Impromptu Siesta Key Bar Crawl

I was in total family mode yesterday and didn’t whip out my camera until after the sun went down. We spent the day with family, enjoyed a great breakfast out with Ryan’s grandparents and hung out in the backyard for hours. It was wonderful!

A little before 6 p.m., our good friends Terry and Daniel (they were both groomsmen in our wedding), drove over to my mother-in-law’s house to meet up with me, Ryan, my sister and her boyfriend. Our little gang had plans to head to Siesta Key for happy hour… a happy hour that eventually morphed into an impromptu Siesta Key Bar Crawl.

Our first stop of the night took us to S.K.O.B.

SKOB Siesta Key

There were dollar bills plastered all over the walls of S.K.O.B. which was pretty neat!

Daiquiri Deck was our second stop of the evening.

Daiquiri Deck Sarasota

The back wall of Daiquiri Deck is lined with different flavors of daiquiris and you can order tons of different flavor combinations. Our group ordered two rounds of the Deck Diesel which was an orange and vodka based daiquiri.

Leslie and Ross

Ryan and Terry

Those drinks go down a little too easily. Winking smile

We had so much fun with our friends and were so glad they were visiting their families in Sarasota for the Thanksgiving holiday so we could spend some time together.

Daniel and Julie

Daniel is Ryan’s cousin and was one of the best men in our wedding.  (Ryan had two best men.) Ryan and Daniel roomed together throughout college, so Daniel and I became really close as well.

Ryan Daniel and Julie

He’s one of the most hysterical people I’ve ever met and my abs hurt from laughing so hard throughout the night.

Our third and final stop of the evening took us to the Beach Club bar where we ordered more drinks and had a blast dancing to live music from Noise Ordinance.

Siesta Key Beach Club

Dancing at Beach Club in Siesta Key

The band was really good and played an awesome variety of music including some original songs as well as songs by Rusted Root, Counting Crows, The Killers and more. (Whenever I hear “Send Me On My Way” I think of the movie Matilda! Ryan says he thinks of Ice Age. We are so cool.) My sister and I sang our hearts out!

Just like the last time I hit the dance floor, the camera couldn’t keep up with my moves.

Julie Dancing

This is a very, very good thing. Smile

Now my mind is on one thing: Breakfast! Time to eat!


  1. says

    I just wanted to thank you Julie! I completed my first 5K yesterday morning with a 30:31 time because your blog motivated me to get out there and train!
    I never imagined myself actually being able to complete one mile- let alone 3.1! Now I’m excited for planning my next training for another race.
    Thank you for being such a motivating and real person on your blog- it’s been such a motivation!!!


  2. Hannah says

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and love it! I live in Wisconsin but my family spent Thanksgiving in Siesta Key. We just got home yesterday. Loved the beach and had a great meal at the Broken Egg. Have you been there?


  3. says

    I have recently found some recipes on your blog and I just started reading more. I do love your blog and I hope you will check out mine. I just started mine a couple weeks ago. I hope for it to be as big as a success as yours and others! I love pb too! I eat it on everything!


  4. Kristine says

    I have been reading your blog since summer now and I LOVE it! I don’t usually comment, however I love that song, “send me on your way”. I used to love Matilda when I was little!


  5. says

    My family has been vacationing on Siesta Key for years, so this post brings back so many memories! These are some of my absolute favorite places–SKOB, The Old Salty Dog, The Broken Egg, Troyer’s for Thanksgiving meals… it’s all so wonderful! Glad you had such a great time–looks like the perfect night out with loved ones!


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