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Lauderbabe Happy Hour Guide

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“It’s always happy hour somewhere,” and the heat is quickly approaching. Nothing says Summer vibes better than grabbing a bite and a refreshing beverage after a long day. I’m taking you from Las Olas to random strip malls in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale Beach to Flagler Village. You’ll find local eateries and watering holes old and new — Some you may have heard of and others not so much.

From outdoor spaces, wine bars, beer joints, to the perfect date night spot, there is something for everyone. Here’s a list of favorite happy hours in Fort Lauderdale worth noting about — from a local.

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A seafood lovers heaven, 3030 Ocean.

3030 Ocean — 3030 Ocean offers an ever-changing menu of organic produce and locally-sourced dishes from both land and sea. Executive Chef Adrienne Grenier packs a punch when it comes to delicious farm to table food and is consistently my favorite chef at local “foodie” events. An excellent spot to go with your seafood-lover BFF.
When: Happy hour 5 PM to 7 PM daily.
Where: 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Menu: Click here.

4:30 Boardroom Bar — Be prepared to make friends at this local gem. 4:30 Boardroom Bar is equipped with a relaxed indoor/outdoor bar with the friendliest bartenders and staff in the city. The decor features an eclectic taste of surf and skateboards, vintage cars, and Star Wars memorabilia with TV’s up in case you want to catch a game (go sports!). Happy hour includes $1 off everything and $2 off all shots. This spot is perfect for taking in a sunny Florida day with a cold one listening to rockabilly, surf, or reggae music.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday all day until 8 PM.
Where: 3343 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Sidenote: 4:30 Boardroom Bar does not serve food. However, Bohemian Latin Grill, Smoke BBQ, Shooters, Greek Islands Taverna, and more are all within walking distance.

A speakeasy-style bar inside a restaurant — Apothecary 330

The Apothecary 330 — Apothecary 330 is an intimate, speakeasy-style cocktail bar with an impressive spirits collection and home to innovative cocktails. Apothecary is the perfect spot before you head to a movie at the IMAX or catch a show at The Broward Center for Performing Arts. Sample charcuterie, choose from delicious artisan pizzas and get your pasta on from neighboring Pizza Craft. Can’t find it? Head straight to the neon sign that says “COCKTAILS.” $5 wine by the glass and $2 off beer.
When: Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Where: 330 Himmarshee Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Menu: Click here.

BAR RITA — BAR RITA offers refined small-plate offerings, including tacos, fajitas, carne asada fries, loaded nachos, and more. Don’t sleep on their tasty versions of chips and guac like Truffle Street Corn or Spicy Tuna and Mango. Happy Hour includes bar bites, $2 off all drinks + $6 Rita’s Margaritas.
When: Happy hour Tuesday through Friday 4 PM to 7 PM.
Where: 1401 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Menu: Click here.

Plenty of outdoor + indoor seating for you and your crew at BAR RITA.

Beg For More — With a cheeky name like Beg For More, naturally, this restaurant is one of my go-to sushi spots. Located off of Oakland Park Blvd. just before the Intracoastal bridge, Beg For More serves up some of my favorite crab rangoons in town! I love ordering it with their spicy edamame, and signature roll, ‘Tastes Like My Ex-Girlfriend,’ which is a perfect pairing of tuna, hamachi, flake, asparagus, topped with Thai and Japanese chili. Happy hour includes $4 small plates, $2 sushi, 3 for two rolls, $4 house wine and sake, and $3 beer.
When: Happy hour 4 PM to 7 PM Monday through Thursday.
Where: 2831 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Menu: Click here.

Intimately-lit Big City Tavern.

B Square Burgers & Booze — Sometimes I get a-hankerin’ for a delicious burger. You know, that perfect combination of patty, bun and perfectly crispy french fries on the side? So, to B Squared Burgers & Booze I go! Casual outdoor seating makes it perfect for taking in a breezy Las Olas afternoon with your four-legged friend. Although I am a purist at heart and usually go for a simple burger with the usual fixings (like the ‘Selfie’ burger), B Squared offers other tasty options such as the ‘Dad Bod’ (melted Maytag blue cheese, truffle mushroom, purple caramelized onions, and a sunny-side-up fried egg) and for the veggie babes out there, the ‘I Don’t Eat Meat’ (veggie burger, black bean, brown rice, roasted peppers, sprouts, quinoa, melted provolone, and chipotle mayo.) Show your local ID and receive a free glass of B2 wine (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris or Viognier) or house draft beer with any menu item $14.95 or over. B Square also offers a “Locals Only” card which includes 10% off your entire bill (May through October) so “B” sure to grab one when you’re there!
When: Extended happy hour on Monday from 3 PM to 9 PM and regular happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM (at the bar only.)
Where: 1021 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Menu: Click here.

Coastal vibes at Boatyard just off 17th Street.

Big City Tavern — Big City Tavern is one of the tried and true eateries on Las Olas Boulevard. I have never had a bad meal here! Big City’s menu features fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, salads; you name it, they’ve got it. Chef Steven Zobel and his team hand select fresh, top sourced ingredients to craft daily specials as well as the dishes that never disappoint. Each day desserts, pasta, bread, and gelato are all house-made. Oh, and did someone say Prosecco Pop? Try one of their many specialty cocktails, like this sweet treat. $2.00 off all alcoholic beverages and 50% off selected appetizers. Show your local ID and receive 10% off!
When: Happy hour every day from 4 PM to 7 PM. (At the bar only.)
Where: 609 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Boatyard — Boatyard offers an upscale, nautical-chic with an ‘Eat Local, Be Coastal’ philosophy. Boatyard’s eclectic, seafood-centric menu blends the freshest daily catches with a quality raw bar, shellfish selections and premium cuts of meat, all thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients for patrons to enjoy inside, outside or dockside. Boatyard is excellent for taking friends from out of town to because it is “quintessential Fort Lauderdale” and who knows, maybe you’ll catch sight of a Below Deck cast member. Service can be a bit hoity-toity, but we are in South Florida, after all. Half-priced cocktails, beer, and select wine. Enjoy $5 bites and $2.50 tuna tacos! The Restaurant People offer a “LOCALS ONLY” card that you present at any TRP eatery and receive 20% off your entire check all Summer long! Make sure you snag one before they’re gone.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM. (At the bar only.)
Where: 1555 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Menu: Click here.

Hidden gem in Wilton Manors, Candela Restaurant Wine Bar + Tapas.

Candela — Tucked in a strip mall, this cozy, warmly lit eatery has Spanish, Italian and Cuban eats, plus many, many wines. One of the things I enjoy about Candela is that they encourage their guests to share and sample the menu and be the creator of your tasting menu. The atmosphere is unpretentious and serves authentically great food. Candela’s happy hour menu boasts mussels and clams, calamari, and several other seafood-inspired dishes. On Fridays, they have a live musician playing the loveliest Spanish guitar making for the perfect date night.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday 5 PM to 7 PM.
Where: 2909 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33334
Menu: Click here.

Casablanca Cafe — Casablanca Cafe is a historic former residence with ocean views, Mediterranean-American inspired plates, and live piano music. Built in 1927, Casablanca was the first home constructed on Fort Lauderdale Beach and is the oldest remaining structure, which adds to this restaurant’s old-world charm. 50% off select drinks, beer, and wine and $4.95 small plate appetizers.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM. (At the bar only.)
Where: 3049 Alhambra Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Menu: Click here.

Canyon Southwest Cafe — Canyon serves an innovative and surprising mix of American cuisine with Asian, South and Central American undertones in an intimate setting. I have three words for you, my friend, Prickly. 👏 Pear. 👏 Margarita. 👏 Notorious for their Prickly Pear Marg and White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Canyon Southwest has many outstanding dishes that I dream about, like their “Mac + Cheese” (Vermont white cheddar, green chili panko), crispy pork tacos (manchego cheese, mashed avocado, cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, with cilantro cream), and pan-fried shishito peppers with a kimchi garlic sauce. Happy hour is at the bar only and be sure to get there early if you actually want to snag a seat.
When: Happy hour Sunday through Friday from 5:30 PM to 8 PM (and again on Friday from 10 PM to 11 PM.) At the bar only.
Where: 1818 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Menu: Click here.

Outdoor patio overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at Coconuts.

Coconuts — Brought to you by be nice Restaurant Group, Coconuts is Fort Lauderdale at its best. With expansive, uninterrupted views of Fort Lauderdale’s intercoastal waterways, you can raft your boat at their dock or bring your dog on a leash, the atmosphere is fun, relaxed, and the food is great. Coconuts is a waterfront dining destination and the perfect place to watch the boats cruise by and the sunset while inhaling an order (or 6) of “Scoobies”; an insanely delicious dish of crab claws in a spicy garlic and oil mix that will leave you wanting more. Indulge on half price appetizers, $1 off cocktails & beer, half dozen oysters for $7. 1/2 price bottles of wine Mondays and Tuesdays — cheers!
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Where: 429 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Dal Contadino Trattoria — I am so happy for places like this in Fort Lauderdale. Dal Contadino Trattoria brings rustic Homestyle Italian cuisine right here to our tropical backyard. It’s one of my favorite places to take friends and family because the service and atmosphere provided by Chef Nuccio and his staff are always fantastic to experience. Dal Contadino offers phenomenal homemade pasta, fresh seafood, + a delicious selection of tapas and specials; You may even get serenaded by Chef Nuccio himself! Spoiler alert, the food is superb. The first time I tasted their truffle gnocchi, I think I cried a little. During Contadino’s happy hour, you can enjoy items like $4 broccoli rabe and sausage + gnocchi filled with truffle cheese, $6 mussels in garlic with lemon sauce + zucchini flowers, $6 cocktails, and more.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
Where: 2775 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Menu: Click here.

Enter the stunning DUNE on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar — “Honest American Food at its best,” Doc’s has restaurants in Chicago, Tampa, Coral Gables, Austin, to name a few, and it might be because of their addicting chicken wings. Centrally located on Federal Highway, this spot is consistent and happy hour is a deal (I’m a sucker for a good deal.) $4 beer, $6 select wines and bar bites menu.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Where: 452 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

DUNE — Get ready for beach-inspired cocktails paired with spectacular ocean views. DUNE is Fort Lauderdale’s newest beachfront dining experience. With an elegant yet uncomplicated menu, guests will enjoy Mid-century chic design and a menu of locally sourced seafood, fresh organic ingredients, coastal-influenced signature cocktails, and a wine program that pays homage to Auberge’s Napa Valley roots. And if you needed any more convincing, there’s a special called “Champagne on the Half Shell,” which is three oysters and a glass of bubbly for $10. Sign me up.
When: Happy hour Monday through Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM on the Oceanfront Terrace.
Where: 2200 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Menu: Click here.

Perfect setting for unlimited tacos at El Vez Fort Lauderdale Beach.

El Camino — El Camino is a vibrant Las Olas destination serving traditional Mexican meals and margaritas in an airy, contemporary dining room. Sample cheap yet tasty appetizers, $2 tacos, $2 beers, $5 margs, $8 tequila flights y más!
When: Happy hour at the bar + lounge from 4 PM – 7 PM, daily. Select dining room from 4 PM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.
Where: 817 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

El Vez — Located inside The W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez is a welcome treat to Fort Lauderdale Beach. El Vez showcases classic Mexican fare with an emphasis on Baja-style cooking that celebrates the fresh seafood of the South Florida region. A variety of guacamoles, ceviches, and classics like Mahi Mahi Tacos sit side-by-side with signature dishes like Grilled Whole Branzino Baja Style and Traditional Tacos al Carbon. Their Red Snapper Aguachile with a refreshing Lavender-Honey Margarita is the perfect combo that knock my socks off. Happy hour includes 50% off bebidas and $4-$9 bar bites.
When: Happy hour served Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Where: 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Menu: Click here.

Check out the action in the kitchen at ETARU Las Olas.

ETARU Las Olas — ETARU Las Olas is a local Japanese restaurant that welcomes diners with a critically acclaimed menu and vibe. Outfitted with natural touches of wood and an industrial-chic design element, an impressive tree-like structure serves as the centerpiece of the restaurant that is almost as beautiful as the food. The menu features $6 signature cocktails, $5 sake and wine and $3 Sapporo beers, as well as $4 bar snacks such as Beef, Ginger and Sesame Dumplings and Japanese Fried Chicken. $5 Skewers include a Cobia Skewer with Piri Piri sauce and Sweetcorn Skewer with wasabi lime butter and shichimi among others. Night owls rejoice: Get a nightcap with 50% off select Japanese whiskeys at ETARU’s Late Night Whiskey Happy Hour.
When: Maki Monday half off Maki rolls bar bites + drink specials. Happy hour daily 4 PM until 7 PM. Late Night Whiskey Happy Hour 9 PM to close.
Where: 500 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

The Foxy Brown — Another fan favorite brought to you by Fort Lauderdale’s be nice Restaurant Group. The Foxy Brown is a neighborhood spot “inspired by a patty melt and a milkshake.” They specialize in serving comfort food with a twist. They offer $3 drafts and half-off a variety of snack/appetizers like “Lollypop wings,” pretzel bread, + more.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Where: 723 East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Hard to find, easy to drink – LauderAle Fort Lauderdale

G & B Oyster Bar — G&B Oyster Bar is the sleek, modern sister restaurant connected to Coconuts. G&B offers sociable indoor and outdoor seating and two open garage doors that always catch the nearby ocean breeze. Any day of the week you can eat fresh East coast and West coast oysters, infamous “Scoobies,” boquerones, and mouthwatering crudos. Take advantage of the amazing views from Coconuts and watch the live feed from the dock or watch their kitchen crew shuck oysters by the dozen in the mirror mounted above the oyster counter. It’s all about a relaxed, casual, South Florida dining experience that is synonymous with all be nice restaurants. Happy hour features half-price appetizers, $1 off cocktails + beer, and half dozen oysters are $7 — Pro tip: 50% off bottles of wine on Mondays and Tuesdays.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Where: 429 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Menu: Click here.

Inside Lona Cocina + Tequileria by Chef Pablo Salas.

LauderAle — LauderAle is a small-batch, electric-fired brewery conveniently nestled in a secluded marine-industrial warehouse district between Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Founded by Fort Lauderdale natives, LauderAle is the first nano brewery in Southeast Florida. They pride themselves in cultivating authentic ales centered around local culture and influence. Beer offerings range in a variety of rotating styles from Blondes to Imperial Stouts along with seasonal and special releases, and guest taps from local Florida breweries. Picnic tables and string lights decorate the warehouse taproom making the space laidback with a community-based feel to it. LauderAle features live music, daily food trucks, and games, so there’s no shortage of fun. BRINGING YOUR DOG HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday 3 PM to 6 PM. (Mondays ITB 25% off, Mondays and Tuesdays 2 Tacos + a Beer for $10!)
Where: 3305 SE 14th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Menu: Rotating food trucks daily.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille — The first time I walked into Lobster Bar Sea Grille, I think my jaw dropped to the floor. Right smack on a busy corner of Las Olas, stands a building that houses one of the most aesthetically delightful restaurants on the strip. LBSG has stunning tiled archways and custom lighting that gives every area, from the dining room to the lounge’s vibrant U-shaped bar, an intimate feel. The service is crazy good, and the food has never left me feeling disappointed. They also have a fully covered patio with cushioned furniture that is ideal for cocktails and light outdoor dining in the Summa, Summa, Summa-tiiiiime. P.S. If you’re feeling like a long lunch, Lobster Bar Sea Grille offers a fantastic prix fixe lunch menu that is $25 for three delicious courses.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 PM to 7 PM. $6 house wine, $7 house spirits, and a special bar menu.
Where: 450 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Stunning tiled archways and an impressive menu shine at Lobster Bar Sea Grille.

Lona Cocina Tequileria — Celebrated Mexican chef Pablo Salas is behind Lona Cocina and Tequileria, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort’s chic new Mexican eatery. Lona offers Salas’ eclectic, soulful Mexican cooking in a chic, yet funky environment, complete with a breathtaking outdoor bar, casually elegant interior dining room, and a special tequila tasting room. The bar offers a special menu of snacks, small plates, and tacos as well as a selection of agave-centric craft cocktails, freshly-made margaritas, house-made sangrias, Micheladas (perfect for the beachfront vibe) and, for true tequila worshipers, agave flights. Enjoy $4 house beer, $6 house wine, and $7 house cocktails.
When: Happy Hour Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 PM to 7 PM. Tuesday: Taco Tuesday, Wednesday: Ladies Night, and Thursday: Chelas y Micheladas.

Where: 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Menu: Click here.

Channel your inner competitor at Louie Bossi’s weekly Bocce Ball Tournament.

Louie Bossi’s — Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria is a high energy Italian eatery will be inspired by the traditions of Italian American restaurants in New York and Chicago. Named for its New York-born chef, Louie Bossi’s specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, pasta, and house-cured salumi. The wine selection is focused on Italian vintages including 50+ wines by the glass as well as handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, housemade limoncello, and roasted coffees. $2 off all drinks and half-priced pizzas. 50% off martinis Monday + $2.50 meatball sliders from 4 PM to close. On Wednesdays, get half-priced bottles of wine under $99 (with the purchase of an entrée.)
When: Happy Hour daily from 4 PM to 7 PM with different specials throughout the whole week. (At the bar only.)
Where: 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Next Door at C&I Studios — Next Door is the neighborhood hub for all things art and culture in Fort Lauderdale. The setting speaks to the creative soul, the music lover, entrepreneur, go-getter, and lackadaisical bookworm. True to the local culture, you will find eclectic thrift store furniture, shared picnic benches, a close-up view of the passing Brightline Train, and a colorful floor-to-ceiling bookshelf ideal for your next profile pic. Next Door is located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s up and coming art district. It is the only coffeehouse/full bar that keeps pace with local living no matter the time or day. Receive 20% off select drinks.
When: Happy Hour Wednesday through Saturday from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Where: 541 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Seductively inviting decor and menu at One Door East.

One Door East — One Door East is like the sensual mistress to nearby culinary titan, Valentino Cucina Italiana. Dark woods, industrial accents, and murals of artists past adorn the walls of this swanky little spot. The impressive menu offers guests the opportunity to choose from an array of tapas-inspired small or large sized plates; which makes this a perfect spot for when you’re feeling gastronomically adventurous. Everything on their menu is spot-on fantastic; but some fan favorites include the Burnt Ends, Roasted Beet Salad, Tuna Tacos, and Snapper Crudo. One Door East is one of the few restaurants in the area that put Fort Lauderdale on the culinary map and a must if you’re in the city.
When: Happy Hour Monday through Saturday 5 PM to 7 PM (and again at 10 PM to close.) Taco Tuesdays from 5 PM to 10 PM $1 tacos with any food or beverage purchase. $1 Oyster Night Thursdays from 5 PM to 10 PM $1 oysters with any food or beverage purchase.
Where: 620 Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Houze Rules at The Riverside Market Fort Lauderdale.

Pizza Craft Artisan Pizzeria + Cocktail Bar — Chill pizza spot featuring wood-fired artisan pies, mouth-watering pasta, a patio, plus an attached speakeasy-style cocktail bar, The Apothecary 330. This spot is fabulous to visit pre or post shows at the IMAX and Broward Center for the Performing Arts for its prime location. Pizza Craft always delivers on serving up delicious pizzas and homemade pasta. Check-in on Yelp and receive a free craft beer.
When: Wednesdays when they offer $10 pizzas and pasta dishes and half off bottles of wine!
Where: 330 Himmarshee Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Menu: Click here.

The Riverside Market — Named one of Thrillist’s Top 33 Beer Bars in the Nation, the Riverside Market is a family owned and operated restaurant tucked away in the confines of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Nestled between the Sailboat Bend and Riverside Park neighborhoods, Riverside serves over 550 crafts beers and is home to the best BBQ chicken pizza I have ever tasted. The cozy environment and self serve coolers make it the ultimate location to kick back and pop open a cold brew while enjoying some of the many delicious items on the menu. It always feels like home when you’re at the Market.
When: Hours of operation are Sunday through Thur 8 AM to 12 AM and Friday through Saturday 8 AM to 2 AM.
Where: 608 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Menu: Click here.

Backyard vibes at Rhythm + Vine.

Rhythm & Vine — At Rhythm & Vine, they aim to deliver a fresh backyard party experience with a locally rooted #JustChill vibe. The casual garden provides positive and fun energy to spend time with old friends and meet new friends. The environment is an eclectic mix of vintage décor, thrift-store-chic furnishings, large picnic tables, and thoughtful lighting. It’s a sunshine state of mind when you’re outside in the garden socializing with Rhythm & Vine’s vintage Airstream Bar — offering handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, and other tasty libations. Local Food trucks rotate throughout the week and provide distinctive menus for every taste — $ 3 off drinks, $5 old fashions, negronis, and margaritas.
When: Local Love Wednesdays happy hour extended to 8 PM, 8 to close 50% off entire bill with valid proof of Fort Lauderdale address (Drivers License). Thursday and Friday from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Where: 401 NE 5th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Rotating food trucks daily.

Rooftop at 1WLOCan I get a hell yeah for rooftop bars?! Elevated above the city’s renowned Las Olas Boulevard and the New River, Rooftop’s open-air patio will transport you to a garden in the sky, surrounded by panoramic views of Fort Lauderdale’s evolving skyline. Rooftop features an eclectic lounge + bar seating throughout complemented by lush natural décor in a swanky, laid back atmosphere. Resident mixologists stir up an ever-varying selection of hand-crafted, ingredient-focused cocktails complemented with lite bites that you can taste as the sun sets. The Restaurant People offer a “LOCALS ONLY” card that you present at any TRP eatery and receive 20% off your entire check all Summer long! Make sure you snag one before they’re gone.
When: Sip-Set happy hour Tuesday through Saturday 4 PM to 7 PM. Ladies receive complimentary house wine and cocktails. $5 Titos, $10 specialty cocktails, snacks, and small plates 50% off.
Where: 1 W Las Olas Blvd Suite 700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Fort Lauderdale’s first rooftop lounge, Rooftop at 1WLO.

S3 – Sun, Surf, Sand — S3 has an upscale, casual-chic vibe in a trendy, laid-back atmosphere, this seaside spot provides the ultimate in oceanfront dining, offering an eclectic array of indoor/outdoor seating, all surrounded by breathtaking views of the Atlantic and Fort Lauderdale beach. Featuring a menu centered on coastal cuisine and a unique sharable concept, S3 serves the freshest daily catches and premium cuts of meat, with locally-sourced and seasonal offerings, and an expansive, one-of-a-kind sushi bar. The Restaurant People offer a “LOCALS ONLY” card that you present at any TRP eatery and receive 20% off your entire check all Summer long! Make sure you snag one before they’re gone.
When: Happy hour everyday 4 PM to 7 PM. Half-priced cocktails, wine by the glass, and beer.
Where: 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Menu: Click here.

Birdcage with a view at Shooters Waterfront.

Shooters Waterfront — Shooters is Fort Lauderdale’s premier waterfront restaurant providing over 35 years of fresh seafood, craft cocktails and unbeatable service with dockside views. My “go-to” when none of my friends can decide what type of cuisine they want (LOL). This chic yet simple restaurant is perfect for taking in the happiest of hours while watching the sun go down on a Summer day.
When: Happy hour weekdays from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Where: 3033 NE 32 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Menu: Click here.

Southport Raw Bar — Southport Raw Bar opened in the 1970s and has been a local favorite since. This no-frills joint always hits the spot with an ice cold beer, quick service, and dockside views. The raw bar is so classic Fort Lauderdale that they literally will cook your fresh fish caught upon arriving back from your time at sea — Talk about Southern hospitality.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM and 11 PM to close on the weekends.
Where: 1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Menu: Click here.

Sparrow Rooftop in The Dalmar in partnership with Proprietors, LLC.

Sparrow — Recently named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “The 15 Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S.”, Sparrow is the newest sky-high urban hideaway in Fort Lauderdale. The group behind New York’s famed Death & Co. has opened a new fixture on the 25th floor of the game-changing Dalmar Hotel. Drawing inspiration from both the clean lines, natural materials, and open spaces of the 1950s and 1960’s America modernism, Sparrow brings to a life an area that is simultaneously nostalgic and contemporary. Established in partnership with Proprietors LLC., all cocktails are meticulously created with tropically influenced riffs on classic cocktails, layered profiles, and daring ingredients.
When: Hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Where: 299 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Charming wine + tapas bar steps off Las Olas Boulevard.

Temple Street Eatery — Temple Street Eatery is a lofty, urban counter-serve locale with dumplings and other Asian fusion bites, plus beer, wine + sake. TSE is easily one of my favorite Asian-American comfort food restaurants in the area. An ode to the famous eating street in Hong Kong, Temple Street Eatery boasts global street fares that inspire guests to enlighten their palate. They bring comfort food that each guest can relate to, but also introduce new flavors that are reminiscent of their upbringing. Don’t sleep on the edamame falafel or mini beef arepas!
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Their bar is fully stocked with sake, beer, and wine.
Where: 416 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Vinos Las Olas — Vinos was originally founded in Key West and made its way to sunny Fort Lauderdale. Tucked away down a hidden ally way off Las Olas, Vinos has brought charm to the otherwise touristy boulevard. They offer a wide selection of fine wines, delicious cheeses, and small bites. $2 off all beer, $5 white and red Sangria, $6 select wine and bubbles, and $6 select tapas.
When: Happy hour Monday through Friday 4 PM to 6:30 PM.
Where: 922 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

“Live Wilder” at The Wilder.

The Wilder — This venue offers a cool, relaxing, intoxicating space where you can escape with friends and get lost in a moment. It is comprised of several different spaces with a distinct personality – A cocktail bar, turning out masterfully executed libations, a terrace, for sun-drenched revelry, and a great room, hosting near-nightly parties. The atmosphere at The Wilder is playful but elevated, intoxicating, but familiar, tropical, enticing, and feels more like a secluded, storybook escape than a bar or lounge.
When: The Wilder is open from Tuesday through Sunday; happy hour is from 4 PM-7 PM and $3 off everything behind the bar.
Where: 701 E. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Menu: Click here.

Wine + Garden — Nestled in the North Beach Village area of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Wine + Garden was voted Diners Choice 2019 on OpenTable and Yelp 2018 Top 50 Places to Eat in Broward. While the pizzas and appetizers are good, the real reason to go is the ambiance. This charming little eatery indulges in Mid Century Modern style, in the middle of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
When: Happy Hour Wednesday through Thursday 4 PM to 7 PM. Includes 50% off wine by the glass, select beer, and $8 food menu.
Where: 3115 Terramar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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