The bar where Aileen Wuornos was arrested.

Place of Interest in Port Orange, Florida, United States.

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The Last Resort bar: Aileen Wuornos arrest location.

This is the bar where female serial killer Aileen Wuornos was arrested.

It is called the Last Resort bar, and it is situated at 5812 South Ridgewood Avenue in Port Orange, Florida.

Between 1989 and 1990, Wuornos shot and killed seven men in the state of Florida.

Although she originally claimed that the men in question had attempted to rape her, authorities found this difficult to believe. Instead, they suspected that the true motive behind her crimes was robbery. This is because she had pawned many of her victims' belongings.

Over the years, Wuornos changed her story a number of times. On one occasion, she stated that she robbed her victims and then shot them in order to avoid leaving any witnesses behind.

In January of 1992, she was convicted of the murder of Richard Charles Mallory and sentenced to death. In the months that followed, she also received death sentences for the other killings.

Ten years later, on October 9th, 2002, Aileen Wuornos was executed by lethal injection.

Where is the Last Resort bar?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates.

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the bar are:

29.110702, -80.973463


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The full address for this location is:

Last Resort
5812 South Ridgewood Avenue
Port Orange
FL 32127
United States


The bar sits off the U.S. Route 1 highway in Port Orange. It lies about 70 yards north of the intersection between Ridgewood Avenue and Poinciana Avenue. The bridge at Rose Bay is about half a mile south of the bar.

Details about the general area.

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida. It lies to the south of South Daytona.


  • The bar appears in the 2003 film "Monster", in which Wuornos is depicted by actress Charlize Theron.
  • Theron signed her name on the ceiling.
  • American singer Hank Williams Jr. mentions the bar in his song "Daytona Nights."
  • In the past, the owners have sold bottles of hot sauce with Wuornos' face on them.


Photos of the bar and other related images.

Aileen Wuornos' arrest.

Aileen Wuornos' arrest

On January 9th, 1991, the police apprehended Aileen Wuornos outside of the Last Resort bar in Port Orange, Florida.

Before detectives swooped in, an undercover agent spent time with Wuornos inside the bar. As he was speaking with her, officers listened in on their conversation and videotaped the bar from across the street.

At one point, Wuornos suggested to the undercover agent that they should go out together that night. She also advised him to bring all of his money.

Sensing that he might be in danger of becoming her next victim, the officer went to the restroom and told his backup team to make the arrest.

The parking lot.

Episode 2, Season 1 - Catching Killers

Parking lot - last resort bar.

Wuornos is put in the back of a police car in the parking lot. At the time, officers told her that she was being arrested on an outstanding warrant.


2021 Last Resort Bar

This Google Street View image of the Last Resort bar was taken in July of 2022.



A mural of Wuornos exists inside the bar. It contains information about her victims, aliases, last meal, and final words.

T-shirts are on sale at the bar.


A t-shirt that reads: "Arrested at the world famous Last Resort bar. Home of ice cold beer and killer women."

The Last Resort.

Last Resort Bar

This is another photograph of the bar from the outside. According to online reviews, it is a unique, hospitable, and friendly place to visit.

Inside the bar.

Inside the bar.

This image shows the inside of the bar. As you can see, patrons like to sign their names on the ceiling.

This location belongs to the following categories:

Serial Killers
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