Hidden off 17th Street on Cordova, the nautical-themed Village Well caters to a mixed crowd. You're as likely to see the weathered village drunks - happy hour runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily! - as you are the snazzy Frank Sinatra wannabe or young adults watching football and playing pool. The giant bar accommodates crowds, allowing for comfortable access to the bartender's large selection, which includes wine, top-shelf liquor, and beer (ten on draft). Make sure to drop in Sunday nights when locals flex their pipes (or break glass) at karaoke. Even if the alcohol doesn't give you the courage to bare your soul singing "Love Shack" or "Sweet Caroline," like you've done a million times in your bathroom, watching the others will be just rewarding.
Typically, this award goes to venues that hold several pool tables, but this year's winner does not have -- surprise! -- more than two. Located near the docks of Port Everglades, this seafarer's bar mixes boaters, locals, and expats -- all ready to share stories in between a maelstrom of shots and swears. So with the two pool tables and full liquor bar comes the modern Odyssey -- the Lotus Eaters (drunk men), the Sirens (drunk women), and the shipwrecks (drunk men plus... More »