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The Red Bar

Our beloved Red Bar was destroyed in early morning fire on February 13, 2019. A plan is underway to rebuild - check for updates on SoWal.com and on the Red Bar Facebook page.

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our community of Red Bar lovers far and wide. We have set up an official page for donations of funds to benefit our loyal employees.

Statement from owner Oli Petit:

“On behalf of my family and the staff of The Red Bar, I want to thank the community for the tremendous outpouring of support that we have already received. It means a lot to me that we live in a county where our leaders recognize the importance of our shared history, and the efforts so many of us make to shape our community in a positive and unique way.

“I want to tell our patrons and my staff that we will be back, and we will rebuild to the exact previous specifications – maybe with a better bathroom. Life goes on.”

The Red Bar is the most popular indoor destination in Grayton Beach, Florida. A favorite of locals and visitors to the area. It’s the place for the evening’s first cocktail - and quite often the last. The short but varied menu includes pasta with crawfish and shrimp, panne’ chicken and mashed potatoes (a mound as big as a baby possum), stuffed eggplant, fish of the day, and rotating specials.

The volume and the party gets cranked up a notch after the dinner crowd thins. The festive family atmosphere turns more funky. Don’t be surprised to spot Sheryl Crow or Jim Carrey late at night. But please! Everybody just wants to chill at the Red Bar. Belgian-born owner Oli Petit and brother Philippe welcome all comers.

The Red Bar Jazz Band plays almost nightly. Don't miss Sunday mid-day or evening with local favorite Dread Clampitt or other honest tune makers. Cash or check only - onsite ATM.

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Would love an update on rebuild. Got the T-shirt. want to celebrate.
Oli, me husband, jim and i were your first customers at "the 331 cafe" and "Louis...Louis".....(our picture is on your wall at Louis...Louis) please advise us of your prospective opening date for "the red bar".....we now live in North Carolina, but will make the trip to celebrate the opening.... thank you and God Bless your family.... Barbara and Jim Smith 1-910-287-7513

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