Best Hollywood Neighborhood Bar
New Times, Best of 2012
“…solid lineup of musical acts, featuring blues, rock, jazz, punk, funk, and folk, both by locals and out-of-towners. The comfortable bar sports an impressive array of microbrews, craft beers, and cider, both bottled and with 18 options on tap.”
Best Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Bar
New Times, Best of 2009
“…the bar food is prepared with an attention to detail and inventive flair that’s hard to find at other watering holes. Fried oyster poboys are better than much of the competition in New Orleans, and mind-bending spicy gumbo is cooked to secret specifications in ten-gallon batches. Yet it’s not the beer nor the food nor even the Alley’s reliably great jazz and rock music that make it so spectacular. It’s the place itself. Go in, drink, and eat and you’ll meet some of the coolest heads around.”
Best Bar Food
New Times, Best of 2008
“Everything is great. To eat a bad dish at this bar, you’d have to phone in an order to another restaurant and have it delivered.”
Best Bar Food
City Link Metromix, Best of 2007
“You could hardly ask for a better culinary accompaniment when listening to the Mardi Gras funk of Brian Stoltz onstage or The Neville Brothers on the jukebox than a bowl of the Alley’s superb gumbo…”
City Link Magazine, March 15, 2006
All about the Alley’s great gator dishes in this interview.
New Times, July 28, 2005
“Night Court” columnist Courtney Hambright has an encounter with the Alley’s fearless leader. A must read!
Best Pulled Pork Sandwich
New Times, Best of 2005
“Calling Alligator Alley a bar is a disservice; its a vital part of the community. Calling its menu bar food is outrageous — its an epicurean wonder.”
Armchair Review: Alligator Alley
2 Walls, November, 2004
Webzine reviewer raves about the Q, our infamous gator ribs and especially the slaw: “Let me think about this before I type it because I truly believe it’s true: Alligator Alley has the best Cole Slaw I’ve ever tasted.”
A Flood of Frances
New Times, Sept. 9, 2004
Hurricane stories include a visit to Alligator Alley. Photos!
Best Club Owner
New Times, May 13, 2004
Explains why Kilmo was chosen for their “Best Of” issue.
New Times, November 27, 2003
Article about infamous Florida artist Blowfly includes great description of the original nasty rapper’s impromtou visit to Alligator Alley.
Like father, like sons
City Link Magazine, August 6, 2003
Cover story about Way Of The Groove, featuring Felix and Julius, the twin sons of bass innovator Jaco Pastorius. Mentions Kilmo and Alligator Alley’s nurturing of this group.
New Times, October 10, 2002
Dining review says the Alley’s prize-winning gumbo is “a silky stew so addictive it’ll turn you into a gumbo-crazed monster…”
New Times, June 13, 2002
“We love music, we love life, we like to have a good time, put up good food and good drinks, hang with good people, jam some killer tunes — that’s our life. Anyone’s welcome to join.”
Calibrations: Alligator Alley
New Times, October 7, 1999
“Alligator Alley is a wonderful music club. There isn’t a single hideous neon beer sign, pool table, or TV in the joint. Drinks are cheap, and with three bars there’s no waiting all night for service. The menu is full of affordable, regional cuisine. The sound is stellar, and the sightlines to the main stage are uniformly clean and unobstructed. ”
Articles that are not archived online have appeared in Associated Press outlets all over the country, The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, The Boca News, Goldcoast Magazine, Eastsider, Pompano Pelican and more.