he Flora-Bama Lounge and Package (aka The Flora-Bama), located on Perdido Key in Pensacola, Florida, is a beachside 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 border line. The bar is in fact located all within Florida, with the Alabama line being the western outside wall. The Flora-Bama Old S.A.L.T.S. Marina and parking lot on the north side, however, is located on Old River in Alabama. Adjacent to the Flora-Bama across the road is the Flora-Bama Liquor Store & Silvermoon Lounge
Widely known as a place where folks from all walks of life can mingle “hard hats to millionaires, shrimpers to Admirals, hippies to yippies, singer/songwriters to U.S. Senators!” This unique make-up of bar patrons is one of the contributing factors to its large appeal and attraction. Locals mingle with tourists rather easily and on large holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, cars line the highway for miles in both directions as the bar draws such a large crowd. The Flora-Bama first gained national attention from such celebrities as Jimmy Buffet whose lyrics “Ragtop Day” urged folks to “jump in their ragtops, go on down to the Gulf, listen to some country-western, and grab themselves a ‘cold one’ at the Flora-Bama,” and when former Oakland Raiders quarterback and NFL MVP Kenny Stabler referred to the Flora-Bama as “the best watering hole in the country” long before he ewas tossing a fish there at its annual Interstate Mullet Toss.
In addition, up to 4 live bands could be playing simultaneously providing a wide array of music for visitors to enjoy. The bar is primarily outdoors and formerly offered a huge deck where one can eat and drink while having a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.