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Driftwood Boat Bar Parking #261799
08/03/2021 01:40 PM
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Haven't seen this in other threads....................where do you park when you're going to Guys Driftwood Boat Bar? We prefer to go there to watch planes but have someone traveling with us who has mobility issues and can't walk long distances. Any suggestions? I see from the photos they have just a few out front, but I'm not counting on one being open when we arrive.

Thanks

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Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261805
08/03/2021 02:54 PM
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You will have a difficulty with your friend mobility issue because parking is very limited .

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261807
08/03/2021 03:06 PM
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Maybe a drop off/pick up and parking in the SSB area parking lot. Not much parking right at the location

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261808
08/03/2021 03:09 PM
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Maybe you could drop your friend off and then park at the Sonesta parking garage. It's behind the stores on the Sonesta side it's not a long walk for you and if I remember it's cheap.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261814
08/03/2021 05:01 PM
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We stopped going there because of the parking


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Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: boucharda] #261824
08/03/2021 06:33 PM
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Agreed, regardless of where you park, best suggestion is to drop off your friend, have her grab a table and you go park the car.


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Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261827
08/03/2021 06:55 PM
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Or for that day take a taxi. Plenty of taxis available for your return in that area.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261852
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. We will probably just drop our friend off and then go to the Sonesta Parking Garage. Doesn't sound like a very long walk.

Thanks again.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261865
08/04/2021 10:41 AM
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On occasion I have double parked and left a note with my cell phone # on the car I was blocking. Driftwood customers are usually OK with that.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: Bluesfan] #261866
08/04/2021 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluesfan
On occasion I have double parked and left a note with my cell phone # on the car I was blocking. Driftwood customers are usually OK with that.

Thats great if the one you're blocking has a phone too. If not then not so good to do.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #261896
08/05/2021 01:32 AM
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IMHO, the owners/ management shouldn't allow the beach vendors to park in there spaces!!! There's been many times where there was no parking because of that, and we took a pass on an afternoon beverage for plane watching. Yes, we could have parked in the Sandbar parking lot, but had things in the car and wanted to keep an eye out. Maybe if there was a way to communicate with them on this issue. People like this poster wouldn't have to drop off and park!!!

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Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #262060
08/08/2021 10:19 AM
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Milwaukee, WI USA
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Don't know where you are staying but cabs are reasonable and will return when you ask them to for your return ride. Or, the Drift Wood will call for a cab if/when asked.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #262067
08/08/2021 12:59 PM
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ummm...the Driftwood Boat Bar IS a parking lot!! . Before Driftwood put the bar boat there, it was an additional four or five parking spaces for people that used the beach!! I am still surprised that it has been allowed to stay there for all these years now.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: EdB] #262073
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Originally Posted by EdB
ummm...the Driftwood Boat Bar IS a parking lot!! . Before Driftwood put the bar boat there, it was an additional four or five parking spaces for people that used the beach!! I am still surprised that it has been allowed to stay there for all these years now.


Was a special arrangement done via Big Political contact way back. Very smart coming from you.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #262078
08/08/2021 06:54 PM
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Go Roy and Guy!


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Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: NeilRooney] #262106
08/09/2021 03:40 PM
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Yes it was Roy that helped him start with a Hot Dog Stand on the beach it self , then it became a Boat Bar that had to move everyday and then today permanent lol.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: Kennys] #262110
08/09/2021 06:05 PM
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They need a damn bathroom and running water! Lol


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: BeachKitten] #262115
08/09/2021 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by BeachKitten
They need a damn bathroom and running water! Lol

They do have running water but not proper bathroom lol.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: Kennys] #262120
08/09/2021 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Kennys
Originally Posted by BeachKitten
They need a damn bathroom and running water! Lol

They do have running water but not proper bathroom lol.

Just the open sea water.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: SXMScubaman] #262127
08/09/2021 08:32 PM
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No they pump the sewage with trunks and not the sea.

Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: RickandJulie] #262130
08/09/2021 08:53 PM
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Park behind the pharmacy and walk a bit. Not far. Sorry. Missed the mobility issue.

Last edited by MotownTim; 08/09/2021 08:59 PM.
Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: MotownTim] #262131
08/09/2021 09:29 PM
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Pay $3 and park behind the Maho Market, in the garage.


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Re: Driftwood Boat Bar Parking [Re: Kennys] #262133
08/09/2021 09:35 PM
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