Situated next to a bed and breakfast, Hibiscus Courtyard Lounge in West Palm Beach is a quiet getaway. It's a nice change of pace from the sweaty, bass-thumping boom-boom-boom of nearby dance clubs. Walk through a gravel path lighted by tiki torches and up a set of stairs to a small wooden bar. It's nothing flashy, but out-of-towners and locals in the know sit side by side, conversing about travels while munching on tapas.
Two blocks from the Clematis Street debauchery in downtown West Palm Beach is a Key West-style cottage with a white picket fence and a courtyard bar. There are tiki torches, palm trees, and a koi pond. Patrons graze on Brie-and-raspberry tarts and crab cakes while sipping melon martinis. Yes, there are plenty of gay men here but also straight women and the obligatory drunk in the corner. Most important, the TV screen is displayed near the French double doors. So when your crew starts to... More »