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After 5: Blue Martini in CityPlace Has a Red-Glow Vibe

August 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Blue Martini, CityPlace, West Palm Beach

Happy hours: Monday-Sunday, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the bar and the patio lounge.

The crowd: Movie-goers, shoppers, and professionals from the nearby office tower generate an exciting vibe.

Surrounds: The  outdoor patio provides perfect people-watching, while the indoor lounge provides a smoky darkness, even when the sun is blazing.

Barback: You will find probably the best barmaids around working here. Dressed in flashy bustiers, they are as charming and attentive as they are good-looking.

The sips: House wines and beers are $5 and all the specialty martinis are half-priced. Note: The price is  rounded up when the half-price doesn’t come out evenly. If you like your martini satisfying but unfussy, try the Masterpiece Bleu. It contains Stoli vodka with three bleu-cheese-stuffed olives. Our waitress said drinkers come back just for those tasty tidbits. You can have fun tasting any of the 20 martinis on the menu, from mango mojito to, yes, Key lime pie. They range from $6 to $7 a glass. And for the ladies who have those free VIP cards, take note that they are valid any time for a free house wine, beer,  or martini.

The noshes: Blue Martini has a great bar menu. I especially love the miniature martini lamb chops, with mint-marinated rack of lamb and seasoned rice. Also good is the whiskey chicken tenderloin, with Jack Daniels marinated fresh tenderloins of chicken with a blend of seasonings and rice. The chops are $9 and the chicken tenders are $6. The chops are juicy and mouth-watering; the chicken tenders have a palate-pleasing kick.

Tunes or noise: Loud music and outdoor sounds make it hard to communicate with your date.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 olives.

Blue Martini

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

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