SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Major renovations to a popular outdoor gathering spot at Lido Beach Resort have made quite a splash with vacationers in the trendy tourist town.
After eight weeks, the Tiki Bar specializing in poolside refreshments and snacks has undergone a complete transformation and now reflects a more contemporary, airy atmosphere. The old canvas awnings and metal framing at the locally famous, gulf-front bar have been replaced with palm fronds, solid wood posts and bamboo siding. New tile flooring, furniture, lighting, fixtures, ceiling fans and granite countertops provide a more modern feel, while the addition of flat-screen TVs embrace the pub environment.
The Tiki Bar continues to serve draft, premium and imported beers, wines by the glass and custom tropical drinks concocted by prompt and friendly bartenders. Non-alcoholic libations are available for underage vacationers to enjoy.
The Sarasota bar also serves a variety of starters, salads, burgers and sandwiches to satisfy visitors' hunger. The menu includes crispy crab cakes, chicken quesadillas, the ocean reef salad, Lido burger, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, all-beef kosher hotdog, Louisiana shrimp po'boy and club sub. Happy hour from 5-7 p.m. daily yields half-price cocktails, beer, house wines, appetizers and small plate menu items.
The completely reimagined Sarasota bar complements the 2013 renovations to the Lido Beach Grille. The restaurant offers an eclectic selection of entrees and house desserts in an intimate, casual atmosphere. This Sarasota dining venue specializes in modern American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Dinner menu items include Jamaican chicken, fire-roasted Atlantic salmon, lamb chops and seafood pasta. The upscale eatery pairs its dinner menu with an extensive wine list. The famous dessert menu boasts a pineapple upside down cake, fruit cobbler, crème brûlée, key lime pie and chocolate molten cake.
Lido Beach Resort provides well-appointed rooms ranging in size from 525 square feet to 1,000 square feet. Many feature private balconies and patios with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico or Sarasota skyline. The pet-friendly rooms feature plush beds with soft linens, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, spacious closets, wireless Internet access and deluxe recliners.
Vacationers can melt away their troubles away in one of the three hot tubs or two climate-controlled beachfront pools. The family pool is an ideal place for families to spend some quality time together, while the adult pool offers travelers 18 years and older a more tranquil place to swim. The tropical sundeck provides sunbathers with a unique place to catch some rays, while 300 feet of private white sand beach completes the true Floridian experience.
About the Lido Beach Resort
The Lido Beach Resort at 700 Ben Franklin Drive in Sarasota, FL, is less than 5 miles from downtown Sarasota with an array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is about 9 miles away. The luxury resort with views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico features two beachfront heated pools and three hot tubs in addition to well-appointed guest rooms, a beachside Tiki Bar, Lido Beach Grille, Café Lido, 900-square-foot fitness facility, business center and cabana rentals. For information, visit www.lidobeachresort.com or call 1-941-388-2161. Like the Lido Beach Resort on Facebook, follow it on Twitter and add the hotel to a circle on Google Plus.
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