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Address: 120 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2416
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+1 941-778-9088

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Dive Bar

Good old bar, smoky ,loud and crowded. The kinda place to go for kicks to have a few beers late. Band played old 60's rock and roll. Lots of locals. Just fun and casual.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2014
Brooksville, Florida

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

This place is really Nice. You drink a beer and you hear great music. I love when Mac and Cheese play here. Doreen is really kind. You can meet great people there. It's my favorite place when I come to Bradenton. Even when I am in France, I miss this place. It's really local and I really hope it will... More 

Thank Viviiiiiii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

My hubby & i stopped in there a few times during our stay & we had the best time in there. Nice friendly ppl who work there & go there for fun. Top of our list for fun things to do

Thank Amanda L
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

by far the best barmaids and bands on the island friendly locals you would think you never left home CASH ONLY SPOT THO no credit cards and they don't

2 Thank Lois K
Somers, Connecticut
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Went back to his place every night, great drinks great people great staff music was awesome. dancing, people watching. I walk in there with your for friends and you leave with many more. we will be back

Thank Cathy S
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

We visit Anna Maria Island often but had never had the pleasure of a night in the Drift Inn before this time. A large group of us from the UK came to celebrate a 50th birthday. After an alcohol fuelled meal we were all having such a good time we weren't ready to head home. The drift in was a... More 

Thank Jessicarosechaplin
Bradenton, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

Friendly but way too smokey, no ventilation I came out choking on all the smoke inside. Good value & is for locals.

2 Thank Sue B
Brooksville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Good old bar, smoky ,loud and crowded. The kinda place to go for kicks to have a few beers late. Band played old 60's rock and roll. Lots of locals. Just fun and casual.

Thank Gatorpappy
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We were there several times in the past 5 days. We enjoyed every visit on Bridge St.. My friends & I took the time to understand the local tradition of this place & the people on Bridge St YES it isnt THE CLEANEST PLACE, YES it kinda SMELLS like SMOKE, YES it is LOUD & SMALL when a BAND PLAYS... More 

Thank archie s
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

well first off DRIFT INN is not a restaurant! It is the neighborhood bar, and we love it.I have met people from all over the world who have visited the DRIFT. It is very friendly, drinks are reasonable, and the bartenders exceptional,I really don't know how they do it,the place is always busy. They have music ,karakoke and a jukebox.If... More 

3 Thank ellen g
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101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is great place to check out for the local scene and vibe. Nothing fancy but a great atmosphere with cheap drinks, happy hour and some of the best characters in town. Local music and dancing fun. Day I was there bartender brought free pizzas for patrons.

1 Thank GGGKalamazoo

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