Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County

Nicole Danna

10. Rocco's Tacos
The Broward outpost of the local chain, this trendy Mexican spot features a wide selection of -- you guessed it -- tequila. Fans of Mexico's most famous export can get their hands on more than 200 selections in cocktail -- or shot -- form. House margaritas like the Rocco Rita, with Patron Silver, Citronge Orange Liqueur, and Rocco's sour mix; the Pama Rita, with Cazadores Blanco, Pama (Pomegranate Liqueur), Citronge Orange Liqueur, and sour; and the spicy Tanteo Jalapeño Margarita, jalapeño-infused tequila, triple sec, sour, and agave nectar -- all are made with house-made sour mix and are available by the glass or pitcher -- just try not having a good time with the latter.

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9. Mai-Kai
Tiki drinks were, like, the original cult cocktails; they still are to Tiki enthusiasts -- yes, that's a thing. So it should come as no surprise that the longest continually running Tiki bar in the country would whip up a damned fine island-inspired drink. The winner of multiple New Times Best Of awards in the drink department, this throwback restaurant serves a wide selection of mixed beverages in an array of potencies. From nonalcoholic like the Tahitian Paradise (a blend of strawberries, pineapple, o.j., and coconut) to the mild Hemingway-inspired daiquiri -- seems like an oxymoron, right? -- to medium rum juleps to strong Mai Tais, this place is sure to take you away. It's up to you to decide how far you want to go.

See also: Ten Best New Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in 2013

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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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