The Jib goes for a decidedly nautical theme, a theme that is then filtered through Jimmy Buffett's margarita. From the dock-like seating area (pylons and all) by the entrance and the tiki hut with the oceanview mural to the wall of tropical fish tanks and ceiling strewn with nautical flags, the décor screams, "Welcome to the tropics!"
The happy hour may not be the best deal in town, but that's only because the regular prices are already so reasonable. The kitchen, from the affiliated restaurant next door, offers patrons goodies like the conch burger -- kind of like Florida's version of a fried oyster poor boy. Owners, longtime bartender Brian and attorney Debbie, who are also married, are a welcome, constant presence, taking pride in both tending bar and schmoozing with customers. Their stated mission? To be fair-priced and very, very local: Debbie, after all, is a Fort Lauderdale High alum and former teacher there and considers the Jib Room a home for the Flying L's.