Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Broward County

Tap 42

2. Tap 42

Home to the Best Bartender in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, this Fort Lauderdale bar has a heck of a lot more to offer than its massive -- and sometimes rare -- selection of beers. Beverage director Paige Nast has created a rotating menu of cocktails that could even get the most staunch gin and whiskey haters to fully change their opinion -- it's happened before. We'll drink anything that passes through Nast's skilled hands; however, the Blazin' Cucumber (with Nolet's, basil syrup, lime, and cucumber) as well as the Farmer's Market (bourbon and a rotating selection of seasonal fruits) are what we like best.

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Candace West

1. Stache

Fort Lauderdale's downtown Himmarshee district has long been heralded as the preeminent drinking strip in Broward County. That being said, the drinks served along the block were more along the vodka Red Bull lines than anything else. That all changed when this place came to town. World-reknowned mixologist John Lermayer created a list of drinks that has brought the cocktail culture of Miami -- and other mixed-drink epicenters -- to downtown Lauderdale. From classics like the French 75 (with champagne, Nolet's gin, and lemon) to new inventions like the Mezcalero (Mezcal Vida, Aperol, Blanc vermouth, and grapefruit peel), Broward cocktail enthusiasts now have a place they can call home.

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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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