Talking Shit

Top Ten Pickup Spots in Palm Beach County

Page 4 of 4

7. E.R. Bradley's Saloon

As far as Downtown West Palm Beach locales go, Bradley's may be the most inclusive of the lot. It offers up the best of both West Palm Beach worlds, drawing as many people from the "Island," as it does from "the wrong side of the tracks." For the most part, it's a yuppie-centric playground though, where entrepreneurs drive up to the waterfront locale in their sparkling new BMW 5 series and tie clips to mingle with FAU students, trust fund babies looking to slum it for a night, and even a few a local musicians. The happy hours are raucous and the evenings offer up even more revelry. There's bands too on most nights, bringing with it the unpredictability of the live music crowd. Hands down, Bradley's is probably the most established pick-up spot on our list. Lots of options to choose from.

8. Propaganda

This is where you'll find that mustachioed fixed-gear riding homeboy who acts as if he doesn't care about his hair, but who secretly spends at least 30 minutes camped out with a hair straightener before going out. There are also a wide assortment of musicians and artists and general Lake Worth creative sorts to choose from. They are all broke of course, but you wouldn't go to Propaganda to meet a sugar daddy (we'll get that next, hold your horses).

For the fellas, Thursday's ladies' night, and its complimentary cocktails until midnight bring out the women in droves. This reggae-intense night attracts an entirely differently type of gal than the standard Suicide Girl lookalikes that normally frequent this indie dive. You'll find ladies with flowing blouses and no bra underneath with glossy eyes and hemp bracelets abounding. Catch up on your Grateful Dead and Jimmy Cliff before heading out, you know, for small talk's sake.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Alex Rendon