Mission Statement

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.

Hours

    Flora-Bama Lounge & Package:
  • Open daily at 11am to 3am!
  • Kid friendly until 6pm!
  • Music 365 days a year!
    Flora-Bama Yacht Club:
  • Flip-flop fine dining!
  • Kid friendly all the time!
  • Live music!

We're Famous 

Playboy Magazine
May 2002:  Best U.S. Beach Bar
Playboy Magazine
May 2003:  Best U.S. Beach
BarStuff Magazine
January 2003:  America’s 20 Best Dives Pensacola News Journal
June 2001: 101 Things We Love About Us, Southern Living
Southern Breeze
2003:  Best Night Spot
New Yorker – 2004
Maxim
July/August 1999: Bar of the Month
Jimmy Buffett
1984: Riddles In the Sand
John Grisham
The Pelican Brief
People’s Choice Award
Orange Beach 2002:  Best Bushwhackers
People’s Choice Award
Orange Beach 2003:  Best Bushwhackers
Men’s Journal
2003:  One of the Best Bars
  Best of Baldwin – 2003
Best Place to Dance, Best Bar & Best Nightclub Awards!
Boating Magazine
2000:  Air Mullet

Delta Sky Magazine – 1997
Nightclub & Bar Magazine
July 2002:  Flying Fish Kicks Off Summer @ Flora-Bama Lounge
Outside Magazine
August 1991:  Down the Coast of Impression

USA Today
Spring 2002:  Dixie’s Rosy Riviera
Bon Appetit
September 2000:  Our Favorite Restaurants Over the Counter
Boston Globe
February 2011:  Florida’s Gulf Coast or Where the Oysters Are
  CNN Travel 2012:  #17 World's 50 Best Beach Bars
   Huffington Post 2015: The Most Iconic Bar in Every State (Alabama) 
   Yahoo Travel 2013: America's Best Beach Bars
   Fox News 2012: Bibles and Booze 
   Fox News Insider 2014: Fox and Friends - Mullet Toss
   FloridaBeachBar.com Top 10 Beach Bar in Florida 
   Travel Channel: Seafood Paradise Travel Guide
   Rolling Stone 2014: Flora-Bama-Jama
   CheapFlights.com  2013: Top 10 Beach Bars (World)
   Southern Living Magazine: 100 Best Bars in the South 

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History

1962 › ESTABLISHMENT
1962

The Tampary family envisioned a lounge & package store for the new state line.

1963

Alabama completes the Perdido Pass Bridge, securing the western 2 miles of the Key 
from Florida.

1964
(spring)

A fire consumes the Flora-Bama® at the newly established state line the day before opening.

1964
(October)

Theodore Tampary with sons, Tony and Connie, officially open the Flora-Bama.

1978
(April)

Joe Gilchrist buys the Flora-Bama.

1984
(October)

Pat McClellan joins Joe as partner and Vice President.

2004
(September)

Hurricane Ivan damages main building of Flora-Bama.

2005
(April)

Main building is demolished in “No Tears In Our Beer” Demolition Party and Flora-Bama reopens with the deck and top deck areas.

2011

The McInnis Family joins the Flora-Bama ownership group. Deck and Top Deck area are rebuilt and expanded.

2012
(Spring)

The Main Bar is restored in 68 days.

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