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Best Yacht Crowd Bar Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2008 - Waxy O'Connor's

Waxy O\'Connor\'s

Waxy O'Connor's

1095 SE 17th St.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

954-525-9299

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This Irish pub has lots going for it, with full-bodied beers like Guinness on tap and a full menu with comfort food like shepherd's pie. Drink enough pints while sitting in one of its dark corners and you might actually feel like you're visiting the Emerald Isle. But the real action is outside, on Waxy's covered front patio, where yachties — the captains and crews of those multi-million-dollar floating exuberances — hang when ashore. Why Waxy's? It's just always been that way, since the place opened in 1997. Its proximity to Port Everglades and several large marinas likely helps draw the international boat-hand crowd. Rugby and football matches on the telly help, too. And the breezy front porch is sailor heaven.

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