401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-767-0222; grille401.com.
Best for: ladies who like bourbon.
If you fancy Woodford Reserve, champagne, and hanging with your girlfriends, you’ll fancy Grille 401’s Bourbon, Bubbles, and Babes night. From 7 p.m. till close every Thursday, this Las Olas mainstay’s buzzy bar scene and sprawling patio provide a diverse selection of upscale modern-American fare best paired with ladies-only specials such as $15 unlimited champagne with flavored vodka floaters and $7 bourbon drinks.
4. Apothecary 330
330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-616-8028; apothecary330.com.
Best for: ladies who like to drink (and eat) well.
If it’s hump day, you know it’s also Whisper Wednesday at Apothecary 330 in Fort Lauderdale. The bar hosts its official ladies night from 6 to 9 p.m., when women can snag glasses of Moët for reduced prices in a beat-the-clock format. The special begins at 6 p.m. for $6 a glass and increases in price one dollar every hour thereafter ($7, $8, and $9). Not a champagne fan? The bar also serves $5 handcrafted martinis that change weekly. Bonus: It’s also Pizza Night at the adjoining restaurant PizzaCraft, so you can get half-priced pies to pair with your discounted drinks. It’s a colossal party no matter which way you spin it.
3. Salt 7
32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561-274-7258; salt7.com.
Best for: ladies who like to party.
Well-known for its boozy, daylong Sunday brunches, this downtown Delray Beach hot spot has an equally crazy ladies’ night every Wednesday. At Dining Without Manners, a live DJ throws down beats alongside some sweet food and drink deals. Specials include half-off Salt 7’s entire sushi menu and $50 bottles of Veuve Clicquot with the purchase of an entrée, and girls drink free at the bar from 9 p.m. to midnight.
2. Himmarshee Public House
201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-616-5275; publichouseftl.com.
Best for: ladies who want to drink with the bros.
It’s tough to beat Public House’s Thursday-night deal if you’re a lady. From 8 p.m. to midnight, women get free cocktails with up to one mixer (and not limited to the well). Late-night specials include $5 specialty cocktails from midnight till close and $100 bottles of Ketel One for VIP couches and tables. And guys, listen up. This might be the only place where you’ll find a special that’s almost as good: two-for-one drinks from 8 p.m. till midnight. Rotating DJs from cities such as Miami, Las Vegas, and New York keep the tunes fresh beginning at 9 p.m.
1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-7400; boatyard.restaurant.
Best for: ladies who like boats.
What’s better than ladies night at a waterfront bar? How about ladies night on a boat? That’s what you’ll get at the all-new Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale, where an exceptionally awesome ladies night goes down every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Not only do women drink for free at all three bars during that time, but they can also take a complimentary champagne cruise on the Intracoastal during this prime dock-and-dine restaurant’s Boats & Bubbles night. Only women can get aboard the SeaHunter Boats yacht for the free ride, a promotion that often offers deals on select specialty cocktails, house wine, and domestic beer. Reservations are first-come, first-serve for several departure times; the boat can accommodate up to ten people.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.