Top Ten Dive Bars in Broward County
Sometimes you just want to go where everyone knows your name; that safe, familiar dive where the drinks are cheap, the lighting is low, and you can always get away with wearing sandals and a T-shirt with stains on it. Because the only thing anyone cares about at a dive bar is shootin' the shit, knocking back the next cold one, and letting the world outside the grime-coated walls melt away.
When you can't be bothered by things like mixology or a button-down shirt, a good dive will always be there to help raise your spirits and make you feel really great about yourself afterward. Thankfully, here in South Florida, no matter where you are, there are probably at least five dive bars in a mile radius. To make your life easier, we've compiled a list of the top ten near Fort Lauderdale.
10. Bimini Bay Bar
As far as dives go, this place might be more than some bargained for. There's a reason this place has no windows. If you can't handle the occasional porn playing on the TV or bartenders sporadically taking out their tatas, Bimini Bay Bar's probably not for you. But for fans of this notorious spot in Fort Lauderdale, these are huge selling points. Along with 2 buck brews and attentive service, the raunchy antics at Bimini Bay Bar more than make up for the fact that the cash-only watering hole only serves beer, wine, and sake.
9. Play by Play
Play by Play in Pompano Beach has everything you could want in a dive bar, and some things you didn't know you wanted but will love anyway. A sport fanatic's home-away-from-home, Play by Play offers you all your favorite teams playing at your booth's personal hi-def TV, food served up til close, a stripper pole, every game under the sun, and live music with a punk edge or country twang. It even has its own liquor store attached to the side, because nothing goes better with sports and alcohol than more alcohol.
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440 S. Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, FL
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241 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
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229 S. Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
10 S. New River Drive E., Fort Lauderdale, FL
3233 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
320 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL