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Tobacco Road Celebrates Its 99th Birthday

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.

6

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.

Admission

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

pace yourself.

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."

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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