Best Happy Hour Spots In The Palm Beaches
Happy hour. The words conjure up images of a cold beer in a laid-back bar or a frozen concoction on a sunny outdoor deck, both enjoyed after the workday has come and gone. Palm Beach County provides plenty of places for locals to indulge in low-priced eats and drinks, and live music.
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Blue Martini brings entertainment every night of the week to its luxurious lounge at CityPlace. The hip hot spot has more than 40 martinis on the menu to go along with the music, plus creative craft cocktails and “blue” bites.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily / 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach / 561.835.8601 / westpalmbeach.bluemartinilounge.com
Bowery Palm Beach
East Coast oysters for a buck apiece are a great deal, as are the baos (steamed bread rolls filled with shrimp, steak or vegetables) and tall drinks like the Bowery Red. The CityPlace joint’s live-music scene features some of the hottest rock bands in the industry.
H.H.: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily / 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach / 561.420.8600 / bowerypb.com
Beneath a banyan tree at Guanabanas, raise a glass to the local or national band performing during happy hour. Maybe after a few drinks you’ll even feel inspired to get up and dance. This month don’t miss performances by Electric Piquete (April 8) and Birdman’s Clambake (April 29). Enjoy tunes, and order from the happy hour menu in the bar and cocktail area.
H.H.: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. / 960 N. Highway A1A, Jupiter / 561.747.8878 / guanabanas.com
The Colony Palm Beach
One of the smoothest ways to end the day might be at The Polo Lounge for half-off drinks and a bold bar menu crafted especially for the off-night occasion. Fridays make things that much merrier with Motown music by Memory Lane.
H.H.: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily / 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach / 561.655.5430 / thecolonypalmbeach.com
Double Roads Tavern
With jazz on Sundays, acoustic on Mondays and two evening performances with a folk-rock vibe Thursdays through Saturdays, the outpost named after an old Jupiter hangout does it right. Deals are available on starters, bottled and draft beer, and wine.
H.H.: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays / 251 S. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter / 561.203.7061 / doubleroadstavern.com
The Brewhouse Gallery
The cult classic that serves craft beer in a place called The Cave has cool tunes every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as an open-mic night every Thursday, with bands that bring a different beat each week.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays / 720 Park Ave., Lake Park / 561.469.8930 / brewhousegallery.com
O’Shea’s Irish Pub
What would an establishment representing the Emerald Isle be without fish and chips? The 21-year-old business has them for $4—bite-size cuts of cod in homemade beer batter served with crispy potatoes. The bloody mary choices are astounding and feature chicken wings and fried mushrooms.
H.H.: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays / 531 Clematis St., West Palm Beach / 561.833.3865 / osheaspub.com
Meat Market Palm Beach
The island’s chic steakhouse presents select cuts of meat in a modern atmosphere that welcomes celebrities, foodies and trendsetters to taste, among other things, the ceviche of the day or a Tangerine Dream cocktail.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily / 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach / 561.354.9800 / meatmarket.net/palm_beach
Spoto’s Oyster Bar
Dual bars at the PGA Commons seafood spot mean double the trouble for those looking to eat and drink at decent prices. Both boast sipping specials (everything from well orders to wine), and affordable appetizers (everything from sliders to spare ribs).
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily / 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens / 561.776.9448 / spotos.com
Chorizo cheese fries, falafels, iron-skillet meatballs, stuffed dates and quesadillas with duck and black beans make an intriguing farm-to-table statement. Thirstquenchers with names like the Dancing Scotsman run from $6 to $9 at the PGA Commons hotspot’s inside and outside bar.
H.H.: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing daily / The Cooper, 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens / 561.622.0032 / thecooperrestaurant.com
Vic & Angelo’s
Patrons can listen to the sounds of Sinatra or get down with disco, depending on the day of the week, as they sample everything from the Giant Meatball to the Calamari Fritte for a fraction of the price. The Italian-inspired icon at PGA Commons also has bargain-basement beer.
H.H.: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily / 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens / 844.842.2632 / vicandangelos.com
Napa Valley meets Palm Beach at the bar, restaurant and boutique wine shop that salutes customers with salads, sandwiches and sangria. The sangria is custom-ordered by red or white, choice of liquor and selection of fruit.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays / 5530 PGA Blvd., Ste. 101, Palm Beach Gardens / 561.425.5651 / salute2u.com
The Woods Jupiter
Tiger Woods designed a destination restaurant with strong community ties at Harbourside Place for guests to watch their favorite sporting events year-round while sipping and savoring professionally prepared cocktails
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. until closing daily / 129 Soundings Ave., Jupiter / 561.320.9627 / woodsjupiter.com
The Mexican restaurant at Harbourside Place bills itself as the sexiest stand north of the border, with 29-degree draft beer, culture-infused cuisine (Famous Street Corn is a signature dish) and homemade margaritas.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 p.m. until closing daily / 125 Dockside Circle, Jupiter / 561.320.9661 / calaverascantinas.com
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar
Fans of the Mexican franchise in PGA Commons come for the guacamole prepared tableside in an authentic, three-legged metate, the more than two dozen types of cervezas on ice and the 425 varieties of añejo, blanco and reposado.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily / 5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens / 561.623.0127 / roccostacos.com/pga
When it is time for a Mai Tai, a martini or a mojito, the warm, waterfront restaurant at Harbourside Place is an ideal setting, serving small plates such as the World Famous
Coconut Shrimp with papaya-mango chutney.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily / 126 Soundings Ave. / 561.406.6631 / tommybahama.com/restaurants/jupiter
Half off the adult beverage Buccan T—the Palm Beach locale’s take on a Long Island ice tea—attracts a crowd that wants to relax after a long day at work in a light-and-airy room full of overstuffed sofas. The buccaned (wood-fired) pizzas are an art form.
H.H.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays / 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach / 561.833.3450 / buccanpalmbeach.com