Best Live Music
The liveliest of bustling Mercato’s lauded nightlife scene, Blue Martini (239-591-2583) serves more than martinis both outside en plein air and inside its handsome dining room, where the music plays nightly. Blue Martini, a franchised bar and restaurant, caters to two separate crowds with live dance bands early in the evening and DJ music later for the energetic, youthful set. The signature Blue Martini—lit with a glow stick—heads the list of 40-plus specialty cocktails, including mojitos, sangria, low-cal drinks and nightcaps. The restaurant serves light munchies, flatbreads, full meals and dessert into the wee hours.
Beer rules at this North Naples casual hot spot—43 craft beers on tap, to be exact. Weekends bring live reggae and other local musicians to the stage. (southstreetnaples.com, 239-435-9333)
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