"You only live once, but if you drink enough, once is enough." - A drunk I met in Europe
in downtown Fort Lauderdale is the swanky spot you take someone you
want to impress. Maybe the upper management after work? Maybe the cute
new girl from work? (Though I'd caution on the latter, as
relationships in the workplace usually end up with your car being keyed and
having to watch one of the awkward videos issued by the HR department.)
But whomever you choose to dine with,
they'll enjoy YOLO's
design-magazine decor and its ambiance; a mix of low music, dark woods
and cabs beeping their way down Las Olas. It's Blue Martini... just
nicer, with superior food and I still feel cool inviting friends there
As for deals,YOLO is more of the go-to place for a happening hour
than it is a happy hour (from 4pm-7pm all drinks at the bar are just $2 off.
No food specials). But you get what you pay for. If you had your hopes
up for a 3-4-1 there's probably a Bennigans somewhere on Oakland Park.
ordered The Devil's Hammer ($10), and with a mix of muddled mint,
orange, lime, tequila and cherry-infused bourbon, it didn't seem all that
evil. The bourbon complimented the tequila in a, "I'm not yet ready for
a man's drink, but this will definitely help me grow a beard" sort of
And seeing that it's happy hour I tried to pair my drink with something small
to eat... the rotisserie chicken sandwich ($12.50) was anything but small. A
buttery, soft bun barely held together melted jack cheese, arugula,
aioli, tender chicken and fire-roasted peppers. Going by the looks from
the girls across the bar, I didn't look all too attractive while I shoveled it down. But when there's lemon aioli on your lips and poultry heaven in your
mouth, who cares about looking sexy. Besides, those girls didn't interest me... I had a major crush on the
Who: You and the girl from work... but only if you don't care about your car.
What: $2 off all drinks, but only at the bar :0(
333 E. Las Olas Blvd.
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How: With a manly beard and lemon aioli lipstick.