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Grown-Up Fun: Food and Drink in The Palm Beaches

Grown-Up Fun: Food and Drink in The Palm Beaches

Discover cool cocktails, craft brews, delicious dining and sophisticated nightlife designed for adults

You’ve heard about family-friendly offerings, but it’s time to venture off and discover grown-up options in The Palm Beaches. Explore the artistic avenues of its epicurean landscape, emerging craft brew scene, and growing entertainment options. When it comes to bars, nightlife, and fun things to do, The Palm Beaches have all the essentials to keep you, your friends and significant other entertained. Here is a listing of the areas bars, restaurants and more mature attractions you can experience the next time you’re visiting.

Bars and Restaurants

3rd and 3rd – Delray Beach, FL Boasting a long list of deliciously delectable signature drinks, craft beers and wines, the charming and inviting bar and restaurant is a favorite among Delray Beach locals. The turquoise blue stucco building has gained its local fame through word of mouth and does not display any signage, but rather is named by its location at the corner of NE Third Street and Third Avenue. Expect to find great live music and delicious food at this location.   Avocado Grill – West Palm Beach, FL

Serving up a unique twist to both contemporary and traditional dishes, award-winning Avocado Grill features farm-to-table, regionally-sourced fresh plates with a focus on exciting Caribbean flavors. Diners can enjoy a creative array of tapas, small plates, larger entrees, and plenty of housemade desserts to sample and share. With a full bar, this popular Happy Hour spot features plenty of specialty libations, wine and beer. Avocado Grill serves weekday lunch and nightly dinner. Indoor and open-air seating areas with frequent live music add a fun party vibe. Don’t miss this Sunday brunch, featuring a DJ and live music. If you can’t make the brunch, stop by for the happy hour, held every day from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., which features 2-for-1 cocktails.   Benny’s on the Beach – Lake Worth, FL Dine at the Lake Worth Pier directly on top of the Atlantic Ocean, as you sip on one of the signature cocktails or a cold draft beers. Listen to live music in the front bar area and enjoy happy hour drink specials Monday through Friday, as you enjoy the spectacular ocean view.   Camelot – West Palm Beach, FL This bar and club offers President John F. Kennedy-themed memorabilia, two indoor bars and an aquarium. It is membership based, with annual membership fees beginning at $100.   The Cooper – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

This farm-to-table restaurant believes in sourcing the finest foods and beverages from local farms, food artisans, small-batch distillers and craft brewers. The restaurant offers sustainable, seasonal dishes with an innovative take on classic American cuisine. An extensive list of signature craft cocktails, wine list and beer is another popular reason why so many people enjoy The Cooper.   Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen – West Palm Beach, FL The Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen is just right for those looking for more than just a meal with going out. No matter if you’re looking to rock out just relax with friends, the place is ready with fine food and drinks. Enjoy more than 50 beers on tap, craft cocktails, live music and special events, such as six-course beer dinners.   DADA – Delray Beach, FL Open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., this restaurant and bar is an avid supporter of all things art. This artistic penchant is quite evident in the décor, staff, food and nightly entertainment. Located in one of the oldest historic homes in Delray Beach, the eclectic interior showcases revolving artwork, which complements the creative cuisine served up by Executive Chef Bruce Feingold. Self-described as being “non-conformist,” the restaurant pushes boundaries beyond the ordinary dining experience. Open mic comedy, poetry and live bands frequent the establishment six days a week.   The Dubliner – Boca Raton, FL An Irish pub located in Mizner Park, which specializes in offering patrons a good time. A happy hour drink menu is available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.   E.R. Bradley’s Saloon- West Palm Beach, FL   Named after colorful Colonel Edward Riley Bradley, this downtown bar has live music every night and Reggae Nights on Mondays. It is located just steps from the Intracoastal, in the heart of Downtown West Palm Beach .   El Camino – Delray Beach, FL

Inspired by the culture and heritage of Mexico, this restaurant and bar creates an experience that arouses and excites their guests. They are committed to offering the freshest organic and local ingredients, and they value local, artisan, indigenous and reclaimed offerings. The list of craft cocktails is truly Mexican, and includes house-made sangrias, a curated selection of agave spirits, a diverse selection of craft and Mexican beers, and wines indigenous to South America and Spain.    Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL  Step into paradise as you enjoy the tropical, laid-back vibe of this waterfront restaurant and bar. Enjoy drinks under a large tiki hut, surrounded by lush landscape and live music, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays feature live music from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., which coincides with 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. happy hour specials.   HMF – Palm Beach, FL Named after The Breakers’ founding father, Henry Morrison Flagler, and designed by the internationally-renowned Adam D. Tihany, this glamorously thrilling retreat is an ode to golden-era Palm Beach, with all of its high style and unapologetic decadence. Offering a carefully curated list of classic cocktails, an award-winning wine list and highly addictive dishes, this glittering room is a sumptuous tribute to the Palm Beach high life.   Honey – Delray Beach, FL Described as “a sweet and sensual escape from your everyday existence,” this venue offers a variety of hand crafted cocktails and upbeat tunes. The environment is warm and comfortable with a beam ceiling and wooden bookshelves adding to the unique atmosphere. Come for happy hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday.  

Imoto – Palm Beach, FL

Specializing in small plates that are packed with big flavors, James Beard Foundation-nominated Chef Clay Conley serves traditional Asian favorites with a twist of his own. Wine, beer and fifteen different sakes can be found on the drink menu as well.   Manor – West Palm Beach, FL As the Hilton West Palm Beach’s signature farm-to-fork style restaurant, this venue serves contemporary American cuisine. Manor is led by celebrated Palm Beach Chef Matthew Byrne, former chef to Tiger Woods and owner/executive chef of the popular West Palm Beach restaurant, Kitchen. The hotel also boasts a nautical-themed bar, called Galley, which is described as a Prohibition-style bar that combines new-age millennial décor with a stylistic homage to old Palm Beach. Several specialty drinks are available, such as the “Bathtub Gin” cocktail with cucumber and lemon with gin, elderflower, fresh lemon and Sriracha, and the “The Speakeasy” cocktail with tequila infused jalapenos, blood oranges, fresh squeezed lime juice agave and ginger beer.   Old Arcade – Delray Beach, FL Delray Beach’s first and only Speakeasy bar was built in 1925 and kept secret until the end of Prohibition. The bar still has its original features, including a secret door where they hid their liquor. The bar serves classic cocktails with an updated twist. In keeping with its speakeasy history, visitors must explore down the alley or work their way through the curtains of the street-facing establishment to find the way in.

O’Shea’s Irish Pub – West Palm Beach, FL If you’re seeking a traditional Irish pub setting, look no further. O’Shea’s offers live music, happy hour specials and five Bloody Mary options on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Pawn Shop Lounge – West Palm Beach, FL Providing an off-the-wall setting with vintage items on display, The Pawn Shop dazzles with a modern mix of 60’s pop décor and modern music. Step aboard the full-sized psychedelic 60’s-era bus cocktail lounge, or take a selfie with the many items decoratively on display.

Square Grouper Tiki Bar – Jupiter, FL Surround yourself with all things tropical as you enjoy the views of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the Intracoastal Waterways of Jupiter underneath the shade of palm trees, with a drink in hand and sand beneath your toes. From its brightly-colored décor to its vibrant atmosphere, this bar is a favorite among the Jupiter locals. It has been the home to several music videos, such as Alan Jackson’s “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” with Jimmy Buffett. Visitors can enjoy a wide drink selection, handheld bar food favorites and live music six days a week. Guests must be 21 years or older.


Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks – West Palm Beach, FL Specializing in ciders, this brewery offers tours of their cider facility, and carries some of their favorite local brewery beers and bottles. 

Barrel of Monks Brewing – Boca Raton, FL Barrel of Monks Brewing is the only production brewery and tasting room in Boca Raton, and it specializes in Belgian Inspired Ales. With twelve beers on draft at all times, brewery tours, and other fun activities, Barrel of Monks Brewing is sure to entertain anyone. The tasting room is open Tuesdays through Sundays.

Civil Society Brewing – Jupiter, FL

Between the ballpark and the beach, the Civil Society taproom has quickly become a hub for South Florida beer drinkers, and hopheads in particular. In a very short time, the brewery has become well-known throughout the state for hop-driven beers.

Copperpoint Brewing Co. – Boynton Beach, FL With a staple of core beers, including its flagship amber lager, a hoppy IPA, a red IPA complete with caramel malts and Mosaic hybrid hops, a Belgian saison and a Belgian wheat brew, Copperpoint Brewing Co. made its debut to The Palm Beaches’ craft brew scene in 2015. Its 2,000-square-foot air-conditioned tap room is styled with wood and metal oriented décor, and features a suspended and chilled tap system.

Due South Brewing Co. – Boynton Beach, FL See local craft beer as it’s brewed while you enjoy a cold pint in the brewery tasting room, or join a brewery tour for a more up close experience. Free tours and VIP tours with tastings happen several days a week. Due South distributes its brews through Florida, from Orlando to Key West. The brewery taproom is a great place to watch the latest batch getting brewed, order a pint, or pick up a growler to go. Pair great beer with street cuisines when food trucks are onsite every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Saltwater Brewery – Delray Beach Saltwater Brewery is Delray Beach’s first local production microbrewery with a “Reef Room” for tastings onsite. Using only pure and natural ingredients, special care is given to each batch of hand crafted beer. The brewery is run by a team of Floridians who strive to promote the public to “Explore the Depths of Beer” and educate them on ocean conservation.

Tequesta Brewing Co. – Tequesta, FL

Hailed as South Florida’s first microbrewery, Tequesta Brewing Co. is an Organically Certified Brewer. Offering seven to eight draft beers brewed onsite, Tequesta Brewing Co. also distributes its brews to bars and restaurants state-wide, and sells its golden ales in two-pint and eight-pint growlers.

The Funky Buddah Lounge & Brewery – Boca Raton, FL Grab a seat and unwind with more than 100 microbrews, 30 wines, 40 teas and 40 shisha flavors available at The Funky Buddah Lounge and Brewery in Boca Raton. Enjoy live music or pick up the microphone at Charity Open Mic Night hosted weekly on Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

Twisted Trunk Brewing – Palm Beach Gardens, FL Named after the symbol of the city of Palm Beach Garden’s seal, the banyan tree, this brewery not only offers seven beers on tap, but also hosts Detox Yoga on Sundays. Visitors can enjoy one hour of Vinyasa yoga, followed by a cold beer or Kombucha afterwards, for $18.


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