Located along the Historic John's Pass Boardwalk, Caddy's /The Hut Bar & Grill is known as a live music venue with great waterfront views. It was also attached to Skulley's Seafood Restaurant for many years before COVID shutdowns forced a closure and sale to Caddy's.
The Hut has a 15' tall carnival style pass-through tiki head entrance in front which opens to an outside breezeway where you can see a large house-like structure painted brick red with lime green trim -- matching the adjacent restaurant. The interior is a very large hall with some floor-to-ceiling tiki columns.
There is a wood-beamed tin ceiling. Flat screen TVs surround the room just below the ceiling, and along with the beer signs, you quickly realize that despite the exterior this is going to be more of a Florida style surf shack place than a traditional mid-century inspired tiki bar.
They do have some cartoony large molded tiki figures holding bottles but otherwise the decor is typical beer hall with some beach-style surfboard signs and made in Indonesia tiki masks thrown into the mix.
Along the boardwalk in back, you can see the entire top of The Hut's roof is thatched, which is an impressive amount of thatching.
They also have a 70 foot waterfront dock, which extends out into John's Pass for outdoor dining. Customers say it's not uncommon to see dolphins there.
NOTE: The Hut Bar & Grill was forced to close in the wake of COVID shutdowns. In July 2021, William Karns Enterprises Inc. (headed by Bill Karns, who works with the Caddy’s Restaurant Group) purchased two restaurants along the John’s Pass boardwalk, including the shuttered Sculley’s Waterfront Restaurant and The Hut Bar & Grill from Dag Bros Inc. in a $5 million deal. The Hut Bar & Grill has re-opened under the Caddy's banner as of 2022 with seemingly few visible changes to the location...although presumably the food and beverages have fallen in line with the other locations in the Caddy's chain.