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“Great karaoke!” 5 of 5 stars
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Drift-In
120 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
(941) 778-9088
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great karaoke!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Love it! The kids love to go here! Warning, they need to be at least 21 to enter!

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Tampa, Florida
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“Finest little dive bar around!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The Drift Inn is a must stop when you visit the Bridge Street area. The drinks are inexpensive, the service is friendly and you'll meet memorable people on every visit. It's unpretentious and you're guaranteed to have fun. Enjoy!

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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Not a Restaurant but a Cool Little Dive Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We have ben going to the Drift-In for years and years, right at the end of Bridge Street. You can sit at the bar and meet all kinds of local, interesting people. The drinks are cheap and strong! Yes, it is smokey but it is a fun place, we always have a great time there. The White Russians are the best any where and they open everyday at 7:00 am for morning happy hour, it is our kind of place! I also agree with the last poster, Doreen is awesome!

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ok..so TripAdvisor messed up...BUT....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

The Drift Inn is the coolest, little dive on the island, perhaps in Florida! Granted, it's hot, and smells of smoke...it's a BAR! The drinks are large, fairly priced, and actually have alcohol in them. Doreen is the best bartender on this island. The patrons are friendly, colorful, and endearing. Obviously, the 'townies' just don't get it. That's perfectly fine, because it's generally packed and hard to find a seat...there's a reason for that!

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“You gotta be kidding me Trip Advisor!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This isn't even a restaurant! It's a bar and liquor store. How did this get in here? It has no business being rated among establishments that make their living serving food. They serve booze and beer.This a dump, a dive, the toilets are filthy, it's run down, it stinks of cigars and cigarettes. Smoking alone rules it out as a "restaurant" for gawd's sake! You can't smoke in Florida restaurants! It's things like this that invalidate Trip Advisor as a reliable source of ratings!
Next you'll be including convenience stores and gas stations under "Restaurants". Just ridiculous.

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