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Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed?We allow well-behaved dogs that remain leashed. We prefer all dogs to be outside. Dogs are not allowed in Tuffy’s Music Box or Suffering Bastard.

Are children or minors allowed?
Children and anyone under 21 can hangout until 9pm at Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge, and need to be supervised and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children and minors are not allowed at Tuffy’s Music Box or Suffering Bastard. If a particular event is “All Ages” at Tuffy’s Music Box, we will list it as such, but otherwise we are strictly 21+

What happens if I leave my tab open and forget to close it out?
We know you’re having a good time and sometimes forget to close out! We will run the credit card at the end of the night and put on a 20% auto-gratuity for anything left open past closing time.



Do you have a kitchen?

Yes! Our kitchen is now OPEN! Our menu is currently changing weekly while we figure out what works, so please check our Instagram page for a current version. Think: smashburger, chicken sandwich, meatloaf sandwich, caesar salad, wings, fries.. you get it!

Can I order before or during a show?

Yes to both! Place your order with a bartender and you'll receive a text when your order is ready. Come back to the bar to pick up your order.

CATERING INQUIRIES Please contact: events@tuffysmusicbox.com



What time is ____ show?
Check out our event calendar to see the show time. Time listed is for DOORS. Most shows will start 1 hour after doors, but please check the specific show's info.

Do I need tickets for _____ show? How do I buy a ticket?
Click here to view our Ticketweb page. Currently you can only buy tickets online. If the show you want to attend has no ticket page, then it’s a FREE show!

Are the shows always 21 and up?
Yes, all music shows are strictly 21 and up (unless specifically noted as 18+). Some public events will be all ages, like our Sanford Indie Market or Pro-Action Wrestling. Events like these will be listed as “family friendly” or “all ages”

Can I bring in a lawn chair to the show?
Unfortunately we do not allow you to bring in any chairs. Some shows are General Admission Standing Room and will be listed as such. We have a limited amount of tables/chairs available in the room for select shows. Some shows will have VIP tables/chairs available for purchase.

How do I get my band to play at Tuffy’s Music Box?
Please send an email to dan@tuffysmusicbox.com for any band inquiries.

How do I go to Suffering Bastard Tiki Bar?
Suffering Bastard is located inside Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge. Reservations are highly suggested, but walk-ins are seated by availability. Click here to make a reservation.
If you want to set up a private event with them or have any questions, please reach out to

What’s going on this weekend?
Take a look at our event calendar to see what’s going on this weekend and beyond! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about all the great things happening at Tuffy’s!




Can I bring a group in for a party?
Yep, we love to party! Invite them all in! If your group is over 45 guests, we ask that you reach out to us about planning a private event so you can have enough space and staff for the party.
Email us at events@tuffysmusicbox.com

Do you have space for private events?
Yes we do! Tuffy’s Music Box is perfect for those bigger life events. This option is best for parties of 50 guests and beyond. We’d love to throw your rehearsal dinner, company party, baby shower, birthday, or even wedding reception!
Email us at events@tuffysmusicbox.com

What is the capacity for events?
Tuffy’s Music Box - max 400 capacity
Tuffy’s Beer Garden - max 1,000 capacity
Tuffy’s: Main Room and Game Room only - max 156 capacity
Tuffy’s: ENTIRE BUYOUT 1,504 max capacity

CATERING INQUIRIES Please contact: events@tuffysmusicbox.com



There is ample free parking directly outside Tuffy's on S. Myrtle Ave. There is also free parking all throughout Downtown Sanford, but please be courteous of any towing signs, neighboring residents, and businesses.



Tuffy’s Bottle Shop and Lounge:
Wednesday       4P - 11P
Thursday           4P - 12A
Friday                 4P - 2A
Saturday            1P - 2A
Sunday            11A - 11P

(note: Tuffy’s Music Box is open only for live music, events, and private parties.
Please check our Live Events schedule to see what's happening!)