Another year has passed and what better way to say adieu than with an island celebration! Ring in 2016 in style and party the night away on Anna Maria Island. From live bands to champagne toasts—there is something for everyone to enjoy. Starting at Bradenton Beach and all the way up to the North end of the Island-the local businesses will be buzzing with special events to make your New Year’s Eve special!
The Beach House Restaurant
200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach
941-779-2222 | beachhouse.groupersandwich.com
The Beach House Restaurant if you love great music and fireworks than this is definitely the spot to be at on the eve of the 31st. Offering a great time with a DJ performing from 8:30pm to 12:30am with fireworks at midnight to ring in the New Year with a beautiful bang! Seating is on a first come first serve basis so make sure that you get there ahead of time to be able to reserve a spot. Dine outdoors and enjoy delicious libations while watching the fireworks show over the Gulf water!
Gulf Drive Café
900 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach
941-778-1919 | gulfdrivetiki.com
Indulge in delicious drinks at the Tiki Bar open until 2am for the special occasion. Dip your toes in the sand for a true island celebration with all of the TVs showing the highlights of the ball drop. Enjoy views of The Beach House fireworks from the white powdery sands.
The Freckled Fin
101 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
941-251-3930 | freckledfin.com
Enjoy live music starting at 7pm with the Mike Tozier Duo leading you into the New Year. Enjoy a delicious menu, fantastic music and the wonderful atmosphere at The Freckled Fin.
Island Time Bar and Grill | Bridge Street Bistro
111 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach
941-782-1122 | islandtimebarandgrill.com
Both the Island Time Bar and Grill and the Bridge Street Bistro will celebrate the end of the countdown with a champagne toast to kick of 2016. Special menus will be available along with regular menu favorites. The downstairs, Island Time Bar and Grill, will be offering live music from 9pm until 1am!
Bridge Tender Inn
135 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach
The Bridge Tender Inn will be offering drink specials and live music as well as a DJ for the evening. Get their by foot, car or even by boat to celebrate the New Year. Enjoy beautiful water views and a fantastic atmosphere.
AMI Beach Café
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941-778-0784 | amibeachcafe.com
If you are looking for an early evening or to kick start your night in the afternoon than you won’t want to miss the celebration at AMI Beach Café. Starting at 4:30pm with live music and lasting until 7:30pm with a homage to the New Year. Celebrate right on the sand and enjoy the incredible sunset all while taking in the live music. What a great setting!
100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria
941-778-0444 | sandbar.groupersandwich.com
The Sandbar Restaurant will be open its regular hours and offering incredible seafood with a beautiful ambiance. If you are looking to grab dinner before hitting the town, don’t miss the delicious menu and beautiful sunset at The Sandbar Restaurant.
111 S Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria
941-778-1515 | thewaterfrontrestaurant.net
Kick off the evening with a visit to The Waterfront’s beer and wine bar and enjoy their delicious seafood menu. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating options, there is no better way to start off your evening. The restaurant will be open for its regular business hours.
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