Happy Hour

Happy Hour: The Duck Tavern in Boca Raton

The Place: The Duck Tavern, 5901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Call 561-998-8288.

The Hours: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

The Deal: Domestics, wells, and house wines are half off. Imported beers are $1.50 to $2.

The Digs: The Duck is what passes for a dive in Boca Raton. But anywhere else it would be

a fairly upscale bar. It's clean and bright. This lets you admire the wood floors, cabinetry, brick walls, and tin ceiling tiles. To while away the time you have assorted flat screens, two dart boards, and a tabletop video poker machine. And you can literally travel the world by drinking through their beer menu (though the world beers are not covered by their happy hour special). If they're a member of the U.N. and they allow drinking in their country The Duck probably has a few bottles of beer from there.

The Verdict: The only divey thing about the place is its low key vibe in an otherwise non-low-key town. And it has a simple happy hour. This is always good, as some can get hard to keep track of, especially after you've had a few drinks. And The Duck's prices are already pretty reasonable, so any discount is just a nice bonus. In addition, The Duck has regular daily lunch and drink specials throughout the week. Check their website to keep track.

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Pat Rothblatt