Gotrocks American Pub is the ultimate sports fanatic hangout. Located in the back of Margate's Peppertree Plaza, the two-room pub has more flat-screen TVs than a shopping mall. Every seat in the house has a view of at least two televisions, ideal for watching your favorite sports events. The ceilings are exposed, and the walls are exposed brick as well as painted an orange shade, giving the bar an industrialized feel. An enormous oval wooden bar fills the center of the main room, and a crowd of mixed ages fills the seats, mostly yelling at the televisions and slamming down beers. Gotrocks has an array of daily drinking specials, including two happy hours, from 4 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. until close.
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