Tobacco Road: July 11, 2008

tobaccoroad_2008-07-11_01We arrived early at the legendary Tobacco Road, “Miami’s oldest bar and restaurant.” Food, bar open ’til 5 am, live music seven days a week. Entertainment upstairs, downstairs and at the patio. Free wireless internet. No smoking. Fenced valet parking and street parking with meters.

Update 2008-12-03: Jack Pakonis wrote, ” . . . there is smoking on the patio and when the weather is inclement, we put up tents to accommodate our customers.”

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Valet parking with wire link fence. Turn around for Tobacco Road’s patio.

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Although it seems like neither this stage nor the patio stage offer weather protection, Jack Pakonis assures that when rain is imminent, large tents are placed over them.

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Turned left to face the patio’s entrance.

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Inside patio, facing entrance.

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At right is the band Five Ninez.

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At left is lead guitarist Harley Basadre, then the back entrance.

tobaccoroad_2008-07-11_08“EXIT” sign leads to back entrance. At right, behind table, is a stage area.

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At right are stairs that lead to the second floor’s stage.

tobaccoroad_2008-07-11_10Facing front entrance.

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Front entrance. At right, stairs to the second floor.

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Second floor. Just to the right of the stage is a metal rail to prevent people from falling into the rear stairs. Closer to us, barely visible and to the right, are stage amplifiers.

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Another view of second floor.

tobaccoroad_2008-07-11_14Stage sound system.

tobaccoroad_2008-07-11_15Patio.


 
Tobacco Road
626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
305-374-1198
http://www.tobacco-road.com
http://www.myspace.com/tobaccoroad626


 

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