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A Tour of the Best Bars in Sanford

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From low-key dive bars to upscale cocktail lounges, Sanford, Florida has it all. Whether you’re looking for a night out with the crew or searching for a romantic date night spot, bars in Sanford won’t disappoint. Trust us!

If this vibrant city is not yet on your list of must-visit places, it will be after getting one glimpse of their unbeatable bar scene. To spice up your next night out, we’re giving you a full tour of the best bars Sanford has to offer. What are you waiting for? 

Looking for a tropical escape, without actually having to leave the Sanford area? The Suffering Bastard is the perfect spot for your next night out. Hidden inside Tuffy’s bottle Shop & Lounge you’ll find this cozy tiki experience, serving up themed cocktails and an unbeatable happy hour menu.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–12:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–12:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm–10:00pm

📍 200 south Myrtle Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

If you’re a lover of live music, locally crafted beers, and better-than-bar food then Tuffy’s Bottle Shop is your place. Bring your crew Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for live music and a great drink in their outdoor courtyard. The best part, you can actually take home the local craft beers from their bottle shop. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–12:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 200 Myrtle Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Did someone say cocktails? The Basin is a Sanford bar known for it’s long, inventive craft cocktail menu. Located inside Henry’s Depot, you’ll this old fashioned bar complete with live music and nightly deals—like Girls Night Out Thursdays. 

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–10:00pm

📍 212 W 1st St STE A, Sanford, FL 32771

Celery City Craft Beer Garden

Live music, 50 beers on tap, and a Korean-inspired sushi kitchen—now that we’ve got your attention check out Celery City Craft Beer Garden. This cozy beer garden has an indoor and outdoor space, and are known for their daily events like trivia, bingo, and open mic nights.

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 0:00pm–0:00pm

📍 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Would you believe it if we said you could taste some of the finest beers, wines, and cocktails right in the middle of a furniture store? Well believe it. The Imperial at Washburn Imports bar is the perfect mix between elegant and inviting. A great spot for a relaxing night out or a romantic date night. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–1:00am
Saturday | 3:00pm–1:00am
Sunday | 12:00am–5:00pm

📍 116 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771

A full bar dedicated to throwbacks? We’re in. Whether you’re looking to throwback some drinks or sing throwback songs on karaoke Thursdays, Throwback Sanford is where it’s at. This retro themed bar has everything from arcade games, skee ball, great music, and craft brews. 

Monday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00am

📍 418 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

West End Trading Company is both a concert venue and a bar—the best of both worlds. The lively atmosphere makes it the best spot to grab a drink and listen to live music. On top of the laid-back vibe, you can score their everyday 2 for 1 drink special from 11:00am to 7:00pm. 

Monday | 11:00am–2:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–2:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–2:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–2:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00pm

📍 202 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Did We Miss Your Favorite Sanford Bar?

There are an abundance of must-try bars in Sanford. Did we miss one of your favorites?  Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @StuffToDoInOrlando and tag us in any hidden gems we might have missed. 

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer is an Arizona native, currently living her best life in Orlando, Florida. She’s passionate about hunting down and sharing all things her beautiful city has to offer. Making the hidden Florida gems accessible to everyone! You can find her exploring Orlando with a camera in hand, typing away in a local coffee shop, or in a packed car heading to the beach.

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