Longboard Bar & Grill turns out fresh and authentic – Port Isabel-South Padre Press

By TESS FICCAGLIA

Mr. Angel Albino is the manager of the Longboard Bar & Grill located at 205 West Palm Street in the South Entertainment District of South Padre Island, Texas.

He gives a brief history and says that Longboard Bar & Grill has only been open for four years and worked there for three and a half years. He loves the family atmosphere and of course the extraordinary views. Working with his staff is like working with his family, he says. He gives them credit for making everything run like clockwork. Several members of its staff are related to each other, making it a real family affair. Many have been employed since day one. Mr. Albino smiles saying that’s what does his job
so easy. The positive energy is contagious as they all smile as they bring festive drinks and food to each table. They are happy servers, bartenders and managers.

Good easy-listening live music starts playing from Tom and Chuck, a regular entertainment couple at the Longboard Bar & Grill. Mr. Albino says it happens every weekday at 4 p.m. There are always two groups on weekdays and three on weekends. He says that’s why they’re the “live music capital of South Texas”. He says no matter what kind of music you crave, country, classic rock, easy listening or Mexican, they have it.

He’s proud of the vastness and raves about the many levels of the Longboard Bar & Grill that make it the perfect concert venue. Mr. Albino names some of the party nooks which include the main deck, the south bar deck, the rooftop Sky Deck and the upstairs bar with an enclosed, air-conditioned dining area. An outdoor concert stage on the Sky Deck is perfect for that special occasion like a wedding, graduation, company outings, birthdays or retirement party. There is plenty of room for large groups, families and pets are also accepted.

.M. Albino says he can’t wait for the new docks to be completed.

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