In a city built for partying and hedonism, where a wall of multi-storey casinos lines the beach and a multi-million dollar advertising campaign urges you to “Do AC,” this modest bar was the last place you could get a drink.
“Ducktown’s a legend,” declared patron Ben Markum, 35. “It’s like ‘Cheers,’ or something,” he added, referring to the eponymous bar in the long-running US television series.
Markum was defying the evacuation order because he has a party to organise for Halloween. “We’re serious in this town when it comes to partying,” he said.