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1965 - OK Pool Service, 7295 Bird Road, and the Leprechaun Bar in background, Miami
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1965 - OK Pool Service, 7295 Bird Road, and the Leprechaun Bar in background, Miami

7295 Bird Road (SW 40th Street), Miami, Florida


The Palmetto Expressway and Tropical park are visible in the background.


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Don Boyd29-Aug-2013 05:22
Thank you Peggy, and everyone else who has commented, for posting your memories and comments on this page.

Don
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Peggy Guest 29-Aug-2013 04:06
I was browsing your website and was shocked when I saw this photo.
My son has worked at OK Pool for the last 25 years.
Yes, it is till there.
Guest 19-May-2012 12:00
SID ORIGINALLY PLAYED THE PIANO AT THE YORKSHIRE INN ON BIRD RD--THEN MOVED TO THE BAR CALLED THE LEMON TWIST ON BIRD RD--A NW CORNER WHICH WAS RENAMED SIDS--AND HAD THE PIANO TUNE ON THE WINDOW--"DRIND AND A SANDWICH--FOUR BITS"---J MUDD
Guest 30-May-2008 15:36
Thats still there. The leprechaun bar was called O'rourkes before it closed down in 2005. OK Pool service is still there. That's the palmetto back there.
manny 02-May-2008 13:11
you can see the palmetto exp in the background, so it cannot be ludlam. the bar looks like o'rourke's
Ray25-Apr-2008 02:07
guest...

While it has another name on the building, Sid's Piano Bar is mentioned here:

http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/image/85354513

I think it was Sid's after being the Red Bird bar and before Papa Johns that's there now.

I know the Leprechaun bar was also a piano-type bar. I know it was a mostly gay bar before it closed. How far back did that go?

At some point I sort of hope a few smaller bars will give up on the over-done sports themes and go back to a really good piano format. Of course a big part of that is having the right person at the keys. I can think of a lot of good times I had at such a bar. Sure, some of the songs were corny but, come on, how many of you DON'T know the words to Billy Joel's Piano Man? If you go to a good one, you will leave the bar smiling and humming some song.

Ray
Don Boyd25-Mar-2008 17:38
Send me one and I'll be glad to add it to the galleries. I can't add what I don't have, sorry.

Don
guest 25-Mar-2008 13:33
I hope somewhere in here you will include a picture of Sid's Piano Bar, that was truly a Miami Landmark.
Guest 19-Feb-2008 05:58
I remember the Leprechaun bar...up until a few years ago I used to have a drink or two at O'Rourke's...building is still there.
Guest 28-Jan-2008 00:35
Ray, and Don,

I'm sure you remember when The Palmetto expressway was called The Palmetto By-Pass, since it at one time actually bypassed the city of Miami...prior to all of the expansion...ain't no bypass in 2008!
Ray 11-Oct-2007 01:30
I think OK Pools had a fire and totally rebuilt on the same site and is still open there. That's quite a history for a business. After the Leprechaun closed, it was briefly a sports bar and has been abandoned for many years. The building is still standing. I think we can see the Palmetto overpass in the background. Notice no street lights, no side walks and how narrow Bird Road is in this picture. Using the front of the bar as a sort of reference, the street is now about 20 from the building. The round (Pure?) sign would now be in the street. Bird Road is now 6 lanes, with a median and full sidewalks.
Don Boyd10-Sep-2007 20:44
Guest, thank you for identifying the bar. Don
Guest 10-Sep-2007 19:28
The name is the Leprechaun Bar