What's the only thing better than having drinks with friends? Having cheap drinks with friends! We all want to have some good spirits, but we don't want to break the bank to do it. And while Fort Lauderdale's drink menus aren't quite as steep as Miami's, those vodka martinis can still add up. But don't fret, there are places to go where ordering a handful of rum and cokes won't run up your credit card statement, which is why we've made a list of the best bars in Fort Lauderdale serving cheap drinks.
When you think of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, you probably think of college kids and early 20-somethings running around in search of a good time. But there are a few exceptions, and Original Fat Cat's is one of them. Fat Cat's attracts an older crowd (relative to its surroundings), and its clientele leans on the grunge side. Also, the drinks are cheap and there's always a local cover band ripping 80s and 90s classics.
You can probably tell by the name that this joint serves up cheap drinks. But you also shouldn't let the name steer you away because not only does the Poor House serve up cheap drinks, it's just a cool place to hang out, especially if you're into hard rock and metal.
Slackers is a dive bar's dive bar, and that's said in the most loving way possible. It's also the place to be during football season since it's a Packers and FSU bar so swing by, pop a cold one, and watch the game.
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If you think you're noticing a trend here, you aren't mistaken. Dive bars are largely the order of the day when it comes to the best bars in Fort Lauderdale serving cheap drinks, and Ye Olde Falcon Pub is one of the coolest in the county. The drinks are cold and cheap, the food is incredible, and there's a juke box full of your favorites.
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Booze Garden is more of an adult playground than just a booze garden. This Downtown Fort Lauderdale spot sports hot shot basketball, old school video games, and more. Oh, and, of course, cheap drinks!
We'd consider Glitch another adult playground, too, as its basically a vintage arcade crossed with a craft beer bar, which is the perfect landing spot for 80s and 90s babies.
One of Fort Lauderdale's best beach bars also doubles as one of the city's most affordable watering holes. Since it's a dive bar, lounge, and rooftop bar in one, it's like you're grabbing cheap drinks in three different spots at once.
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Not only is 27 Bar & Lounge one of the best bars serving cheap drinks in Fort Lauderdale, it's also one of the most artsy. So if you're into good cocktails, beer, and art, this place is definitely worth a visit.
We all like to have a drink occasionally, and there's no reason why you can't do it on a budget, so be sure to head over to one of the best bars in Fort Lauderdale serving cheap drinks.
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