“I Was Drunk the Day My Mom Got Out of Prison”
Jan08

“I Was Drunk the Day My Mom Got Out of Prison”

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If you’re wondering how a David Allan Coe song lyric ties into a blog post about the Salty Crab, a beach bar in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, you’ll have to read this entertaining story from Jim Greer to find out. As always, Jim keeps us entertained until the very end. “This is what you do. You write how your tattoo artist turned you on to this great place in Ft. Myers Beach! That will get people interested.” Done, Mr. Christoph. This is...

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Lido Shuffle
Dec11

Lido Shuffle

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I’ve been to Lido Key Beach, located in Sarasota, Florida, so I can confirm when guest author James Greer calls it “Paradise,” that’s not hyperbole. Of course, I’ve never been driven there by an Uber driver who spent time in the Galapagos but that’s just a small part of what makes Jim’s story so memorable. To Jim’s youngest daughter – I hope you enjoy this story as much as we did and read it dozens of times a day. You know … because...

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“Over Crab,” A Short Story by James Greer
Dec05

“Over Crab,” A Short Story by James Greer

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James “Jim” Greer, one of our most popular contributors to the blog, sent me this short story he had written almost a decade ago. At first, I wasn’t sure how to tie it into the overall theme of the blog. One day, it finally hit me. Most of us have had moments like the one described in Jim’s story and some of us have probably experienced them at a beach bar. The lilting sounds of the waves against the shore, palm trees gently swaying...

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How To Weather A Non-Beach Bar Winter
Feb12

How To Weather A Non-Beach Bar Winter

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Caught in the throes of winter? Guest author James Greer is feeling your pain. Here are his recommendations on how every beach bar bum can survive the unnatural colder months. Yes, run is involved. Along with tequila. Healthy doses of both. We are fourteen-hundred seventy-four nautical miles from Alberto’s in Cozumel. Seven hundred twenty-four nautical miles from the late, lamented Cane’s in San Diego. Fourteen hundred NM from the...

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One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes
Feb27

One … or Three, For the Team – Visiting St. Maarten Post-Hurricanes

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Beach Bar Bums contributor Jim Greer recently visited St. Martin/Maarten and beyond his search for an “authentic local owned beach bar,” he offers us insight on the island post-hurricanes in his latest article. While damage to the island from the hurricanes was still evident, the spirit of the locals remained unbowed in this Caribbean paradise. “Good times never seemed so good. I’ve been inclined, to believe they never would.” Sweet...

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