Sharky's on the Pier

1600 Harbor Drive South
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-1456 .


Hours: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday - Thursday, 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM Friday and Saturday
Location: On the beach
Drink: Try one of their frozen specialties
Eat: Walk the Plank
Music: 7 nights in peak season, 5 nights in off-peak season
Parking: Own parking Lot
Boat Access: No
Unique Feature: Best Florida Beach Bar award winner 2013, 2018 and 2019. Top Florida Beach Bar award winner 2014-2016.


You just have to love Sharky's on the Pier and based on the voting for the Top Florida Beach Bar, many people do too. Located right on Venice Beach Sharky's was selected a Top Florida Beach Bar in 2014-2016 and selected as the Best Florida Beach Bar in 2013 and 2018-2019.

Sharky's on the pier best and top 10 florida beach bar award winner

Tiki huts provide the shade, and the tiki bar is action packed. Sadly, there are not too many bars in this area where you can eat, drink and be merry while on the sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Sharky's must be visited by all looking for great Florida beach bars. 

There is music 7 days of the week during peak season and 5 nights during off-peak season at Sharky's. Often they have some kind of other event that provides entertainment. There is a 2 story deck that allows you to look down on the tiki bar and out onto the Gulf and fishing pier.

The sunsets at this Florida beach bar are amazing. Walking the pier one night we heard the tale of an 8 foot Bull Shark being caught the day before off the pier. That story alone will make you want to go get a drink at this Florida beach bar.

The band was playing Bob Marley's Three LIttle Birds. We were sitting in the bar and sipping gin and tonics while watching couples dance. What a great night!! You can hear live bands every evening.

Did you know that Venice Beach is the shark tooth capital of the world??? When you are not eating, drinking, dancing and laughing, you can be wandering the beach in search of shark's teeth. But beware of swimming too far out in the Gulf......there is a reason Sharky's got it's name. Sharky's is a Florida beach bar landmark. 

In December of 2013, Sharky's opened Fins, a new upscale beach restaurant. The original Sharky's beach bar and lower level restaurant remains offering a true Florida beach bar experience. Upstairs Fins features a sushi bar, breathtaking panoramic views of the pier and Gulf, and a dining experience to match. 

This is one of my favorite places ....My husband and I got married here 6 1/2 years ago...Everything was just perfect...We love to take our guests here because the food is always yummy and the wait staff are exceptional...and the amazing sunsets...OMG ! Did I forget to mention that the live entertainment is second to none....If you haven’t been to Sharkey’s on The Pier yet...It’s a must.
— Sue Anne (Sarasota, FL)
Sharky’s on the Pier is THE BEST Florida beach bar (and restaurant), smack dab on the Gulf of Mexico. No one else comes close.
— Toby (Venice, FL)