Florida: Sarasota Bayfront Park Part II.

It was a lot of fun checking out Bayfront Park in Sarasota. Lot’s of greenery, kid’s having fun and palm trees, boats and high-rise condos dotting the landscape around Sarasota Bay. It was time to quench our thirst and relax after walking around the parks peninsula. My girlfriend and I noticed a bunch of tiki huts in the one part of the park we’d yet to scope out.

We walked over and saw the entrance to Oleary’s Tiki Bar and Grill.

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

Palm trees and tiki huts galore.

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

We sat down on some stools at the outside bar, luckily right next to a cooling fan. The sunglasses came off and it was Rum Floaters time. It’s one of their signature drinks yum.

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

They had a good selection of appetizers but we decided to just drink and enjoy the tropical atmosphere.

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

Doing a 180 on our bar stools this was the view in front of us. Palm trees, boats and Sarasota Bay, what could be better?!

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

After facing the water for a minute or two we turned around I immediately smirked. A bottle of Jagermeister was now sitting right in front of me. Jagermeister has been my shot of choice over the years. The bartender must have sensed I wanted that haha. I resisted the urge. 🙂

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

Oleary’s offers plenty of picnic style seating along the bar and the water as well.

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

Like many places around here, people were coming to the bar not just on foot or by car, they docked their boats along the nearby shore as well.

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

We’re at a tiki bar so of course you’re going to see some tiki torches. There’s plenty of room for kids to play and have fun in the sand. A little further down the sand and shoreline…

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

…you’ll find water sport renting opportunities at Enticer Water Sports. Sailboats, jet skis, paddle boats and kayaks you’ll find. Will have to get out on the open water next time. More high-rise condos to look at off in the distance.

Sarasota, Florida - Island/Bayfront Park - Tiki Bar

Oleary’s Tiki Bar and Grill was a great way to relax and cool down. Great cocktails and paradise indeed as their sign indicates. I would recommend stopping in if hanging around Sarasota Bay and Bayfront Park (Island Park). What is your favorite tiki, tropical, outdoor, beach bar in Florida? Anywhere?

2 responses to “Florida: Sarasota Bayfront Park Part II.

  1. I am considering a Fall getaway to Florida. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • No problem glad you liked Ted. Sarasota, Siesta Key, any of the other beaches and keys in the area, beautiful and relaxing!

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