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2012 Olympics: Tarpon Bend Giving Out Free Booze When U.S. Wins Gold

The juggernaut known as the 2012 Olympics keeps barreling along, and if the badminton scandal and hubbub over gymnast Gabby Douglas' hair (seriously, why is that remotely relevant at Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle in Fort Lauderdale.

The bar/restaurant is all about the patriotic Olympic spirit and is broadcasting the events for the duration of the games (which continue until Sunday, August 12). But more notably, they're handing out "gold" coins to patrons for every gold medal secured by the U.S. The coins can be used to get a free cocktail, glass of wine, or domestic beer. Which means, this might be the go-to bar for the final basketball game. Just sayin'.

Or, you can choose to save up your gold coins. At the end of the Olympics, the person with the most gold coins wins a two-night vacation in Islamorada (certain rules and restrictions apply, naturally). Obviously, someone who's been playing along since the start will have a leg up on the competition. But if you're a good oddsmaker, you can study the Olympic schedule here and determine which days and times you should plant yourself in the bar for the best chance of earning a coin (or drink).

For more ideas on how to celebrate the Olympics in South Florida check out these other links:

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Tricia Woolfenden

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