Ten Best Places to Drink in Broward County

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We work hard and at the end of a long day -- or a long week -- we deserve to sit back and decompress with a glass of wine or a cold beer. Happy hours were invented for this very reason, but there's more to it than just ordering up your usual beverage.

It's also about the ambience, the comfortable surroundings and that means something different for everyone. For some it's a warm, cozy pub and for others, a sleek, modern spot on the shoreline.

And what is a drink without a satisfying meal. We're not 21 anymore. Clubs and bars are well and good, but we're hard-working grown-ups now. We want a place where everybody knows our name, they're always glad we came, and the kitchen turns out our favorite bites - or they at least make sure our favorite food trucks are idling outside. (Of course, we're also not ready for the nursing home, so we won't turn down a good nightspot. Our standards are just higher.)

See Also: Ten Best Coffee Shops in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

So, when we put together this list of the best places to drink in Broward, we didn't base it solely on happy hour specials or draft lists or liquor selections, but on all those things and more; the total experience.

So here it is, the Ten Best Places to Drink in Broward County. Cheers!

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10. Ye Olde Falcon Pub
Traditionally, British Pubs are set in their own homelike structures rather than strip-malls -- but hey, this is South Florida you do what you can with what you've got. While the exterior looks like any bar west of I-95, the interior of this English-inspired spot will have you feeling like you've gone somewhere else, even if it's not the motherland itself. With dark wooden walls, sports on TV, loud music, traditional pub grub, and more than 50 beers on the list, it's kind of like walking into a college bar -- and exactly as much fun.


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9. Oceans 234
Even though South Florida is surrounded by mile upon mile of beautiful shoreline, there are only a handful of bars that are situated directly on the beach. Oceans 234 is one of them. With a great seafood-centric menu, friendly bartenders, and plenty of seating options overlooking the pier, it's kind of hard to beat in terms of oceanic atmosphere. On this side of the peninsula you may not be able to watch the sunset over the water while consuming your tropical drink, but at this place you'll probably be enjoying yourself so much you won't even notice. We'll raise a mojito to that.


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Location Info

Venue

Map

Ye Olde Falcon Pub

2867 S. University Drive, Davie, FL

Category: Music

Oceans 234 Beach, Bar, and Bistro

234 N. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

YOLO Restaurant and O Lounge

333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

PRL Euro Cafe

1904A Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL

Category: Music

The Dubliner

210 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

McSorley's Beach Pub

837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Original Fat Cat's

320 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

The Tipsy Boar

1906 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL

Category: Music

Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park, FL

Category: Music

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4 comments
boneleetadpole
boneleetadpole

Nice....!!!!  The Dubliner is one of the Fine establishments in South Florida that has Bone Lee's Hot sauce....!!!!!!!

tappatappatappa
tappatappatappa

i would suggest eliminating the clueless tap 42 from that list and put in laser wolf instead.

Eric Guerrero
Eric Guerrero

I do not agree 100% with this list. Where is Riverside?

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