It's only fitting that Tobacco Road turns 99 on 11/11/11, surviving hurricanes, prohibition, cocaine busts, South Beach, and the condo boom.
At times, the Road has tried it's hand at many things. It's been a speakeasy, gambling den, gay bar, strip joint, and blues bar, all the while retaining it's real identity -- a place to get your drink on.
In a city that sometimes seems a little too shiny and new, Tobacco Road is a refreshing change of pace. It's a place to get a cheeseburger, a beer and a shot while having your feet stick slightly to the floor.
The Road is celebrating its birthday with a pretty kick-ass party and
some good specials. The festivities start at lunchtime, where you can
get the bar's famous burgers for 99 cents from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
p.m. starts 99 minutes of drinking madness, when the road starts it's
99 cent drink specials until 7:39 p.m. Premium beer and premium vodka
drinks (TBA), will be served for just under a buck, while everything
else will be discounted to $2.99.
A nonstop lineup of musicians will perform, including Mayday, The Regs, Araka, Sounduo, and DJ Oski.
is $10, but veterans and current military personnel get in free with
I.D. (it is, after all, Veteran's Day). The party runs until 5 a.m., so
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Owner Patrick Gleber has big plans to celebrate.
"I'm going to hang out with 1,500 of my closest friends. Then, at 6 a.m.
Saturday morning, after my 99th beer, I'm going to hang myself."