If you are looking for a place where you can bring a date then Vinos on Las Olas is one spot that won't disappoint. Gently illuminated in yellow lights, the bar has an inviting interior that exudes romance from every corner. The seating spaces can accommodate groups, but they also have tables that can be reserved for couples away from the crowds. The place has an old-world vibe, the walls are accentuate with exposed bricks and cabinets narrating the tales of their outstanding collection of wines. From French whites, chardonnay to rose, sparkling wines, Pinot Noirs, Merlots, Spanish reds and more, this place is a paradise for those who live for wines.
El Tamarindo Cafe in Fort Lauderdale is the place to be if you wish to take your friends out for a wholesome Contemporary Latin-style meal. The interiors are tastefully done, featuring an array of antique furnishings and comfortable seating options. The menu is primarily meat-centric but does offer some decent vegetarian choices with the Whole Red Snapper, Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Mariscada Soup being some of their specialties. Alcoholic beverages are served here.
Hidden inside the Pizza Craft restaurant, Apothecary 330 can be a bit tricky to locate but the place is worth your time. An impressive cocktail bar, Apothecary 330 has a divey vibe infused in an upscale ambiance. Decked with vintage center pieces and furnished with leather chesterfields, the place's old-world charm is extricable from its character. Exposed-brick walls and a polished wooden bar, complete the bar's interior. The cabinets boast of eclectic spirits that are sure to spoil cocktail and liquor connoisseurs. The menu is exhaustive, it includes an array of cocktails infused with bourbon, rye and American whiskeys. Classic cocktails in addition to a few special drinks define the place's menu.
Home of legendary clams and cheese-steaks, the Southport Raw Bar has carved a niche for itself. Serving fresh food throughout the year, this waterside delight has been attracting crowds since it opened in 1973. Daily specials, gratifying platters and toothsome desserts make this place a must-visit.
Gracefully housed in the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Monkitail is perhaps the most highly-regarded Izakayas in town serving an impressive range of contemporary takes on traditional Japanese delicacies. The interiors are tastefully done and feature elaborate suspended lights, sleek furnishings, and intimate seating areas, making the restaurant a favorite among couples. If you aren't well-acquainted with modern Japanese cuisine, go for the Big Eye Tuna Special, Japanese Scallop, and the Lobster Tempura. Do try the cocktails from the bar.
Housed in the glitzy Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Kuro brings the palatable flavors of Japan to American shores. Overlooking the hotel's swimming pool, the casual atmosphere blended with a touch of sophistication sets the mood perfectly for a pleasant dining experience. Experienced chefs at this restaurant work tirelessly to create traditional Japanese dishes while also incorporating a touch of contemporary flavor, without altering the original essence of the meal. From the traditional sushi and sashimi to the wagyu beef and soups, expect each meal to be an absolute delight.
Established in 1988, La Bamba is a popular family-owned fast-food chain that serves traditional Mexican and Spanish delights, having locations all over Florida. This particular franchise location is in Fort Lauderdale and offers an extensive range of tacos, quesadillas, burgers, sandwiches and Mexican sides. Specialties include the Ropa Vieja, Lecho Asado, Baby Palomilla and the Grilled Steak Quesadilla. The drinks menu is equally impressive, featuring an eclectic selection of margaritas, cocktails, and wines.
Visit Oakland Park's Angelo Pizza Bar & Tapas for a true taste of Italy. A chic-restaurant with simple Italian offerings made only with finest ingredients available, Angelo's promises you only the best at a fraction of the price. Wood-fired pizzas, tapas, soups, entrees, calzonis, salads and paninis served here are simply delicious. The wine bar offers elegant pairings in tandem to the culinary presentations for a wholesome experience. Sleek interiors, energetic staff and affordable prices expose high-standard food to people of all budgets.
Stout Bar & Grill is a great spot for enjoying a good game. A casual bar furnished to accommodate larger groups, Stout has television screens mounted all across the interior. Every seat provides obstruction-free view of the match while you indulge your palate in potent drinks and delectable grub. The copper-encrusted bar boasts of an array of beers promising something for everyone's taste preference. For those who prefer a more potent drink, Stout Bar & Grill has an impressive selection of Bourbons as well as Scotchs. The food menu is sure to satiate an ardent appetite with dishes covering everything from seafood, poultry to meaty delights.
Bokampers Sports Bar located in Oakland Park, is a massive waterfront sports bar set over 18,000 square feet (1672 square meters). With more than 70 HDTV's, this is one of the best places to catch a game with friends and gorge on delicious pub food. Bokampers is the official sports bar of the Miami Dolphins. Even if you are not a sports fan, the lively and happy atmosphere is certain to ensure you have a good time. With a range of menus available like, the Sushi & Raw Bar, Happy Hour, Lunch, Late Night and Kids menus, there is some suitable for every palate. Try the Tuna Wontons and the Killer B Wings along with a chilled beer, and finish a meal off with a indulgent dessert, like the deep fried Oreo's.
Monkey Business is a trendy local gay bar that's located in the heart of the city. Entertainment includes frequent drag shows, karaoke nights, and some excellent foot-tapping music by locally and regionally renowned DJ's. The staff is polite and friendly, the drinks are on point and reasonably priced, and the vibe is extremely laid back making this spot perfect for a night of fun and frolic.