ASarasota: Where's the best beer?!
I highly recommend Mr. Beery's in Gulf Gate. It's clean and they always have a good, rotating selection. There are many, many other places that you can walk to within one block that are good local bars as well. Shakespeare's English...
ASarasota: Hip, urban neighborhoods in Sarasota Fl.
Downtown tends to be mostly condos or more expensive homes. There are some good deals, but you are likely sacrificing a nicer home for one closer to downtown area. For "hipper" areas, I recommend looking at Gulf Gate Estates, Southgate,...