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RIPS Sports Bar

2107 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 497-2048
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Ranked #1 of 5 Nightlife in Venice
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went to Rip's for Throwback Thursday after we read so many great reviews on the place. What a huge disappointment. The place is dirty and a huge smoke cloud. I definitely recommend hitting Daiquiri Deck if you are looking for a fun night out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

First tried RIPS after a movie to grab a beer with some friends. Staff was quick to get my drink, and my group had a great time. Then, I noticed a show for Bubba Sparxxx on facebook through some friends, with tickets at a good price. What an awesome show! Drink specials were on point and Bubba was so nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

There is not much to do in Venice FL however, one of best places to be, if not the best is Rips Sports bar! A promising venue that spot lights on local artist as well known public figures. The creativity and design of the venue makes for a welcoming environment for all adults who are trying to enjoy the nightlife.... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Over the past few months I have made it out to a couple great live concerts at Rips including Bubba Sparxxx and Afroman! The place was packed and we never had to wait more than a minute or two to refill our drinks! The shows were unbelievable and a ton of fun! I've also made it a point to check... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We like to play pool and listen to live music.For years we saw rock bands almost every weekend but now it's dj this or dj that which play mostly hip hop (which personally I dislike).. Country night is new too..(yuck) . Staff is great and pitchers are cheap but I just can't stand the new lineup of entertainment. Boneshakers are... More

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Rips S, Owner at RIPS Sports Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately bands have become very expensive over the last few years making it very difficult to book quality acts at an affordable price. We are working very hard to find new bands and new ways to provide live entertainment with out having to charge large covers or raise the price of drinks. We will be having... More

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Been in this place a few times over the past 2 years and everytime I go they have something new. Like the outside deck to enjoy my drinks with no smoke or the custume beer pong table, there is always something new and fun at this place. The Staff is always fast and friendly well making some great cocktails. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great bartenders! Drink specials and activities are always changing keeping it interesting. Good bands. Great Djs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Good drinks. Good bartenders. Good company. Good music. Good deals depending on the night.pool, darts, bar wars, etc.

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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This place is great, good dancing music, reasonable prices on drinks, and fairly drama free. The only downfall is that they will try to steal from you. This is the second time I have been overcharged on my credit card going to this bar. When I called to ask about it the guy was no help at all and ended... More

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Rips S, Owner at RIPS Sports Bar, responded to this review

Unfortunately we had a credit card processor that would automatically add 20% to every credit card tab until the bank settled the transaction. We have since managed to get the company to change this policy and this will no longer show up on your bank statement. We also make mistakes and have no way of telling if this was human... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Been here a few times, always great live music on stage, they get bands from all over Florida. Staff is top notch, friendly fast from the door guys to the bartenders. Almost always have a Dj in house with bands... This is a must see place in Venice!!!

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