Boca Raton magazine has a long and venerable reputation for its staff, a discerning and erudite cadre of professionals dedicated to bringing our readers the best experiences in the city. Our owners, John and Margaret Shuff, have long encouraged staff to “navigate” the region for our readers, to “edit” the South Florida experience for them.
In other words, you can count on us to know our way around a good Happy Hour. In fact, we had one last week that knocked our argyle socks off.
It was at Tanzy at the iPic theater in Mizner Park, in that dim little vine-wrapped enclave off the bar, a space somewhat reminiscent of a Hobbit House, if Hobbits were prone to dry martinis and parmesan-stuffed meatballs. We were all there, looking down the barrel of Thursday afternoon, tired, war torn, ready to kick back and ponder the weekend. And we were not disappointed.
Happy Hour at Tanzy is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are $5 infused signature vodkas and select cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, $4 select draft beers and $8 crispy brussel sprouts, pan- seared calamari, meatball and garlic crostini, for starters.
And if that just tickles your fancy, you can get a little fancier and have a great dinner there after. Even fancier, you can pour yourself into one of their chaise lounges upstairs in a movie theater where the seats have binkies, pillows and call buttons for cocktails.
This may be the happiest happy hour(s) around.