Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Panama City Beach

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Since May 2008, Tootsies Orchid Lounge has been providing the best in country music and great times at their latest location in Panama City Beach at Pier Park.

Our original Tootsies location is in Nashville, TN. Hattie "Tootsie" Louis Tatum bought the bar (called Mom's at the time of purchase) in 1960. She credited a painter with the name new name because of the orchid color he'd paited her building. Tootsie was a singer/comedienne with "Big Jeff & The Radio Playboys. She recorded "My Little Red Wagon" and Tootsie's Wall of Fame."

Records about Tootsie's include "What's Tootsies Gonna Do When They Tear the Ryman Down?" and "The Wettest Shoulders in Town."

Several movies and segments have been filmed in and about Tootsies. Famous early customers range from Waylon Jennings to Patsy Cline. Willie Nelson even got his first songwriting job after playing at Tootsie's. It was said that Tootsie had a cigar box behind the counter full of IOU's from where she'd given drinks and food to hungry pickers and beggers.

Charlie Pride gave Tootsie a jeweled hatpin that she used to stick unruly patrons with.
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  • I did not eat here but I had a couple beers and watched the bands several times during our trip. The bands were great. The afternoon singer was decent. Looked like he was struggling a bit. The band so...  more »
  • Huge bar, they always have live music (rock/country), good food, cheap drinks and an amazing bar staff! Kat and Shannon are always on point! We go here multiple times a day!  more »
  • Monday-Wednesday ask for Megan and Thursday-Saturday ask for Shannon. Hopefully by now Shannon has showed all the girls how to make the best Fruity Drink Ever. Megan I can’t say enough about you. I wo...  more »
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  • Restaurant by day, concert hall by night. Great place for live country music. Outstanding bar staff. Come early to dance, big crowd with later and better band, no room to dance by then.
  • Great bar! I guess its a restaurant durring the day to. But we go at night when we are in PCB for spring break for the awesome entertainment. Love it there.
  • Didn't get to try the food. Got there too early just checking out the area. Service is what made it awesome. The server/bartender gave us a great experience and helped us find some other good local spots.
  • Tennessee Tootsie feel with decor the same. Great baked oysters! Fantastic entertainment, that boy can sing even took requests will be back to visit before we go home.
  • Tootsies was cool... crowd is not that diverse but people were cool... and bartenders were great... Especially Mrs Courtney... lol
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