A little touristy, but edge-of-the-earth gorgeous. It’s a pool bar, but more of a laid-back one, suitable for families most of the time. If you’re thinking of a Las Vegas, Miami, or Key West style pool bar, then you might as well head somewhere else. Though they do have a Halloween party each year, and on that weekend, things get a little bit more risqué. Aside from that, the days are pretty relaxed. Don’t forget that the place is attached to a hotel either, hence the touristy feel. If your cool with that though, everything else is peaches. The bay is to one side, the beach is just across the street, and you’ll usually catch a few regulars riding up on their boats for a cocktail or two.
I was excited when Level 8 Lounge opened in Tallahassee after some local investors turned the former Radisson/Park Plaza hotel into a boutique hotel with the idea of giving some class to Tallahassee. During the renovation, a new level was added to the hotel, with a rooftop bar and banquet facilities. The look was sort of like South Beach comes to The South. I was given a tour shortly after the hotel opened and hit the bar sometime soon after that.
I liked it. A lot. But I started having mixed feelings. A couple of times I hit it and the service wasn’t the best. The beer selection wasn’t good and I’d seen better wine lists. The view, without question was the best of any Tallahassee […]
Florida is a thirsty state, and one of its favorite beverages is beer.
For the Sunshine State, a fast-growing beer industry has developed into a strong economic engine, one that pumps billions into the state’s economy, with more than 125,000 jobs, says a new report unveiled Tuesday.
Brewers, importers, distributors, suppliers and retailers contribute more than $14 billion annually to Florida’s economy, supporting 125,402 local jobs, according to “Beer Serves America” – an in-depth study of the U.S. beer industry.
The report, jointly compiled by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and The Beer Institute, shows that the industry is responsible for more than $5 billion in wages and benefits, as well as $3 billion in business, personal and consumption taxes in 2014.
“It can be said that beer truly […]
A Maine brewer is offering a quicker way to consume two of the state’s summertime staples: beer and lobster.
Oxbow Brewing is serving up beer brewed with live Maine lobsters and a dash of sea salt.
Brewmaster Tim Adams says the lobsters were placed in a mesh bag and suspended in a kettle full of boiling wort during the brewing process. He says the lobsters add a subtle brininess and sweetness that lobster fans will recognize.
The beer is a saison (say-ZAHN’)-style beer brewed in collaboration with a brewery in Parma, Italy. It is 4.5 percent alcohol by volume and is available on a limited basis. The beer is served in the brewery’s tasting room.
Adams says the lobsters that were cooked in the brewing process were later eaten.
By Devon Crumpacker
The Rowdies kicked off its home opener last night at a beefed-up Al Lang Stadium with a sister-kissin’ nil-nil tie. But the their new hang-out, the Rowdies Den, which is where Midtown Sundries used to be, cleaned-up before, during and after the action.
Pre-game, the place was slammed. It was basically standing room only. Fans hooting like hooligans had fun in their Rowdies’ green and yellow. Everyone was getting a little liquored up — and why not? This guy Greg, whose been a life-time Rowdies fan, said they were asking too much for tickets up at the box office, so he hit-up the Den for the match.
“I’m old-school. I used to play for the Fanies,” said Greg, sitting at the tip of the big horseshoe […]