Those of you who have stayed with us before may have eaten at Cafe Karibo. The cafe is a great spot for salads, light lunches and dinner with their garden patio just off of Center Street. They have just opened up a new section of the cafe in what was an empty builkding next door and they call it Cafe Karibrew.
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We have had a surprisingly nice addition to the bar Scene in Fernandina Beach. Two Guys And A Sports Bar has recently opened up on 8th Street, just a couple of blocks from the inn. This is not your ordinary sports bar.
Another nice touch is that this is a non-smoking bar inside. They do have a small smoking area outside. It is small but big enough for a couple of tables, a few chairs and a pool table. A couple of steel roll-up shutters expose two large screen TVs just for the outside viewers.
Besides beer and wine they have a small food menu with Italian subs, Reuben sandwiches, hot dogs steamed in beer and a Cuban sandwich. After 9 you can get hotdogs or grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. Lee and Grant have eaten there and say the food is great.
We like the place so much that we have added a $20 gift card to the bar in with our Romance Your Man package. Every inn has a romance package, typically with stuff that women find romantic, you know, roses, chocolate covered strawberries, horse drawn carriage rides. We have one of those too. We call it the Romance Your Woman package for guys that want to make their girl feel special. For women that want to make their guys feel special we also have the Romance Your Man package that includes a 6-pack of cold beer in the room on arrival along with a big bag of chips, a $20 gift card to Two Guys and, for the next day, a picnic basket loaded with sandwiches and snacks, perfect for an afternoon at the beach. We’ve only had this Package posted for two weeks and have already had one taker. She knows how to treat her guy!
The economy is on peoples minds a lot these days but there are signs of promise all over Fernandina. Two Guys just opened, another vacant building will open soon as The Fernan-Deli and small construction projects are popping up all over. And even if the economy isn’t exactly booming there is always fish to catch and there was a line-up at the boat launch this morning with people wanting to take advantage of the warm weather.
There several great bars within walking distance of the inn and many of the restaurants have nice bars in them too. Pablos Mexican Restarant on 2nd Street makes the best margaritas in town according to Lee, our assistant innkeeper. Bretts has a nice bar from which you can watch the sun set and O’Kane’s Irish pub has a full bar with a house band playing three nights a week. Carolyn’s on Center has a nice little bar on the ground floor with beer pong on Sundays in the garden patio out the back door. But restaurants are restaurants and bars are bars. This is my view of two great bars in Fernandina Beach. Both are fun places and they both welcome Maggie Doone so that’s where we go.
Maggie Doone used to be content to lay on the cool tile floor but lately has been more demanding and insists on sitting up at the bar with everybody else. She’s way too young to drink but that doesn’t bother her. With no opposable thumbs she can’t pick up a glass anyway.