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Archive: Mar 2019

NEW “Infamous Sarasota” City Tour

Belly up to the bar! Discover Sarasota Tours launches a fun new way to explore the city’s colorful history on Friday nights: “Infamous Sarasota” — The Throwback Happy Hour Tour. Relive the glory days of Sarasota’s sunny and scandalous 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s with tour guide Jonny Mac! Hear stories of Sarasota’s growth boom, its legendary bars, and the fascinating people who frequented them. Tickets include complimentary beer or wine at the Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar before boarding. The tour visits the arts district and other historic neighborhoods, the site of the old Sawmill Inn, and places like St Armands Circle, downtown Sarasota, the Southside neighborhood, the Bahi Hut, and North Trail. Tour guide Jonny Mac has proudly lived in Sarasota since December 1972. With ties to Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, he worked at the iconic Sawmill Inn Restaurant…

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March 11, 2019

NEW Irish “Hooley” on the Trolley Tour

Saint Patrick’s Week Party Discover Sarasota Tours launches a fun new way to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint—with a Saint Patrick’s Irish “Hooley” on the Trolley Tour! Guests will enjoy complimentary wine or beer at the trolley depot while browsing through the Vintage Sarasota Gift Shop full of fun old-time treasures. Then they’ll join guide Steve McAllister aboard the air-conditioned trolley to hear Irish jokes, songs & stories as they visit the Irish pubs in Sarasota and hear about their history. Includes a stop at Lynches Pub on St. Armands for a sample of Irish beer and sing-along with Steve. Tour guide Steve McAllister is a multi-talented artist. He can often be found playing music around town, and has recently performed in The Will Rogers FolliesThe 1940s Radio HourSilence: The Musical, and his one-person show Will Rogers Revived. His sixth book, Money, Sex, Power &…

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March 1, 2019