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Skipper's Smokehouse

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http://skipperssmokehouse.com/

Categories: Restaurant, Music venue, Bar

Features: Beloved dive, Icon, Live music, Outdoor seating

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Skipper's is an institution. Generations of music lovers have called themselves regulars at this classic, Old Florida-themed establishment. Not only does it provide a spacious outdoor concert area, communal benches and beachy sand add even more charm, and its restaurant serves some of the best Floridian fare in the bay area – one of the few places that serve gator tail!

It gets a bad rap for being overloaded with aging hippies, but some of the best times can be had with jolly tie-dyed boomers, shaking it to a Grateful Dead tribute band. What gets overlooked in the frantic avoidance of ponytailed dads: Skipper's is a premier concert venue, offering the biggest variety of musical styles. It's where you can catch headliners as diverse as the Avett Brothers, Black Keys, Jonathan Richman, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Duane Eddy, Dickey Betts and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, along with a wide variety of premier local bands such as Nervous Turkey and Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets.

Jay Cridlin of tbt* did this wonderful piece on the 30th anniversary of Skippers. It's filled with lore and loving tributes.

Events at Skipper's Smokehouse

Bryan Lee
Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:00pm

Christian Ryan’s Garage
Saturday, August 27, 2016 8:00pm

Halcyon
Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:00pm

Heatwave Fave Rewind
Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00pm

Leisure Chief
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 7:00pm

Shevonne and the Bad Boys CD Release Party
Sunday, August 7, 2016 5:00pm

Show Biz Kids
Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:00pm

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