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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Barracuda is now the Barracuda Taphouse & Grill

It’s not easy to find a restaurant or bar that has been in business for over 22 years.  Barracuda has done just that.  This legendary establishment has stayed relevant by finding the right formula to change with the times.

Barracuda was a raw bar, a domestic beer bar and has now found the niche that makes it a destination for every age group and every walk of life.



Now named, Barracuda Taphouse and Grill, they serve great food and not only do they have the best domestic beers we’ve known for years, but also the craft beers that occupy most of the 52 taps.  Yup, 52 taps, which change often.

The diverse array of beers, many from local breweries, draw a diverse clientele.  The young professional sits next to the long time local resident, who starts a conversation with a group of tennis players, who reminisce with the bike riders who remember when they went to "Cuda" as UM students.



Barracuda sometimes reminds me of Mac's Club Deuce on South Beach. All walks of life mix and mingle. I walked in on a Tuesday and knew three people having a drink and/or lunch. The few minutes I intended to stop in ended being an hour. Lee Kessler bought the place in 2012 and promised to make it a "great dive bar." It's that. And more. Sort of an "upper-class diver bar."

I love the fish sandwich and fish salad, too. One of my friends was having that as I entered. Great choice. Be sure they give you the garlic bread with it. So soft, hot and delicious.


Their hashtag says it all... 

#SeeYaAtTheCuda

Barracuda Taphouse and Grill is on Fuller Street. Heck, it is Fuller Street.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lee is a great operator and a gentleman. John Elmasry started the bar as Crazy Flamingo. There was a great story in NewTimes about how the bank vault room was converted into the pool table area.

March 09, 2017 9:15 AM  

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