It was a sad day in 2005 when local Irish bar, An Tobar, closed at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland.
I’ve never been a huge fan of hotel bars and can’t imagine seeking one out unless I’m staying on-property. An Tobar was different … authentic, even. Maybe that’s because, as the story goes, the whole bar was shipped piece by piece from Ireland. Whatever it was, the place always had a good vibe, a good crowd and it was a staple for Happy Hour.
So, when a friend recently mentioned Tobar (as the regulars call it) was re-opening, a feeling of joyous nostalgia washed over me like a pint of freshly tapped Guinness.
Tobar’s re-opening next Friday (March 14) just in time for St. Patty’s Day!
See you there!