About Set the Bar

    This past October, the Sarasota-Manatee Originals set the bar in celebration of the area's unique cocktail scene (with a twist!) replacing the annual Set the Bar Cocktail Competition in 2020 due to event restrictions related to COVID-19, with Set the Bar Cocktail Week.

    Guests were encouraged to Sip like a local during the region’s most “spirited” week with featured drinks, special offers, virtual and in-person events and food and beverage pairings available to-go or while dining in Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants! Set the Bar Cocktail Week was a chance for locals and visitors to experience the flavors of the Suncoast.

    Stay tuned for more information on Set the Bar Cocktail Week & Cocktail Competition 2021!

    2020 Restaurant Participants

    Check out the 2020 restaurant participants, special offers and exciting events that took place across Sarasota and Manatee counties during the 2020 Set the Bar Cocktail Week.

    Special Thanks To

    Media Partner of Set the Bar Cocktail Week 2020

    In Kind Sponsor of Set the Bar Cocktail Week 2020

    Follow The Event

    Get social with the Sarasota-Manatee Originals and use the hashtags below to share your photos and experiences during Set the Bar!
    #SetTheBar941    #SetTheBarCocktailWeek941    #EatLikeaLocal941


    When is Set the Bar Cocktail Week?

    The 2020 Set The Bar Cocktail Week will took place from Monday October 12 through Sunday October 18. For information on the 2021 event sign up to recieve The Sarasota-Manatee Originals newsletters HERE

    Which restaurants are participating in Cocktail Week?

    You can view the list of Participating Restaurants from the 2020 event above! All participants are members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals, a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community.

    Stay tuned for annoucements regarding the 2021 Set The Bar Cocktail Week. 

    Do I need a ticket to participate?

    Cocktail Week events that require tickets will be clearly indicated. If you plan to participate in Cocktail Week by visiting a restaurant and ordering their cocktail week offering, no ticket will be needed.

    Can I participate at more than one restaurant?

    YES! PLEASE DO! We encourage you to support and visit as many participating restaurants as you would like for the duration of Cocktail Week.

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