Dockside Bar- Marathon, FL

Diann and I took our dinghy to Dockside for a Sunday evening Jam session. Happy hour pricing runs late afternoon until 6PM. So we made sure to get there in time to save a few dollars.

Having settled into Dinner Key anchorage aboard our Gemini sailing catamaran, we were ready to visit one of the area’s famous entertainment venues. We were not disappointed.

The signage isn’t large. We actually dinghy’d past the place before concluding that we were at the correct place. Then the sign appeared above the dinghy dock as we turned around.

Small sign at Dockside- note the bikes related tot he marina guests

Small sign at Dockside- note the bikes related to the marina guests

The floating dock is very inflatable boat friendly. The fixed dock area, next to the table seating, has shells- and so can cut the rubber dinghy tubes.  our dinghy

Oyster shells, and the like, can cut the rubber tubes

Oyster shells, and the like, can cut the rubber tubes

Other folks arrived in time to listen to the music. Their transport varied.  puppy arrives

paddle up

 

stand up

When we first arrived, we were the only patrons there.

 

Table and bar seating at Dockside in Marathon Florida

Table and bar seating at Dockside in Marathon Florida

One of the Dinner Key anchorage folks we had met, Bob form Maine, came in and we got to continue an earlier discussion of his Lobster Pot summer buisness.

Bob has a Lobster Pot restaurant in Maine- his summer job !

Bob has a Lobster Pot restaurant in Maine- his summer job !

 

Eric Stone, Dockside owner, later jammed with some folks.  Eric Stone jams

Then a 92 year old trumpet playing comedian stepped up to add his flavor to the evening. His lung power was not what it was 50 years ago, but his jokes and music were spot on!

Ninety Two and still blowing !

Ninety Two and still blowing !

 

We returned to Dockside a week later, after leaving the Seafood Festival, and enjoyed a Saturday night venue of Eric Stone and his band.

Eric Stone Band on saturday night

Eric Stone Band on Saturday night

Too tired to stay up late, we danced a bit and headed back to get a good night’s sleep.

Before we left, this houseboat stopped in for a view of the action.

Lit-up house boat pulled by the restaurant / bar to see the happenings

Lit-up house boat pulled by the restaurant / bar to see the happenings

Alex RookerDockside Bar- Marathon, FL

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