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Best Jukebox Miami 2013 - Barracuda Bar & Grill

Barracuda Bar & Grill

Barracuda Bar & Grill

3035 Fuller St.

Coconut Grove, FL 33133

305-448-1144

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When it comes to keeping it classic, Barracuda Bar & Grill in Coconut Grove does it right in every sense of the word. Instead of succumbing to the futuristic, flat-screen jukebox mounted on a wall, Barracuda owner Lee Kessler opted for a more nostalgic, bulky box with a dash of technology. It's equipped with a touch screen offering thousands of songs. If the track you want isn't on the playlist, the jukebox goes online to find your tune. "I think this bar lends itself more to a traditional-style jukebox," the 38-year-old Grove native says. "It's worth the four square feet of space it takes up." Kessler purchased the bar more than a year ago to ensure that Barracuda remains an institution in the neighborhood in which he grew up. Popular with the college crowd, this watering hole has been serving suds and greasy bar food since 1995. Since then, the tavern — decorated with wood salvaged from an old Florida shrimp boat — has been a staple for locals and tourists to eat, drink, and play. The food menu features Barracuda's famous sandwich of fresh snapper or mahi-mahi on crisp garlic bread, along with a large selection of bar favorites. Grovites can attest to the friendly staff, local history, and attractive happy-hour specials. It's an ideal spot to play beer pong and billiards while crooning to the sweet '80s glam-rock sounds of Whitesnake or dropping verses from '90s gangster rap like Dr. Dre's The Chronic. "During the day, people play more classic rock," Kessler says. "At night, when we get a younger college crowd, the selection is more bass and hip-hop music. It definitely varies."

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JannaMaysmith8
JannaMaysmith8

yes, me and my friends used to visit and Enjoy the place they are legend and an institution in bar and grill plus jukebox Where we sing. A few years ago I foundĀ  a Place in Coconut Grove as well. Very cozy, classy yet food and drinks are Affordable. The featured guest singer is great too. Everything is up there Until breakfast. You should try visiting Grove Spot as well great American restaurant bar in Miami.

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