New Fun and Old Favorites Kick Off Summer at Snook Haven

New Fun and Old Favorites Kick Off Summer at Snook Haven

June brings back Kid’s Night and Snook Haven’s first-ever “Hoppy Hour.”

Summer is here, meaning that it’s time for some good ‘ole fun in good ‘ole Florida at Snook Haven. Kid’s Night, a well-loved family favorite, returns while “Hoppy Hour,” Snook Haven’s very own happy hour, joins the festivities. Along with the smokehouse’s celebrated calendar of live music and ongoing canoe or kayak rentals, these events guarantee that there is something for everyone to enjoy as the Florida weather gets even hotter. 

Thinking about getting out of the house on a Friday night? Beginning on Friday, June 14th, bring the kids down to Snook Haven for Kid’s Night. The event will run weekly on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the summer months, rain or shine. Interactive games, prizes, food and more will keep the kids busy while the adults can indulge in delicious BBQ, savor a locally-brewed draft beer or take in live entertainment. 

According to Snook Haven Manager Jenny Makowski, Kid's Night began as a "Pinterest-style" event filled with games assembled from materials found at home. But, she said, it has evolved over the years to include more durable games that can withstand the outdoors. 

"Our goal is to get kids away from the television and outside enjoying nature," Makowski said. "We want them to be kids, not drones." 

Don't forget the kids’ swimsuits – there will be plenty of water games so they can stay cool. 

Feel like relaxing along the Myakka River with a cold brew in hand? You’re in luck. On Tuesday, June 4th, Snook Haven hosted its first-ever summer “Hoppy Hour, and it’ll occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Grab a seat on the sunny back deck and enjoy afternoon happy hour specials on 16 oz. draft beers and a few fan favorite starters, like pork and brisket sliders or Snook Haven’s renowned smoked chicken wings. 

"We have a great selection of locally-brewed craft beers and domestic drafts, and this is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with some of the amazing options we have," Makowski said. "If you're just getting off of work and feel like having a cold beer or have been out on the river all day and need a quick bite, this is the perfect time to do it." 

Looking for an outdoor adventure in a true Old Florida setting? Rent a canoe or kayak at Snook Haven’s front counter and explore the “wild and scenic” Myakka River. Rentals are first come, first serve, and are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the off-season. While on your journey, be on the lookout for wildlife like birds, eagles, fish, turtles, gators and even manatees. 

Last but not least, Snook Haven’s plethora of live entertainment will continue throughout the summer months, with live music playing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Visit the restaurant’s website at to view the June calendar of live entertainment and events. 

Nestled “smack dab” on the Myakka River in the middle of true ‘ole Florida, Snook Haven’s specialties include in-house smoked meats, homemade BBQ sauces, fresh seafood, an extensive list of local craft brews and a wild calendar of live entertainment. Snook Haven is located at 5000 East Venice Ave. in Venice, Fla., and can be reached at 941-485-7221. Visit the restaurant’s website at for more information. 

Written by : Guest

Snook Haven

5000 E Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34292

Summer Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
11:30am - 8:00pm


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