Woody's River Roo Pub and Grill

5717 18th Street East
Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 722-2391


Hours: 11:00 AM to close
Location: On the water
Drink: Beer and Wine and full bar
Eat: Soft Shell Crab
Music: Most days.Check their website for hours-varies
Parking: Own parking lot
Boat Access: Yes
Unique Feature: Located on the Manatee River


We love Woody's River Roo Pub & Grill, because it is a different kind of Florida beach bar and right on the water. You will find locals and a mix of every kind of person at this Florida beach bar. It is very popular with bikers. Everyone is friendly and happy to strike up a conversation with you. There is entertainment daily and sometimes twice a day. It can be laid back music or hard rock.

You can come by boat or by car. There are two bars, and one is a tiki bar out by the water. The food is top notch.

You know a great beach bar when you pull up and the parking lot is overflowing. But don't worry, on busy days there is a valet to solve the parking problem. The bands that play at Woody's are terrific, and the crowd gets involved and the dance floor fills up. You know, everyone really does love a great Florida beach bar.

Woody's has Live music every day of the week except Mondays. Tuesdays they have Karaoke. On Friday and Saturday there is live music twice a day and at 11:00 PM there is a dance party. How cool is that? Sundays you will find live music twice a day as well. Fantastic!!

The wait staff at Woody's is efficient and friendly. They even get our jokes. We enjoy going there for a grouper sandwich and to listen to the great bands. Yes, it is a mixed crowd, and the crowd varies with the day of the week and the band playing.

So come out and listen to some cool bands, and then chill out on the Manatee River. We love Woody's. It is a great Florida beach bar.