OSCURA is the place to go for wet drinks, hot food and good music. They reopened as a reimagined coffee café and music venue on June 16th, 2022 in the historic neighborhood of Old Manatee (816 Manatee Ave E, #102, Bradenton, FL 34208). As of October 10th, they will be expanding their menu and business hours to include happy hours, Sunday brunches and more live music and entertainment events. Oscura is hosting a grand reopening happy hour event on October 14th at 4:30 pm, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony in partnership with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
Oscura will continue to offer its award winning food and beverage programs, creative events, and packed out live shows. They’ve taken that established brand that they built over two and a half years in their previous location and added new layers; with aesthetics that represent the best of what Bradenton culture has to offer, along with consistent and quality live music and entertainment.
Ben Greene and Keith Nasewicz, the original owners of Oscura Cafe, have partnered with Richard Krause, Ben Bakker and Wade Hamilton to relaunch in this new location to add a more consistent and professionally staged live music aspect to an already established and trusted brand. At Oscura, they aim to be the best of both worlds. A daytime café consisting of everything this community grew to love with a new menu designed to be exciting yet relatable to the Bradenton demographic. Plus, a more consistently and intentionally curated live music and entertainment experience on event nights and weekends, utilizing their new space to bring back well-loved community events like “Friendly City Flea” and more!
“The owners, the place, the staff, the experience, is always the best at Oscura… They are so authentic in representing local and promoting our community, it’s inspiring.” Tina Moutoux (Google Review)
“Oscura – which I’m convinced could be Sarasota-Manatee’s hippest venue.” – Jimmy Guerts (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
“It is our shared passion for live music and entertainment that brought us all together. This is something Downtown Bradenton has been asking for; and we believe we are a uniquely qualified team destined to be the ones to provide it.” – Wade Hamilton (co-owner)
New Hours of Operation (effective 10/10/2022):