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Eight Cozy Pubs to Keep Warm in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Blue Anchor Pub
804 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-272-7272, or visit theblueanchor.com.

At this point you might be thinking a pub's a pub - silly Americans - but even if you do, the Blue Anchor in Delray Beach is something special. Located on Atlantic Avenue, a few dozen yards from the Intracoastal is a pub that literally started its life in the United Kingdom. The entire front portion of the building and the gleaming beautiful bar inside were originally part of a pub on Chancery Lane in London. In 1996 it was carefully taken apart, transported across the Atlantic Ocean, and painstakingly put back together. And, it's haunted. You're welcome.
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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