Ten Best Places to Drink in Palm Beach County
Floridians are known for many things, but one of our greatest accolades: we're good at getting plastered. The Sunshine State has truly mastered the art of drinking -- drinking in all conditions, any day of the week, any time and place. With so many bars, restaurants with great bars, backyard bars, pool bars -- even a day at the beach you need your own portable bar -- we can't think of another activity the South Florida's populace is more skilled at.
Like our Broward list, our criteria was about more than just the drink selection, but about the entire experience of a spot and, as such, includes both bars and restaurants.
From chill wine bars just off the beaten path to happening nightspots with amazing craft cocktails; from tasting rooms with craft brews lovingly brewed by Florida locals to the best drink deal around, we drank our way through PBC to bring you the most carefully curated list ever.
Finally, we give you, the ten best places to drink in Palm Beach County.
10. The Blind Monk
Nicole Danna A Bordeaux wine tasting event at The Blind Monk in West Palm Beach.
If you're looking for a great wine bar... Hidden away from the Clematis Street madness is the Blind Monk, a chilled-out wine lounge offering more than 400 wines by the bottle. Once a loft, this two-story building has been transformed into a wine lover's paradise. In one corner, a square bar made of wooden wine boxes sits opposite the plush leather couches and enormous movie screen. In the middle of the room, tables made of wine barrels are illuminated by candlelight. From the ceiling dangles glass bubbles filled with lights. The walls are adorned in wall paper with facts and tidbits about various wines. On the second level, bottles of wine are piled to the ceiling. Can't decide what to get? Attend any one of the many tasting or pairing events, and learn all about your favorite vino. Cozy and quaint, this charming wine bar is ideal for a first date or a low-key night of drinking with friends.
9. E.R. Bradley's Saloon
E.R. Bradley's Saloon Facebook Take the walk up the E.R. Bradley's ramp to your next drinking adventure.
If you want to drink like a true Floridian... Although it was once located on the "island" of Palm Beach, not much has changed since E.R. Bradley's moved across the water to sit on the outskirts of downtown West Palm Beach. Although it's a restaurant, too, the real reason most people come is to drink. The roaming bar is half-indoors, half-outdoors, and is always tended by a bevy of beautiful bartenders who are skilled at making pretty much any drink you're craving. Yep, E.R. Bradley's has been, and will continue to be, a place all true Floridians can proudly admit to getting wasted at during one point in their lives.
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