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Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern

The best neighborhood bar is the one closest to home, but Bougainvillea's, a snug self-described "old Florida tavern" near the Shops at Sunset Place, is worth the trek. Built inside a '40s-era cottage, it's a fine place to sip wine and contemplate humanity or to down beers with friends. The lights are generally set to dim, there's a fireplace, and some tables are set up outside. And the affectionately nicknamed Bougie's is one of the few neighborhood bars to offer live jazz or blues three or four nights a week.
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  • Price: $
  • Hours: Sunday, Thursday & Friday 4p.m.-5 a.m.; Saturday 6 p.m.-5 a.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Takeout