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.


Established 30 years ago, Bridge Tender Inn (BTI) is Bradenton’s favorite sports bar and grille to eat, drink, and socialize while watching a televised sports event. You can chug beers, eat lip-smacking food, enjoy live music, and make great memories in a comfy, laid-back setting.


This Packer bar is owned by Fred Bartizal and has a staff of 50+ veteran servers who love to offer the best drink-and-dine experience to their guests. The general manager, Sue, has been here for 25+ years and the assistant manager, Shannon, has been here for 10+ years. They’re the ones that oversee making that experience happen!


Voted #1 four times in a row, BTI features a casual dining setting that’s loved by locals and tourists alike.

Packer Bar

Our casual bar for sports fanatics. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a game with other sports fans. We have 18 TVs with active sports packages.

Dining Room
Your space to enjoy delicious food – the menu is vast, and you can order anything anytime. Only open on Fridays & Saturdays during the off-season.

Tiki Bar
Discover relaxing tropical vibes in our tiki bar. It’s designed to offer you peace – come, relax, drink a cocktail, and find your escape.

We Care.

At BTI, we believe in sharing love and spreading smiles. In addition to offering uber-cool sports entertainment and unique dining experience, we do our bit to give back to the community. We are socially responsible and work to raise funds for Vintage Paws ( We were excited to raise $5000 for the organization over the last several years and will continue to do so.

On the military holidays like Memorial Day, Veterans Day, etc., we raise money for Liberty Manor for Veterans. It’s our way of showing respect and gratitude to all the unsung heroes who have been serving our nation for years. Just know that if you buy something from us, you are supporting compassionate organizations and contributing to building a better society.

Discover BTI, today.

If you are a sports fan, a foodie, a beach lover, or a mix of all three, BTI is your place.

We are members of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.