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After 5: Joe’s American Bar & Grill Happy Hour in Wellington Green Mall Not Yet Discovered

June 17th, 2010 · No Comments

AFTER 5

Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Mall at Wellington Green

 Happy hours: 4 to 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. to close, daily.

The crowd: This happy hour is new, and few people seem aware of it yet.  A sprinkling of mall shoppers came by.

Surrounds: Attractive bar area with carved wood and mirrors. Linen napkins put you in a relaxing mood. And, for the ladies, discreet hooks under the bar to hang those troublesome purses.

Barback: Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly.

The sips: Martinis, Manhattans, cosmos, are all available at $4 or $5. Wine and beer are on board at $3 and $4 a glass. Those specialty drinks you might really crave are also at your fingertips, for $4.50. We tried the desert rose pomegranate margarita – hard to say, but refreshing. With salt rimming the glass, you expect a shot of something stronger than what we got. We also sampled the blackberry mojito. Again, it seemed like an overly sweet syrupy taste.

The noshes:  Half-price appetizers are fun and filling, as is the selection of wood-fired pizzas. We chose the nachos grande for $5, more than enough for two. We also selected the Hawaiian pizza for $5, a small but tasty nibble. Warning: people with food restrictions, such as diabetics, may find this menu daunting. The bar menu contains only fried (though in trans fat-free oil) or white flour items.

Tunes or noise:  None – it was easy to chat and sip.

Rating:  3 olives out of 5.

 – Carolyn Susman

Joe’s American Bar & Grill

  • 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., (Mall at Wellington Green), Wellington; joesamerican.com
  • Open: Lunch daily, 11 a.m. – 4p.m.; dinner daily, 4 p.m.- 11 p.m. Brunch, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Carolyn Susman, a West Palm Beach reporter, covers happy hours in the area, giving the readers at JanNorris.com a look at where to go for great little plates, super sips and mellow music….after 5. Contact her at AfterFive@JanNorris.com .

Tags: After 5: Happy Hours · Sips: Drinkables

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