h4. Technomic, Inc., 2011, BarTrender Quarterly—First Quarter 2011
Located in a historic building that is reminiscent of the Old French Quarter in New Orleans with brick flooring, ornate chandeliers and large glass doors between rooms Features seven different bars, each with a different theme and décor package In different rooms, guests will find dueling pianos, a dance club,celebrity DJs, a courtyard with live music, pool tables, Karaoke and Dixieland-style jazz music
Seville Quarter, located in Pensacola, FL, is an “entertainment destination” that offers everything from dancing to dining. Founder Bob Snow transformed a dilapidated warehouse into what would become seven bars in one. He first opened Rosie O’Grady’s, a Dixieland-inspired beer-and-peanuts saloon, in 1967. Next he added Lili Marlene’s, followed by five more distinctive rooms. Seville Quarter has now become an entire
complex that offers something for everyone. Seville Quarter spans seven different rooms, each with its own theme and atmosphere. The original room, Rosie O’Grady’s
Good Time Emporium, sports a New Orleans Dixieland theme with lavish woodwork and pressed tin ceilings. On a small, elevated stage sits a two-sided piano where musicians play and duel. A door leads out to End O’the Alley Bar, an open-air gaslight courtyard with a large performance stage and outdoor bar. Directly cross from Rosie O’Grady’s is Lili Marlene’s World War I Aviators Pub. The room, meant as a gathering place for
professionals, has a front and back bar and features English-style captain chairs and pub tables, and light fixtures from Southern mansions. North of that room is Fast Eddie’s Billiard Parlor, complete with pool tables, bench seating, ship wheel-adorned walls and a “Wall of Fame” featuring photos and mementos from famous athletes. At the far west end is Phineas Phogg’s Balloon Works, a two-story dance club. High-energy dance music is played from a DJ booth that was once a pulpit in London. Along with brick flooring, the focal point of the room is a giant brass sailing balloon. Another room is Apple Annie’s, a ballroom with a functioning courtyard. Large glass doors lead to the courtyard to show a fountain that is topped with a stone eagle. Palace Café is modeled after the New Orleans French Quarter, with French doors, bar stools, tile floors and a front and back bar. In addition, Seville Quarter also has a separate outdoor concert venue, a
banquet and event facility, and a gift shop. The restaurant menu, available Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m., features Southern-inspired bar foods. The menu
kicks off with Southern-style appetizers such as baked oysters, New Orleans barbecue shrimp, Creole crab and artichoke dip, seafood gumbo and crab cakes. A variety of thin-crust, 9-inch pizzas include combinations such as roasted veggie; pepperoni; goat cheese, caramelized onion and basil; barbecue chicken; and shrimp and pesto. Several sandwiches, New Orleans po’ boys and burgers are menued. Selections include chicken club, pulled pork and smoked brisket sandwiches; fried shrimp and oyster po’ boys; and barbecue-bacon-Cheddar and chili cheese hamburgers. The menu is rounded out with dinner entrées such as andouille-stuffed chicken, grilled grouper, Creole seafood pasta, bone-in pork chop and a 12-ounce center-cut sirloin. For dessert, the restaurant offers hot beignets, whitechocolate bread pudding and cheesecake. A kids’ menu is also available.
Several of the seven different rooms have a different signature drink. At Rosie O’Grady’s, guests are encouraged to try the Flaming Hurricane, made with light rum, dark rum, passion-fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup and grenadine. Apple Annie’s is known for its frozen drinks and daiquiris. The Palace Café offers a variety of coffee drinks, such as hazelnut mocha martini, white Russian, caramel macchiato martini and espresso bomb. In addition to signature drinks, all rooms have a full bar and several beers on tap. The large draft-beer selection includes Bud Light, Miller Light, PBR, Blue Moon, Rogue Dead Guy Ale and Yuenling. Seville’s Wine and Gift Shoppe features a selection of artisanal wines from around the world, several of which are available throughout the seven rooms. Daily events and specials are offered in different rooms, including happy hours, Nickel Beer Night, $2 Crown and Down events, wine tasting and more. The nightclub is open 11 a.m.–3 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and 5 p.m.–3 a.m. on Sunday. Palace Café opens at 7 a.m. Monday–Saturday and is closed on Sunday. Cover charge at the nightclub is $5.