Although Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is becoming the new stomping grounds for a swankier local crowd, the old Florida vibe of beach-living survives at Ocean Mist Pub. The warm wooden decor and nautical theme will draw you in, the friendly service will convince you to have a drink, and the pool table will make you stay. No cheesy, touristy gimics like those found at the shops along the same street. Ocean Mist Pub isn't Spring Break headquarters, after all. But it is probably one of the friendliest spots to sit after a day in the sun, or to spend a drinking holiday like St. Patty's, Cinco de Mayo, or, well, any other holiday you get off work.