This month, the holiday season will bring the cheer, and the low temperatures will bring the cool; it’s the best time to get out and have some fun! Grab a well made cocktail at a laidback bar, dance to salsa and reggaeton at a Brickell hot spot and bust out some moves on a beachside rooftop bar!
BREWS FOR YOU
2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
Craft beers are on a speedy rise in SoFlo, and that’s no exception when it comes to Broward as well! 26° Brewing Co. in Pompano Beach knows how to make craft beers, and how to make ‘em good. Their brewery brews some of the tastiest flavors like Ziko’s Rage, which has a “roasty sweetness and chocolatey indulgence,” and Jared’s Batch, an amber ale with a sweet caramel essence. Their 4,600 sq. ft. tap room and 54’ long bar seats plenty of people, so you can conversate with other beer aficionados!
901 S. Miami Ave., Miami
Tu Candela is where to be when you’re ready to shake those hips all night! Latin music is a favorite here, which means you can tap into your inner Shakira on the dance floor, but if you’d prefer to sit back and watch, there’s live performances that include fire shows, and other spectacles! Signature cocktails and tasty margaritas dominate the menu, as well as bar bites like empanadas and ceviche.
THIS BABY’S GROWN
500 Brickell Ave., 105E, Miami
At the cozy, uniquely designed Baby Jane bar in Brickell you’ll find a fireplace, brick walls, and lots of drinks to keep you going all night. Despite the name, this Baby is grown and knowledgeable when it comes to craft cocktails. Try Chopsticks and Stones 14 (Hendricks Gin, Sake, Lime, Dill, Cucumber, Charcoal Ice) or their irresistible late night eats like ceviche and ramen. Baby Jane is truly a relaxed gem among the many other flashier places in the district; come here when you want a taste of something different!
300 S.W. 1st Ave. #145, Fort Lauderdale
Escape Lounge just entered the downtown Fort Lauderdale scene last year, but they are already known as the most “exclusive night club” in the area. With over 10,000 LED lights to illuminate the dance floor, and different music on set themed nights, this lounge is the place to be. For the House lovers, EDM takes over on Thursdays, for the hip swingers, Latin on Fridays, and last but not least, Hip Hop Saturdays! There’s a little something for everyone at this hip new lounge.
FOLLOW THE RED LIGHTS!
52 S.W. 10th St., Miami
Signature craft cocktails, DJs playing every night, and a lounge environment is what you can expect at Redbar. The main focus here is without a doubt the handcrafted, flavorful drinks; fresh garnishes and ingredients shipped to the bar daily are included in each one, and the bartenders take special care to whip up their best concoctions. Board games and great music are the finishing touches that will allow you to smoothly sip into serenity!
837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
McSorley’s is a relaxed beachside pub and rooftop that’s great for a night out with friends. The rooftop has a dance floor with darting lights and upbeat tunes, overlooking the beach, and the bar offers beers, cocktails, and a cozy cigar area, not to mention, a killer, half-off happy hour Mon-Fri, from 4-7 p.m.! After, set your sights on the beach, where you can relax on the sand. You can always walk back to McSorley’s for a refill!
By Aaliyah Pasols