Jan 162014

Photo courtesy of Brio

We are going on a tour of the best happy hours in Broward County, and you are all invited. Along the way, you’ll enjoy live entertainment, savor an assortment of gourmet bites and of course, enjoy some great drink specials.

Brio Tuscan Grille, locations in Pembroke Pines and Hallandale Beach
Happy Hour:  3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 p.m.-close

Celebrate life, love & happy hour at Brio Tuscan Grille on Monday through Friday, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. until closing, bar patrons can enjoy nine “plate” options and a variety of drink specials, all priced between $3.95 and $5.95. The plates menu includes a Tomato Margherita Flatbread, Eggplant Fries, the BRIO Burger and Black Pepper Shrimp, while the discounted drink specials include select specialty martinis, sangria, mojitos, house wines and Peroni beer.

Grille 401, 401 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-767-0222
Happy Hour: 3 to 7 pm Monday through Friday

For a hip gathering spot that is filled with energy, Grille 401 should be on your list. They offer an exquisite dinner menu complete with freshly grilled steaks, succulent seafood and homemade pastas — using high-quality fresh ingredients. In addition to their regular menu, we highly recommend their weekday happy hour, available Monday through Friday. Enjoy buy one get one free cocktails like their Red Cougar and Starry Night and 50% off all appetizers at the bar.

Lobster Bar Sea Grille, 450 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954.772.2675
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Fulfill your craving for seafood at Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s Lobster Bar Sea Grille. This upscale, yet casual restaurant offers all of your seafood favorites at a portion of the regular price — yes, even lobster tail is on the happy hour menu. Guests can enjoy glasses of house wine for $5 and all well drinks are half off. Highlights on their happy hour food menu include: Wild Mushroom & Gruyere Cheese Tarte; Steak Tartare; Mussels & Frites; Oyster Sliders; Cold Water Baby Lobster Tail and more.

Mai Kai, 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-563-3272
Happy Hour: 5:00 – 7:00 Tues – Sat, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sundays

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 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (the bar is closed Mondays and Tuesdays), 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 to 9 p.m. there is a complimentary buffet with a purchase of $10 or more.

Market 17, 1850 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale; (954) 835-5507
Happy Hour: Daily from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

For those looking for farm fresh food, creatively prepared, Market 17 is a top choice. Market 17 offers an ever-changing menu, highlighting what is fresh and in season. While dining in the main dining room always leaves our palates dancing in delight, their happy hour shines in our book. From 4:30 to 7 p.m. daily, guests can enjoy 50% off all appetizers, drinks, glasses of wine and beer at the bar only.

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 500 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Happy Hour: Open to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing

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 opening until 6:30 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to closing? Both food and drink specials will have you smiling — $5.50 for beer (ie. Sam Adams, Budweiser, Bud Light), $7 for house wine, and $8 for select martinis and cocktails. If you’re hungry, you’ll want to nibble on some bar bites — priced between $6 and $7. We highly suggest the Mini Crab Cake BLT’s, the Tuna Tacos or Filet Mignon trio.

RA Sushi, 201 SW 145th Terr., Pembroke Pines
Happy Hour: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday

It’s a party in the RA at RA Sushi six days a week. During this time, you will enjoy some incredible food and drink specials like $3.75 hot sake, $4 well drinks and Sapporo, $5.75 for select cocktails, $6.75 for wine and more. If getting a bite to eat is more of what you are after, you will enjoy the specials on select sushi, appetizers and tapas like Viva Las Vegas Rolls; Shishito Peppers; Spicy Chicken Wings; Seared Tuna; and more.

ROC Resto – Lounge – Fashion
9225 West Atlantic Boulevard, Coral Springs

Call it a restaurant, call it a bar, call it whatever you would like — but for those who know ROC, know that it is something special. Located in Coral Springs, ROC is an entertainment venue that combines a full-service restaurant and bar, a club with live entertainment and a boutique shop – offering something for everyone. While we certainly love the unique offerings, we also love their happy hour that takes place daily from 11:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the SIP bar and on the patio. Guests can enjoy half price bar bites and drink specials during this time. Think — $2 domestic drafts, $3 imported bottles, $4 craft beer and drafts, $5 well drinks and house wines — and $6 premium and signature cocktails.

Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar at Fort Lauderdale Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Dr; 954-765-3041
Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Kick back and relax and enjoy the oceanfront breeze at Sea Level Restaurant + Ocean Bar. Not only do the offer breathtaking views of the ocean, they also offer a fabulous happy hour. Available Monday through Friday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., guests can enjoy domestic beers for $3.50, house wines for $5, and well spirits for $5. They also offer food specials to pair up with your drinks like $8 flatbreads, a bucket of mussels for $9, house made potato chips for $4 — and more.

Timpano Italian Chophouse, 450 Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale; 954-462-9119

If you like to be in the middle of the action with an upbeat and sophisticated vibe  that gives you a super club feel, make plans to visit Timpano Italian Chophouse, just steps away from Las Olas. Happy Hour takes place from 4 to 7 pm and you can enjoy 50% off select liquors, wines and bottle beer — a discounted happy hour food menu. As an added bonus, sign up for their email newsletter and score yourself a complimentary glass of wine.


*These specials are current, as of April 20, 2015.

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