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Jimbo's 87th Birthday Party - April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6
from noon to midnight

Gramps Bar
176 NW 24TH ST.
(786) 75-BOOZE

Free beer at noon
until it rums out.

Smoked Fish

Live Music

Bocce Ball

Old Friends

Good Times

Mark your calendar now to meet up with old friends at Gramps Bar in Wynwood on Sunday, April 6 at noon to celebrate our old friend Jimbo's 87th birthday.

Here's the link to the Jimbo's 87th Birthday page on Facebook.

Jimbo's Place, Smoked Fish, Bocce Ball, Virginia Key Florida, location, shrimp, Old FloridaJimbo's moving kind of slow these days, but he's eager to join the festivities from noon to 1:30pm. Stop by and see our old fiend, enjoy the company of the usual suspects and enjoy the free beer while it lasts.

Loose Cannons will be taking the stage at 4pm. Just like old times.

Jimbo's Shrimp Shack on Virginia Key was an iconic location in Miami's history. And Jimbo remains a legendary figure, a friend to thousands of good people from every walk of life.

Feel free to pass along this message to everyone who remembers Jimbo, playing bocce ball at the shrimp shack on Virginia Key, lovers of fresh smoked fish -- and all who enjoy a good time celebrating Miami's gregarious and colorful history.

Robert Burr
an old friend of Jimbo

p.s. the old Jimbo's web site is still online, but probably won't be for long. Have a good last look at all the old photos and such before it's gone.

Jimbo's Place, Smoked Fish, Bocce Ball, Virginia Key Florida, location, shrimp, Old Florida

Jimbo Luznar

"The Friendliest
Man On Earth"

Jimbo Luznar is a man. And Jimbo's Shrimp Shack is a place. And Jimbo's Place is... a state of mind.

It's simply the last place at the end of the road where everyone is welcome, from kings and politicians to working folks and the salt of the earth.

Jimbo's is not a bar; but you can buy ice cold beer there.

It's not a restaurant or a convenience store; but you can buy the best smoked fish you ever tasted there.

It's not a marina, but you can pull your boat up to this natural, eco-friendly location anytime and just hang out.

Come by car or come by boat. Come by jetski or parachute in. Play bocce ball, have a picnic, enjoy some smoked fish and cold beer; watch a movie being made, or a photo shoot; or just hang out and relax.

On the weekends, the bocce ball court gets pretty active. You might even challenge Jimbo to a game, but don't count on winning...

The End of Jimbos

So long old friend.

The days of enjoying Jimbo's Shrmp Shack at the end of the road on Virginia Key are over. We have memories, we have stories to tell and we have many friends that share our sentiments.

Jimbo's Place is gone, but not forgotten.

I'll leave the web site up as we work with the city to develop a proper setting for this unique little waterfront property with an amazing and wonderful history.

Jimbo's Shrimp Shack was an iconic part of Miami's history and we hope to always remember the legend, the friends and the state of mind we enjoyed at Jimbo's.

Robert Burr
an old friend of Jimbo

1954 - 2012

Jimbo's Place, Smoked Fish, Bocce Ball, Virginia Key Florida, location, shrimp, Old Florida
Jimbo's Place, Smoked Fish, Bocce Ball, Virginia Key Florida, location, shrimp, Old Florida
Jimbo's Place, Smoked Fish, Bocce Ball, Virginia Key Florida, location, shrimp, Old Florida
Jimbo's Place, Smoked Fish, Bocce Ball, Virginia Key Florida, location, shrimp, Old Florida
Jimbo's Place, Smoked Fish, Bocce Ball, Virginia Key Florida, location, shrimp, Old Florida

Jimbo's Place on Virginia Key is...

Bocce Ball, Cold Beer, Smoked Fish and friends, relaxing in the shade with a cool breeze.

Fishermen: Jimbo has frozen shrimp bait.

If he isn't smoking some fish or playing bocce on the clay court, Jimbo might be sitting in the shade enjoying the company of friends. Since 1954, he's been here hosting everyone from celebrities, big shots and politicians to good friends, neighbors and regular folks. Everyone's welcome.

It ain't easy to find... wanna see a map?

Jimbo's -- The Documentary
Think you know the real story of how Jimbo came to be located on Virginia Key? Here's a link to the documentary that tells Jimbo's story.

The Most Popular "Location" In Miami
Music video shoots, models and photographers, television shows and motion pictures are shot on location at Jimbo's every week. A horror film named Island Claws in 1980 built the infamous shacks and left them there. Among the notables are:

movies
Island Claws, Blood and Wine, Wild Things, Porky's II, Ace Ventura, True Lies, 2 Fast 2 Furious

tv
Flipper, Gentle Ben, Miami Vice, Glades, Going To California, Karen Sisco, CSI Miami, Burn Notice

videos
Ziggy Marley, JayLo, Who Let The Dogs Out, Sugar Ray

photos
Maria Carey's first album cover, Jisel, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell


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