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Cheers, Florida: an eclectic travel guide to Florida bars

Cheers, Florida: an eclectic travel guide to Florida bars

Where else but Florida could a place like Jimbo's exist? It's a Miami bait shack -- emphasis on "shack" -- a few miles from downtown but with an isolated island feel and a diverse mix of customers. Beer is self-serve and the 82-year-old owner watches over the activity in a rickety boat captain's chair. It's been a location in films like "Wild Things" and "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and TV shows like "Flipper" and "Miami Vice," yet most folks don't know where it is. And where else but Florida would you find places like the Flora-Bama, a beach bar known for live music and airborne fish; Square Grouper, named for...

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