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Gator Club information
Lonely Planet review
Downtown Sarasota doesn't offer much, but it does have the historic Gator Club, a two-story bar and nightclub with carved wooden bars, pressed-tin ceiling and an old-world scotch-and-cigar atmosphere. Live bands span all genres.