Guy’s Getaway to Anna Maria Island

What are some of the most entertaining and fun Anna Maria Island things to do for a guy’s getaway?

Anna Maria island is filled with beach sports bars, restaurants with local seafood, and other fun group things to do while visiting. Below is a quick look at what the guys can get into when visiting this famous Old Florida beachside escape.

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A Beer and a Game at Slim’s Place

Location: 9701 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216

Slim’s Place is the ideal Philadelphia sports bar. There’s no better place to combine a draft beer with a plate of fish sticks, some marinara, and awesome Philly memorabilia. The sports fans are ruthless -as they should be- but the energy is addictive.

You can get away from home and chill with others who appreciate the game and the competition that it brings. 11 massive televisions play one game or another virtually every night. The bartenders will keep your cup full and the servers keep local catch of the day baskets loaded up all night.

The bar is open to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and closes up at 10 p.m. on all other nights. Slim’s Place offers a Happy Hour every day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Burgers at Hurricane Hanks

Location: 5346 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL

Hurricane Hanks is one of the island’s most authentic and casual pubs. It’s got the juiciest burgers, the most delicious beer-battered fish sandwiches, and the “boomiest” boom boom shrimp, with an extra splash of spiciness.

With plentiful drink specials and an extensive list to choose from, Hurricane Hank’s is a fantastic place to be, and makes for a really fun guy’s hangout. It is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

Charter Fishing with Anna Maria Charters

While the girls might prefer a sunset cruise, you and the guys want to get out there and fish. You have several ambitious Anna Maria fishing boat charters available.

One of the best is Anna Maria Charters. You and a group of around six can go inshore, offshore or stay near shore for three radically different types of charter experiences.

Near shore experiences get you out on the gulf waters for Hogfish, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and other treasured gulf catches. Offshore trips primarily seek various snapper species and Cobia, while inshore experiences keep you on the ropes on the hunt for Ladyfish and Spotted Seatrout, among others.

Serious-minded fishermen may want to take it to the next level with tarpon fishing. Tarpon are known for their aggressive nature. They are tough to get on the line and even tougher to manage once they are there.

This is the kind of adventure that is perfect for all the guys. Really see the best of the gulf with more than a passive view. For reservations or to learn more, call 941-725-1860.

Pool and a Real Bar Atmosphere at Anchor Inn

Location: 3007 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Anchor Inn is the kind of no frills dive bar you can expect to find tucked away on the coastline of Florida. Anchor Inn is inspiring- the kind of bar you imagine in your dreams when you just want a place to let loose by the water.

The bar has a pool table, televisions, and antique island décor at every corner. You can even smoke inside, which is one of those things largely lost in the modern bar world.

It is like stepping into a time capsule, authentic and pure Florida. Get some pretty awesome drink specials, which can include $1 off all liquor or $5 any bomb.

For a real bar experience, not muddied with modern bar features, where else would you possibly want to be? It is open every day, without fail, from 7 in the morning to the next morning at 3 a.m.

Come on over to Anna Maria island for a guy’s getaway. Stop by the beach and hangout, visit a lively sports bar, head out on the open ocean for exciting fishing and make the most of your time away. Call us at 941-778-4178 now. Learn about our multi-room Anna Maria FL vacation rentals and make an adventure out of it.