Ahh, Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern ...
The quaint, woodsy little shack in the middle of South Miami.
It's an oasis where you can come in with a couple friends, get a cute little table in the garden, and get kersplammered.
However, twice a year, Bougies goes Barry Bonds, taking over the town with an all-out block party. And this pre-Turkey Day festival has become legendary.
All the big names come out and co-exist with the masses in the name of booze, getting the next day off, and escaping from their families for just one more night.
But there is another type of family that really makes Bougie's what it is... The regulars.
Whether it's Matt the cop at 5 a.m. finding a drunk guy drowning, upside down, in a street drain, and saving his life. Or Dave Attell strolling in late night and doing Jagerbombs with everyone. There is always a story being told at the bar, and another one set to unfold.
So post your favorite Bougies story here. It doesn't matter if you have been going for years and your ass has shaped a wooden stool to perfection. Or if you got blitzed there at happy hour last week on tequila and unearthed your fetish for cutesy cowgirls and guys in neon green cock slings.
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Bougie's Thanksgiving Eve Block Party. With Red Skies, DD Luxz, and DJ Mike D. Wednesday, November 21. Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave., South Miami. The party starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. No cover. Call 305-669-8577 or visit bougiesbar.com.