Thursday, May 23, 2024

Football is Back: Don’t Miss These Game Time Specials

America’s favorite past time is back—don’t miss a single touchdown and park it at the bar at these South Florida favorites offering football specials:

Palm Beach County

Tap 42

First, there are 42 brews on tap, and then Monday night football has half-off burger night for the Prohibition and Veggie burgers at the Boca, Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables venues. All locations (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura, Miami, Coral Gables);

Broward County

Andy’s Live Fire Bar & Grill

Sporting an outdoor patio with TVs and rooftop views, Andy’s also has a special menu for game days. The Big Dawg is served Chicago style, the beer-battered fish and chips pair with a brew for the season, and there’s always the fried chicken. 1843 Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale; 954/903-9945;

Short rib tacos at Bo’s Pub

Bo’s Pub

On the first floor of The Balcony, you will watch games on the largest screen around, at 12 feet wide by 5 feet high. The football specials are available every day, not just on game days: 5 for $15 beers (Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light), draft specials at $4.99 for 22-oz. pours, $4 shots of selected spirits and more. 1309 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 754/200-6344

Tarpon River Brewing

In the downtown area, this brewery/eatery offers football-inspired beers (Deflated, Gatorale Amber) along with comfort brews IPA Beer Mac & Cheese and more. 280 SW Sixth St, Fort Lauderdale; 954/353-3193;

Bar Rita

This colorful venue combines a modern sports bar with authentic Mexican cuisine. Put guacamole and margaritas with touchdowns and have fun. 401 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954/990-6658;

Pompano Beach House

Pompano Beach House

Hit the beachfront with a rooftop lounge, full bar and TVs for the games. Try the honey roasted BBQ wings. 270 N Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach; 954/607-6530;

Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill

With too many specials to list here, these venues founded in 2008 by former Miami Dolphins player Kim Bokamper put the emphasis on sports and fun. And food and drinks. Different specials are at different locations, so check the website for some good deals. All locations;

Miami-Dade County

Johnnies Garlic & Honey Spare Ribs (Courtesy Blue Shell Media)

Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ

On Saturday and Sundays, look for the signature BBQ sandwiches and ribs through football season. On NFL and college game days, offering $4 draft beer specials and $10 draft beer and tequila shot combos. Inside Taurus Beer & Whisk(e)y House, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove;

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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