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Dale Doubak
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
I am man of little patience, so no matter what it will suck. Not gonna be up at 7am so I’m out


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337tigergirl
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Has anyone stayed at lei lani? Headed there this weekend


notiger1997
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
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Has anyone stayed at lei lani?


Yep. It's not the nicest of buildings, but the unit we were in was recently updated and was pretty nice.
The building is only four or five stories and there are no big buildings near it, so the crowds were minimal. It might be a little more of an issue this weekend though.

The pool on the beach side isn't great and in a strange location. You can walk across the Hwy to use the other pool (just lie and say you are the owner of your unit if anyone questions you). It's not a great pool either, but it's great for laying out, grilling, or drinking and watching the boats on the bay.

The only real negative is that the parking lot fills up almost every night. People were parking out front in the small lot by the street and down along the grassy areas.


337tigergirl
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Houston
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Thanks for the info!

We usually stay at one of the Phoenix properties but this one was decently priced for the entire week.
4th of July might bring a larger beach crowd there? We usually don’t go to the pool.
Hoping to meet some 20-30s people to party with but it is pretty close to the florabama so will probably just go there a lot.



notiger1997
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
I was there Memorial Day weekend and it wasn’t crowded on the beach even then.
Florabama is 1.1 miles away. Uber was like $4. LOL If you can’t find an Uber for the ride home, the cabs seem to be good there

If you are arriving Saturday or Sunday I would plan to buy your first few days of groceries before you get down there. Stores will be a mess
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jac1280
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
We are heading back there the week before school starts. I think July 27th to August 2nd. We are staying at Phoenix West this time. It’s my first time staying there and from what I’ve read on here, it’s gonna be miserable dealing with the elevators. The unit and facilities look super nice though and only a short uber ride to florabama for a night out.


notiger1997
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Yeah, both properties (West and West 2) are overall designed well with great pools, parking, and rooms. They just screwed up bad with the elevator situation.


bigpapamac
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Hope nobody is planning on going to the FloraBama this week, Florida just banned on-site consumption at bars.


dmarcdonna
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Can you drink on the Bama side at FloraBama ?


bigpapamac
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Mobile, AL
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Despite the name, the entire thing is in Florida.


Palmetto08
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Flora Bama is registered as a restaurant and bar. You will be able to drink on the gulf and river side.


bigpapamac
South Alabama Fan
Mobile, AL
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
The Yacht Club will certainly be operating as normal, the FloraBama wasn’t though before bars were allowed to open so I doubt they will now. At best you can go but you’ll have to be seated at a table and eating in order to drink. And get luck getting a table 4th of July week.

Edit: after reading the order, it doesn’t appear that they’ll be able to stay open. Any establishment that makes more than 50% of their revenue from alcohol sales has to close and can only do to go drinks.
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hedgehog
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Member since Oct 2006
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
The Florabama will only be able to serve to-go drinks. I doubt their profits come from food more than alcohol. The threshold is more than 50% right now.

“Vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on their premises, that derive more their 50% of gross revenue from those sales, must suspend the sales of alcohol for consumption on the premises

Those vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises.”
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CAD703X
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
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Hope nobody is planning on going to the FloraBama this week, Florida just banned on-site consumption at bars


We were literally sitting at the bar downstairs at The Pearl this morning when they got a text about this and made us get up and go sit at a table instead to finish our drinks.

ETA luckily we are leaving FL tomorrow but I feel sorry for everyone coming down here to vacation for the 4th.
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jac1280
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
We were there most of last week and Florabama always had a decent crowd, but it was never too crowded where you had to scream to talk to someone and you were never bumping shoulders with anyone. It really sucks for anyone heading there in the next week or two. We are heading back in 5 weeks and hopefully it’s back open by then.


Tarpon08
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Cut Off, LA
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Heading there July 9-12. FML


Palmetto08
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
From FloraBama:
In accordance with today's update regarding restaurant and bar operations mandated by the state of Florida, the Flora-Bama Oyster Bar & Restaurant will operate as a full-service, dine-in only restaurant until further notice. All bars are closed effective immediately, and we are now family friendly all hours of operation. See below for hours of operation and details for all Flora-Bama properties:

• The Flora-Bama Oyster Bar & Restaurant is open daily 11AM - 12AM for dine-in seating & service (Gift Shop Open Daily at 9AM) All bars and indoor rooms will remain closed, and no walk up service for drinks; table service only.

Whether you're looking for #livemusic (offered daily in the Tent and Beachside dining areas), an infamous frozen Bushwacker, a juicy Bama Burger or fresh Oysters - we still got you, fam Please see the hostess upon arrival to be seated. For our live music schedule, check out our Online Music Calendar (updated daily) located on the Flora-Bama website: www.florabama.com/live-music

** Big Earl & The Sexual Biscuits are cancelled for this weekend (6/26 & 6/27) **

• The Flora-Bama Ole River Grill and Flora-Bama Yacht Club will continue to be open daily (11AM) for dine-in seating only (both located across the street from the Flora-Bama). The Flora-Bama Ole River Grill is open daily 11AM - 11PM, and the Flora-Bama Yacht Club is open daily 11AM-10PM Sunday through Thursday and until 11PM Friday and Saturday.

• The Flora-Bama Marina & Watersports is Open Daily (8AM) for all your pontoon, kayak, paddleboard and jet ski rentals! Visit our website to book or give us a call for info and booking (251) 980-5222
www.FishFloraBama.com

• The Flora-Bama Liquor & Lotto Store is Open Daily 9AM - 10PM. Stop by or call ahead to place your order and we'd be happy to take payment by phone, bag it up and have it ready for pickup within 15min. (850) 492-3407

In accordance with today’s updates regarding restaurant and bar operations mandated by the state of Florida, the 1st Annual Freedom Run previously scheduled for the morning of July 4th, 2020 is now cancelled

The Miss Firecracker Bikini Contest preciously scheduled for July 4th is also cancelled. We will still have our Annual Fireworks Show at 9PM (weather permitting). Thank you all for your understanding, and we hope everyone is being safe out there.

Miss Firecracker Bikini Contest (NSFW)

LINK

@ Flora-Bama Lounge & Package
This post was edited on 6/26 at 6:16 pm


bigpapamac
South Alabama Fan
Mobile, AL
Member since Oct 2007
21044 posts

re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Yea, so they’re back to what they were doing during when restaurants were allowed to open but bars closed.


notiger1997
Metairie
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re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
I went to the place Memorial Day weekend when they were in that mode and it kind of sucked unless you went during the day and did the beach drinking with the little stage


Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
8113 posts

re: Update on Alabama / Florida beaches?
Has anyone tried to purchase beach chairs online lately? All sold out, back ordered, or $150+

Has anyone come accross decent beach chairs in stock in Destin/San Destin????

I'd rather purchase before I go on the 5th but the options are slim. Don't want to get down there and stranded without a chair to drink in.


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