Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar
740 E Las Olas Blvd, tommybahama.com
Tommy Bahama, purveyor of the ultimate dad shirt, is now in the bar and restaurant biz as well. The Marlin Bar offers everything you’d want from a place done by a fancy casual shirt company; the cocktail menu goes from tropical to classic whiskey, while the food menu veers similarly from seafood to creative pub cuisine. (And do not miss the dessert menu.) It’s all done in tropi-modern surroundings on Las Olas.
The Golden Lyon Vintage Pub
620 E Las Olas Blvd (The Riverside Hotel), goldenlyonpub.com
The Riverside Hotel’s wood-paneled pub is an old-world oasis on hip Las Olas. Enjoy high-end pub grub (including a classic Lauderdale lunchtime raw bar), a 5-to-7 food shareables happy hour (mix up the salmon cake sliders and pork belly bahn mi sliders) and drinks including a 3-to-7 beverages happy hour that includes $9 old fashioneds, strawberry margaritas, coconut blueberry mojitos and more. This classic, classy spot is a true piece of local history – with a tasty present.
Fox and Hounds
4812 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, foxandhoundsfl.com
Fox and Hounds recently received a total remodel and now offers decor and a menu that features a fun new take on the traditional British pub. The cocktails list includes the Huntmaster – whiskey, duck fat, cointreau and burnt orange – while the menu offers everything from chicken tikka masala to (of course) fish and chips to salmon cured in Hendrick’s gin. There’s a traditional British roast dinner every Sunday afternoon and early evening, and lunches are buy-one-get-one-free Monday through Wednesday.