Owners, Jill and Scott Hemmes, originally from New Jersey, started their business here in Englewood, Florida, thirteen years ago with a boat/jetski rental business. Over the years, the location evolved into a gift shop and then a wine bar and restaurant. Jill, whose energy and vivacious personality permeates the atmosphere at Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro, is a hands-on owner who keeps an eye on everything that has to do with the shop and restaurant. Scott handles the boat rental end of the business, which includes motor boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, kayaks and paddle boards. Particularly in season, all three aspects of the business are abuzz with activity.

The restaurant features healthy gourmet foods and the menu is seasonal, utilizing fresh items that are appropriate to the particular season. The diner experiences fine cuisine in an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere. The culinary wizards behind the cuisine are Jeremy Vigus, (head chef), and sous chef, E.J. Webster. They work amazingly well together and formulate some very creative dishes. Although there are elements of various international items on the menu, the approach here is more of a fusion style, using various types of cuisine creatively to form new and different meals.

To accompany these interesting and creative dishes, there are over 70 wine selections, an array of beers and wine-based cocktails. There have been several wine pairings at the bistro, and Jill anticipates that in the future there will also be beer pairings. Here is the best part for you wine aficionados: On Wednesday nights, a certain selection of bottles of wine are sold at half price. That has always been an attention getter for wine lovers (as one would imagine).

The Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro is also child and pet friendly. Live entertainment is offered on a regular basis. Sitting outside, listening to live music, sipping a glass of wine, surveying the beauty of Lemon Bay while being attended to by servers who are efficient, pleasant and very knowledgeable is an experience you need to savor. The entire complex is refreshing and beautiful. It is truly Englewood’s jewel by the sea.


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