce of your choice, served with a side of fries and coleslaw. It’s a satisfying dish that perfectly compliments the lively ambiance surrounding you. Pair your meal with your favorite cocktail from their full-service bar. Whether you’re a fan of a classic Daquiri or a refreshing Mojito, the skilled bartenders at Hot Sands will craft the perfect beverage to elevate your dining experience.

Plan Your Visit

While you explore the Sarasota Tiki Bars during your Lido Key vacation, make the most of your stay by booking one of our Lido Key rentals. Experience the best of Lido Key with our collection of outstanding properties.

Lido Key Tiki Bar

Situated at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Club, the Lido Key Tiki Bar offers an unparalleled setting to savor a tropical cocktail as the sun sets over the Gulf Coast. This beachfront tiki bar provides a front-row seat to nature’s beauty, allowing you to unwind and appreciate the enchanting views only Lido Key can offer. 

The menu at Lido Key Tiki Bar is filled with dishes that complement the serene ambiance and picture-perfect vistas. Indulge in the Shrimp Poke Bowl—a fresh and flavorful combination of steamed rice, avocado, cucumber, cabbage, and ponzu sauce. If you’re in the mood for a classic burger, their Tiki Burger, made with your choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion, is sure to satisfy your cravings. 

It’s the signature cocktails that truly steal the show at Lido Key Tiki Bar. The Kanaloa is a particularly sought-after beverage, with limited supplies every day. Made with blended mango rum, banana rum, coconut puree, pineapple juice, and dark rum, all served in a hollowed-out pineapple, the Kanaloa is a tropical indulgence that captures the essence of paradise. For those who prefer beer, Lido Key Tiki Bar offers a diverse selection that caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences, both on draft and bottled.

Tarpon Bay

Head to Tarpon Bay Grill & Tiki Bar at the Ramada Inn in Sarasota for some good old Florida fun. With a fantastic live music schedule and great food options, Tarpon Bay is a favorite spot for families and friends to unwind and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. As you step into Tarpon Bay, you’ll be greeted by the sounds of live music and the aroma of delicious food. 

Take your pick from their extensive menu, featuring a wide range of delectable dishes to satisfy all tastes. There’s something for everyone, from delicious appetizers like coconut shrimp to mouthwatering entrees like fresh seafood platters and juicy burgers. Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail from their outdoor Tiki Bar, offering a fabulous selection of beer, wine, and liquor. Whether you prefer a classic Margarita or a tropical concoction like a Piña Colada, you’ll find the perfect drink to complement your dining experience. 

To add to the excitement, Tarpon Bay hosts various events throughout the week. Join them on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. for Bingo, indulge in their Taco Buffet on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and savor the AUCE Shrimp & Fish offering on Fridays. With such a lively atmosphere and delectable food and drink options, Tarpon Bay guarantees an unforgettable time. Open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. until the last patron leaves, Tarpon Bay ensures a lively and enjoyable time with excellent food and drink options.

Stay with Lido Key Vacations

While you explore the Sarasota Tiki Bars during your Lido Key vacation, make the most of your stay by booking one of our Lido Key rentals. Immerse yourself in the luxury and comfort of our accommodations, providing the perfect retreat after a day of tiki bar hopping and beach adventures. Experience the best of Lido Key with our outstanding vacation rentals, ensuring a memorable and relaxing stay throughout your island getaway.