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RIPS Sports Bar - CLOSED

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Renamed to Off the Wagon

Look for reviews at Off the Wagon Brewery - Rips is under new ownership. This bar is under new... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
Venice, Florida
Great shows and good drink specials!

First tried RIPS after a movie to grab a beer with some friends. Staff was quick to get my drink... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2014
Sarasota, Florida
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Jun 26, 2017
“Renamed to Off the Wagon”
Apr 7, 2014
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2107 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5011
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Look for reviews at Off the Wagon Brewery - Rips is under new ownership. This bar is under new ownership.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 67Sanchez
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!

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Colts_CubsGal
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...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Aurorablue62
Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank George G
Reviewed April 1, 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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Ashley H
Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Kerri B
Rips S, Owner at RIPS Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

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...More

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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank 000Doug007
Reviewed August 19, 2013

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

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank kleblanc720
Reviewed August 16, 2013

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

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank caitlyncatastrophe
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...More

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank Amanda A
Rips S, Owner at RIPS Sports Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

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...More

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