This weekend, Flora-Bama will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a Throwback party. Flora-Bama’s party will feature vintage cars, music, and drink and food prices straight out of 1964. Alabama and Auburn themed mixed drinks will be $1, draft beer $.50, and a burger and fries for just $1.50! Flora-Bama is also giving away a brick from the original Flora-Bama building autographed by all owner’s, past and present, to the first 25 vehicles. The Flora-Bama Liquor Store will offer a special Flora-Bama 50th Anniversary, 120 proof signature whisky made by Knob Creek. Bottles will be personally engraved on site from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Many of the bar’s long-time musicians will also attend the party, including Jimmy Louis, the man who came up with the idea for the bar’s most famous event, the Mullet Toss.
Flora-Bama was opened on August 1st of 1946, just one month after its original opening date on July 4, due to fire damaged caused by a mysterious fire. It was the first bar to be opened by the Theodore Tampary and family, just two years after the construction of the Perdido Pass bridge. In 1978 the establishment was bought by a new owner who expanded it to include music stages and a pool room. Today the Flora-Bama compound, which was reduced to a collection of tents after Hurricane Ivan in 2004, is three stories tall, includes a package store and full-service restaurant across the street from the main bar, can operate as many as five stages of live music simultaneously, and features five full-service bars and more than 40 indoor restrooms. After decades of floods, hurricanes, fires, and financial difficulties, Flora-Bama has been named one of the nation’s best beach bars by CNN, Yahoo, Huffington Post, Playboy, Maxim, Men’s Journal, Southern Living, USA Today and Bartender Magazine. So don’t miss out on your chance to celebrate and enjoy some fun with Flora-Bama for their 50th Anniversary!