5 Bayfront Dr, Sarasota, FL, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Ask for their signature Green Flash Cocktail, a rum, pineapple and Midori mix served on ice.
Lido Key Tiki Bar The best place to enjoy a Florida sunset The Lido Key Tiki Bar is located on magnificent Lido beach, one of Florida's absolute best, not far from the water's edge in Sarasota. You will find this walk up outdoor bar just behind the posh Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club. This rustic tropical gathering spot is clearly a popular Sarasota landmark. When it was suggested it be torn down, Lido Key Tiki Bar patrons protested so vigorously they were able to save it. So park your car on the side of the road that leads to the Ritz-Carlton's elegant club. You won't need your shoes as you walk across the sugar-white sand. But do pocket enough cash or credit cards to enjoy their renowned liquid refreshments. Sit at the bar or one of the tables. The bar features beer, wine and mixed drinks. Soft drinks also are available. It is open seven days a week when weather permits. Hours do vary seasonally, but it traditionally opens before noon and closes as the sun disappears on the distant horizon. Music is usually scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It's a good place to make new friends. Local patrons and vacationers give the historic Lido Key Tiki Bar a solid five star rating.