Lido Key Tiki Bar at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club
1234 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hours: Open 365 days a year 12:00 p.m. to Sunset
Location: On the beach
Drink: Hurricane Category 5
Eat: Limited menu but good food
Music: None Live
Parking: On the street, and be prepared to walk a bit
Boat Access: No or walk in from the Gulf
Unique Feature: Only tiki bar on the beach in Sarasota!!!
When they built the Ritz Carlton Members Beach Club they were going to tear down the only tiki bar on the beach in Sarasota. The public fought for it, and now The Lido Key Tiki Bar is located directly on the beach behind The Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club. A Sarasota landmark, the rustic, open-air tropical Florida beach bar features beer, wine and mixed drinks at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Many people remember it as the tiki bar at Azure Tides. If you thought it was gone, think again!
The drinks are strong but good. The bartenders are Pete and George, and they are friendly and engaging. The crowd comes up off the beach or from the Ritz's beach club. You are almost guaranteed a great time with friendly groups of people, great food (which comes from the Ritz) and fabulous drinks. It is a one of a kind Florida beach bar and a favorite for the Sarasota locals. We consider this Florida beach bar our headquarters for FloridaBeachBar.com.
There is no parking lot available so you have to park out on Ben Franklin Drive and walk a bit. Be prepared for that both coming and going!!
There is even a fire pit on the beach for winter sunsets and gatherings. Tables out in the sand are located under tiki huts. You will love it!!