It’s not every day that clothing retail pros take the leap into the bar world, but such was the case with newcomer Lost Boy’s founder, Randy Alonso. Alonso, who worked and owned retail shops for 10 years, transformed his former jean store into a new bar with partner and bar industry vet Chris Hudnall.
Lost Boy, which debuted earlier this summer at 157 E Flagler Street, features a noticeably eclectic and vintage vibe but the owners insist there “isn’t a theme.” Instead they got their inspiration for the two story, 2,700-foot-space from the American Southwest, traditional English pubs and “drunken sailor bars.”
The decor for the bar was collected throughout the years by Alonso and features, amongst many other things, his grandfather’s old desk and hat rack from Cuba, trunks from his siblings, paintings from old Miami motels, portraits of former U.S. presidents, vintage bookcases, an old piano, mermaid handrails, and a massive American flag. Plenty of entertainment can also be found throughout in the form of darts, board games, and billiards.
While the interior is eclectic, the cocktail menu created by Hudnall is purposely straightforward. Think classics like the gin and tonic, Old Fashioned, negroni, and Penicillin, along with well drinks, wines, coffee, and tap only beers served in English imperial pint glasses. In addition, a full food menu is available with items like soups, salads, sandwiches, dips, and charcuterie platters.
Lost Boy is now open Monday to Saturday from noon to 2 a.m. and Sundays until 10 p.m. with happy hour available Monday to Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with the drink menu menu half priced. For more information call 305-372-7303.