Experience Siesta Key Nightlife Like a Local

Siesta Key is the ultimate Florida vacation destination. You’ll have immediate access to everything from stunning white sand beaches to fresh local seafood, interesting history, and fascinating nature. While there are plenty of great family activities in Siesta Key, the adults will also want to indulge in the nightlife. With a variety of bars and nightclubs in Siesta Key, it can feel very difficult to make the right decision. This article will outline the top three destinations for you to explore Siesta Key nightlife, all just down the street from our Siesta Key condo rentals.

Daiquiri Deck drink

Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar

Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar is a legendary local live music venue in Siesta Key. Its casual atmosphere is welcoming to all, and the frozen daiquiris make this location a favorite for the locals in the area. The Daiquiri Deck runs their happy hour specials every day from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. This means that all of their famous daiquiri drinks are a dollar off!

Everyone comes for a wide array of frozen daiquiris. These include their tart red wine and vodka infused daiquiris like Fròse. The Daiquiri Deck also has creamier, more mellow daiquiris such as the coffee and chocolate Bushwacker, or the fruiter Purple Haze daiquiri which consists of grape juice and grape-oriented alcohols. If you are looking for a fun night out with some friends, Daiquiri Deck is an excellent choice!

Daiquiri Deck is located at 5250 Ocean Boulevard. They have an additional “South Siesta Key” location at 1250 Stickney Point Road.

Gilligan’s Island Bar

Gilligan’s Island Bar has been an institution of Siesta Key since 2001. Gilligan’s is known for its fairly extensive island menu. With everything from Island Calamari to Mussels Marinara, Coconut Shrimp and Paradise Shrimp tacos, it has everything a seafood lover could ask for. There are also plenty of other dishes including non-seafood-oriented dishes. Try the jerk chicken, their legendary big kahuna burger served onion rings or fries, and their bean and rice bowl. 

Gilligan’s Island Bar also has mojito drink specials every night of the week for $10 or less! Enjoy it all under the new Tiki Bar and Thatched Tiki Roof. If you visit on weekdays from 6-10 p.m. or weekends from 2-10 p.m., you’ll be treated to some live music from the best local musicians. With plenty of food options and affordable, tasty cocktails, Gilligan’s is sure to give you and your friends a night to remember!

Gillian’s Island Bar is located at 5253 Ocean Boulevard.

Mojito on a bar

The Beach Club

Lastly, there is The Beach Club. The Beach Club is a Siesta Key mainstay that hosts many local concerts as well as themed club nights. There’s music every night of the week from some of the area’s hottest DJs, and there’s a giant dance floor with room for everyone. The Beach Club is perfect for a night out dancing with your closest friends!

More interested in cocktails? The Beach Club has plenty of them. With everything from cosmos to margaritas, mojitos, and so much more, The Beach Club has you covered for all of your needs. Try a classic drink or have the bartender make one of the signature selections. No matter what you choose, you’ll have a new favorite!

The Beach Club is located at 5151 Ocean Boulevard.

three men by the ocean

There are countless fun things to do on Siesta Key, but be sure to make time for the nightlife in particular. Siesta Key has everything from the casual bar scenes to the more elegant nightclub scene. There’s a little something for everyone here, no matter how calm or crazy you want to be after the sun goes down! It’s safe to say that with any of these three locations, you are guaranteed to have a good night out in Siesta Key. Plus, you can get home safely since our Siesta Key, Florida, condos are right near all of these spots!


Excelsior Condominiums
6263 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key
Sarasota, Florida 34242
Phone: (941)349-2001
Email: info@excelsiorcondos.com
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