If you need a drink on Turkey Day (or maybe you just don't want to cook a meal at all), there are options, folks.
Regardless of your reasoning for hitting up a bar on Thanksgiving, here are ten options for you in South Florida. Pro tip: Make sure to buzz your favorite spot(s) ahead of time and make reservations, if available. It is a holiday and we should all be thankful for the kind restaurant folks that work on this day! Bonus pro tip: Keep the tips flowing.
Park Tavern. Thanksgiving isn't just for chowing down on turkey; it's also about giving back. Park Tavern has you covered on both fronts with their Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day festivities. Pre-game with some $5 shots of fireball whiskey and enjoy drink specials until 2 a.m. on the Wednesday before the big day. On Thanksgiving, head to the Delray spot for a $25 dinner including roasted, free-range turkey, cornbread stuffing, and buttermilk mashed potatoes with bourbon gravy. Make sure to bring canned food for Park Tavern's food drive: ten cans earns you ten percent off your tab. 32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach; parktaverndelray.com. 561-265-5093.
Burlock Coast. A Thanksgiving feast that comes with a bottomless drinks package? Yes, please. Burlock Coast inside the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is offering an extravagant buffet from noon to 8 p.m., including carving stations, a seafood display and a caviar station. Included ($129 for adults) are bottomless BC Brew, Rum Punch, mimosas and bloody marys. Cheers! 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; ritzcarlton.com. 954-302-6460.
The Field Irish Pub & Eatery. A little Irish flair never hurts anything... even on an American holiday. So, venture over to the Field for a traditional roast turkey dinner ($22) – including pumpkin bisque and lollipop lamb chops - from noon to 6 p.m. After grubbin’, down a few Guinnesses and enjoy live Irish tunes from Celtic Bridge from 4 to 7 p.m., too. 3281 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale; thefieldfl.com. 954-964-5979.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The casino is always open, and Thanksgiving will certainly be no exception. Enjoy several bars under one roof, including The Center Bar, L Bar and Council Oak Bar & Lounge. After you win at landing a beverage on Thanksgiving, you can try to win at some video poker, too. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; seminolehardrockhollywood.com. 866-502-7529.
Shooters Waterfront. Fort Lauderdale is the “Venice of America”. So, enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and a beverage waterside. In addition to a fully-stocked bar, Shooters Waterfront is having a Thanksgiving Buffet ($56 for adults) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., including herb-infused roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole and butternut squash soup, among other yummy offerings. 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; shooterswaterfront.com. 954-566-2855.
Triple B Bar & Grill. This Hollywood joint is always cozy, has great drink prices, and Thanksgiving will be no exception. If you get hungry – which you absolutely will because this holiday was made for eating – Triple B is offering a Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl and pumpkin pie for $8.99 while supplies last. The joint is open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays. 830 S. Dixie Hwy., Hollywood; triplebbarandgrill.com. 754-888-9978.