In South Florida — with its laid-back, tourist-friendly culture — there are so many happy hours to choose from, it can almost get stressful trying to decide where to unwind. Right now, one of the best cities (in our opinion) to do happy hour is Delray Beach, where you can get everything from half-priced apps to a three-for-one drink deal.
So, here it is, folks: the complete guide to the best happy hours in South Florida's best little city by the sea.
10. City Oyster
213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-272-0220, or visit cityoysterdelray.com.
At City Oyster, happy hour equals happy pairs. Well, that might be the best way to
9. Buddha Sky Bar
217 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-450-7557, or visit buddhaskybardelraybeach.com.
When it comes to happy hour in Delray Beach, there's probably no better deal on the avenue than Buddha Sky Bar, where some of the bar's best light bites can be ordered for less than $10 a plate (think spicy tuna rolls, chicken teriyaki skewers, and crab rangoon). The happy-hour menu also has a great deal on the bar's best drinks, so you can wash it down with a $5 specialty
8. Cut 432
432 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-272-9898, or visit cut432.com.
At Cut 432 off Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, it's not happy hour. It's social hour. That means plenty of schmoozing and canoodling going on here with $5 cocktails like the house mojito (Bacardi silver, fresh mint, and pressed lime juice) or the blood-orange margarita (Corazon silver tequila with Solerno, lime juice, and agave); $3 house wine including Vista Point pinot grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet; $4 seasonal rotating draft beer; and $4 house mixed drinks (choose from Pearl vodka, Bacardi rum, Bombay gin, Dewar's scotch, Corazon tequila, and Jack Daniel's whiskey). Hungry? Of course you are. For $5 each, you can also order some of the best bar bites off the avenue, including pancetta Brussels sprouts, deviled eggs, ceviche, oysters Rockefeller, or the chef's fish dip — just to name a few.
7 . Salt 7
32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-274-7258, or visit salt7.com.
This modern-style venue with outdoor lounge seating and a high-energy bar is the perfect place to see and be seen for
6. Lemongrass Asian Bistro
420 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-278-5050, or visit lemongrassasianbistro.com.
Get everything from chicken gyoza, sashimi, and steamed pork dumplings to edamame and a California roll at Lemongrass Asian Bistro. The happy-hour menu offers 13 small plates priced $3 to $8 each. Then wash it all down with some booze. If you like martinis, Lemongrass might be your new favorite happy-hour spot. The restaurant offers 15 happy-hour martinis, including a lychee or lemongrass martini, lemon drop, Cosmo, or mojito. Our favorite: the Japanese white peach, a combination of vodka,