Lounge

6 Respectable Street
For more than ten years now — even before Clematis Street got its new lease on life — Respectable has been a mainstay in the area. The combination dance club / live music venue is a haven for the alternative crowd and those looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. Most nights, DJs play a variety of electronic and industrial music for patrons to jam to on the dance floor. At other times, you'll find performances by local and national bands who have a unique sound and are more hardcore than typical music fans appreciate. Along with good drink specials, other attractions include ska, punk, and rock performers, plus whatever's uncategorizable and intriguing. (561-832-9999)

5 Café L'Europe
A constant outpouring of accolades renders this spectacular restaurant one of Palm Beach's best known establishments. A romantic ambience is set with arched windows, mirrors and candlelight, and glorious flower arrangements. Patrons are graced by impeccable service and cuisine, not to mention live music. Each evening, a talented pianist plays classics, much to the delight of guests. On Fridays and Saturdays, a jazz combo picks up the rhythms, adding a livelier note to the weekend. A celebrated wine list promises a wealth of possibilities, as does the full and extensive bar. You'll also find a caviar and champagne bar, along with a late-night menu. Whether you want to honor a special occasion or simply indulge for a moment, Cafe l'Europe guarantees excellence. (561-655-4020)

4 Leopard Lounge
Fashionably hip and frequented by Palm Beach's young, professional crowd, this hotel lounge is a mainstay on the nightlife scene. Its decor wildly mixes leopard prints, red lacquer, and black accents for a look that's unmistakably unique. Part of the space is given over to dining, while the rest takes care of patrons who want to mingle with friends while sipping champagne and nursing martinis. Live music figures prominently each night and features Spanish guitar performances, a pianist playing classics, and a trio of vocalists. Entertainment generally begins at 9pm (7:30pm on Sundays) and is available at no charge to patrons. A well-attended happy hour extends from 5:30pm to 8:30pm each evening. (561-659-5800)

3 Ta-boó
For generations, this Worth Avenue hotspot has been a destination of choice, attended by both celebrities and political figures. Marked by a tower of bougainvillea climbing its façade, Ta-boó has an intimate island elegance, thanks to paddle fans, brown treillage, dark wicker furniture and abstract floral fabrics. During the day, fresh seafood and steaks are perennially popular, as is the bar scene while you wait for a table. (561-835-3500)

2 Blue Martini
Hip, dim, and fashionable, this CityPlace hotspot is always bustling and attracts a steady crowd of upscale professionals and tourists. Behind the bar, musicians perform on an elevated stage against a grid of blue-lit cubbie holes. On any given evening, you're likely to hear Top 40 tunes, Latin music, '70s disco, or classics by Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. A small dance floor is available, and patrons actually do dance, in between sips of martinis (natch), tequilas, single-malt scotches, handcrafted bourbons, and wines by the bottle and glass. An outdoor bar serves to those who want to watch foot-traffic and be washed by balmy breezes. Appetizers and desserts are available to supplement the booze, and fashionable attire is expected. (561-835-8601)

1 The Lounge
Lit solely by candlelight, this establishment cultivates relaxation and calm. Moravian stars hang overhead, expressive canvases adorn the walls, and a patinated, copper-topped bar undulates along the right-hand wall. Framed mirrors reflect light onto a large Buddha with a tinsel lei who holds court over the place. Apothecary jars on the counter contain fruit-drenched liquor and are used in the bar's famous "fusion" drinks — essentially, fruit-tinged martinis. Cushy upholstered furniture allows patrons to lounge and savor their favorite rolls and sake, and a large patio in the rear is a favorite gathering place. Don't miss disco bingo on Thursday nights. (561-655-9747)


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Respectable Street 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Entertainment, Lounge
Neighborhood: West Palm Beach
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Café L'Europe 10Best List Arrow
Type: Late Night / After Hours, Live Music, Lounge
Neighborhood: PALM BEACH
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Leopard Lounge 10Best List Arrow
Type: Hotel Bar, Live Music, Lounge
Neighborhood: PALM BEACH
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Ta-boó 10Best List Arrow
Type: Lounge
Neighborhood: Palm Beach
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Blue Martini 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Live Music, Lounge
Neighborhood: West Palm Beach
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The Lounge 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Gay and Lesbian, Lounge
Neighborhood: West Palm Beach