We read a review of Bobby’s Bar & Restaurant that said, “Now, this IS old school!”. I second that assessment.
You walk into a huge bar, rectangular in shape that seats probably two dozen people except at happy hour when the locals come strolling in. They barely get in the door before someone is waving them in to eventually a standing-room-only crowd. Two middle-aged gentlemen were tending the bar very efficiently, with the right amount of dry humor. You could guess they had been doing this their whole lives.
The decor, the bar, the middle-aged crowd – everything adds up to being very comfortable in Bobby’s Bar. You get the feel that you have been here before in some city, some state at another time. You are not sure where, but it has that feel.
While it was clear the attraction at the bar was the meeting and greeting with friends, co-workers, and neighbors, some guests wandered off into the two or three small dining rooms outside the bar area. The food is darn good for a local’s happy hour bar. Try the Delmonico Steak Sandwich and the Artichoke-Spinach Dip which were our exceptional choices.
If there is a list for best beach happy hour, Booby’s would be at the top for old-school bar & restaurant with carm and great food.
If you go – Bobby’s is located at 3450 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963 in a hotel called Reef Ocean Resort.
Ocean Avenue is right along the Atlantic Ocean, but Bobby’s does not have a water view. Try Mulligans or the Ocean Grill for a spectacular ocean and beach panorama just a few doors down from Bobby’s.
Vero Beach is an Atlantic beachside community with a rich history of shipwrecks from the 18th century. Today, the town has quaint shops and a hint of old Florida.
Stop at Bobby’s Bar for some old school comfort and happy hour.