NBA Finals: Five Places to Watch the Heat Play
In the not-too-distant future, if you want to see a piece of South Florida on the small screen, you'll have to go back to reruns Real Housewives of Miami or Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
For now, don't fret, your beloved Heat are still going at it. With game four of the playoffs coming on tonight, we decided to give you a list of five places to watch the Heat in Broward and Palm Bech counties.
For European bier fanatics, Bad Ragaz offers a nice selection of imported beers and Euro-inspired fare with a massive TV, which will definitely be tuned-in to our fair Heat. This place is also a prime picks for those who have an intense fear of running out of beer -- communal table tap booths ensure free-flowing brews. Call for reservations.
With an 11 foot projection screen, we doubt there is another place in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area that could liven up our hometown heros like Tarpon Bend. The restaurant offers a large selection of bar snacks, seafood, and draft beers. Specials include $6 LBJ wings and $3 D-Wade Fireball shots, and anyone wearing white gets two-for-one drinks.
The long-standing go-to on Hollywood Blvd., the all American bar features dozens of high-def TVs, pool tables, darts, a basketball hoop, and tons of other sports bar activities to fill time during half-time. During the game, the restaurant is featuring $4.95 cocktails including items like Bahama Mamas and blueberry mojitos. Food must be ordered when sitting at a table and the restaurant does not take reservations. So it is advised to arrive around 7:30 pm--on the bright side, they offer an awesome happy hour until 8 pm.
Okay, so the bar might be owned by a former football player, Dolphin's vet Kim Bokamper, but it still has plenty of local spirit -- and even more TVs. With over 70 plasma HD TVs, it would be near impossible to miss your favorite Heat players in action. Every day the restaurant hosts a number of daily specials, including buckets of beer and $9.99 dinners, so you can definitely watch on a budget.
With locations spread across South Florida, this small chain offers tons of TV viewing options -- each location features multiple large HD TVs and small screens. In addition to its bargain daily specials, the bar offers happy hour specials, doubles for the price of a single, during the games.
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1417 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL
200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1903 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL
1280 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL
1541 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL