This funky hole-in-the-wall on the Intracoastal Waterway plays second fiddle to its funkier next door neighbor, world-famous hamburger joint Le Tub. Flicker Lite survives on an old neon sign, word-of-mouth, an emphasis on sports, and proximity to its famous friend. Flicker Lite's ATM has saved many Le Tub newbies from washing dishes since it's cash-only over there.(Added bonus: Le Tub serves its delicious food until 4 a.m.) Le Tub may be weirdly rustic, but Flicker Lite is old and wise, with no-frills outdoor seating on the docks, mostly for smokers' benefit. Fans -- especially longtime local families, or the late-late-night In-the-Biz crowd -- swear by the chewy, delicious Chicago-style pizza, but they make a great NYC thin-crust here, too. The rest is typical Florida fare, fried grouper sandwiches and the like, plus subs. The tap and bottled beer selection is more than respectable. A hidden gem.
The bar space morphs into a series of odd juxtapositions combining old-timey knickknacks: a fire alarm, a police call box, Chicago street signs, newspaper bins. There are also basketball video games and, at every table, miniature flat-screen TVs. Yes, sports lover, there are flat screens at every table, just in case you don't feel like watching the game on the bigger screens around the top perimeter of the room.