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We Are Tobacco Road!By We Are Tobacco Road!
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We Are Tobacco Road!By We Are Tobacco Road!
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$65 reward! Tobacco Road coasters! Made from extinct Dade County Pine salvaged from the Tobacco Road Building!
$65 reward! Tobacco Road coasters! Made from extinct Dade County Pine salvaged from the Tobacco Road Building!

REWARD NOTE:  Please note that the "coasters" offered in the earlier combination packages are paperboard coasters and are different than the Dade Country Wood Coasters offered in the single item reward to own a piece of the Road)

Tobacco Road, the oldest bar in Miami is now in its 103rd year in business.  A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Tobacco Road’s rich history kept guests coming back for live music, great food and ongoing memories through it's storied past that included time spent as a bakery, a strip club, a gay club, and even Al Capone's gambling den.

Unfortunately, with the huge growth of Miami, Tobacco Road must make room for developers and has now closed its doors for good, culminating with a huge bash planned for Saturday, October 25th attended by over 4,000 people. We, the employees of Tobacco Road are working with everyone who loved the space to save the numerous historical items within.  Hundreds of promotional items from acts of all genres, the iconic neon sign, the antique front doors and even the huge bar top will be removed and kept for safe keeping with hopes we will be able to reopen Tobacco Road at a new location, not far from where it currently sits.  The team looking to save the history of the road is headed up by Joel Rivera, who started as a barback, and is now the General Manager overseeing all operations.  We're excited to announce our new location in Brickell at 69 SW 7th Street!! Be a part of history and PLEASE help us raise the money to excavate and get on our way to saving all these memories!

antique neon sign showing damage from Hurricane Andrew...
antique neon sign showing damage from Hurricane Andrew...
THEN:  Front of Tobacco Road from 1970's
THEN: Front of Tobacco Road from 1970's
Rewards T-Shirt!
Rewards T-Shirt!
Rewards T-Shirt!
Rewards T-Shirt!
Front of Tobacco Road now
Front of Tobacco Road now
Upstairs Cabaret of Tobacco Road - "Cocktail Collection" photo: Zak Mann
Upstairs Cabaret of Tobacco Road - "Cocktail Collection" photo: Zak Mann
Original wood bar, which we plan to remove, save, store and put in new location with your help!
Original wood bar, which we plan to remove, save, store and put in new location with your help!
Life's a Beach Party at Tobacco Road photo: Zak Mann
Life's a Beach Party at Tobacco Road photo: Zak Mann
and.. one of our favorite parties! La Tomatina at Tobacco Road!  (photo: Al Diaz)
and.. one of our favorite parties! La Tomatina at Tobacco Road! (photo: Al Diaz)

Risks and challenges

We realize there are several risks with seeking to reopen Tobacco Road, but we have many items in place to ensure success ... and at minimum, these historic items will be saved. We are already in process on a new lease, and have had successful discussions with the owners of the liquor license to transfer it. We have an amazing team set up to handle the project, many of whom have been with Tobacco Road for over 15 years. Please help us save our home and yours!

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    Limited edition Tobacco Road post card.

    Inclusion on list of supporting members for new Tobacco Road.

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    Limited edition Tobacco Road post card.

    Inclusion on list of supporting members for new Tobacco Road.

    General admission ticket to Last Call party (good for admittance and/or commemorative keepsake).

    Set of 4 Tobacco Road coasters.

    Certificate for Road Burger from the Tobacco Road food truck.

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    Limited edition Tobacco Road post card.

    Inclusion on list of supporting members for new Tobacco Road.

    General admission ticket to Last Call party (good for admittance and/or commemorative keepsake).

    Certificate for Road Burger from the Tobacco Road food truck.

    Limited edition LAST CALL Tobacco Road T-Shirt.

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    OWN A PIECE OF THE ROAD! Limited edition wood coasters on cork made from nearly EXTINCT DADE COUNTY PINE salvaged from the legendary Tobacco Road building. This stunningly beautiful wood (see photo in Kickstarter images section) once grew throughout Dade County towards the everglades. Own a piece of history, complete with a set of 4 coasters and a letter of authenticity from Tobacco Road. This wood is thought to be hundreds of years old, limited quantity available at this price! Perfect holiday gifts (you will receive shipment before Christmas)! Thanks for helping TR employees reopen the Road!

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    FOUNDING MEMBER STATUS - Name on plaque to be placed in new Tobacco Road Location

    Limited edition Tobacco Road post card.

    Inclusion on list of supporting members for new Tobacco Road.

    General admission ticket to Last Call party (good for admittance and/or commemorative keepsake)

    Certificate for Road Burger from the Tobacco Road food truck

    Limited edition LAST CALL Tobacco Road T-Shirt

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    CATERED LUNCH AT YOUR OFFICE for 10: Our building might be gone, but our delicious food isn't! You can't come to us, so we'll come to you! Treat your office to Tobacco Road lunch! Tobacco Road Food Truck will come to your office to serve lunch for 10! Choice of sandwich or salad, drink & chips including the Famous Road Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork or Brisket! Help the former employees #savetheroad and be the hero of your office! Perfect for holiday celebrations, birthdays, going-away parties or just a perfect lunch! (If parking is not available for the truck, we will bring the lunch to your office :-) (offer good once we meet our goal through end of February any scheduled weekday based on date requested availability - must be approx 5mi distance from Tobacco Road (Brickell, Midtown, Wynwood, etc- booking prior to date required)

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    CATERED LUNCH AT YOUR OFFICE for 15: Our building might be gone, but our delicious food isn't! You can't come to us, so we'll come to you! Treat your office to Tobacco Road lunch! Tobacco Road Food Truck will come to your office to serve lunch for 15! Choice of sandwich or salad, drink & chips including the Famous Road Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork or Brisket! Help the former employees #savetheroad and be the hero of your office! Perfect for holiday celebrations, birthdays, going-away parties or just a perfect lunch! (If parking is not available for the truck, we will bring the lunch to your office :-) (offer good once we meet our goal through end of February any scheduled weekday based on date requested availability - must be approx 5mi distance from Tobacco Road (Brickell, Midtown, Wynwood, etc- booking prior to date required)

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    CATERED LUNCH AT YOUR OFFICE for 20: Our building might be gone, but our delicious food isn't! You can't come to us, so we'll come to you! Treat your office to Tobacco Road lunch! Tobacco Road Food Truck will come to your office to serve lunch for 20! Choice of sandwich or salad, drink & chips including the Famous Road Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork or Brisket! Help the former employees #savetheroad and be the hero of your office! Perfect for holiday celebrations, birthdays, going-away parties or just a perfect lunch! (If parking is not available for the truck, we will bring the lunch to your office :-) (offer good once we meet our goal through end of February any scheduled weekday based on date requested availability - must be approx 5mi distance from Tobacco Road (Brickell, Midtown, Wynwood, etc- booking prior to date required)

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    CATERED LUNCH AT YOUR OFFICE for 25: Our building might be gone, but our delicious food isn't! You can't come to us, so we'll come to you! Treat your office to Tobacco Road lunch! Tobacco Road Food Truck will come to your office to serve lunch for 25! Choice of sandwich or salad, drink & chips including the Famous Road Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork or Brisket! Help the former employees #savetheroad and be the hero of your office! Perfect for holiday celebrations, birthdays, going-away parties or just a perfect lunch! (If parking is not available for the truck, we will bring the lunch to your office :-) (offer good once we meet our goal through end of February any scheduled weekday based on date requested availability - must be approx 5mi distance from Tobacco Road (Brickell, Midtown, Wynwood, etc- booking prior to date required)

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    CATERED LUNCH AT YOUR OFFICE for 50: Our building might be gone, but our delicious food isn't! You can't come to us, so we'll come to you! Treat your office to Tobacco Road lunch! Tobacco Road Food Truck will come to your office to serve lunch for 50! Choice of sandwich or salad, drink & chips including the Famous Road Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork or Brisket! Help the former employees #savetheroad and be the hero of your office! Perfect for holiday celebrations, birthdays, going-away parties or just a perfect lunch! (If parking is not available for the truck, we will bring the lunch to your office :-) (offer good once we meet our goal through end of February any scheduled weekday based on date requested availability - must be approx 5mi distance from Tobacco Road (Brickell, Midtown, Wynwood, etc- booking prior to date required)

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    ROAD WARRIOR - VIP invite for 4 to the friends & family opening of new location. Name on plaque to be placed in new Tobacco Road Location Limited edition Tobacco Road post card. Inclusion on list of supporting members for new Tobacco Road. Commemorative ticket to Last Call party. Certificate for Road Burger from the Tobacco Road food truck Limited edition LAST CALL Tobacco Road T-Shirt

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    CATERED LUNCH AT YOUR OFFICE for 100: Our building might be gone, but our delicious food isn't! You can't come to us, so we'll come to you! Treat your office to Tobacco Road lunch! Tobacco Road Food Truck will come to your office to serve lunch for 100! Choice of sandwich or salad, drink & chips including the Famous Road Burger, Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork or Brisket! Help the former employees #savetheroad and be the hero of your office! Perfect for holiday celebrations, birthdays, going-away parties or just a perfect lunch! (If parking is not available for the truck, we will bring the lunch to your office :-) (offer good once we meet our goal through end of February any scheduled weekday based on date requested availability - must be approx 5mi distance from Tobacco Road (Brickell, Midtown, Wynwood, etc- booking prior to date required)

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    PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE! Have "A Night at Tobacco Road" in your own backyard! Musical performance by the Tobacco Road House Band's legendary Graham Wood Drout from Iko-Iko, catering from the Tobacco Road Truck and a keg for you and 50 of your closest friends! Dec-Feb!

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    "OWNER'S CLUB" - ROAD WARRIOR - VIP invite for 10 to the friends & family opening of new location. Drink of your choice added to menu. Photo of you inside the new location. Name on plaque to be placed in new Tobacco Road Location, Limited edition Tobacco Road post card. Inclusion on list of supporting "Owners Club" members for new Tobacco Road. Commemorative ticket to Last Call party. 5 Limited edition LAST CALL Tobacco Road T-Shirts

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