But…Roosters Aren’t Blue?

blue rooster sarasota fl

Blue Rooster Sarasota FL

We know that Sarasota is technically in the ‘South,’ but it’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of real Southern food.

In 2013, Blue Rooster opened its doors to set the record straight.

As soon as you walk in, you will notice the high ceilings, Andy Warhol inspired art on the walls and an impressively stocked bar. The building interior has an industrial warehouse vibe with plenty of open area seating.

You’re probably wondering, ‘Blue Rooster? What does that even mean’? Barbara, the General Manager at Blue Rooster, helped us solve the mystery.

“Most people assume it’s an actual blue rooster because of our logo,” she says. “But it’s really just highlighting the fact that we have live blues music and chicken is our more popular dish.”

Blue Rooster’s Famous Fried Chicken is always fresh, local and never frozen. Unlike most places, Blue Rooster will let you mix and match your fried chicken to meet your preference. Choose from a wing, drumstick, thigh or breast.

Barbara also recommended something a little sweeter for dinner.

“Our Famous Fried Chicken goes great with waffles,” she says. “The whiskey maple syrup just takes the fried chicken to another level.”

The live music at Blue Rooster is kind of a big deal. It’s not uncommon to see everyone with their chairs turned, actively listening to the music on stage. Barbara talked about the live music at Blue Rooster.

“Our music is just as high of a priority as our food,” she says. “We didn’t want the music to simply be background noise or ambiance. It’s a big reason why people come here to eat.”

Can’t get enough of the music? Brunch at Blue Rooster on Sunday features an impressive brunch buffet and live gospel music on stage from 12:00 to 2:30 PM. This is truly a unique experience!

Feed your stomach and soul at Blue Rooster.

Blue Rooster is located at 1525 4th St, Sarasota, FL 34236. For more information, visit the Blue Rooster website or call (941) 388-7539.

-Logan Singleton
Junior Copywriter, Innisfree Hotels