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> 1960's - the Castaways Hotel in Sunny Isles at night, home of the world famous Wreck Bar
From a postcard
1960's - the Castaways Hotel in Sunny Isles at night, home of the world famous Wreck Bar
Sunny Isles, Dade County, Florida
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put myself through grad school at FAU with money earned as bar maid at Castaways' many bars ! anyone remember Judy at the Ginza bar? Ah. . . the days of the over endowed Miami Dolphins' players sunning in their speedos and drinking at the oceanside outdoor bars
We use to stay at a motel down the street from the Castaways called the Golden Arrow motel. I have cousins who use to live in Hialeah and worked for Eastern Airlines back in the 60's. I remember my dad and mom along with my cousins would go over to the Castaways and Wreck Bar and drink a couple of Singa Por Slings. They would bring us back the umbrellas from the drinks. I remember getting my butt beat at Remo's Itallion rest because I did not like the food. I also remember eating at the "Hot Shops". One fond memory I have also is walking under the road at Haulover beach. My daughter and I were in Miami last April 2010 and went by that area, the tunnel is still there but Haulover Beach is now a nude beach. What great memories I have also of Crandon Park Zoo with the train and animals. The Sequarium was also fun. Getting back to the Golden Arrow motel, I remember crossing Collins Ave and going over to a Hotel on the Atlantic side and eating Danish pastries at a coffee shop. I am so glad I found this site it has brought back many special memories of my childhood years vacationing in Miami. Thank you for taking us down memory lane. I am lucky that my dad took quite a few 8mm home movies that I can go back and watch. Thanks, Jack from Tampa, Florida, keep up the good work.
Born and raised in Hialeah (1956). The wreck bar is where I purchased my first cocktail...they had the little tamborenes and sticks with little balls on the end to bang on the table...great memories...thanks!
Joy, welcome to the site and thank you for posting. I'm sending you an e-mail about your photos. Only the site owner can add photos and I'll be glad to add yours but they'll have to be in the Individuals & Small Groups gallery with the other individuals and small groups.
I've got photos of me and my friends here in 1966 - or maybe it was 1965. It was fantastic. Let me know if I can post the photos and I will. Great memories.
What a great picture, stayed here in the 60's and went to the wreck bar evey night
what a blast. Thanks for bringing back a great memory.
Seeing what's there now, just makes you sick. The significance of Mid-Century commercial architecture is reaching Miami too late - by 20 years, I guess. Other cities are rushing to save it - Palm Springs, the New Jersey coast - by I suppose that beachfront property is just too important.