Bring out the tequila, shakers, and limes wedges. Margaritas are always a must on South Florida's cocktail menus, but on Friday, February 22, it's time to pay special tribute to the beloved Mexican drink.
In honor of National Margarita Day, local restaurants and bars are offering special deals and spins on the concoction to satisfy your thirst for tequila. We've rounded up ten great spots where you can join in the festivities start your weekend off right.
click to enlarge 1. Beach House Pompano.
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If you think margaritas and ocean views are a match made in heaven, this hot spot in Pompano Beach has got you covered. Enjoy the cool, nautical vibe in the dining room or grab a seat at the second floor's panoramic bar — both will be shaking things up this holiday with the restaurant's signature Mango Sol Margarita for only $10. The Herradura-based libation is mixed with peach, agave lime, and mango habanero puree for an extra kick. 270 N Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach; 954-607-6530; beachhousepompano.com.
click to enlarge 2. Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grille.
Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grille
Photo by Rikki Robinson
Everyone will be on the same team with the buy-one-get-one-free all day margarita special at this Fort Lauderdale sports bar on Friday. Enjoy one of the many sports events showing on the flat screens scattered throughout the venue or head out to the terrace overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway to watch boats and yachts go by as you enjoy your set of Bo’s Big Ritas, made with Jose Cuervo silver tequila, a Coronita bottle, Cointreau liqueur, ripe agave margarita, and agave nectar salt. The cocktail will be available in original, strawberry, mango, peach or blueberry flavors. 3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-900-5584; bokampers.com.
click to enlarge 3. Brimstone Woodfire Grill.
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shopping-center bistro in Pembroke Pines will serve up their house-made margaritas for half the price on February 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. The eatery offers a dining menu of steaks, seafood, and burgers to savor with options including the Herradura margarita, available in classic, jalapeño, strawberry, and blood orange. The restaurant's outdoor patio is the ideal environment to sit back and relax with a drink in hand while listening to live music. 14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines; 954 430-2333; brimstonewoodfiregrill.com.
click to enlarge 4. Casa Sensei.
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Nestled along the picturesque Himmarshee Canal on Las Olas, this new Asian eatery will serve up some spiciness with Dragon Margaritas, a combination of Avion tequila, Thai chili peppers, blood orange puree, yuzu juice, orange bitters, and spiced rum. The cocktail will taste even better with a fifty percent discount and the restaurant's unique, Latin spin on Pan-Asian dishes. 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale; 954-530-4176; casasensei.com.
5. Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar.
A gastropub known
for its farm-to-table approach to traditional American fare, Doc B's will offer a fresh take on the classic south-of-the-border cocktail on National Margarita Day. The Internal Affair is a perfect reflection of our sultry, warm weather with a composition of jalapeño, pineapple, basil, and Avion Silver that will be available for $12 during the restaurant's happy hour at its South Florida locations. Various locations. docbsrestaurant.com.