Youve waited four long years for Sex and the City the movie to wrap up all of those pesky loose ends, and now its finally here. Youve already got the essentials: tickets (we hope!), a killer new outfit, and most important of all, your best gal pals. Now all you need is the perfect post-work, pre-movie drinking locale. Lucky for you, weve got a guide. So whether you feel like a sophisticated Charlotte, a sexually-charged Samantha, a relaxed and self-assured Miranda, or a party animal Carrie, youll find a chill place to match your mood.
You seek style, good conversation, and comfort all in an adorable setting, so naturally you gravitate towards the Cottage (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth). With a five dollar well martini in one hand (smart girls budget and hit up happy hours!), your other palm is freed up for mingling, snapping along with Joyces jazz trio inside, or beckoning a handsome stranger to dance when DJ Morrissey Mike spins outside. Theres only one problem with partying at the Cottage: Youll have such a great time you might never make the movie. Happy hour runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and also features $3 domestic and $4 import beers. Call 561-586-0080.
If you long to meet an investment banker with a sense of style, only one place will do: Dada in Delray Beach (52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach). Nibble on the sugar-lined rim of your appletini while sizing up the evenings talent on the patio all under the (forgiving) glow of moonlight. Or, if humidity flattens your locks, stay perched inside near the fireplace. Dadas owners know that us gals just look cooler getting lit alongside the Escher-esque paintings populating the walls. Call 561-330-3232.
Samantha: Harrisons Wine Bar
Look at yourself: You know youre sexy; thats why you only frequent establishments as rich and seductive as you are. Enter this swanky Harrison Street hideaway (1916 Harrison St., Hollywood) and lounge on squishy, velvet-textured couches indoor or breezy, cabana-styled relaxation stations outside. Be your most amazing self as you consult the biblical-length wine list, or opt for the warmth of the full-liquor bar. Drink specials: Whatever you can get men to buy you. Call 954-922-0074, or visit www.harrisonswinebar.com.
You cant sit still for long; you need action. Live music! Drinking pals that are both fun-loving and fabulous! Luxurious interior spaces that are furnished with single men and discounted martinis! You want it all, and youll get it all at the Blue Martini (2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Come early for happy hour, but pop back by post-film to catch Herb Williams sets (he starts at 7:30 p.m.). His sweet soul songs are the perfect soundtrack to a night of fabulous. Drink specials: Happy Hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m. You get discounted drinks and half-price appetizers. Call 954-653-2583, or visit www.bluemartinilounge.com.
Fri., May 30, 2008