There are Happy Hours everywhere, but those with an ocean view have special cache – a lovely dusk ocean view and breeze – can’t beat it.
The Breakers’ Seafood Bar: It’s The Breakers – need we say more? Food’s good, view exceptional and we fall for the aquarium bar top every time. thebreakers.com 561–655-6611.
Atlantic Bar & Grille at The Four Seasons: Raw bar offerings and their lobster roll make this a summertime fav. Organic drinks are available – try the signature cuke martini. fourseasons.com/palmbeach; 561-582-2800.
Michelle Bernstein’s at the Omphoy: So pretty at night, the bar here is a splendid space with views and a balcony. Great bar bites, too. Look for a re-decor this fall with new owners at the hotel wanting to spruce things up. omphoy.com; 561-640-6444.
Tides Bar & Grille at Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn: Ahhh – a pina colada martini with a toasted coconut rim! Salute the sunset with one of these and some shrimp. Less formal than others – take a chill here casually. palmbeachoceanfrontinn.com/tides.shtml; 561-582-5631.
Temple Orange at The Ritz-Carlton: It’s a gorgeous beach view here and the food is sensational – fresh fish and lobster top this menu. Bar menu is available inside; we like the balcony here. ritzcarlton.com/palmbeach; 561-533-6000.
Others that make this list:
The Dune Deck, a cute cafe in Lantana. dunedeckcafe.com; 561-582-0472.
Benny’s on the Beach, on the pier in Lake Worth. bennysonthebeach.com; 561-582-9001.
Caffe Luna Rosa, full-service restaurant, on Delray Beach. caffelunarosa.com; 561-274-9404
Boston’s on the Beach, Upperdeck – best view within shelling distance of the beach, Delray Beach. Casual. bostonsonthebeach.com; 561-278-3364