Best Places to Watch a Game in Sarasota

Best Places to Watch a Game in Sarasota

Whether your sport is hockey, football, or the World Series, there are a lot of big games in autumn.  Tourists that come to Siesta Key and the Greater Sarasota area can enjoy a wide range of things to do, but sometimes you just need to watch your favorite team play a critical game.  Have no fear, Sarasota has some wonderful places where you can watch the game and enjoy some beverages and a great meal.  Here are the best places to watch a game in Sarasota.

MVP – My Village Pub

5200 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, 34242
(941) 777-6787

MVP is conveniently located in Siesta Key and with more than 44 TVs; your game is guaranteed to be seen.  MVP features inside and covered outside sections for their bar and restaurant seating as well as an open-air deck by the street.  They also feature more than 20 draft beers and a great menu that includes burgers, wings, salads, Cubans, fish, cheesesteaks, and much more.

Gilligan’s Island Bar

5253 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key 34242
(941) 346-8122

With its surfer/island theme, Gilligan’s is a great way to relax and watch the game in true Florida style.  They serve seafood, burgers, tacos, chicken sandwiches, and more.  They also feature a wide range of spirits, including their tiki drinks – where you can keep the collectible tiki mugs.


1888 Main Street, Sarasota 34236
(941) 260-5285

Raffurty’s has 22 TVs to watch your favorite sports plus a great menu and a wide variety of drinks to choose from.  This sports bar also has two levels with a rooftop bar, a covered patio with TVs – even an upstairs treehouse lounge for events and private parties as well as an attached covered parking garage.

SKOB – Siesta Key Oyster Bar

5238 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, 34242
(941) 346-5443

While SKOB is not technically a sports bar, the place is transformed into a football-watching haven during the NFL season.  The owners are partial to the Bears, so Chicago gets the best TVs in the place.  SKOB is known for its delicious food and handcrafted cocktails, so if you want to watch the football game and dine on amazing cuisine, SKOB is the place to go.

Gecko’s Grill and Pub

Six locations to choose from

Gecko’s has locations all around Sarasota, so there’s bound to be one near you.  Each has a great area to watch sports.  Their extensive menu includes appetizers, jumbo wings flatbread pizzas, salads, burgers, and pub food.

Even when you are on vacation, there’s no need to miss your favorite team when they play.  Just head to one of these great places and you can sit back, relax and enjoy great food and great customer service – Florida-style.

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