Cocktails in Fort Lauderdale

City Guide / Fort Lauderdale

It’s Happy Hour! Top Places to Grab a Drink in Fort Lauderdale

By Bri Hand | Jun 29, 2021

When you first move to Fort Lauderdale, it’s always a good idea to know about some local hotspots. Luckily, this Florida city has plenty of bars and breweries to choose from, no matter what kind of night you’re looking for. 

If you’re ready to explore the best bars in Fort Lauderdale, here’s where to start: 

Grille 66 & Bar offers stunning panoramic views

Grille 66 & Bar is a local favorite boasting stunning views of the surrounding area—and you can even dine outside when the weather cooperates! Plus, if you enjoy a quality glass of wine, this is the place for you. Choose from over 800 wines, and pair your glass of vintage wine with high-end cuisine for a truly upscale experience you’ll remember for years to come. 

Infinity Lounge is a craft cocktail paradise

Infinity Lounge is a bar that isn’t afraid to shake things up—sometimes quite literally! This bar is known for unique twists on classic drinks and offers signature cocktails that are sure to tickle your palate. 

This lounge offers a more intimate experience, making it perfect for a date, cozy happy hour, or a quiet night out. On top of that, Infinity Lounge prides itself on top-tier customer service. Add this spot to your list, and you won’t be disappointed. 

Legends Pub provides a relaxed atmosphere

Who doesn’t love a good dive bar or pub? On the opposite end of the spectrum from Infinity Lounge, Legends Pub is all about the laid-back atmosphere. It’s a great place to kick back and watch the big game or meet up with friends after a long day of work. If you don’t want to leave your furry friend behind, don’t worry—Legends Pub is dog-friendly. 

Glitch Bar is the hottest “barcade” in town

Whoever created the combination of a bar and an arcade deserves an award. Glitch Bar is the finest spot if you crave that old-school arcade feel along with a craft beer in hand. With over 100 beers on the menu, you’re bound to find something that suits your tastes. Even better, all the arcade games are free to play. 

Paired with nightly events, it’s easy to see why Glitch Bar is a true social watering hole. Whether you’re playing a classic arcade game or are simply enjoying the ambiance of video game sounds, this spot is worth the visit.

McSorley’s Beach Pub helps you let loose

If the name didn’t already give it away, McSorley’s Beach Pub isn’t a pretentious spot. It’s fun, it’s loud, and it’s always full of colorful characters. The bar has one of the beach’s best rooftop lounges, and it’s a great spot to dance the night away, if you’re so inclined. Plus, their happy hour has some of the best prices in town.

Whether you’re visiting a barcade or you’re headed to a rooftop lounge, Fort Lauderdale is packed with unique, exciting bars. Looking for somewhere to stay in Fort Lauderdale? Landing offers furnished apartments in Fort Lauderdale, complete with flexible lease terms that let you live in the area for as long as you’d like. Browse our available apartments in Fort Lauderdale, or contact us to learn more about what a Landing membership can do for you. 

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About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.