Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Palm Beach County

Nicole Danna
The cocktail scene in Palm Beach County has improved in the past few years.
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.

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.

See Also: The Ten Best Bars For Cocktails in Broward County

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!

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Blue Martini has been making top-notch cocktails for the past decade.
10. Blue Martini
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.

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Tanzy in Boca Raton's iPic theater serves up a tantalizing menu of specialty cocktails.
9. Tanzy
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.

Location Info


Blue Martini Boca Raton

6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Music


301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Farmer's Table

1901 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Dirty Martini

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Category: Music

Hullabaloo Italian Gastropub

517 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL

Category: Music

Kapow! Noodle Bar

431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sweetwater Bar & Grill

1507 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL

Category: Music

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