THE LEGEND OF THE FLORA-BAMA

There are many stories about how the most famous beach bar in the country, the Flora-Bama Lounge, became the iconic location it is today. Some of the stories are even true and a few others were thought up on a local bar stool. The truth is that in 1962 the State of Florida gave the State of Alabama two miles of beach front land in return for the construction of the Perdido Pass Bridge. The Tampary family (Father Ted with sons Connie and Tony) decided to build a small bar and package store on the new State Line. The Flora-Bama was originally constructed in 1964, two years after the road  was completed. In the early days of the Flora-Bama, the lounge was practically the only thing in the area. As traffic began to increase along the new highway, business grew and the lounge grew to match it with new construction added piecemeal to accommodate the larger crowds. At the time it was established Escambia County, Florida, in which it is located was "wet" while across the line Baldwin County, Alabama, was "dry".

 

The Tamparys created a camaraderie rarely found among people of all ages and walks of life.  Joseph Gilchrist purchased the tiny lounge and package store on April 17, 1978, and made live music a daily staple.  Joined in 1986, by partner Pat McClellan, together they created calendar events like the “Interstate Mullet Toss” and the “Frank Brown Songwriter’s Festival,” named after the early, imposing night watchman.

 

In 2009, John McInnis and Cameron Price became co-owners of the Flora-Bama, along with Joe and Pat, to carry it into the next 50 years. Together these four owners have carried on the tradition of making the Country's Best Beach Bar a place where everyone feels comfortable and leaves smiling. Today the live music at the Flora-Bama consist of local favorites to Platinum selling recording artist. The events range from chili cookoffs and fishing rodeos to the Annual Mullet Toss and big beach front concerts. The best part is there is always someone and something different going on at the Flora-Bama every day and you never know who is going to be sitting next to you.

 

GOOD OLE DAYS at the FLORA-BAMA
THE OWNERS Our owners are dedicated to making every day better for our community. They provide support to local charities and assistance to our returning troops. Around the Flora-Bama the owners like to be called by their first names so say "Hello" to Joe, Pat, John and Cam.

 

"To always be responsive and sensitive to the human dignity of others. To grant equal respect to all who enter the Flora-Bama, expecting the same in return. To ensure our guests enjoy the magic of the Flora-Bama, leave safe and happy and come to visit us again with new friends."

 

 

The Flora-Bama is known for the magnificent live music we play every day of the year. Whether you want country, rock, dance or beach music there is something for everyone. See our full Band Line-Up HERE

Events at the Flora-Bama make national news and are always a memorable party. Whether it is the Mullet Toss, Kenny Chesney Concert, Polar Bear Swim or Bulls On The Beach we have events all year. SEE MORE

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WORLD FAMOUS EVENTS

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WATCH THE FLORA-BAMA OWNERS TELL THE HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY HONKY TONK ON THE BEACH

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The Flora-Bama is not only the Worlds Most Famous Beach Bar, our live music is legendary. With 5 different entertainment areas there is something for everyone. Whether you like country, dance, beach music or folk guitarist, there is always something playing at the Flora-Bama. See the list of UPCOMING BANDS HERE.

While at the Flora-Bama the Oyster Bar is the cure for the munchies. We have oysters seasoned and raw, Royal Red shrimp, fantastic burgers, nachos, chicken tender baskets, grouper tacos and much more. The Oyster Bar is a must when you visit the Flora-Bama. SEE OUR FULL MENU

Why drive when we can pick you up? The Flora-Bama has a shuttle to bring you and your friends to the party. Only $5 per person, $10 minimum. Servicing Perdido Key and Orange Beach. 15 passenger limit. We have a bus for large groups. Call now for service.  (850) 316-5253

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The World Famous Flora-Bama is located in Orange Beach, Alabama and Perdido Key, Florida. Come visit to enjoy live music, Bushwackers, wonderful restaurants, the beach bar setting and all the fantastic people.

 

FLORA-BAMA is located at 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Pensacola, Fl. 32507

You may also call us at (251) 980-5188

 

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