Temperatures have dropped a bit in South Florida — not even close to the lows the rest of the country is feeling, but enough to justify warming up with a night of cocktail-fueled debauchery with your girl gang.
There are plenty of fantastic women-friendly restaurants, bars, and lounges all over South Florida, and we've rounded up the ones with the hottest deals on drinks and food for you and the ladies to enjoy during the week.
Whether you're looking for a night of dancing to all of your favorite oldies or a great place for a quiet cryfest over dinner on the waterfront, we've got a GNO (girls' night out) list that's tailor-made for you.
American Social721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Lean back and slouch as much as you damn well please in a comfy, overstuffed booth and catch up with your crew at this gastropub and sports bar in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Thursdays, American Social celebrates ladies with complimentary Ketel One Botanicals vodka cocktails from 9 to 11 p.m. Then there's late happy hour at 10 p.m., when you can indulge in a menu of comfort food including cheeseburgers ($6), beef tenderloin tip skewers ($7), and pork belly empanadas with guava sauce ($6) to go with your nightcap(s). Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m.
Blue Martini550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
It's Wednesday night, time for serious partying at Blue Martini in West Palm Beach. Ladies get in without a cover charge and can imbibe for half off after 8 p.m. The only catch is choosing from more than 42 handcrafted cocktails, wine, spirits, and the lounge's signature martinis. Blue Martini gives away a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne to a few lucky ladies. Wednesday from 8 p.m. to close.
Boatyard1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale
Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale checks all the boxes for a great ladies' night: free drinks, live music, tasty specials, and a complimentary prosecco cruise. Fire up your Instagram during Boats & Bubbles on Thursday, when you and your crew drink for free at any of the dock-and-dine restaurant's three bars. Then board the SeaHunter Boats' yacht for a free ride while enjoying beats by a DJ and live band and sucking down discounted specialty cocktails, house wine, and domestic beer. Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Geronimo's Grill5810 S. University Dr., Davie
Round up your troops on Hump Day and head to Geronimo's Grill for a night of free well drinks, Long Island Iced Teas, house margaritas, Bud Light on draft, house wine, and kamikaze shots. Ladies drink for free from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at this popular Davie joint, and the boys are welcome to join (or not) at 10 p.m., when regular happy hour kicks in and late-night boozing begins with $12 cocktails. Crank Johnny Cash and Madonna on the jukebox to complement your night of fun. Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Oceans 234234 N. Ocean Dr., Deerfield Beach
It's Wednesday night and you need a drink. How about heading to the beach for a good bottle of bubbly and some sushi? Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach offers great oceanfront views and a 50-percent discount on Veuve Clicquot for your girl gang from 5 to 10 p.m. at its indoor/outdoor bar. Enjoy the casual, friendly atmosphere, and make sure you try some of the restaurant's specialties, like steamed mussels and the tuna tartare. Wednesday from 5 p.m. to close.
The Office Delray Beach201 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Dress to impress for a whirlwind night at this clubby retro gastropub, set in the middle of the action on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The Office's bar scene heats up on Thursday nights, when groups of six ladies or more can grab complimentary bottles of champagne from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. Dance the night away with your BFFs to a live DJ set, and from 10 p.m. on, indulge in discounted bites of burger sliders, angry cauliflower, colossal pretzel, and penne kale pesto. Thursday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Prezzo5560 N. Military Tr., Boca Raton
This buzzy, rustic Italian eatery in Boca Raton has ladies' nights covered Tuesdays from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at its bar and outdoor patio. In addition to discounted glasses of wine and half-off beer, spirits, and signature cocktails, the venue also treats the fairer sex to special bar bites of meatballs and provolone sliders ($7), arancini di Tartufo with black truffles ($8), and crispy calamari and zucchini ($8), available until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Talento1307 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Drop by Talento on Tuesday, when True Vodka cosmopolitans cost only $4 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Italian eatery. The ladies'-night special overlaps with happy-hour specials at the bar area from 4 p.m. on, so you and your squad can also enjoy half-priced select wines, cocktails, and well spirits. Talento is outfitted with white leather seats and an LED waterfall separating the bar from the dining room. The marble bar has high-top seating for an open view of the large wood-fired pizza oven — and once your taste buds are fired up, there's plenty of luxe options, including vegan and vegetarian bites such as bruschetta al tartufo ($8), fire-grilled bread with summer black truffle and shaved Parmesan ($6.50), buffalo mozzarella with wild arugula and sliced tomatoes ($9), and grilled Spanish octopus ($9.50). Tuesday from 4 to 10 p.m.
Tap 42 Boca Raton5050 Town Center Cir., Boca Raton
Tap 42 is a good reason to include Boca Raton on your ladies'-night map. Cocktails, of course, are at the top of the list of persuasions. Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. at the bar, drinks are half off, including beers on tap and cocktails such as the GNO-friendly Don’t Be a Prick margarita and the luscious Blackberry Smash. Balance your tequila intake with an order of spicy salmon tostones ($13.50), crispy chicken tender melt ($14.50), or short rib beef sliders ($11). Head to the patio later for some girlfriend bonding under the stars. Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m.
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