Gather is heartbroken to see toxic algae and red tide fouling our beautiful Southwest Florida waterways. The waterfront dining spot counts its blessings that it hasn’t affected the water at its Tarpon Point Marina location or at sister restaurant Fathoms, but the people behind Gather are nonetheless committed to helping solve the water crisis.
During August, Gather will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of a special cocktail and summer shandy to Captains for Clean Water, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Southwest Florida waterways.
Gather is also running an enticing food promotion to go along with the drinks. Every Thursday starting at 3 p.m., tacos are just $3. Plus, there’s a way to score a free taco. Just take a picture of your Gather taco, post it to Facebook and tag Gather. Thursdays also feature $5 margaritas from 3 p.m. on, just one of many reasons why the restaurant on 5971 Silver King Blvd. is the place to be.
Live music from the high-energy duo Stolen Fruit will enchant your on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8 -11 p.m. There’s even more live music from 8-11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, when the acoustic sounds of Obe Gonzalez will waft through the evening air.
Saturday, Aug. 18 will be a special day, as Gather waits until 5 p.m. to open in advance of the enticing Oyster Social, which starts at 7 p.m. The one-of-a-kind event will feature food from the Rollin’ Raw Bar, while Gather’s acclaimed mixologists will handle the drinks and the eclectic Jeff Lyons will serenade with live music.
Gather’s mixologists will be back at it on Saturday, Aug. 28 for another Bartender’s Dinner. Flaming libations, coffee-infused concoctions and spicy spirits from senior mixologist Jeremy Vincent will take center stage, complementing exquisite fare from Gather Sous Chef Tim Hessenbrunch. Get a taste of Southwest Florida’s newest mixed drink sensation, called Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic, as well as other favorites, like the Carbonated Cosmo and the Hibiscus Fizz, all prepared by Jeremy and his team. RSVPs are required at 239-673-9939.
The next night, Sunday, Aug. 29, is Gather’s can’t-miss monthly wine-tasting. Six wines and assorted cheeses are available for just $30 from 5-6:30 p.m. As with the Bartender’s Dinner, RSVPs are required at 239-673-9939.
All month long, Gather is the place to be for lunch, with an unbeatable soup-and-sandwich deal running from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Don’t miss these mouthwatering combos:
Tuesdays: Lobster bisque and lobster cake sandwich
Wednesdays: Tomato basil and grilled cheese
Thursdays: Clam chowder and croissant BLT
Fridays: Chili and chicken wrap
Gather’s hours changed on Aug. 7. The restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m.-late Friday. The breakfast crowd is invited on Saturdays, when Gather is open from 8 a.m.-late, and also on Sundays, with hours running from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Gather is closed on Mondays.