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, Ladies Night on Wednesdays, Karaoke on Thursday and the best live bands in South Florida on Friday nights. Live blues and rock shows are featured most nights of the week. Join a friendly game of darts or pool. Make sure you make it for the extensive buffet during Happy Hour, when you can also get two-for-one drinks. Perfect for a casual, relaxed night out.
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 Parrot Lounge, just steps from the Fort Lauderdale Beach. This landmark tavern is one of those places where everyone knows your name – or soon will – and its fun and festive atmosphere draw in a crowd who love a neighborhood bar and its welcoming vibe. Located on the sizzling corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, the Parrot Lounge is nestled in what is appears to be its own little neighborhood, lined with older buildings and surrounded by gift shops and restaurants – almost a northeastern feel until you spot one of the swaying palm trees and feel the soothing tropical breeze.
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 up the best sizzling atmosphere with the best music, a winning menu including their award-winning hamburgers, and drinks that include specials including two-for-one happy hour Monday through Friday, as well as the ever-popular Long Island Iced Tea Night. Inside, patrons enjoy a video bar, which often features a VJ spinning playfully popular tunes. There's also a lovely outdoor patio that's ideal for weekday lunch, Sunday brunch, or evening get-together with friends. Georgie's Alibi is probably the most well-known of gay clubs in South Florida, so make it your first stop and see why.
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 be seen for generations of springs breakers and a beach vacationers. Enjoy their Reverse Happy Hour from 9-11 p.m. with half-priced select Martinis, such as the Pumpkin, French, spiced Apple, Cosmopolitan or Bartender's Martini. The Elbo Room still attracts throngs of tourists and locals alike to enjoy live music, great drinks, a great second-floor view of the beach and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, and a bit of history.
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) Monday-Friday starting at 4 p.m. Picture it: Join your friends for a relaxing drink then enjoy seafood, large fresh salads, pastas and burgers then relax and feel the balmy breezes right off the ocean just steps away, and being in the company of those who enjoy a relaxing. Aruba Beach Cafe has been a favorite among the locals for many years, and they have perfected the art of service over the years, and they are the experts.
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. Come for Happy Hour 4-7 p.m., and just after Happy Hour have a glass or bottle of premium wines for half off 7 p.m. - midnight on Wednesdays. Enjoy a delicious selection of appetizers including a platter chock-full of Louisiana-style crawfish, or their favorite tangy Buffalo shrimp, soups, salads, sandwiches and seafood dishes. Lulu's Bair Shack serves your favorites beers and cocktails and provide live entertainment that will make it a night to remember. And don't forget to purchase the souvenir glass so you can brag to all your jealous friends later.
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 parking! Since its debut in 1982, Shooter's is proud of the fact that it has earned a world-wide reputation as a "Gold Coast's Must See" destination. It is well-known for its inviting indoor/outdoor dockside dining, pool and patio, and an endless supply of people-watching as well as scenic boat watching, thrill food lovers as well as boating enthusiasts. In fact, planning to go to Shooters can be synonymous to going to a party.
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 signature blue martini (a mix of vodka, Cointreau, blue curacao, sweet 'n sour mix and orange juice) or select your favorite martini from a menu of 14. An assortment of appetizers such as sushi, hummus, a steak sandwich martini, seared tuna and even chocolate cake satiate the hungry. Hang out on the outdoor patio, or if you're willing to pay the freight, sip a cocktail under the blue skylight in the VIP lounge. Located at the upscale Galleria, Blue Martini is a wonderful stop after hours, after shopping or for an exceptional night out.
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. But there is good reason why. Located on the very chic and elegant Las Olas, this beautifully designed night spot and eatery welcomes its patrons in its modern and comfortable setting and presents its delightful lunch menu consisting of delicious starters, soups, sandwiches and specials. And don't rush back to the office before trying their delectable desserts and topped off with your favorite coffee. And remember the restaurant's name is short for You Only Live Once, so enjoy! Happy Hour is M-F 4 p.m.-7 p.m.and $2 off all drinks at the main bar or O Lounge.