Pop's Sunset Grill
112 Circuit Road
Nokomis, FL 34275
Hours: 11:30 am to 9:00 PM, bars open later
Location: On the Intracoastal Waterway
Drink: You ask, they'll make it
Eat: Famous Grouper Reuben Sandwich
Music: Live Music on Friday and/or Saturday nights
Parking: Parking lot
Boat Access: Yes
Unique Feature: Waterfront access and good food
Pop's Sunset Grill is located on the intracoastal waterway in the Nokomis area just north of Venice. This little Florida beach bar is always busy as it is just about the only place on the intracoastal in this area where one can dock their boat and dine. Boats are continuously pulling in and docking. There isn't a lot of dock space and big boats will take up several spaces, but it sure is busy even on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
There are tables by the dock and lots of seating at the bar. There is inside and outside seating. There is even a small gift shop. If you want to sit at a table you must order food. No problem. The nachos are good and the chips are homemade, or at least, taste homemade.
There is live music at Pop's in the evenings on Friday and/or Saturday nights. All the seating in Pop's seems to offer a view of the waterway. Find yourself a seat, relax, listen to some music, eat, drink and dance. Dancing is good for you.
You can even enjoy Pop's all winter long. They have some firepit tables that are awesome. If you are lucky enough to snag one of these tables, you can sit in the courtyard and enjoy great food, good people watching, warmth and some live music. Wonderful!