The Tobacco Road has been an institution in Miami for many years, but has sadly succumbed to troubles due to construction happening on the same road. However, for those people who used to enjoy having a fun time at the bar will be pleased to know it is not the end of the road – excuse the pun. The landmark bar will be taking to the seas with its new location onboard the Norwegian Escape.
This 4,200-passenger cruise ship from Norwegian already has a multitude of bars, but opening Tobacco Road on the ship will certainly be a popular choice – just hope they will be able to recreate the same atmosphere? This new location is an unexpected one, and if it proves successful, then it will be interesting to see if more will open across the fleet.
Tobacco Road is a venue known for its original’s neon sign, memorabilia and a huge selection of photos, and these will appear onboard Escape. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO said he was pleased to be able to preserve this Miami institution, although it will be a long wait, as the bar will not open on Norwegian Escape until November 2015.
One of the reasons why this date has been selected is because this is when Escape calls Miami home, so it is fitting to have the famous Tobacco Road to make residents feel at home.
October the 25th, 2015 is when Tobacco Road finally shuts its doors after over 100 years in business. However, the new location onboard Escape is not the only good news for the bar, as the owners are all set to open up in another location, at 69 S.W. 7th Street, Miami. However, a Kickstarter program is now underway to raise $50,000 in order to excavate all the historical elements from the current bar.