Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Palm Beach County
The rhythmic beat of a cocktail shaker full of ice. The clink of glass bottles returning to the shelf. The hiss and fizz of a freshly poured drink. They're all sounds new to the Palm Beach County cocktail scene, where craft creations have been making more and more noise -- both in the news and at the bar.
Nicole Danna The cocktail scene in Palm Beach County has improved in the past few years.
Five years ago you'd be hard-pressed to find a craft anything, let alone an entire menu dedicated to drinks with muddled herbs, specialty bitters, small-batch liquor and fancy names. Yes, the cocktail scene in South Florida is growing, and behind this new era of imbibing are a few genuinely talented mix masters who are inventing fresh new ways to shake up a drink. There's talented mixologist Angela Dugan at Boca Raton's Kapow! Noodle Bar, Sean Iglehart at Sweetwater in Boynton Beach, and many more.
Here, Clean Plate Charlie lists the top spots to score a good cocktail in Palm Beach County, from rediscovered classics to lively new watering holes. Cheers!
10. Blue Martini
Blue Martini Boca Facebook Blue Martini has been making top-notch cocktails for the past decade.
With locations in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, this well known and long-time South Florida bar and club was among the first in the area to create a bible-like book of cocktails and offer a well-crafted menu. It's a national chain too. There are Blues in Bellevue, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall, Las Vegas, Brickell, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa, so you have almost as many bars to visit as cocktails. OK, not really. There are over 40 martinis to choose from, each guaranteed elevate your spirit and tantalize the taste buds, including the signature blue martini made with Van Gogh Blue Vodka, Cointreau, Blue Curacao, sour mix and orange juice garnished with -- of all things -- a blue glow stick. Just in case you need help locating your final drink at the end of the night.
Tanzy Facebook Tanzy in Boca Raton's iPic theater serves up a tantalizing menu of specialty cocktails.
You may not expect an expertly-crafted cocktail to be served up at your local movie theater, but we're not talking any ordinary movie theater here, now are we? No, Boca Raton's iPic restaurant, Tanzy, is anything but ordinary. Here, you can find a dozen inventive takes on craft cocktails, Italian-style mojitos and a real treat, the show-stopping liquid nitrogen drinks created by master mixologist Adam Seger.