Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County

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Broward County has a long alcohol-fueled history.

From Prohibition rum-runners to shots-guzzling spring breakers to current craft beer geeks, Fort Liquordale and its surrounding suburbs have definitely earned their reputation for copious consumption of booze in the past century.

Even with all the heavy drinking, our fair county has been left behind in some areas of hooch ingestion.

Yeah, we have plenty of craft beer bars, like Laser Wolf and Riverside Market; heck, we even have highly respected breweries, such as Funky Buddha and Mack House.

And sure, we've got bars in every nook and cranny, from historic beachside dives like Elbo Room to Irish pubs like Waxy O'Connors to high-end spots on Las Olas and everything in between.

What we're lacking, however, is a cocktail culture to rival anything found in Miami or other big cities across the country.

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Fortunately, the Broward cocktail scene is on the rise, with a number of new spots -- and some long-term haunts -- creating intoxicating magic behind the bar.

From bourboncentric gastropubs to high-end seafood restaurants to pop-up bars in a coffee shop in a studio, interesting alcoholic beverages are sprouting up in ways that would have been unimaginable even a year back.

Raise a glass to the top ten cocktail bars in Broward County.

Location Info


Stache 1920's Drinking Den

109 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Valentino's Cucina Italiana

620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Himmarshee Public House

201 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

C&I Studios

541 NW 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

The Tipsy Boar

1906 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL

Category: Music


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

Category: Music

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille

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

Category: Music


3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

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Aurora Alonso
Aurora Alonso

Rigoberto are any of these close to you? Besides #1 & 2, obvs.


I love Stache! Me and my girlfriends go there all the time!! Its a hidden bar which is cool, the entrance is on 2nd ave beside off the hookah and you enter under a sign for an asian health club!

Hands down the best cocktails outside of Miami made by friendly bartenders with cool DJs and bands! We always sit in the library in the big comfy sofas!

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