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Ty Paff
· January 9, 2018
"Racist bartender"... A friend of mine questioned some of the decor. A black character eating a watermelon. The bartender replied, "well it's true". " You people like watermelon". Then went on about this bars been here for 26 years. Well, I've got news for fat cats. There's 26 other bars that id rather go to. A Racist bartender with a shit handle bar mustache and a equally shit attitude is nothing anyone needs to endure. Hope the doors close soon, on to better things. See More
Benny Acosta
· March 17, 2018
Reviews about this place are spot on. Real DICKHEAD bartender as soon as i walked in. Asked about the 3 for one special and stupid ass bartender cops an attitude right away. Flipped him off and spent money right down the street at an irish pub where the staff was super friendly and great attitudes too. If you enjoy cocky dickhead bartenders this is the place for you. Wouldnt drink there if it was the last beer on earth. On top of that i watched a fkn roach crawl across the bar while only in there for less than a minute. Fuck off fat cat. See More
Madeleine Justine Larson
· January 9, 2018
“It’s not racist if it’s people like watermelon right?”

Went here to celebrate my best friend’s birthday and was absolutely shocked and disgusted by what we encountered. There is racist s...ignage on the walls depicting a child in blackface with dark black skin and huge bright red lips eating a giant slice of watermelon. When my best friend asked the bartender (dark hair, average build, long beard, curly q moustache) who she could speak to about having the sign taken down she was told that “it’s 2017 {first of all it’s 2018} and race isn’t an issue.” To which she responded “Well this is clearly racist, it’s a child in blackface with giant red lips eating watermelon
His reply was the above quote, “it’s not racist if it’s people like watermelon right? This sign has been up for over 20 years” Mind you my friend is black and even if she wasn’t, backwards attitudes that perpetuate bullshit racial stereotypes and laugh in the face of offensive racist caricatures have no place in anyone’s mind in this day and age let alone a place of business.

Will NEVER be going here again and will be telling EVERYONE we know not to frequent this establishment. The owner and that foul bartender would do well to educate themselves on the history of blackface and why it is utterly reprehensible and heinous. In this day and age the internet offers a plethora of research options available to begin the long trek on the road to racist recovery.
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Billie Gauche
· February 14, 2018
This venue is racist. The bouncer Hank is a racist. He has sexually assaulted people I know while on his shift. That doesn't beat his physical abuse of people of color at this venue nor does it top hi...s coke use at the back bar. The manager Mike has no problem lying to police about you only if you're a person of color and is known to and has committed perjury to support his racist actions. Do not spend your money here. See More
Dameshia Wilson
· January 9, 2018
This is a racist bar. Don't come here if you have anything about yourself or if you are a person of color. They have racist memorabilia above the bar with children in black face with huge red lips watermelon. I asked a bartender about it and he said, "it's not racist if it's true... You people like watermelon right?..." Will not ever fucking come here again. See More
Alyssa Novak
· March 15, 2018
The bartenders, vibes, and crowd has been awesome every time we've been here. Last night was the 1st time we met Jillian and She is the absolute cutest! We live 45 minutes away but try to make our way... there every Weds for Reggae night. Love this bar!� & Thanks to the gentleman behind the bar and Jillian for being so awesome! You guys are the sh%$!� See More
Jaime Price Anderson
· September 4, 2017
Get yourself a Philly Cheesesteak (wiz wit) and the jalapeño poppers. You won't be sorry. This is the place to be in Ft. Lauderdale. The music is always amazing, the crowd is an great mix of people wh...o enjoy music and dislike BS. Come find your people, they're here. See More
Paule Lijo
· December 3, 2017
Ooops not European place. Live music was superb but got told to “fuck off” when wanted to use the bathroom after band stopped playing. And the guy got hysterical threatening me with police! Wow that t...ook me by unpleasent surprise See More
David Walton
· October 31, 2017
Might be the best bar in the world. Definitely the best one I've ever been to.
Aaron Garcia
· February 25, 2018
Ask for Scott behind the bar.. had a great time... great drink ,food...and awesome band..
Elizabeth Richards
· December 18, 2017
Great drink prices. Crowd is young and diverse. Great live music. I attended for the first time on a Saturday night.
Natalie Colagreco
· October 1, 2017
Love that place! Been going for YEARS!!! Ian and Dylan and Eddie are all amazing and the bands are awesome.
Armbrister C Tabatha
· June 16, 2017
Nice place to wind down and listen to a live reggae band on a Wednesday. Drinks could have been a little stronger but waa okay. Food there was excellent, and the bartender Dillan was awesome. HE wa...s the best bartender I've encountered on all my bar and lounge adventures. His service, his food suggestions, his demeanor was very inviting and is one of the main reasons I will return. See More
Bobby Vincent D
· November 28, 2017
Awesome atmosphere and the staff is amazing. Just got offered cheesecake lol. Always an interesting time here.
Hernan Motley Rodriguez
· November 13, 2017
I love the place. The employees are like family to me.
Casey Withers
· February 15, 2017
Great bar. Great drinks. Great food. Great music. All of the bartenders have been awesome except one! First time we let it go. Second time we were kinda upset. Third time we are just pissed off. Spent... a lot of money drinking, eating, playing pool just to be "kicked out" by Ian a disgruntled bartender. When I asked the bouncer, "why", he replied, "because you aren't drinking"! I had a drink in my hand, Rodger stopped because he was being responsible. We have our receipts, and this punk azz bartender "Ian" threw us out of the bar that we spend our hard earned money in. The owner was behind the bar and waved. Not sure if he knew what was going on, because we had complained to him earlier about the rude bartender. It's a shame when one person ruins it for so many. See More
Angel Reyes
· April 16, 2017
Been coming here for over a decade, has and always will be my home bar no matter where I live in the country!!! So much so; I brought my girlfriend down to propose to her here. And with no regret, Ed..., staff and band made it the best experience ever! Don't sleep on this place; there is always a good time to be had! #oneofthebestbarintheworld See More
Ricky García
· August 25, 2017
Great place, great prices, great Service and of course the best live music in Ft Lauderdale
Lisa McMurtry
· February 23, 2017
I love this bar. Every time that I have gone the staff has gone above and beyond to make sure that I had a good night. The sound of the live music is amazing especially on reggae night Wednesday's. S...hout out to Em the shot girl who is from st. Louis and was so fun to talk to last night. Good vibes and fun environment all around I highly recommend trying this place out. See More
Diogo Das Virgens
· August 23, 2017
One of the best spots in Fort Lauderdale! Aways a fun time with great live music, people dancing and nice drinks!
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