Imagine Tobacco Road as a human being. He (or she) has sold baked goods, illegal booze, played cards with gangsters, sheltered hookers, hosted dance parties, served cocktails, grilled burgers, had tomato fights, and listened to some of the best blues and rock music on the planet. That's a lot of life lived in 102 years.
One for my baby and one more for the Road.
Photo by Laine Doss
Tobacco Road is celebrating the end to a long and exciting life tomorrow, October 25, at the Last Call party. Starting at 8 p.m., fans of the Road can listen to live music as they relive some pretty good memories.
Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, Tobacco Road plans to reopen at a nearby location in Brickell, but there's history in these walls. I had one last Jack Daniel's with James Goll, marketing director for Tobacco Road, and Mark Weiser, longtime talent booker, recently to talk about the iconic bar's fascinating history.
From secret rooms to legendary musicians, the Road has seen it all -- and these guys are happy to share its stories.
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If you want one last selfie with Tobacco Road, the party starts tomorrow at 8 p.m., with a final last call at around 4:45 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 or donate a minimum $25 to their Kickstarter campaign and score a free ticket.