Throughout history, women have suffered their share of struggles. So it seems only fair we get some recompense, right? A limited selection of free-flowing alcohol during a designated window of time on select days of the week seems paltry — but hey, we're taking what we can.
Besides, bar and club owners have long known the benefits of giving out free drinks to half their clientele. Ladies' nights are alive and well in Broward and Palm Beach counties, and there are plenty of places for women to imbibe here most nights of the week.
Renegades, 600 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-9555; renegadeswpb.com
Looking to take a break from EDM and alternative music? Put on your cowboy boots and bring your girlfriends to this country bar, where you can drink free every Tuesday and Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. While you’re at it, get down with some line-dancing and try not to fall off the mechanical bull.
Apothecary 330, 330 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale 33312; 954-616-8028; apothecary330.com
Starting Wednesday, June 29, the speakeasy-style mixology bar classing up Himmarshee Street will launch Whisper Wednesday, a weekly "Ladies' Cocktail Affair." From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy $5 martinis shaken up by this hidden gem's talented bar staff, plus complimentary "sexy snacks" (whatever that means) from the team at Pizza Craft next door.
Dirty Martini, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-799-1115; dirtymartinipalmbeach.com
When you’re done shopping at Downtown at the Gardens, head over to this modern martini bar for a cocktail or four. Ladies drink free from 8 p.m. to midnight. Get wild with the DJ inside, or hang out at the outside bar on the terrace.
Southern Railway Taphouse, 314 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-837-2207; srtaphousewpb.com
With an extensive beer menu and grub such as mac and cheese eggrolls and red velvet mini doughnuts, this year-old establishment provides a comfortable place to kick back. Ladies drink free from 8 to 10 p.m.
Blue Martini, 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-653-2583; fortlauderdale.bluemartinilounge.com
Ladies at this Fort Lauderdale staple at the Galleria Mall drink half-price and don’t pay cover after 8 p.m. Choose from an offering of more than 42 crafted cocktails, wine and spirits, and of course, signature martinis. The lounge also gives away a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne every Wednesday. Not a bad way to spend your gal gathering.
Tap 42, 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-463-4900; tap42.com
Ladies drink free from 7 to 9 p.m. at this popular gastropub. At the Boca Raton location, ladies drink free from 9 to 11 p.m. With a well-rounded selection of drafts and bottles, whiskey and bourbon, and drinks like the “Te-Kill-Ya,” there is plenty of booze to choose from. Enjoy some tasty
Himmarshee Public House, 201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-616-5275; publichouseftl.com
It's tough to beat Public House's Thursday night deal if you're rocking the double-X chromosomal set. From 7 to 9 p.m., enjoy free cocktails with up to one mixer — and you're not limited to the
Monarchy Nightclub, 221 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-835-6601; monarchynightclub.com
Monarchy really loves the ladies. You can drink free on Thursday until 1 a.m. and Friday until midnight, and on
The Pawn Shop Lounge, 219 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-833-6500; pawnshopwpb.com
Where else in South Florida can you party
Tarpon Bend, 200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-523-3233; tarponbend.com
Ladies drink free after 7 p.m. at this sports bar and seafood restaurant, Come back on Sundays to receive free mimosas and screwdrivers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the purchase of a brunch entree.
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Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden, 401 NE Fifth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale; 954-533-3734; rhythm-vine.com
This outdoor cocktail bar has plenty of picnic tables so you relax and, as the R&V motto goes, “#justchill.” On Kitty Katt Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m., ladies can sip on free Pinot Grigio, punch, and Yuengling draft. You can also grab a meal from the E&J Texas BBQ food truck.
America’s Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; myamericasbackyard.com
This downtown Fort Liquordale hangout takes you back to the days of beer pong and partying on school nights. Women can drink free from 8 to midnight and yell the words to their favorite songs.
Passion Nightclub, 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-235-6164; passionnightclub.com
Located at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino, Passion brings in international DJs like Laidback Luke and lets ladies have free drinks until midnight. Your night here might end with tons of confetti raining down. With the club spread over 17,000 square feet with two floors and five rooms, you and your girlfriends definitely won’t be bored.