Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar

135 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-4849


Hours: 11:30 am to Close
Location: By the City of Bradenton Pier
Drink: Bloody Mary
Eat: Bridge Tender Crab Cake
Music: Live Music 7 days a week, 2 times daily on weekends
Parking: Street and local parking lots
Boat Access: Yes, Intercoastal Marker 49
Unique Feature: Tree covered patio along the shore


Located by the Bradenton City Pier on Sarasota Bay you will find the Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar and Grill. This little bar and restaurant has been voted #1 bar in the Bradenton Beach area and with good reason. There is waterside seating by the docks and inside covered and air conditioned seating right across the street from the Intracoastal. 

This Florida Beach Bar was established in 1991 and has been a local and tourists favorite ever since. The menu offers seafood, steaks, seafood, ribs and more. Come for the food and stay for the live music.

You know we love live music, and The Bridge Tender Inn has live music 7 days a week. Some of the best local bands play often at this little beach bar. Many of these bands are our favorites.These great local bands play daily on Monday through Friday and twice daily on Saturday and Sunday. 

Enjoy all your food and drink favorites in this relaxed atmosphere while listening to trop rock and rock and roll classics. You can come by land or sea. There is plenty of boat dockage with three docks available.

They have at least a dozen HD TV’s and they have Direct TV NFL Ticket. This Florida Beach Bar is a Green Bay Packers fan bar and during season you can enjoy free Jell –O shots with every Packers Touchdown! Go Pack Go!!