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8 Hotel Bar Happy Hours to Catch

Whether you're a local or a visitor on vacation, clock out for the day and take advantage of these hotel bar happy hours

Who doesn't love a good happy hour? And with a myriad of hotels and resorts across Sarasota County, there are more hidden gems than you think just beyond the check-in desk. And you don't have to be a guest to go and enjoy the mixed drinks and light bites of these hotel bars – you just got to know where to find them! Because it's 5 o'clock somewhere...

Lido Beach Resort - Poolside Tiki Bar

Located smack dab on the sandy shores of Lido Beach and sitting poolside of the Lido Beach Resort, find a gorgeous tiki bar with tropical drinks to go around. Happy hour runs Monday to Friday, from 4pm to 6pm.

Compass Hotel by Margaritaville – Compass Bar & Chill

Located on the beautiful island community of Anna Maria Sound, the new waterfront hotel features food and beverage at its coastal-chic Compass Bar & Chill. Catch the happy hour specials Sunday through Thursday, from 3pm - 6pm for shareable snacks and of course, margaritas.

The Ritz Carlton - Jack Dusty

Locals and guests alike will tell you – the vibe and view from The Ritz Carlton's Jack Dusty waterfront restaurant and patio is one of the best in town. Sip craft cocktails and sample fresh foods for happy hour before hitting downtown Sarasota for the evening.

Aloft Sarasota - W XYZ Bar

A great walkable location in the heart of downtown and on the hem of Burns Court Historic District, find Aloft's hip, contemporary lobby, lounge and bar. With access from both the sidewalk and the hotel's entrance, it's easy to make your way in for drinks and a game of pool with daily happy hour from 4pm-6pm. 

The Westin Sarasota - The Roof Bar & Eats

Head straight up the elevator to the top of The Westin for panoramic views of Sarasota's bayfront and ever-changing skyline. The rooftop bar open to the public offers a poolside menu with crafted cocktails and gourmet snacks to munch on before heading out for dinner or a show downtown.

Golden Host Resort – Bahi Hut Tiki Bar

Don't miss the legendary mai tais at Florida's oldest tiki bar, a hidden gem found at this renovated resort featuring 60s and 70s design. Bahi Hut's happy hour runs Monday through Friday, from 3pm - 6pm, where you can dive into laid-back island vibes with locals and visitors alike. 

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy – Icon Eatery & Bar

While there is no specific happy hour at Legacy Hotel's restaurant, Icon Eatery & bar, there is a great menu of bar bites and drink specials, as well as daily specials you can ask your server about. Catch a sports game on the screens or grab a refreshment before heading out to the fields to watch an IMG Academy match. 

Ramada by Wyndham Hotel Venezia

Discover Hotel Venezia Restaurant and Bar, where delicious fresh food and a captivating atmosphere await you! Happy hour and live entertainment is every day from 4pm to 6pm – featuring discounted domestic drafts, well drinks and house wines. And on Fridays, enjoy an All You Can Eat Friday Fish Fry special!