Boatyard reopened several month ago and has already become a prime coastal dining destination. It's also well-known for its happy hour, served from three bars. But now the dock-and-dine restaurant is aiming to expand its upbeat bar scene with a new series dubbed "Boats & Bubbles."
The weekly event goes down every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. starting this Thursday. Ladies drink free from 7 to 10 p.m. at the indoor and outdoor bars and at the outdoor fire pit. Plus, female patrons can take a ride aboard a Van Dutch yacht for a complimentary champagne cruise along the Intracoastal.
The Van Dutch cruises are limited to women only, with reservations made on a
"Adding a Ladies Night was really a no-brainer given our waterfront location," said Tim Petrillo, president and
Boatyard is encouraging all you ladies to arrive early for happy hour — which offers half-off beer, wine, and cocktails from 4 to 7 p.m. — to ensure a spot aboard the yacht. Free drinks for women during the Ladies Night promotion include Grey Goose cocktails, M&R prosecco, house wine, and domestic beer.
"Boatyard — previously Bimini — was always known for its bar scene," says Petrillo. "It's our goal to deliver a reinvented experience that will bring people back in droves. We're hoping 'Boats & Bubbles' will follow in those footsteps and become the next big [scene spot] in Fort Lauderdale."
Boatyard is located at 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-7400, or visit boatyard.restaurant.
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