Updated
Jul 6th, 2012
First Posted
Jul 6th, 2012

Johnnie Browns

301 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach FL, 33483
(561) 243-9911
Overall Rating
2.8
Food
Service
Ambiance
Last Review
01/31/2011

Details

Hours: Music 7 nights a week
Dress Code: Casual
Parking: Street
CC: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Entree Prices: Inexpensive
Outdoor: Yes
Reservations: No
Delivery: No

Critic's Review

Johnnie Brown's is like the Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale; as the neighborhood grows more upscale all around it; Johnnie Brown's remains the same.

Let me start off by saying that I'm not a fan. The place is uncomfortable. The aluminum chairs are uncomfortable. The bar is some sort of faux plastic. The tables are wobbly and too close together; and most of the people here aren't the kind of people I want to be real close to.

In the evening, they have live music; on Thursdays they have an Elvis impersonator, and the place is usually jam-packed.

The best thing about Johnnie Brown's is the music; it's classic rock all the way. You won't hear any Bee Gees or Techno here. They have plenty of big screen TVs; one thing in the place that isn't old and crusty. There are tacky signs all over; it's Hooter's without the girls.

A lot of people rave about the chicken wings here, so I had to try them.

The sign says "These aren't Parrot Wings"; I guess I don't understand what that means. I thought that meant that they were big, but these wings aren't big. There's nothing special about these wings; they're just fried bare and then they pour some hot sauce over them. There was no flavor baked in.

This place is named after Addison Mizner's pet monkey, so there's likely a lot of things about it that us Northerner's don't quite get. But there are too many better places nearby to put this place in the loop.

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