Where: 300 N.E. 21st St., Deerfield Beach, 954/571-5220
The lowdown: It’s time to travel a little farther south and check out the nightlife in Deerfield Beach, starting with one of the most popular seaside spots: JB’s. This American-Caribbean style restaurant sits right on the sand, merely footsteps away from the clear blue Atlantic Ocean and the Deerfield Beach pier. JB’s is surrounded by other happening restaurants that keep the area alive and kickin’ all day and all night long, especially on the weekends.
JB’s is a pretty large restaurant, with a spacious indoor dining area and an inviting outdoor patio and bar. Live bands take the stage all throughout the weekend, which really brings in the crowd. The music takes on the same vibe as the restaurant’s atmosphere — laid back and relaxed — exactly what you’d expect from a restaurant situated right on the beach. On a typical Saturday night, you can bet you’ll find every single table outside occupied by families with children, friends and couples of all ages looking for a good bite to eat and a nice night out.
JB’s beachfront location is an ideal spot for date night. After you’ve finished your meal or had your drinks at the bar, it’s a pretty romantic gesture to take a walk out by the water or out onto the pier.
If you’re lucky enough to grab a spot at “JB’s Rum Bar,” be sure to try one of the restaurant’s signature cocktails like JB’s Painkiller (rum, pineapple juice, OJ, and cream of coconut) or Sailor Jerry’s Rum Punch (dark rum, coconut rum, grenadine, OJ and pineapple juice). There’s also a great selection of martinis and mojitos, as well as frozen drinks and a variety of wines and beers to choose from.
Last time I dropped by, two female bartenders took care of a crowded bar and didn’t lose their momentum one bit. They were on top of their game and very attentive to all guests, always keeping a smile on their face.
The intangibles: Happy Hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Specials include half off domestic beers, house wine and well cocktails, and $5 appetizers at the bar. There’s live entertainment Monday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., but on the weekends, music plays all afternoon and continues into the wee hours of the night — 12:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 a.m. on Sunday.
Don’t be discouraged by the crowded area that JB’s resides. Parking may not be the easiest thing to find, but JB’s offers easy valet parking for just $5.
JB’s is the place to go for when you’re looking for fun, relaxed vibe and good drinks and entertainment.
Hours: JB’s on the Beach is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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