The words “summer” and “happiness” aren’t usually found together during Florida race box season, but some Delray watering holes help locals beat the heat with special happy hour deals all season long. Check out this list of spots to sip on and save during the hot Florida summer.
Delray Beach Market
Head to West Delray and check out Florida’s largest food court and sample 27 unique vendors for all-day happy hour Monday through Friday. Drink specials include $3 of select beer, $4 of spirits, $7 of market wine, $7 of specialty cocktails and Frosé, and $14 with $1 buckets of oysters and $2 of mini burgers.
Come Martini Monday and enjoy $6 Gray Goose or Bombay Dry Martinis all day long at Central Bar and The Mezz. Both sites also offer Bottomless On-Tap Rosé for $18 all day every Wednesday. Not in the mood for a martini or wine? Check out Delray Craft for $5 all-day drafts Monday through Friday.
33 SE 3rd Ave. , Delray Beach; 561/562-7000; www.delraybeachmarket.com
Located within The Ray Hotel, one of Delray’s premier luxury hotel destinations, Ember Grill is the crown jewel of the Pineapple Grove neighborhood dining scene. Known for its classic American-inspired style and handcrafted cocktails, Ember Grill offers happy hour specials daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., including half-price wine, beer, and specialty cocktails plus $7 like Charred Buffalo Cauliflower, Snapper Ceviche, and Mac And cheese sticks.
233 NE 2nd Ave, . Delray Beach 561/739-1705; www.embergrilldelray.com
rose water surface
Enjoy happy hour with a view of the Rosewater Rooftop, at the top of the Rye Hotel. Dubbed by locals as Delray’s “social playground,” Rosewater hosts “Golden Hour” Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with shows like half-price and $9 drinks, including Lollipop Chicken Wings and Bang Bang Shrimp, Blistered Shishito Peppers, and more.
233 NE 2nd Ave. , Delray Beach; 561 / 739-1706; www.rosewaterdelray.com
Take a retreat after work to the tropical oasis-themed Lionfish and enjoy fresh, sustainably sourced seafood and handcrafted cocktails. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm and runs through the weekend from 5 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Specials include $7 minis such as Spicy Crispy Shrimp, Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, and Baked Crab; $9 appetizer selections from Tijuana Style Caesar, ½ dozen oysters, and No Way! Veggie sliders $15 appetizers like Japanese Tomato Caprese, Crispy Rock Shrimp, and dozens of East Coast oysters. Pair your light bites with $9 wine from the glass, $9 cocktails and $5 beer.
307 E. Atlantic Ave. , Delray Beach; 561/639-8700; www.lionfishdelray.com
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