Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Palm Beach County

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Nicole Danna
4. Hullabaloo
If you're in the mood for a handcrafted cocktail, head to Hullabaloo in West Palm Beach. This Rodney Mayo establishment recently made the year's "best of" list for new restaurants in 2013, churning out gastropub-style Italian with precision and creativity. Likewise, the bar makes one hell of a drink. Here, everything behind the bar is the real deal. How real? You won't find a single bottle of simple syrup, and we think that says something. Instead, it's all about doing things from scratch, deployed with high-end spirits and house made liqueurs to serve flavorful, intense drinks with no artificial ingredients.

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Nicole Danna
HMF brings classic cocktail culture to the Breakers in Palm Beach.
3. HMF
The HMF, which opened in 2012, is Palm Beach's only craft cocktail bar. Located in the Breakers, it's named for the hotel's founder, Henry Morrison Flagler, the railroad magnate and original partner of Standard Oil who helped to pioneer the development of South Florida. To keep with tradition, HMF is a sophisticated lounge meant to evoke a sense of nostalgic, high-class Americana glamour. Here, the long and elegant bar is matched with a sprawling lounge area where both locals and resort guests can drink and dine in secluded style. Styled after the speakeasy-era cocktail bar, HMF offers a full menu of signature, handcrafted drinks ranging from the traditional concoctions, to the experimental, with innovative twists that include all the usual trends like freshly made ingredients, elixirs and sodas Another unique touch you won't find at any other bar -- the cigarette girl. Inspired by the social cocktail clubs of the 50's and 60's, think of her as a sort of high-end server offering various tastings of specialty items, be it an aperitif or specialty dessert sample -- anything to enhance the cocktail party experience.

Location Info

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Blue Martini Boca Raton

6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Music

Tanzy

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

HMF

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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