Nestled cozily behind a lush facade of trees on the North Ocean Drive, The Le Tub Saloon occupies the site of a former gas station. A secret among locals in the know, the establishment shot to fame when its burger was voted among the best in the nation by a leading magazine. The crowds have since increased at Le Tub, but the quality of the food and the unpretentious vibe remain. The menu offers a hearty choice of American specialties from barbecue pork and ribs to strip steak and sirloin burger. The seafood gumbo is also a favorite. Don't miss the delectable key lime pie, the only dessert offering on the menu. The wood-dominated interiors are a relaxed affair. The outdoor section, with rich foliage and quirky bric-a-brac strewn around is a favorite among patrons.
With a repertoire of 51 taps, Tap42 is Fort Lauderdale's chief champion of beer. Their impressive selection features American brews and ales alongside premium spirits and inventive concoctions. They pride themselves on the city's only craft beer cocktail list, blending brews with homemade syrups and fresh herbs. Bar fare is a mix of classics including chicken wings, meatballs, burgers, seared scallops, grilled salmon, crispy calamari, mussels and fries.
McSorley's Beach Pub offers guests both ocean views and frosty drinks that are hard to beat, located right in the center of Fort Lauderdale's Central Beach district. Catering to guests headed to the beach or just coming back, the ground floor beach pub area hosts Fort Lauderdale's party crowd who sips on tasty cocktails or ice-cold drafts while watching one of the 30 high definition TVs dotting the walls. In the upstairs lounge, the vibe is decidedly more mellow, long benches filled with groups casually chatting and taking in the sights. The sun deck and its impressive views is surely not to miss on nice days or raucous nights when the party rages on until three in the morning. A bar complex that's sure to please everyone in your group, McSorley's is the best bet for post-beach relaxation alone or with friends.
Established in 1970, World Famous Parrot Lounge has been serving the residents of Fort Lauderdale for over 40 years. Though the ownership of the eatery has changed hands, the amicable service has not. Offering over 30 varieties of craft beer, this bar is sure to please any brew aficionado. The cheese sticks are a must-try here. Seafood lovers can take advantage of their raw bar, where you can enjoy shrimp, crabs and oysters. This lounge offers a casual ambiance that has made it a favorite among locals.
Abbey Brewing Company serves house beers along with imported beers, bottled ales, ports and wines. Most of the drinks are hard to find in America, but definitely worth the trouble. However, most people come for the artisan craft beers, such as Father Theodore's Stout which has chocolate, coffee, toffee and anise. The beers are award-winning and the bar has a cozy atmosphere.
The Broken Shaker, located in the Freehand Miami Hostel, began as a pop-up bar, and got so popular that they set up shop permanently. The specialty cocktail menu changes with frequency, according to the fresh ingredients they have on hand for the day, week or season. Many of the ingredients are grown at the bar's very own herb garden. Grab a seat in the cozy bar or on the beautiful brick patio and gardens to enjoy your signature creation.
Royal Pig Pub may seem out of place, a smokehouse surrounded by office high rises, but the upscale food and exquisite beer selection do much to clarify the modern appeal of this barbecue and micro-brew hot spot. With 18 craft beers on tap and ten signature cocktails at the ready, the bartenders can't go wrong here. As the name suggests, pork is king at Royal Pig, even appearing in the bar's "Filthy Pig" cocktail, a signature dirty martini garnished with a bacon-wrapped, blue cheese-stuffed olive. The food at Royal Pig is equally top notch, featuring meat-heavy American cuisine prepared by executive chef Stanton Bundy. To taste the best contemporary cuisine Fort Lauderdale has to offer, stop on by the Royal Pig.
Enjoy an extensive list of craft beer at the garden-style bar in The Riverside Market. Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, this hidden gem is known for its friendly ambiance and casual atmosphere. With more than 500 varieties of beer, you'll want to keep coming back. The pizzas, sandwiches and entrees keep patrons returning as well.