We are going on a tour of the best happy hours in Broward County, and you are all invited. Along the way, you’ll find visit a mermaid, munch on Homemade Meatballs with Lemon Herb Ricotta and of course, enjoy some great drink specials.
Bistro Mezzaluna, 741 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale 954.522.9191
Happy Hour: 5-7pm, M-F
Bistro Mezzaluna is an elegant spot located on 17th Street. It is home to the talented chef, Brian Rutherford. While entrees start at $22 in the main dining room, you can taste chef’s gourmet bites during happy hour for just $5. Enjoy Mussels Marinia, Homemade Meatballs with Lemon Herb Ricotta, Shrimp Spring Rolls with mango salsa and sweet chili-lime dipping sauce and more — all for $5.
Brio Tuscan Grille, locations in Pembroke Pines and Hallandale Beach
Happy Hour: 3-7 pm M-F; 9 pm-close, M-F
Whoever came up with Brio’s Tuscan Taster menu made some good friends and regular customers for Brio. For $2.95, guests can fill up on food that costs less than their favorite cocktail — and the selection is impressive in both quality and size. Highlights on the Tuscan Taster Menu include the Brio Burger, a quartet of Brio’s famous Bistecca Burgers with provolone and house made chips; Spicy Shrimp & Eggplant, Pan-seared shrimp with Romano crusted eggplant and a black pepper cream sauce; and Margherita Flatbread.
Side Bar at Himmarshee Bar & Grill, 210 Sw 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale
Happy Hour: 5-7pm M-Th; 5-8pm F-Sat
With happy hour specials galore, you are sure to like it at Himmarshee Bar & Grille. Monday-Thursday, stop by and enjoy 2-for-1 drinks from 5-7 pm, on Wednesdays ladies will enjoy 1/2 price drinks and side bar appetizers, and the weekends are the best yet. On Friday and Saturday nights from 5-8 pm, appetizers like Ancho Guava Glazed Wings, Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates and Butternut Squash Purses are all $2 each.
Lola’s on Harrison, 2032 Harrison St, Hollywood
Happy Hour: 5-8pm, T-F
Enjoy a selection of contemporary American dishes from Chef Michael Wagner at Lola’s on Harrison. Take one bite of his Coca Cola BBQ Beef Ribs, and you’ll be back for more in no time. During happy hour, claim your seat at the bar and enjoy $4 cocktails, $3 craft beers, 50% off wines by the glass and $5 bar bites (small samples of their signature dishes).
Mai Kai, 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954.563.3272
Find a way to go to The Molokai Lounge for happy hour, where every day is a holiday. This Polynesian-inspired hotspot features 51 specialty drink, a full bar and an extensive wine list. From 5-7 pm, Wednesday-Sunday (They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for September), guests will enjoy 50% off appetizers and drinks (except bottles of wine, champagne, sidewinders fang and the mystery drink). Wednesday is the hottest day of the week, as from 5-9 pm there is a complimentary buffet with any drink purchase — and starting at 6pm, Ty Olopai will play his Ukulele in the bar area.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 500 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
Happy Hour: Open-6:30pm and 9:00pm-close
While a visit to Morton’s can put a huge dent in your last paycheck, a visit does not need to ruin your budget if you plan it right. Instead of indulging in a juicy steak in the main dining room, why not take part in their Power Hour, available from open until close? Both food and drink specials will have you smiling — $5 for beer (Sam Adams, Budweiser or Bud Light), $6 for house wine, and $7 for select martinis and cocktails. To coat your stomach, you’ll want to nibble on some bar bites. We highly suggest the Mini Crab Cake BLT’s, the Smoked Salmon Pizza or the 3 Prime Cheeseburgers — all priced at $6.
PF Chang’s, locations in Sunrise at Sawgrass Mills and at The Galleria in Fort Lauderdale
Happy Hour: 3-6pm, everyday
With prices ranging from $3-$6, you can easily feast on PF Chang specialties, and still stay in your budget. For liquid beverages, enjoy import drafts for $3, import bottles for $4, select wines for $5 and for $6, you will enjoy specialty cocktails. As for food, enjoy egg rolls for $2, Crab Wontons or Chicken Lettuce Wraps for $5, and Seared Ahi Tuna or Salt & Pepper Calamari for $6.
RA Sushi, 201 SW 145th Ter, Pembroke Pines
Happy Hour: 3-7pm, M-Sat
It’s a party in the RA at RA Sushi 6 days a week. During this time, you will enjoy some incredible food and drink specials like $1 hot sake, $4 well drinks and Sapporo, $5 house wines and martinis and more. If getting a bite to eat is more of what you are after, you will enjoy 1/2 off select sushi (like Viva Las Vegas Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls) and 1/2 off appetizers (like Shrimp Tempura and Lobster Spring Rolls).
Sea Level at Harbor Beach Marriott, 3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale
Happy Hour: 5-7 pm, everyday
If a beach party is more your style, gather your belongings and head to the Harbor Beach Marriott to Sea Level, their beachfront restaurant. Sea Level’s daily happy hour runs from 5-7 pm, and includes 1/2 price domestic beer, well liquor, house wine and $6 apps — plus, they have other specials going on every night of the week like $5 frozen drinks from 4pm-1am on Sundays, $5 Margaritas on Wednesday nights from 10pm-1am and in the biz specials on Mondays from 5pm-1am with $3 domestic beers and $5 svedka cocktails.
Yardhouse, The Village of Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach
Happy Hour: 3-6pm, Mon-Fri; 10pm-close, Sun-Wed
Beer drinkers unite at this hip, upscale sports bar located at The Village of Gulfstream. Find a seat at the bar, one of the spacious booths or outside when the weather is nice and get ready for a night of drinking, socializing and cheering on your favorite team. During Happy Hour, you will enjoy domestic pints (starting at $3.50), imports/craft beers ($4.25-$4.50) and martinis ($6). Select appetizers are half price including their pizzas, onion ring tower and Seared Ahi Sashimi.