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Bradenton Bars to Visit for a Night Out

Bradenton, FL, is known for stunning beaches, parks, museums, and preserves. When you’re not enjoying delicious seafood, you’ll want to know where to get a drink if you decide to go bar hopping.

drinking draft beer at bars in Bradenton Florida

There are a lot of fun places to go out, but the top pubs will have a decent beer and wine selection, classic mixed drinks, cocktails, and more. Also, you’ll want a friendly bartender who’s personable.

Check out my list of the best bars in Bradenton below!

3 Keys Brewing and Eatery

2505 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone: 941-218-0396
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The 3 Keys Brewing and Eatery is near the Los Laureles Supermarket. It’s a family-friendly bar with a full kitchen that serves gourmet-style food.

The ambiance is inviting, and there are weekly performances for your entertainment. Their beer garden is worth checking out, plus they serve brunch, during which you’d be crazy not to try their delicious mimosas.

The wine and cocktail list are also filled with classics you’d love, like a Bloody Mary.

Paddy Wagon Irish Pub

Multiple locations
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Paddy Wagon Irish Pub is a chain franchise with a sports bar feel. Flat-screen TVs and sports events are showing, and it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day.

I can say that the service is always impeccable. The bartender serves you with a smile and is attentive to refilling drinks.

The Irish Whiskey is incredible, and they also have exceptional Amsterdam coconut vodka.

Lost Kangaroo Pub

406 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-747-8114
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The Lost Kangaroo Pub is close to the Shy Chic Boutique. It’s a pub with an exposed brick interior, warm vibes, and fast service.

They offer excellent drink specials during happy hour (your dog is welcome to join at this time!), and they carry specialty craft beer.

I frequent this spot because of the extensive beers, but they have tasty cocktails also.

O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar

427 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-8860
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O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar is near the Manatee County Building Department. It has a Manhattan flair and authentic Irish pub feel and decor.

The bartenders are down-to-earth and make it a fun experience when you visit. I suggest trying the Sapphire, Bombay Sapphire gin on the rocks.

The Cosmopolitan is a popular selection as well.

McCabe’s Irish Pub

302 Old Main St, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-896-3126

Finding fun places to get drinks can be a task, but McCabe’s Irish Pub takes the guesswork out of it. It’s near the Oxford Barbershop, and it’s one of those bars that give your traditional Irish family feels, and they host live music performances each week.

McCabe’s serves creative Bloody Marys, and they have fantastic bourbon with just the right kick.

Cork’s Cigar Bar

424 Old Main St, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-744-2589
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Cork’s Cigar Bar is in the heart of downtown Bradenton. This bar features a fun space with a vintage look. You can get craft bourbons, cocktails, and Florida-brewed beers.

Apart from enjoying a nice cigar, you can have fun playing poker or bingo if you’re into that kind of thing. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, stop by and try their bourbon whiskey—you won’t regret it!

88 Live Piano Bar and more!

6640 Cortez Rd W Suite A, Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone: 941-900-1133
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88 Live Piano Bar is a five-minute drive away from Heritage Village West Condo. This chic venue serves elegant drinks and great pizza.

This dimly lit bar has a celebratory vibe that gives you the impression that you can have the night of your life. If you need drink suggestions, try the Michelada.

The Loaded Barrel Tavern

450 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-745-8433
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The Loaded Barrel Tavern is right down the street from the United States Postal Service building. You’ll notice the old-school look and vintage vibes when you enter the bar.

They sell an assortment of Guinness drafts, wine, and yummy cocktails. Come down to the Loaded Barrel Tavern and try their Meat lover’s pizza and any one of their tasty wines.

Pour Decisions Saloon Downtown Bradenton

430 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Pour Decisions Saloon Downtown Bradenton is near the Little Discovery Center. It’s a modestly decorated establishment that has all of the charms of a classic bar.

This down-to-earth place serves beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits. Come to the Pour Decisions Saloon to let your hair down and have a wonderful time.

Last Call Tavern

2604 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone: 941-744-1586

You can find the Last Call Tavern a block from the SuperSuds Car Wash. This bar is casual, and you can grab a cold brew as you play a game of pool or play darts.

The staff is excellent, and the people here don’t take themselves too seriously. The Last Call Tavern is a fun place to go for entertainment and incredible drinks!

In Cahoots

5917 Manatee Ave W # 509, Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone: 941-794-1141

In Cahoots is another rustic establishment located near the Golden Wok restaurant. Cahoots is a laid-back choice if you’re looking for places to go out.

It’s a modestly decorated space made to facilitate fun. There are pool tables, poker tables, and TVs adorned on the walls.

This is a place of entertainment. On your stop to visit the In Cahoots bar, I recommend the tequila and the Garlic Parmesan wings—a delicious pairing that you’ll surely enjoy.

Final Thoughts

Visiting Bradenton promises a lovely time in the sun, with the sand between your toes, warm breezes, stunning sunsets, and refreshing cocktails.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself at any of the establishments listed, as they are the best bars in Bradenton, FL—truly top tier!

Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!

Best Bars in Bradenton

  1. 3 Keys Brewing and Eatery
  2. Paddy Wagon Irish Pub
  3. Lost Kangaroo Pub
  4. O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar
  5. McCabe’s Irish Pub
  6. Cork’s Cigar Bar
  7. 88 Live Piano Bar and more!
  8. The Loaded Barrel Tavern
  9. Pour Decisions Saloon Downtown Bradenton
  10. Last Call Tavern
  11. In Cahoots
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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