Fort Lauderdale's 10 Best (and Happiest) Happy Hour Hangouts

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is where the world heads for that amazing fun-in-the-sun vacation anytime of the year. From its picture-perfect Blue Wave beaches to its five-star hotels and legendary landmarks, this shining South Florida star is one happy place, so why not dive in and enjoy one of its many Happy Hours? We at 10best have recommended what can be the very favorite and most popular venues for joining family and friends – and even meeting new ones – throughout Broward County. While there are hundreds of sizzling nightspots around, these ten are long-standing favorites of both locals and returning visitors. One of Fort Lauderdale's most popular restaurant and lounge is YOLO (You Only Live Once). This popular establishment is Downtown and has become very popular since opening not long ago. Blue Martini is also a local favorite at the Fort Lauderdale Galleria. Take advantage of the valet parking and relax and enjoy. Aruba Beach Cafe in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is a mainstay with a great Happy Hour which also can be followed by a great dinner. Literally just steps from the beach and the famous pier. Head to Wilton Manors and Georgie's Alibi and its wonderful diverse crowd that loves a good party. In all, be happy!

North Lauderdale

Cheers on Cypress Creek in North Fort Lauderdale is, like the television show, a place where it seems everyone knows your name. A local watering hole popular among locals, Cheers features Open Mic Night on Mondays, College Night on Tuesdays,...  Read More

Parrot Lounge
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.

Spend Happy Hour at this local favorite and enjoy their specials that are available everyday, all day, such as Svedka flavored vodkas for $4 or get a double for $6. For 43 years beachgoers and fun-seeking locals have gathered at the world famous...  Read More

Georgie's Alibi
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.

One visit to Georgie's Alibi and you'll see why it's one of the most popular gay clubs in Fort Lauderdale that attracts a diverse crowd, especially for its Happy Hour, which is held daily with 2-4-1 until 9 p.m. Day or evening, Georgie's serves...  Read More

This landmark watering hole entered the world spotlight in 1960 with the hit film Where The Boys Are, starring Connie Francis and George Hamilton, making this one of the hottest of beach side attractions, and it soon became the place to see and...  Read More

Aruba Beach Cafe
Photo courtesy of Aruba Beach Cafe

Proclaiming itself as One Happy Restaurant, Aruba Beach Cafe at One East Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has a great reputation not only as a restaurant, but a great place to enjoy Happy Hour every weekday (at bars only)...  Read More

Lulu's Bait Shack
Photo courtesy of Piola

Located at the fun Beach Place complex on the city's famous Fort Lauderdale Beach is Lulu's Bait Shack. Here you can sit with your friends and sip your favorite, colorful cocktail and drink in the never-ending activity of this sizzling hotspot....  Read More

North Lauderdale

Make plans to get to Shooters for Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy the fabulous views of the water and great live bands that attract patrons to this dockside restaurant and bar. And just in case you were wondering: they do offer valet boat...  Read More


A great happy hour in the very heart of Las Olas Boulevard, with half-price appetizers and $2 off drinks M-F from 4-7 p.m. This local gem offers live music every night of the week and many times to a packed house. The selection varies nightly,...  Read More

Blue Martini
Photo courtesy of Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale

Blue Martini has earned a reputation as a sleek and sophisticated gathering place for those who know a great thing when they find it. Weekday happy hours, nightly live bands and dancing make this sleek cocktail bar a winner. Try the bar's...  Read More

YOLO (You Only Live Once)
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack

You Only Live Once, and by this place's name YOLO, you can see why, especially at Happy Hour. It's hard to imagine that in just four short years the amazing Yolo has become the talk of the town. And that's a tough thing to do in Fort Lauderdale....  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale

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