100 Years of Tobacco Road
6:30 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Miami's Oldest Bar Turns 100

The upstairs main stage at Tobacco Road: many blues legends, including John Lee Hooker and Koko Taylor, have performed on this stage.
Credit Phil Latzman

Editor's note: We've been re-airing some of our favorite stories of 2012. This one is from November.  

In my 22 years living in South Florida, if there's one establishment I can't enough of--it's Tobacco Road.

Miami's oldest bar celebrates 100 years of booze and blues with a mega-concert this weekend (Saturday, Nov. 17). In  tribute, I recently visited "The Road" to talk about its place in South's Florida's history, with the people who run it, its most noticeable musician, and the man behind the bar--all of whom have been Tobacco Road caretakers for over 30 years. 

Listen to an audio postcard:

Listen to Phil Latzman's 100th anniversary postcard from Miami's Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road celebrates its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 17 with bands including the Spam Allstars, Locos Por Juana, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Iko-Iko and others. Tickets required