Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola
The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, located on Perdido Key in Pensacola, Florida, is a beachside oyster bar, beach bar, and Gulf Coast cultural landmark, touted as being America's "Last Great Roadhouse". The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on the Florida-Alabama border line. The bar is in fact located Show more... all within Florida, with the Alabama line being about six feet from the western outside wall.
Karen Saurer Great iconic bar on the beach in Alabama. And Florida. Apparently it straddles the state line. It's old and has a storied history that goes on and on. Survived numerous storms and hurricanes, famous musicians stopping to play, customers of ALL kinds. Went there as a snowbird and enjoyed some great afternoon live entertainment. Drinks and beer were inexpensive and there were lots of friendly people here. Inside bars, outside bars, decks, patios...whatever floats your boat for a bar experience. They also had BINGO games on certain days which I did not attend. This is not a fancy cocktail lounge or fine restaurant. You order your food at a window and pick it up and carry it to wherever you want to sit. Sunday morning's Worship on the Water was actually in a large tent (same tent they use for BINGO) and was a nice experience with a great band playing Christian songs. If you get to Highway 182 and are in the vicinity of the AL/FL state line, I suggest at least stopping for a short time to check out the memorabilia and admire the stability of this longstanding roadhouse.
Sean Gorman I miss you Flora-Bama! This place has a little something for everybody. I went once during a high-season, friday night party and it was so fun. I went another time with the kids and ate, watched part of a basketball game, and played on the beach. I hope to see it again soon.
Dell Wilber This is one of those places that is a perfect example of how you ruin a good thing. I have been coming to the Flora-Bama for over 30 years and it has definitely devolved into one of those typical yuppie, pretend-to-be-a-biker bars that kowtow to today's nouveau riche harley aficionados. You know the type; didn't start riding until their late 30's or early 40's and now they think that because they ride a bike, the world somehow owes them something. Nobody else can stomach them, so they ride around in packs so they can console and enable each other alternately. Anyway, I couldn't even get it, at first because all the damned bikers had disrupted the flow of traffic by parking right in front of the joint like a long motorcycle barricade. I finally saw an opening after about ten minutes of watching bikers hug and rub each other while going through their ritualistic motorcycle mounting protocols. So, I finally got inside and I hardly recognized the place from even 15 years ago. And, expensive? I ordered a beer and never got around to ordering a meal because of the rowdy biker crowd. It took forever to get my one beer, which I drained and then, left. I used to really look forward to this place. It was nostalgic, laid back, unpretentious and a real value combined with a really good time. Now, it's just another trendy boutique-type place that's being managed purely to optimize sales and not much else. They are the types of places where they don't care about you because they operate purely off of tourist numbers, and they know somebody else will take your place in line, no matter what. After my experience, I'll gladly give up mine. I won't be back,,,ever.
Brandon McKee Shitty fried shrimp and fish. They try to charge you to come back into the restaurant if you go to your car and back. If you need something like a side sauce or another drink they will charge you $1 for service. Shitty place aside from the atmosphere. Shitty service, shitty facilities, shitty people, shitty food. You are better off going to a fast food restaurant and getting their fish and take it to the beach. McDonalds filet o fish would've topped this easily.