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  • sv 5 o'clock club

    1930 Hillview St., 366-5555; 5oclockclub.net.

    5 O'Clock Club

    The stage, which passersby can see the through the window, has been dignified in the past couple decades by legendary blues man R.L. Burnside, Jimi Hendrix’s famed drummer Buddy Miles and The Police’s guitarist Andy Sumner. It’s also where AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Allman Brothers Band’s founding guitarist Dickey Betts famously performed together. Currently, singer/slide guitarist Tony Tyler and his jam band Come Back Alice are the blazing act at the Five O, routinely packing the place every Wednesday for ladies night.

  • sv 62 bistrot

    1962 Hillview St., 954-1011, bistrotfl.com.

    62 Bistrot

    Part of chef/owner Olivier Rose’s family of French restaurants that also includes locations in Bradenton Beach and Lakewood Ranch, 62 Bistrot is a Francophile-approved spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner probably best known for its extensive selection of crepes.

  • sv chutney's

    1944 Hillview St., 954-4444, chutneysetc.com

    Chutney's Etc.

    Husband-and-wife team Ash Shukla and Denise May take turns cooking and greeting the customers, who often return again and again for the couple’s clever Indian and Middle Eastern dishes and that personal touch service.

  • sv gateway to india

    1960 Hillview St., 364-4777, gatewaytoindiasrq.com

    Gateway To India

    For genuine Indian cuisine in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, here’s the place to visit. The Gateway also serves superb vegetarian dishes and offers a generous daily buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • sv gecko's

    1900 Hillview St., 953-2929, geckosgrill.com

    Gecko's Grill and Pub

    One of the several locally-owned Gecko’s sports bars in the area, this one, like the rest, is a solid choice for drink deals and American pub grub.

  • sv hillview grill

    1920 Hillview St., 952-0045, hillviewgrill.com

    Hillview Grill

    From seafood and steaks to burgers and a small-plate tasting menu, Hillview Grill offers an assortment of eating options as well as a full bar.

  • sv knick's

    1818 S. Osprey Ave., 955-7761, knickstavernandgrill.com

    Knick's Tavern and Grill

    The father-daughter team of Knick and Knickole Barger have created a super-friendly atmosphere where even newbies feel like instant regulars after a long afternoon or evening spent quaffing beer or wine and noshing on, say, the blackened calamari followed by the spicy and smoky Chipotle Crumbled Blue Cheese Burger.

  • sv legend's

    1816 S. Osprey Ave., 951-0990, legends-pub.net.

    Legends Sports Pub

    Featuring more than 30 beers on tap including numerous craft selections, Legends has a brew for you to go with the big game and a nice selection of snacks ranging from Asian pot stickers to salad to sandwiches.

  • sv libby's

    1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, 487-7300, libbyscafebar.com

    Libby's Cafe + Bar

    From the cheesesteak egg roll to jumbo lump crab cakes to numerous other commendable dishes, Libby’s has you covered. A new menu debuts October 21 that co-owner Patrick Seidensticker says will “bring back the greatest hits with some surprises.” Fear not, the cheesesteak egg roll, an essential part of the daily 4-7 p.m. happy hour menu, will remain.

  • sv lollicake

    1821 Hillview St., 955-8101, thelollicakequeen.com.

    Lollicake Queen

    Get your sweet-tooth fix at this boutique bakery specializing in “lollicakes,” which are baked-from-scratch cake swirled with buttermilk and dipped in chocolate. Stop by and choose from 20 choices of supreme decadence.

  • sv lucia's

    1812 S. Osprey Ave., 954-5400, luciassrq.com

    Lucia's Pizza Italian Grill

    This is the Southside Village place for cheese pizza with garlic crust and gourmet pizzas covered with everything from prosciutto to baked ziti.

  • sv maine lobster

    1837 Hillview St., 556-9039, mainelobsterpound.wordpress.com

    Maine Lobster Pound

    Ever have a desire to recreate those great runaway lobster scenes from “Annie Hall”? Here’s the place for purchasing your live crustaceans.

  • sv morton's

    1924 S. Osprey Ave. #100, 955-9856, mortonsmarket.com.

    Morton's Gourmet Market

    A Sarasota institution for more than 50 years, Morton’s is where you’ll find a variety of specialty items plus a deli featuring everything from brick-oven pizza to pressed Cuban sandwiches to barbecue ribs, pulled pork and smoked chicken. 1924 S. Osprey Ave. #100, 955-9856, mortonsmarket.com.

  • sv ocean blues

    1936 Hillview St., 366-3010, oceanblues.net.

    Ocean Blues

    Since opening in 2011, Ocean Blues has brought in a variety of great regional and local acts - yes, lots of blues players - to Southside Village while also offering full-bar beverages and a menu featuring everything from filet mignon and pecan encrusted salmon to chicken wings and pizza.

  • sv pacific rim

    1859 Hillview St., 330-8071, pacificrimsarasota.com.

    Pacific Rim

    Innovative Japanese and Thai fusion cuisine and fresh, adroitly prepared sushi are the main attractions at this chic establishment, which also has an equally impressive martini bar.

  • fwperq22d

    1821 Hillview St., 955-8101, perqcoffeebar.com

    Perq Coffee Bar

    Hillview Street’s No. 1 hipster hangout is related to the LolliCake Queen and features coffee brewed from single-origin beans and such plus killer sandwiches imported from Mozzarella Fella on Main Street.

  • sv sam snead

    1830 S. Osprey Ave., 906-7771, samsneadssarasota.com

    Sam Snead's American Grill

    This Southside Village favorite is where folks have been going for years to watch sports while dining on steaks, ribs, burgers, chicken and chops.Cocktails, beer and wine are popular, too.

  • sv serving spoon

    1825 S. Osprey Ave., 388-7235.

    Serving Spoon

    For the past 16 years people have been coming here to scoop up “breakfast and lunch, all day, every day.”

  • sv southside

    1825 Hillview St., 330-9302, southsidedelisarasota.com

    Southside Deli

    This purveyor of breakfast, lunch and deserts serves customers right with Boar’s Head meat and cheeses as well as homemade gelato.

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