This location took a little Google-Fu to figure out since Neptune’s Net is a real bar located in Southern California.
LOCATION: Neptune’s Net (Dania Beach Bar & Grill, 65 N Beach Rd, Dania Beach, Florida)
SHOW: Iron Man 3, 2013
The actual Neptune’s Net is located at 42505 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA. The question most people would ask is, if there’s already filming going on in Southern California, why not shoot at the actual location? It can probably be summed up in one main reason.
That reason being that Neptune’s Net is located on Pacific Coast Highway, which is a pretty busy coastal roadway in Malibu. Shutting that down for filming a scene like the one called for in the film is most likely costly from a budgetary standpoint, as well as logistically.
The freedom of shooting at a small location in Florida, allowed the production to take control of the entire area, without blocking traffic or causing much impact to anyone. And since there was other production happening in and around Miami, the production already had the crew in place for the shoot.
So to find this location I immediately started with the real location and discovered that it could not possibly be there. Searching the internet for possible filming locations showed that other scenes were shot around Miami, while MovieMaps had the Dania Beach Bar & Grill listed on their site for Iron Man 3. Checking that out, I was immediately able to confirm the filming location, especially the reverse angle where we see part of the walkway to the beach. The signage was able to match exactly.
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