Seville Quarter has been around so long, ghosts of late nights past are said to haunt its halls.
People have been coming here for live music and libations for years, and I would know. (My parents met here in the 70s, when Dear Old Dad showed up in a silk shirt and bell bottoms, and Mom just knew he was the one.)
Bartender Tash says, “Oh yeah … there’s a ghost in this place. Sometimes, when I’m closing, the juke box will start acting funny. The music turns up and then down.”
Administrative assistant Nancy seconds the notion, telling us, “There are lots of times when closing that managers turn off all the lights in a room, and they come back on. Ghost hunters have come and gone, and they always find a story.”
One theory is that Wesley, an old employee, is just messing with those who are still around. When the copy machine runs on its own or the music starts blaring, Nancy just shouts, “Stop it, Wesley!” And he does.
Fast Eddie’s – the billiards room – is full of Pensacola sporting history, from the photos on the walls to the hanging golf bags. It’s the best place to play pool in town.
Rosie O’Grady’s is the bar that started it all, with great drinks and cool jazz. Flaming Hurricane Rum Punch was created here, and it’s just as good as it was back in the day. (Because they set it on fire.)
All that jazz has paved the way for Dueling Pianos, held Wednesday to Sunday. Playing songs you’ll love to sing along to, it’s the perfect entertainment to start your night out.
Check out all the rooms. Each bar has a unique character and personality, as well as musical flair. On a weekend, you can hop from Dueling Pianos to the live band playing outside at End of the Alley courtyard to the DJ spinning hip-hop in Phineas Phogg’s. (Great dance floor for the young or young at heart.)
And it’s not just nightlife. Seville serves lunch and dinner daily, from pizza and burgers to fried chicken and oysters to steaks. There are kid’s menus – and dinner specials like Shrimp Scampi, Parmesan Crusted Grouper and Lobster Ravioli. Sunday Brunch is popular for beignets and Bloody Marys.
There’s a sports menu if you’re in town for football season. It’s the bartenders’ favorite time of year because so many people come out to catch the games. Stick around for a late night menu, when you’ve had a few too many.
Weekly Specials include:
- Monday Night Bar Bingo
- Tuesday Blues Night
- Wednesday Jazz Night and Quarter Beers at Rosie’s (7 to 9 p.m.)
- Thursday College Nights
- DJ Thursday, Friday & Saturday at Phineas Phogg’s
Seville Quarter is located at 130 East Government Street in Historic Downtown Pensacola FL. For more information please call (850) 434-6211 or visit the Seville Quarter website.