New Pride Hub Faces Problems

Photo via The Pub on the Drive, Facebook.

The grand opening of Pub on the Drive’s new patio was just that: grand. But an unforeseen issue briefly tamped down enthusiasm. On Aug. 16, co-owner Mike Connell and his crew cut the red ribbon and officially opened their new back patio area, called Pride Hub at Pub On the Drive.

The new space is beautiful, with sleek wood walls, a large bar, a translucent cover and ceiling fans to keep things cool, six televisions, and seating for about 75. The VIP party was packed with invited guests including loyal customers, local luminaries, and media.

The area was crowded for the party, but movement and flow through the space was as smooth as the atmosphere was festive. The bar is long enough for three to four bartenders to work quickly and comfortably without stepping on each other.

The Pub is a prolific programmer of entertainment. That will continue inside, but Connell says this space will be different from the rest of the establishment. Pride Hub will be just for people who want to come and have a meal and talk without loud music or performances.

Excitement Short Circuited

Problems came the next night during the public grand opening. People in attendance told OutSFL that the party was over just as it was getting started. An issue with electricity forced the area to close.

Sources said there was no danger to anyone, but the problem threatened to cut electric service to the entire building. Work to fix the problem began over the weekend and into the week. Pride Hub will open as soon as the all clear is given, which, at the time of this writing, was day-to-day.


Phone: 954-514-7095
Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 2PM


2520 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, FL 33305



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