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Big City Tavern

Map & Directions 609 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • American, Bistro, New American
  • Daily 11:30am-3am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Highly Recommended, Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

This classy bar and restaurant is one of Las Olas' key pickup scenes. Dinner is served in over-sized, circular booths, from which the diners can eye the folks at the bar and vice versa. Big City Tavern is reminiscent of the classic, traditional taverns of New York City, Chicago, and Boston.
With a dozen international brews on tap and two dozen in bottles, Big City Tavern's selection might seem short when compared to those sports bars that pride themselves on 99 bottles of beer on the wall. But as the saying goes, it's not the quantity, it's the quality. And beer snobs all over South Florida slobber over the pints of Warsteiner (Germany), Guinness Stout (Ireland), and J.W Dundee's Original Honey Brown Lager (New York). The bar turns up the power with the Grolsch 16-ounce megabeers from Holland and domestic microbrews like the Abita Turbo Dog from crawfish country, Louisiana. Best of all, the Tavern stocks four Samuel Smith imports from England, ranging from the brewery's lager to its imperial stout. You'll pay more for any one of these last few than you will for a glass of merlot, but hey, Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale has twice the bouquet of any vino out there.

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  • Beer snobs all over South Florida will slobber over the pints of Warsteiner, Guinness Stout, and J.W. Dundee's Original Honey Brown Lager.

  • Paul T. on 02/08/10

    Don't expect quick service whatsoever.

  • Alex I. on 10/17/09

    Get Greek chicken salad and flat bread.

  • Joey R. on 11/27/11

    When you go here, ask for "the amazing Steven".... He is the man! Great server!!

  • Dona K. on 08/24/10

    Delish - and nice atmosphere!

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