South Florida Food and Drinks This Weekend: Santacon, Brewery Parties, and Bus Loops

Santacon is on Saturday
Santacon is on Saturday
Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg


Bad Santa Bus Loop
Get in the Christmas spirit with a bad Santa bus loop. Venues include Tilted Kilt, America’s Backyard, The Crafti Bar, Tarpon Bend, Fork and Balls and more. Check in at the are Tilted Kilt or The Brass Tap (300 SE Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale).Admission is $30 prepay and $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit Riverwalk Trust, Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, The Broward Co. Gator Club Scholarship Fund, Jack and Jill Children’s Center, and Covenant House Florida. This event is 6 to 11 p.m. Visit


Bangin' Banjo Brewing's Anything Gose Fest
Enjoy a plethora of Gose-style brews at Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company (3200 NW 23 Ave., # 500, Pompano Beach). Tapa pairings will accompany brews such as Cypress Creek Cream Ale, Moodoo Voodoo Milk Stout, Odin's Revenge Belgian Style Red Ale and others. This event is from noon to 7 p.m. Visit

Eighth Anniversay of Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar (224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) will be celebrating its eighth birthday with a block party. Rocco Mangel will be giving free Patron shots at the bar, and there will be drink specials as well as live music. This event is from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit

Saltwater Brewery’s Two Year Anniversary
Join Saltwater Brewery (1701 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) as they turn two years old this weekend. From noon to 11 p.m., enjoy brews such as Confused in the Morning, Monk's Vacation, Pineapple Upsaidedown Cake, Coffee Screamin Reels IPA, Sea Katz and more. Live music and food trucks are the icing on this boozy cake. Visit

Yoga and Wine Tasting
You know what goes with yoga? Wine. Head to the SloBody studio (209 NE Fifth Ter., Delray Beach) from 4 to 6 p.m. for some wine tasting and yoga. Admission is $35. Visit

Can everyday be sangria day?
Can everyday be sangria day?
Farmer's Table

The opportunity to dress as Santa and bar hop is far and few between but Santacon Fort Lauderdale
(904 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is here, which means it’s time to take out the red suit. This starts at 6 p.m. Visit Enjoy $3 drinks and two for one specials at bars like Mango’s, Bull Market, Tarpon Bend, Crafti Bar, O Lounge and more. Visit

Ugly Sweater 
Hope you have more than one ugly sweater. Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) and Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale) both will be celebrating with ugly sweater parties this weekend. Brimstone’s party is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. while Grille 401’s is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a contest and $5 cocktails. Call 954-430-2333 for Brimstone and 954-767-0222 for Grille 401.

Santa at Hoffman’s Chocolates
Santa will be making an early pit stop at Hoffman’s Chocolates in Weston (1727 Main St., Weston), Boca Raton (5250 Town Center Circle, Suite 135 in Boca Raton) and Plantation (801 S. University Dr., Plantation). This is from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit

Vegan Fest
The Tamarac Community Center (Paradise Ballroom 8601 W. Commercial Blvd.) will be having a holiday party this weekend, and a healthy one at that. There will be music, dancing, trivia and plenty of vegan food. This is from 5 to 8:45 p.m. Call 954-597-3620.

Bad Santa Brunch
Tap 42 (1411 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will be hosting brunch with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will not only get to meet the big man, but take Jim Bean Maple themed shots with him as well as bottomless mimosas, Funky Buddha Floridian and Bloody Mary’s for $15 during brunch. Visit

Sunday Day

It’s sangria day, and Farmer’s Table (1901 N Military Trl., Boca Raton) is celebrating. Enjoy the Seville Sangria with a choice of red or white wine, seasonal berries, vanilla and thyme among its flavors. Visit

Get in the holiday spirit with Hoffman's!
Get in the holiday spirit with Hoffman's!
Hoffman's Chocolates

Throughout December

Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s White Maple Martini
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) is showcasing its White Maple Martini until the end of December. The martini is created with sortilege maple Canadian whiskey, butterscotch brandy, and cream and adorned with cinnamon. It is available for $14. Visit

Hoffman's Chocolate Winter Wonderland
Hoffman’s Chocolates is celebrating not only its 40th-anniversary but its 25th-annual Winter Wonderland at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens (5190 Lake Worth Road). Until Wednesday, December 30, attendees can enjoy lights, holiday displays, entertainment, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. Visitors will also be able to win free Hoffman’s chocolate for a year by entering a drawing. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.

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Related Locations

Farmer's Table

1901 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431


Hoffman's Chocolates

5190 Lake Worth Rd.
Greenacres, FL 33463


Hoffman's Chocolates

5190 Lake Worth Rd.
Greenacres, Florida 33463


Hoffman's Chocolates

3341 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, Florida 33020


Hoffman's Chocolates

801 S. University Dr.
Plantation, FL 33324


Hoffman's Chocolates

1727 Main St.
Weston, fl 33326


Hoffman's Chocolates

5250 Town Center Circle, Suite 135
Boca Raton, FL 33486


Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Grille 401

401 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Mango's Restaurant and Lounge

904 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Saltwater Brewery

1701 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444


Tilted Kilt

219 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar

224 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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