Happy Hour at Duffy's Sports Grill in Fort Lauderdale: WarGames
|Photo by Pat Rothblatt|
The place: Duffy's Sports Grill, 1804 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-713-6363.
The hours: 4 p.m. to close every day.
The deal: Everything is two-for-one (excluding shots, pitchers, and buckets of beer).
The digs: Duffy's is the latest level in the ever-escalating sports-bar arms race. This location is one of the newest of the chain's 22 bases
Framed sports memorabilia, meticulously hung, covers every square inch of wall space not taken up by TVs. An assortment of pro and college football team helmets cover the partitions that separate the dining area. Female servers wear NFL player jerseys and the males wear referee uniforms like they have at Foot Locker.The verdict: I was told beforehand by a friend that Duffy's has the best happy hour in town. The manager billed it the same way when he spoke to me. And I'd have to agree. There are a few other happy hours that come close, in their convenient hours or in their simplicity -- but most still have glitches such as not being offered on weekends, stopping for a few hours, or covering only domestics and wells. The few restrictions at Duffy's seem to be in place only so people have a better chance of making it home in one piece.