Looking to escape that annoying AF relative who won’t stop talking about immigration? Tired of listening to Aunt Milda’s thoughts about socializing healthcare, when you just want to eat some damn stuffing?
If you need a drink on Turkey Day (or maybe you just don't want to cook a meal at all), there are options, folks.
Regardless of your reasoning for hitting up a bar on Thanksgiving, here are ten options for you in South Florida. Pro tip: Make sure to buzz your favorite spot(s) ahead of time and make reservations, if available. It is a holiday and we should all be thankful for the kind restaurant folks that work on this day! Bonus pro tip: Keep the tips flowing.
Park Tavern. Thanksgiving isn't just for chowing down on turkey; it's also about giving back. Park Tavern has you covered on both fronts with their Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day festivities. Pre-game with some $5 shots of fireball whiskey and enjoy drink specials until 2 a.m. on the Wednesday before the big day. On Thanksgiving, head to the Delray spot for a $25 dinner including roasted, free-range turkey, cornbread stuffing, and buttermilk mashed potatoes with bourbon gravy. Make sure to bring canned food for Park Tavern's food drive: ten cans earns you ten percent off your tab. 32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach; parktaverndelray.com. 561-265-5093.
Burlock Coast. A Thanksgiving feast that comes with a bottomless drinks package? Yes, please. Burlock Coast inside the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is offering an extravagant buffet from noon to 8 p.m., including carving stations, a seafood display and a caviar station. Included ($129 for adults) are bottomless BC Brew, Rum Punch, mimosas and bloody marys. Cheers! 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; ritzcarlton.com. 954-302-6460.
The Field Irish Pub & Eatery. A little Irish flair never hurts anything... even on an American holiday. So, venture over to the Field for a traditional roast turkey dinner ($22) – including pumpkin bisque and lollipop lamb chops - from noon to 6 p.m. After grubbin’, down a few Guinnesses and enjoy live Irish tunes from Celtic Bridge from 4 to 7 p.m., too. 3281 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale; thefieldfl.com. 954-964-5979.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The casino is always open, and Thanksgiving will certainly be no exception. Enjoy several bars under one roof, including The Center Bar, L Bar and Council Oak Bar & Lounge. After you win at landing a beverage on Thanksgiving, you can try to win at some video poker, too. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; seminolehardrockhollywood.com. 866-502-7529.
Shooters Waterfront. Fort Lauderdale is the “Venice of America”. So, enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and a beverage waterside. In addition to a fully-stocked bar, Shooters Waterfront is having a Thanksgiving Buffet ($56 for adults) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., including herb-infused roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole and butternut squash soup, among other yummy offerings. 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; shooterswaterfront.com. 954-566-2855.
Triple B Bar & Grill. This Hollywood joint is always cozy, has great drink prices, and Thanksgiving will be no exception. If you get hungry – which you absolutely will because this holiday was made for eating – Triple B is offering a Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl and pumpkin pie for $8.99 while supplies last. The joint is open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays. 830 S. Dixie Hwy., Hollywood; triplebbarandgrill.com. 754-888-9978.