Flora-Bama Lounge

Flora-Bama Lounge, Pensacola: Address, Phone Number, Flora-Bama Lounge Reviews: 4.5/5

Flora-Bama Lounge
4.5
About
The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package is a gulf front 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 state line. This famous Gulf Coast establishment has been entertaining visitors and locals alike since 1964. 365 days a year of live music and daytime family friendly.
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Jean H
Pleasant Prairie, WI222 contributions
Mostly a Positive Experience
Mar. 2021
We were told by several people that Flora-Bama was a must-do when in the Pensacola area, so we decided to go there on a Wednesday night. My husband and I split a shrimp basket and beef nachos, and we ordered drinks. Prices were reasonable and the food was good.
Rhonda Hart and Justin Forbes were onstage. They were good singers and engaged the audience. They took requests and accepted tips, so I put a 20 in the bucket and requested "Jackson" by Johnny Cash - they didn't know it and had to look it up on their phones!! Here I thought that was a classic bar song! Rhonda co-wrote "I Shaved My Legs For This" and as she introduced the song she asked for a show of hands of the women whether their legs were shaved, I raised my hand - BIG MISTAKE!! About 4 of us were called onto the stage and 4 guys volunteered to rub our legs to judge whose legs were the smoothest. I'm sorry I raised by hand, I don't want anyone but my hubby doing that. Next time I'll pass on the stage invitation!
Written June 6, 2021
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Hey Jean! Thank you for taking the time to review us! I'm glad your overall experience with us was positive. Our musicians really are one of a kind :) We hope to have you back soon!
Written June 7, 2021
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Stillafloat
Stockbridge, GA9 contributions
Staff helped us
Apr. 2021
The bar was cool and amazing. The bands were fun. The best part was at the end of the night when someone in our party had a little too much to drink and the staff members helped us to our car, with compassion and respect. I was so happy for the help.
Written May 23, 2021
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MaksimsDad
Scott Depot, WV211 contributions
Lots of Fun!
Apr. 2021 • Family
The lounge has multiple bars with different live entertainment, and the food was very good. My group shared an oyster sampler, an order of chicken nachos, and shrimp tacos. We were pleased with everything. The history of the place is wonderful. It’s an institution!
Written April 30, 2021
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LexusISdriver
Murfreesboro38 contributions
Definitely party central-lots of old people, college students, and music.... mixing all generations
Apr. 2021 • Friends
Stopped in early from 7-9pm and the place was already bumping. Rainy night so some of the indoor places were crowded due to weather, but this place probably rocks when the weather permits even more than it did when we were there. There was definitely a huge mix of people so everyone can enjoy this place .... music was good and drinks were also....MUST VISIT
Written April 18, 2021
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Thanks so much for your kind words! You'll have to come back on a sunny day! We hope to see you soon!
Written April 22, 2021
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Brenda H
Alvarado, TX26 contributions
VERY INTERESTING!
Feb. 2021
We stopped here on the way to Panama City Beach. We were there around 5pm so it wasn't very crowded. This was our 1st time here. It was quite interesting! We only went to the lounge part. We had good drinks & food. The people working here were very nice & helpful. We also went into their nice gift store & bought a few things. Would love to go back when they have live music.
Written March 25, 2021
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Hey Brenda! Thanks for taking the time to share these kind words! We hope to have you back soon!
Written March 29, 2021
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HeyYall
Rockledge, Florida45 contributions
Really Fresh Seafood & Kayda Made Lunch Special!
Mar. 2021
We ate for the first time today at Flora-Bama. We sat at the high-top tables on the top deck and enjoyed great views of the coastal inlet on a gorgeous Florida day. It was a great place to sit back with an iced tea in hand and let the afternoon drift away. We ordered raw oysters which were freshly shucked for us and red shrimp, which were so sweet they reminded me more of mini-lobsters dipped in hot butter. The fresh seafood was only surpassed by the friendly service provided by our server, Kayda, who pointed us in the right direction on menu selections, anticipated our needs without having to ask for refills or more ice for our drinks, and she even inserted some clever come-backs here or there, including the quip that if we were unhappy we could go to Alabama, which was only a few steps to the West. (We were on the Florida side at the time.) Pleasant experience because of the view, the fresh food, and honestly ... Kayda,, a one-of-a-kind.
Written March 17, 2021
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Kristy Sunshine
1 contribution
Flora~Bama Fun!
Mar. 2021 • Friends
My friends and I always have a great time at Flora~Bama! Live music playing from multiple stages, great atmosphere on the beach and tasty mixed drinks are why we visit often! If you decide to stop in for some fun, be sure to order a drink, or something good to eat, from Gage! He’s my favorite server!
Written March 12, 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to have you back on the line soon!
Written March 15, 2021
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Tom J
Newark, OH20 contributions
Lunch and drinking with my son
Oct. 2020
Took a vacation with my 21yr old son to celebrate his turning 21. Had lunch and beers here one day then came back a couple of evenings to drink and people watch. Was a nice enough bar with a good crowd which included people of all ages. Definitely seemed to be the popular spot on Saturday night. Will visit again in the future.
Written October 24, 2020
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Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent visit to the Flora-Bama, we're so happy to hear y'all had a large time with us for your son's 21st birthday! No better place to celebrate that 21st milestone than right here On The line! We hope to have you all back next time you're in the area :)
Written October 26, 2020
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Karen B
Douglasville, GA711 contributions
Great drinks and fried shrimp 🍤 🦐
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Stopped for lunch and it was great. Hot raw oysters that were delicious, key lime daiquiri, and a fried shrimp basket. The shrimp were cooked to perfection! The drink was so good. Quirky place with a cool vibe and live music everyday. It was a relaxing 2 hr lunch. Will be back again.
Written August 3, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking time to let us know about your recent visit to the Flora-Bama, we're so glad you all had a large time! We hope to have ya'll back again soon, next time you're in the area :)
Written August 10, 2020
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MVS
1 contribution
Discriminating
Jul. 2020 • Friends
My son had a very unfortunate experience at what used to be my favorite place to visit on the gulf. Here is what happened to him...Terrible customer service at the bar (with the bra line on the ceiling). Extremely rude bartender (J) and server (T) . We were refused water while ordering beer on a hot 4th of July weekend. I was discriminated against and not served. We asked why and were told it's because we did not tip when in fact we had. (Not that it should matter as tipping is based on service!) My friend was treated nicely while I was not. I am transgender and it became apparent that they had issue with this. We were told we could not sit at the table the hostess had seated us at. This was rudely yelled to us across the room bringing everyone's attention to us. When I stood by the table at the bar I was told I had to sit and not 'wander around' When I paid the bill for my second drink, my change was literally thrown at me. Other tables around us were getting service without issue. We had asked to speak to the manager but they never came. My friend defended me to them and asked for their names. We decided to just leave however the bartender requested us to be thrown out and security escorted us to the door. Extremely unfortunate end to my holiday vacation. I have always enjoyed this restaurant/bar and visited with my family on previous trips. Now that I am 22 and transgender I am obviously no longer welcome here. Disgusting!
Written July 7, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking time to let us know about your recent visit to the Flora-Bama and I very much apologize for the delay in response. Firstly, on behalf of our entire staff please let me extend my sincerest apologies for the experience you had. I completely understand your frustrations and I assure you that your comments were passed to upper management for further review and action. I can't stress enough how disappointing this is to hear as we have a ZERO tolerance policy for any of this sort of behavior from our staff and I'm so sorry this experience occured during your time with us. If possible, can you send me any sort of description on the bartender/server who was rude to you? Any additional information you may have would be helpful so that we can assure this is handled with the correct staff. My name is Blakeli Calvert and I'm a marketing manager for the Flora-Bama properties, and my email is blakeli@florabama.com. Please feel free to send me any other details, questions or concerns you may have there.
Written July 13, 2020
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