Seven South Florida Bars Every Steelers Fan Should Visit

Categories: Booze Hound

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In Steeler Nation, this man would be king. Just don't look him in the eye, especially if you're from Cleveland.
Heinz Field is almost 1,200 miles away from South Florida. That's like 16 hours by car. But even if you manage to hitchhike your way past the Appalachian Mountains and West Virginia's backwoods, chances are you probably won't be able to land a ticket.

But no need to fret! Geographically isolated from the Steeler Nation, South Florida is in many ways an honorary outpost, and on any given game, you can find yourself a cozy bar to either praise Mike Tomlin or crucify him with other like-minded Steelers fans who bleed black and gold just like you do.

If you're a real South Florida Steelers' fan, you've probably stopped by all of these (and the bartenders all know you by name), and if you haven't, well, what are you waiting for?!

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Liz Dzuro

7. Dave's Last Resort
This Lake Worth establishment is an oasis where beer lovers and sports fan unite. Step inside and NFL memorabilia lines the wall: anything from jerseys, posters, and signs. While they also root for the Dolphins, that's only because of their South Florida location. The namesake owner Dave is a Pittsburgh native and die-hard Steelers fan. It's casual here, so come over in your unwashed lucky Steelers socks and get messy with their game-day drink specials.

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6. Billy's Tavern
Hidden at the end of a strip mall, this Davie gem is an honorary territory of the Steeler Nation. With a TV on every wall, on game day, most will be showing Mike Tomlin keeping his cool on the sidelines as the black and gold dominate. While other Steelers bars might not be known for their hospitality, at Billy's they welcome all teams, but if you're a Browns fan, you might want to come early to nab a corner booth and keep your head down.

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5. Wayward Sailor Pub
With a simple Pittsburgh City of Champions flag waving outside, this Wilton Manors pub will make any Steelers fan feel at home. Serving the Pittsburgh classic Iron City beer, it also serves free Jell-O shots every time the Steelers score. Management jokes that the Jell-O shots should really be black and yellow, but those flavors don't taste very good. If you happened to have misplaced your favorite Steelers jersey, the shirts they sell here conveniently come with the red, yellow, and blue hypocycloids branded on them. Come a little before kickoff, because the place is known to fill up, but stay once the game ends for celebratory happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m.

Location Info

Rooney's Public House

1153 Town Center Drive, Jupiter, FL

Category: Restaurant

Dave's Last Resort and Raw Bar

632 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL

Category: Music

Billy's Tavern

8580 W. State Road 84, Plantation, FL

Category: Music

The Wayward Sailor

3045 N. Federal Highway, Wilton Manors, FL

Category: Music

Off the Ave

19 SE 5th Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bonefish Mac's Sports Grille

2002 E. Sample Road, Lighthouse Point, FL

Category: Restaurant

East Side Pub

2376 N. Federal Highway, Wilton Manors, FL

Category: Music

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5 comments
Danny Morin
Danny Morin

Yeah, and from I've seen the come damn close to the number of Dolphins fans here.

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

Wayward Sailor is the only bar for me.  And you never know who will show up thanks to the Culture Room in the same plaza.  Great food as well.

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