Our quest for warmth to the Florida Panhandle also had two places I would put in the Honorable Mention category. Both had the possibility of being really GREAT PLACES, but didn't make the cut because of problems.
CALYPSO-- Panama City Beach-- When we found a motel right across the street, we were especially excited, but, then, reality.
Even with more TVs than we have seen in most restaurant/bars, none were ever tuned into any Buzztime stations at any time we went inside. I doubt that they will be keeping NTN/Buzztime much longer. The first night, they were having that wrestling/boxing fight, but they did turn one TV on in the bar. The second time we went in, the bartender told us we could only play it in the restaurant. In the restaurant, they said we could only play it in the bar. The bartender wouldn't turn it on, so we left. We did get to play it in the bar one time.
Too bad because they also had $1 pints of Coors Light and $4 pitchers every day, and, it was right across the street from where we were staying. A great combination, but we only played three times instead of daily (we were there nine days).
PINEAPPLE WILLY'S-- Panama City Beach-- One of the major hot spots in town, and no doubt packed now that the Spring Breakers are in town. However, NTN was moved out to the Pier Bar and that was open for a couple weeks when we were there.
This could be a great spot to play NTN, though, as you'll be overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Playing NTN with a water view, that's great.
Could Be Great NTN Spots. --RoadDog