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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Dining bars
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Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Gift Cards Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
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Reviewed February 10, 2022 via mobile

This place just felt and smelled dirty. Disheveled in a messy way, not a thematic way. It felt like someone attempted to start a “craft cocktail” bar in their friend’s musty basement. Drinks were batched, did not taste good, not real craft cocktails. Took only...two sips of mine and asked to cash out. Bartender didn’t care to notice or ask how our drinks were. Was really looking forward to this place based on reviews, could not have been more disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 1, 2021 via mobile

Creative drinks and good service. Gets busy on the weekends. Could use a little update on the interior. Definitely worth a look while in Sarasota.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2021 via mobile

Real life speakeasy, as in difficult to find until you are in it. Very interesting drink menu, elaborate drinks. Waitress was on the ball and attentive. Love the bar, but tables and walls and seating were dated.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

Cool atmosphere, the mixology show is better than the actual taste of the overpriced drinks. My biggest issue is the bartender conveniently gave himself an additional $9 tip. I recommend keeping a copy of the receipt as I did. I've opened a dispute with Chase.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 26, 2021

really different, comfy and hard to find gem. Love the atmosphere though not everyone appreciates it like i do. Only wish that some of the "mixologists" werent so jaded.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Loved it. The alchemists were smart, fun and friendly! We will all definitely go back. The vibe was very laid back. Great addition to Main Street!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Getaway31797841944, Owner at Pangea Alchemy Lab, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2020

Thanks for your support Judy! We trust all is well and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed March 20, 2019

Okay, this place is accessed through an alley, not from the restaurant it's attached to. This is a trendy craft cocktail lounge, and it is amazing. The atmosphere was very good, very staff very friendly and helpful...just tell them what you're looking for, and let...them come up with an unusual concoction. It'll cure whatever ailes you!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Step into a speakeasy; lots of young locals. Did we mention original, unusual craft cocktails? Open late. Be sure to dine next door --- at some point.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

First off, this is clearly a destination. If you didn't care about first rate, artisanal cocktails in a comfortable, speakeasy setting, you wouldn't even know about Pangea. This was our third visit over the last couple of years, and it's always first rate. A real...gem. Excellent service in a singular setting. Hard to improve upon.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Was in town for CONCACAF U20 Championships and was looking for a hip speakeasy... PANGEA does not disappoint, a bit shady to find. Small, Cozy and mysterious. Staff and crowd was hip and laidback, drinks and ability to please Premium, they create seasonal drinks that...beg to be discovered... Great Nooks for group convo’s or with a significant other. WELL PLAYED PANGEA, enjoyed my visit!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Don't worry about the journey to find Alchemy Labs - through an alleyway lined with bins and puddles - the handcrafted cocktails are definitely worth the trip. Just a quick glance at the drink menu tells you the bartenders here know their trade...each drink as...unique and surprising as the next. The space itself it on the small side, but exudes exclusivity and the thrill of hanging out in a secret place. Service is warm and gracious...think of the staff as your own personal guide through this wonderland.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We go to Pangea every single time we are in Sarasota, it never disappoints! The location is interesting and the cocktails are fantastic and creative!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We went in july for my husbands birthday with a friend who had been there previously. The drinks are amazing! The only reason I gave a four star as opposed to a five was the smell. Hopefully it was just the night we went but...it was not the best smell there? If they had that fixed it would’ve been a perfect experience. They handcraft their own cocktails in little medicine bottles. Very boutique feeling. Nice atmosphere. Lots of groups and couples lighting and ambiance is great! Will try again and hope the smell is gone.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

On a whim on St. Patrick’s day my best friend and I headed to Sarasota. We had gotten off to a late start, so we checked into our hotel and headed downtown. One of the main streets was closed off. We asked some cops what...areas to avoid and began to have fun. After fantastic tacos at Mother Truckin Food truck, a couple of locals steered us to Pangea, the Alchemy Lab. I love the name. The access is through the alley...intriguing indeed. We passed by the back doors of some restaurants, some with their own herb gardens, climbed a few stairs and walked through a black curtain entering a dimly lit, moody space. The cocktails are handcrafted by knowledgeable friendly staff. The ambiance, the comfortable seating, the food and drinks made for a sublime evening. The menu itself is beautifully presented as two oblong wood panels with parchment style pages. The Flourless chocolate cake with Amaretto mousse and smoked chocolate ice cream in perfect proportions were a delight to the eyes and heaven in my taste buds. I asked for a drink pairing and was rewarded with perfection of bubbles. The next evening found us back for a second visit, I’m glad my bff was a designated driver because I purposely had one too many...woohoo!! I am trying to find reasons to find myself in Sarasota just to go back here. Btw I noticed they have mainstays but change the drink menu.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fun place to have an interesting cocktail. Serious mixed drinks. Very good quality. Love the happy hour. Didn’t try the food, but will next time.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Pangea Alchemy Lab is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5