South Floridians enjoy beautiful weather all year. But no time of year is more pleasant than the middle of autumn with a crisp South Florida winter on the horizon. It’s a time when everyone from local bar hoppers to snowbirds want to be outside as much as possible. And that certainly applies to grabbing a drink with friends. Which is why we compiled a list of Broward County’s best outdoor bars.
Just blocks away from downtown Ft. Lauderdale and the always bustling Las Olas lies the city’s best outdoor beer garden. Rhythm and Vine combines a festival’s feel with the buzz of a hip lounge. Rhythm and Vine boasts a varied beer menu as well as top-notch cocktails. With rotating food trucks and games galore, there are few better places to kick back with a drink and relax with friends.
Another beachside restaurant, Coconuts’ atmosphere captures true South Floridian leisure. Coconuts has a casual feel and a seafood menu that people across the tri-county area love. As one of the best outdoor bars in Broward County, this restaurant is known for its Sunday brunches. And what’s more Ft. Lauderdale than sipping on a mimosa while watching a yacht?
McSorley's Beach Pub is the rare venue that can do it all. A beach dive bar on the surface, McSorley's is what you'd expect upon entering. But if you venture upstairs, this outdoor bar in Ft. Lauderdale is a beach drinking den that transforms from dive bar to hip lounge. And that hip lounge boasts one of Broward County's best outdoor bar parties. Lined with couches, a DJ spinning hot tunes and a dance floor, there's no better place to dance the night away with fresh air in your lungs and a view of the beach.
Whether its packed to the brim with boisterous spring breakers, overflowing with locals on a holiday weekend, or even just on a typical weekend, there's never seems to be a time when Elbo Room isn't near capacity--and lacking elbow room, ironically. .And for a good reason. Elbo Room offers everything you'd want out of an outdoor beach bar: cheap drinks, great (often live) music, beautiful people, and an even more breathtaking view of the beach. From midday to sunset, there are few better day parties than this.