By Julio Poletti – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
This has been the longest presidential battle in history. Not literally, but it sure feels like it. Whether you’re pumped for the election or sick and tired of the gossip and Facebook arguments, one thing is for sure: People will be glued to their TVs today, Nov. 8, to see who becomes the next President of the United States.
If you’re not into watching the election results alone, drinking alone or both, we’ve put together a list of places in Palm Beach County where the happy hours are too sweet to be beat. Check ’em out:
Happy Hour: 4 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close | $8 Appetizers and cocktails | $7 Wines
Two Words: Tiger Woods. This waterfront steakhouse/sports bar is top notch when it comes to quality and service, just like its owner. The relaxed, sports bar vibe totally works and is ideal watching the election feeds. Our food editor Liz Balsameda recommends the bone-in pork chop and prime burger.
The burger patty flavored with bacon and onions, has to be good.
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Address: 129 Soundings Ave, Jupiter, FL 33477
Happy Hour: 4 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close | $2 Tacos! | $8+ Appetizers
Love it or hate it, Mexican food is here to stay. This vibrant, Hipster spin on Mexican cuisine has one of the best taco specials in the county and serves freshly made churros with cajeta (Mexican caramel). Viva Mexico!
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Address: 125 Dockside Circle, Jupiter, FL 33477
Palm Beach Gardens
Happy Hour: Bar and high-tops both inside and outside between 3 p.m. and 6:00 p.m & 9 p.m. to close | $6 Cocktails | $5 Wine by the glass
For Election day only: Triple the points on lunch and dinner for Cooper club members.
Talk about sophistication. Every plate’s picture looks ridiculously stunning and delicious. This American brasserie promises to make you love in fall with the place as soon as you look at the menu. From charcuterie to cheese boards, yummy bar snacks, dining, cocktails and brunch, you’ll want to try it all.
Address: 4610 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Happy Hour: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | $3.50 House Wine | $4 Cocktails | $5 > Appetizers
Enjoy seafood classics such as oysters, shrimp cocktails, clam chowder and lobster risottos all in one place. This seafood heaven also offers a wide variety of appetizers all under $5. Our Food Editor’s pick is the Key Lime Pie.
Address: 4560 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Clematis & CityPlace, West Palm Beach
Happy Hour: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. drink specials and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. food specials | $5 Captain Morgan
$3 Domestic beer | $4 Imports | $4 All appetizers
Address: 531 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Executive Chef Chris McKinley prepares all the meals daily, from bar food to his own unique creations. Just ask him what you want, and expect nothing but the best.
Happy Hour: All day | All Drinks: 2 for 1.
You can’t go wrong with Duffy’s. If you haven’t been here before, get ready. This place gets crowded, loud and filled with fanatics. If you like fun places, this is it. But if you’re actually trying to listen to election updates on TV as they come, this might not be the place for you. Then again, it is on a Tuesday night so it might not be as busy. Your call.
Address: 225 Clematis St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Contact: (561) 249-1682
Happy hour: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. | $1 Oysters | $3 Domestic Drafts | $4 Select Craft Drafts | $7+ Small plates
This place looks great on the inside and the outside. As you can see, they have many items on happy hour on Tuesday, November 8th. $1 Oysters, seriously? This American restaurant offers anything from bar food to seafood, salads and a wide variety of gluten-free options. Check out our review: City Tap House brings eclectic beers and eats to CityPlace
Downtown Lake Worth
Happy Hour: 2 to 7 p.m. – $3 Domestic beers, house wine & well drinks. | $0.99 Oysters/each, one-dozen minimum order | $0.89 wings/each, 10 wings minimum order
If you like options, this is the place for you. Their menu is immense with all kinds of foods, desserts, beverages and cocktails. Their deals? ridiculous —a must visit.
Address: 632 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, Fl. 33460
Happy Hour: Drinks 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Food 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. | $1.00 off import bottles and craft beers | $2.50 wells, domestic bottles and drafts | $2.00 of all other alcohols and specialty drinks | $10.95 Dinner Special: 2 lbs full rack baby back with side.
This friendly sports bar has so many TV screens that at least one of them is bound to broadcast the elections. If you’d rather watch something else, you can do that too. Facebook reviews gives it a a 4.6/5 stars on Facebook.
Atlantic Avenue, Delray
Happy Hour: 12 to 6 p.m. | $4 Drinks (excluding special releases) | 25% Off growlers’ beer refills
There’s a certain vibe when you go to a brewery. Nothing is more refreshing than sipping on some good beer and talking smack with your buddies. Breweries are a lifestyle — a lot different than going to a sports bar. You can either buy your growler or bring your own; they’ll still refill you with 25% off.
Address: 1701 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, Florida
Happy Hour: 3 to 6 p.m. | $4 Spirits and Wine | $3.50 Draft | $5 Fried pork cheek pizza and other appetizers under $10
This French-American restaurant has a very industrial yet classic feel. It’s not too dark, not too bright. The bartenders are friendly, and the Moscow mule is so strong, you’ll be done after one. The food is good, from small European-style tapas to more Americanized dishes. There’s also the chef’s local market menu.
Address: 200 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444