Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trail of the Pirates: Fort Lauderdale Birthday

Trail of the Pirates is a travel series exploring maritime history, culture and lore between Key West and St. Augustine on the east coast of Florida.

pirate bar fort lauderdale
I do know how to pull a trigger on a man, don't I?

So this is kind of a short and sweet, warm and fuzzy post, but I wanted to share with all of you the very wonderful awesomeness that is The Pirate Republic Seafood Grill and Bar on the New River in Fort Lauderdale. Tucked away eastward of the 4th avenue bridge on the south bank of the river, across from the Himmarshee district, the venue boasts pirate flags (copies of the originals), two blue and gold macaws (one is friendly, the other eyes you suspiciously), a pool, waterfront dining and drinks, all in a cozy rustic setting. It's the only place on the river that you will find plenty of dock space, similar to Monty's in South Beach. Yet another reason why I really love downtown Fort Lauderdale and how it respects the maritime lifestyle by providing plenty of public riverfront access.

I liked this place so much, I'm going to stop here on my way back to Miami.

Cheers and ahoy! Off to Martin County later today.

pirate bar fort lauderdaleMany thanks far and wide to friends and followers who wished me fair winds yesterday.

I can't believe I'm 43. When do I get Golden Girl status? Now more than ever I really believe age is but a number. I am jaded but yet wake up with wonder and amazement each day.

Two friends of mine shared some fun and goofy videos on Miami Beach 411 ... enjoy! Here's one that I can embed:


Good graces go to Broward-based Annie's Costumes, The Pirate Republic Seafood Grill and Bar, Hyatt Pier 66 and Visit Florida for making my Fort Lauderdale leg of the trip a total "trip" ... you rock!

1 comment:

Elaine :-) said...

Really enjoyed spending your birthday with you at such a beautiful place! BTW, what a good looking bday group!