Beach Bar Pic of the Week – Skipper’s Dockside, Key Largo, Florida
Aug07

Beach Bar Pic of the Week – Skipper’s Dockside, Key Largo, Florida

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Among the many attributes and attractions the Florida Keys are known for, it’s bar scene is certainly up there. Skipper’s Dockside, a waterfront tiki bar located in Key Largo, is one of the many waterfront bars that dot these islands. Located waterfront at mile marker 100 (actual street address is 528 Caribbean Drive), Skipper’s Dockside was established in 2015. Especially popular for its annual dolphin tournament and Monday –...

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We Built Our Own Bar – Ed Bauer’s Bama Breeze Backyard Beach Bar
Mar28

We Built Our Own Bar – Ed Bauer’s Bama Breeze Backyard Beach Bar

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Ed Bauer, who calls Bowley’s Quarter in Maryland home, decided to bring the islands to his backyard and did he ever! Building his Bama Breeze backyard beach bar himself, Ed created a backyard escape sure to be the envy of others. I reached out to Ed to see if he wanted to be featured on the blog and he was more than welcome to oblige. So, here in Ed’s words …. “Our Beach Bar started as a place for family and friends to gather 20 years...

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Beach Bar Spotlight – Square Grouper Tiki Bar, Jupiter, Florida
Mar20

Beach Bar Spotlight – Square Grouper Tiki Bar, Jupiter, Florida

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The self-described “World Famous” Square Grouper Tiki Bar, located on the Jupiter Inlet of the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida (a second Square Grouper opened in Ft. Pierce in 2017), is a popular waterfront watering hole known for its live musical acts and stunning 180 degree views of the river. Including an incomparable view of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the beach/tiki bar (depending on water levels, there actually is a...

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We Built Our Own Beach Bar – For $80!
Sep13

We Built Our Own Beach Bar – For $80!

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The first person I featured in my “We Built Our Own Beach Bar” series was Paul Tollefson. Back then, he lived in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina but in the years since, has moved “across the bridge” to Bluffton. Not one to give up his beach bar lifestyle too easily just because of a move, Paul decided to build another one at his new home. There was only one problem – his backyard was nothing but woods, blanketing the lagoon they...

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Instagram Monday – In Texas, Even the Tiki is Bigger
Dec14

Instagram Monday – In Texas, Even the Tiki is Bigger

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, so the saying goes, and when it comes to the backyard tiki bar of Ruben and Crystal Rios, those four words couldn’t ring more true. And it’s not just a bar – it’s a whole vilage, full of tiki trappings around every corner that have turned this backyard into an escape many resorts would be proud of. If I could start a new blog that featured just their backyard, I would. If I could actually write the...

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