Depending on time of arrival prepare for a wait…grab a drink while u soak up the ambience! Relax!!!    And no, we do NOT take reservations!  Music 7 days a week, Bingo Tuesday & Saturday 1 pm.   Bar Poker Monday & Friday 4-ish.  Trivia 3:30 pm on Thursday. Please call for days & hours take-out availability.

Since 1989

Bridge Tender Inn

Dockside Bar & Grille

Since 1989

The Bridge Tender Inn

Dockside Bar & Grille

About Us

Bradenton’s most-loved sports bar and grille and Packer bar. “You can get there by car, boat, flip flops or bike!”

Established in 1989, Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar (popular as BTI) is an excellent spot featuring innovative food, creative cocktails, and the best of sports and music entertainment. Ours is an ideal lounge setting for sports fans wanting to eat, drink, and cheer for their favorite teams.

Discover BTI

Casual Dining

Nothing can beat the joy of savoring delicious food while watching your favorite team, listening to live music or just relaxing! At Bridge Tender Inn, we take both sports and food very seriously. Our casual sports bar features both open and in-house dining settings. From local cuisine to flavor-loaded seafood, everything is freshly prepared and served with love to keep our guests happy. Just order some scrumptious dishes and drinks from our extensive menu and savor them all to experience a unique dining experience.


AT BTI, we are BIG on entertainment! Our sports bar and grille has 18 TV screens with premium sports packages. We have the Big 10 package, NFL, NHL and MLB which means sports fans can always watch football games and root for their favorite team and players. What’s more? We have live music and Trivia on Wednesday afternoons to make your day memorable with us. Also, holidays like Halloween are HUGE – so if you are looking to make your day more fun, we welcome you to BTI!

Pet Friendly

We love little furry friends! If you want to have a great meal with your pets in an unpretentious ambiance, Bridge Tender Inn is your place. Our staff is welcoming to your beloved fur babies and you both can enjoy our hospitality in the outside seating space and make some great memories.

Available Parking

BTI offers free off-street parking. Our guests can conveniently park their vehicles there and enjoy a fun game-day experience without worrying about the safety of their beloved car or bike. We also have a dock so that it’s easy for you to come by boat too! It’s one of our ways to show that we care for you, and do not want you to feel stressed while watching a game on our stunning flat screen TVs.

Historic Area

If you are an admirer of a little bit of history, you’ll love it at Bridge Tender Inn. Our bar is near the historic Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island. You can enjoy spectacular water views from Bridge Street and take a walk on the sandy-white beaches to admire the beauty and charm of laid-back Florida. Spending some time here will rejuvenate your senses and give you a break from everyday life.