So… at the risk of exposing myself to incredible derision and general ridicule I thought id ask my fellow mariners on the off chance i might actually get some good advice…
Im at mpt doing the new requisite courses and am having trouble finding some nice dingey divey place that isnt occupied by fat rich land pricks or super tanned beauitiful people crewing super yachts in the evenings
Now its nice to hob nob and all, but on a caddyshack scale im not the double breasted jacket and white trousers wearing (several of whom im actually looking at right now) type…
Im more of a carl the groundskeeper type mariner who would like a rum or three preferably with a view and possibility of conversation with other likeminded and not incredibly weathy nautical types.
Thus i foolishly ask my fellow mariners perusing this fine forum composed of my brothers and fellows for any direction (?)
Any genuine suggestions of a nice spot to frequent or generally visit and not directions to the blue oyster or the nearest sheep farm would be appreciated
If you are staying close to MPT then El Tamarindo if you like good Cuban food and drink , Lester’s Diner open 24 hrs , has decent breakfast .
Pollo Tropical has pretty good chicken bowl for a good price . All with in walking distance . Most of the bars and clubs down on the strip run a pretty high price with low return .
I think all the drug stores still sell beer and wine . Pick up one of those large plastic drink cups with a straw and lid , a twelve of beer, and take it back to the hotel fridge. Fill er up and head to the pool and watch the cruise ship people for entertainment .
One note : Last spring had an " acquaintance " picked up for solicitation over by the Hilton , expensive night . But it’s an expensive town .
I haven’t lived in Lauderdale for some time. The Southport was always the “Go to” joint on the water and I know is still there. I used to be a regular there even before I moved. In the 80s, it was the unofficial Seaman’s Club, maybe even more so than Freddie’s, since the Southport serves some pretty good food. . . .spent many an afternoon eating a dozen oysters (or two) and several cool, refreshing beverages. The payphone near the heads was almost always in use by someone calling home, or hell, even the office.
The Elbo Room out on A1A and Las Olas was also one of my regular spots. . . used to have some interesting nights there. . .even met my first wife in there, too. . . .
For food, Cap’s Place on the north side is a glimpse at old Southern Florida. It is only accessible by boat, being on an island in the Intracoastal. . . . can be hard to fine, but Google is your friend. . . .
Thank you brothers for the advice.
I tried every suggestion over the last couple of days and appreciated each one
Holy mary mother of god!!!
Bimini bay is sailors paradise!!!
Thanks for the recomendation mate!
I walked in to see a dingey divey dark windowless bar with quite literally debbie does dallas on all the screens playing behind the bar…
Whilst 2 very female bartenders were busy due to their rampant making out i received the attention of a rediculously gorgeous bartender who litterally climbed on the bar to say hello…
no shit i promptly asked her to marry me… (the bartenders are Very friendly!!!)
Small problem with the existing toothless clientelle who made it lnown they would probably knife me in the head if i kept flirting with “their” bartender but … bloody hell!! Thanks for the recommendation.
Thanks to all for recomendations, they are all good