Miami, FL, August 30, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Considered Miami’s Oldest Bar, The Road has survived several Miami land booms, Al Capone, Prohibition, the Great Depression, the country at War, deadly hurricanes, Mariel Boatlift, race-riots, cocaine cowboys, and the rise and fall and rise of South Beach. The Road has been a speakeasy, gambling den, gay bar, strip joint and blues bar. The two-story structure remains virtually unchanged since its inception in the early 1900s. And while ownership has changed, the primary purpose of the establishment – a neighborhood watering hole – has always been the same.
“Tabacco Road is part of American History,” said Jennifer Serle Voodoo Tiki Tequila VP of Corporate Communications. “It’s an amazing place and honor to work with them.”
Tabacco Road’s original address was 1812 Avenue D before the city changed its street names in 1920. During its early years, the establishment was a bakery that presumably served as a front for a speakeasy during Prohibition. A secret room hidden behind a bookshelf on the second floor was used to store liquor. While Prohibition was in effect from 1920 – 1930, Dade County was voted to be Dry in 1913. In the 1920s and 30s, the second floor speakeasy was also thought to be used as a gambling den. In the early 1940s it was purchased by an infamous racketeer and bookie from New York who named it Tobacco Road. During this decade, the Road became a nationally known gay bar and the focus of local outrage. It was shut down by the city’s Morals Squad for “lewd, wanton and lascivious behavior” a charge that referred to its female impersonators and male strippers. The military responded by declaring the Road off limits to all its personnel – a ban that was lifted in 1986.
In the decades that followed, the bar operated under the names Chicken Roost, Chanticleer Restaurant and Shandiclere. In the 1970s, it was sold to a former Miami police officer, who renamed the bar back to Tobacco Road.
Tabacco Road has featured National blues and jazz acts began playing the bar, including George Clinton – The King of Funk, Koko Taylor, The Queen of the Blues, David Bromberg – Legendary Songwriter & Performer, John Lee Hooker – An American Blues Roots Treasure, Dr. John – Personification of New Orleans and Albert Collins – Blues Guitar Master.
Tobacco Road gained a new reputation as a popular hangout with downtown professionals, celebrities and tourists. Today Tobacco Road continues to champion Miami’s local music scene with live music seven nights a week.
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Many Voodoo Tiki Tequila products are Sold Out at the distribution level upon shipping. The company’s Three Year Anejo, the Coleccion Privada de la Familia, extremely limited to only 1,000 signed and numbered bottles per annum is currently sold out five years in advance, with a growing waiting list. To ensure availability of very limited production Voodoo Tiki tequila, the company adds only 300 new retailers each year to their Selective Retailers program. Interested retailers should call 1-Voodoo-Tiki.
Tobacco Road is located in DownTown Miami Since 1912 at 626 S. Miami Avenue. Call 305.374.1198. Visit them online at http://www.tobacco-road.com/ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tobaccoroadbar or follow them on twitter at /tobaccoroadbar.
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