Stratford’s Closing

About 81 years ago when Hollywood, Florida was a sleepy frontier style town, Stratford’s opened. Sadly this amazing historical bar will soon be closed to make way for a pot shop. I would think with the many vacant storefronts available in Hollywood a pot shop could go anywhere. But here we are. While I think it’s…

101 Ocean – Our Birthday Destination

My wife has a lot of friends, like a serious amount, so we seem to attend many birthdays. We both love these birthday gatherings as it brings our ‘groups’ together, and our friends can catch up on the details of our quickly moving lives. I’m often the group photographer too, but that’s another story. One…

Flanigan’s Seafood And Bar

So “winter” has arrived in South Florida, and that means at least two things will happen. One, my mother-in-law will stay in town for the next few months and two, we’ll all go to Flanigan’s. Sadly it won’t snow. With 23 South Florida area locations, Flanigan’s is hard to overlook, and I think I am…

Circ Hotel and Olivia Restaurant

As my wife would say, South Beach has finally come to Hollywood. The Circ Hotel is definitely bringing a high class ‘South Beach” vibe to the circle in downtown Hollywood Florida.  With a hotel, two amazing bars and a restaurant that I’ll talk about in just a minute, the Circ Hotel and Apartments is a…

Shenanigan’s

Yes that man in the red bandana had a sword! Drinks are cheap, TV’s are all over and music is diverse and loud. Looking for a bar where everyone knows your name? Well, maybe that’s not here, but everyone, and I do mean everyone is here… Shenanigan’s practices the lost art of a neighborhood bar…