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Tobacco Road hitting the sea with Norwegian Cruise Line

Tobacco Road is closing in its current location soon, but the Norwegian Escape will include a version at sea.
Tobacco Road is closing in its current location soon, but the Norwegian Escape will include a version at sea.

Tobacco Road may be leaving its spot at 626 S. Miami Ave. this week, but fans of the landmark bar will be able to get their fix at an unexpected location next year: the Norwegian Escape, which starts sailing from Miami in November of 2015.

The Miami-based cruise line announced the venue Wednesday, the same day bar representatives said they plan to reopen in a landlocked location near the current spot after raising enough money.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s 4,200-passenger Escape will sail year-round from Port Miami after it launches next year. The onboard Tobacco Road will feature the original’s neon sign, photos and other memorabilia, as well as drinks created by bar mixologist Leo Holtzman.

“We are thrilled to be able to preserve a piece of Miami’s history and provide this famous Miami institution a home at sea on board the incredible new Norwegian Escape,” said Kevin Sheehan, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, in a statement.

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