With mile upon mile of inland waterways and canals, Fort Lauderdale has a unique environment for holiday season parades.
We don't do boring old floats and marching bands, we do boats -- yachts! -- and we do it big.
If you're looking to get a prime seat, for the 42nd-annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade with Grand Marshall Tracy Morgan on Saturday, we've got you covered with places to hang out and grab a bite to eat.
Yes that Tracy Morgan. The one you're thinking of.
Check out our list of five places to watch the parade.
FYI: You're probably going to want to hurry up on that reservation.
Full of nautical knickknacks and set right on the New River, near the start of the parade, this casual pub offers a huge laid-back outdoor environment with live music, bar bites, and plenty of booze. The best seats are going for $25 a piece on the patio.
Briny Riverfront Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at 305 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-376-4742, or visit brinyirishpubs.com.
Right on the beach side of the intracoastal, this dock and dine spot features prime views, a great seafood heavy menu with a nice selection of wine, beer, and cocktails. The covered outdoor patio is ideal for taking in the festivities.
Coconuts is located at 429 Seabreeze Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-2421, or visit coconutsbahamagrill.com.
With a massive covered dock on the intracoastal just north of Commercial Boulevard, here you'll find a large menu of high-end seafood specialties and a spectacular panorama of the passing boats.
Blue Moon Fish Co. is located at 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave. in Fort Laurderdale. Call 954-267-9888, or visit bluemoonfishco.com.
Festively decked out for the holiday season, this waterfront spot offers friendly and efficient service, solid food, and plenty of seating options with a prime view of the passing boats.
Kaluz is located at 3300 E. Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-772-2209, or visit kaluzrestaurant.com.
For a prime seat in a casual setting, this new waterfront sports bar is offering an easy option for those looking to take in the show. Starting at $85 per person, the spot is offering VIP seating, which includes food. Call Alecia Chaplin for reservations 954-299-7263, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grille is located at 3115 NE 32nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-900-5584, or visit bokampers.com.
Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.