Live music sets the tone for a fun night out and has the power to get anyone in a feel-good mood. Here on Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast, there’s always somewhere to take in the tunes, whether you prefer to kick back under a palm tree or at your favorite neighborhood bar. These local hotspots in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and Englewood host the best bands and entertainers from across the state.
TT’s Tiki Bar
Easily characterized as the large tiki bar on the water, TT’s has nightly entertainment Wednesday through Sunday. Lean back in an Adirondack chair with your toes in the sand to enjoy the sounds of your favorite cover band.
Celtic Ray Public House
The closest you can get to an authentic Irish experience outside of Ireland. Find Celtic bands with a twist of rock in a pub setting.
Dean’s South of the Border
Known for amped-up rock ‘n’ roll music, you’ll always find a dancing crowd at Dean’s, where there’s music every night of the week.
Harpoon Harry’s Restaurant & Bar
Located at Fishermen’s Village, Harpoon Harry’s is the perfect waterside sports bar to take in a sunset, a football game, and live music on the weekends.
Gatorz Bar & Grill
Friendly neighborhood bar featuring live entertainment seven days a week and daily food and drink specials.
All-Star Sports Grill
The area's biggest family-friendly sports bar and grill is proud to present live music most nights and weekly Karaoke and open mic nights.
The Grill at 1951
The ambiance is casual fine dining with local artists playing jazz and popular tunes nightly.
The Twisted Fork
Enjoy energetic music and events in Port Charlotte on Bert's Back Porch, their huge covered pavilion, while enjoying chef-inspired, down-home Florida cuisine with "a Twist."
SandBar Tiki & Grille
A quintessential Florida tiki bar located waterside on Manasota Key. Find live music all week long, starting as early as 1:00 pm.
White Elephant Pub
Right across from Englewood Beach and facing the bay, so the views are stellar in every direction. Enjoy live music daily in this laidback atmosphere. Docking available for boaters.
Farlow’s on the Water
Refined tropical dining with the freshest seafood available. This waterside restaurant hosts live entertainment every Wednesday through Sunday.
The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass
Waterfront dining right on the Intracoastal waterway. Live music nightly featuring nationally- and regionally-recognized bands.
Entertainment schedules change often so be sure to check the venue's website or Facebook page before you go.