On Sunday evenings, about one hour
before sunset, everyone is invited to the
Drum Circle on Englewood Beach. You
can participate by bringing a percussion
instrument, hula-hoop or by dancing along.
However, many people just bring chairs or
a beach blanket and enjoy watching. It’s a
good idea to check the weather on the Drum
Circle Facebook page (@Englewood Drum
Circle - Official Page) before you go, as the
drum circle is weather permitting.
Cruisin’ on Dearborn is held the first
Saturday of each month from approximately
2 to 8 pm, on West Dearborn Street.
Hundreds of collectors and car enthusiasts
bring their antique cars, hot rods, muscle
cars and more to the street, attracting
hundreds of car lovers and spectators.
Much of the area’s nightlife takes
advantage of the warm temperatures,
offering outdoor venues for enjoying food,
your favorite beverage and a variety of music.
With several destinations open until
midnight and later, Englewood Beach is
a hot destination on weekend nights. The
Lock ‘N Key Restaurant (2045 N. Beach
Road) is a long-time favorite spot for dinner,
drinks, music and dancing. The Waverly
(2095 N. Beach Road) offers one of the
area’s most scenic views and dishes with
fresh, seasonal ingredients. Downstairs is
Waves Beachside Café with a casual menu
and live entertainment. The White Elephant
Pub (1855 Gulf Boulevard) features a
varied menu, plenty of outdoor seating,
entertainment from karaoke to soft rock and
dance bands, and dock access. The SandBar
Tiki and Grille (1975 Beach Road) offers
a sprawling outdoor seating area complete
with bar, games, and live music.
Mango Bistro (301 W. Dearborn Street)
offers an eclectic variety of local and
Cruis’n On Dearborn is a popular monthly event held on Dearborn street. Oldies
music and restored relics make this a fun experience for the whole family.
Photo by Susan Smith