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This Summer's Hottest Happy Hour Deals and Specials in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida’s summer solstice means two things: fewer crowds and superb happy hours. Although summer doesn’t officially kick off until June 21, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a head start on celebrating with these Fort Lauderdale happy hour steals.  Rest assured, these deals will appeal to every food and booze palate. 

Coco Asian Bistro

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For seven days a week, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Coco Asian Bistro offers half-priced wine and single mix martinis, including Lychee Cosmo Martinis, dirty martinis and Cosmopolitans. Accompanied with 40 percent off the entire menu (excluding sushi boats, uni and toro), you’ll score a sweet deal for a late lunch or early dinner. 

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1841 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.525.3541; cocoasianbistro.com

Mai-Kai

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If you haven’t dined at this South Florida landmark, now is your chance. This Hawaiian-themed restaurant offers happy hour inside its Molokai Bar from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Patrons receive 50 percent off appetizers and drinks (excluding bottles of wine, Champagne, sidewinders fang and its mystery drink).  If you’re looking to beat the mid-week slump, head to Mai-Kai on Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. for a complimentary buffet when you spend $10. 

3599 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.563.3272; maikai.com

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

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For all those work-late regulars and night owls, this deal is for you. Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar recently launched an “After Midnight” happy hour from midnight to close seven days a week throughout its Florida locations. The lineup includes $2 tacos, $3 Coronas and house wine, $5 house margaritas and cocktails, half-off shots of tequila and $5 guacamole, queso and quesadillas. 

1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.524.9550; roccostacos.com

Boatyard

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Soak in the summer sun at Boatyard, a trendy seafood eatery that exudes Florida’s ambiance. From June through September, Boatyard will feature a summer bar bites menu between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Munch on $5 calamari, tomato and mozzarella salad, conch fritters and queso, and $6 hand-craft cocktails like Mile Marker with Tito’s vodka, house made key lime and fresh juices, or Bubbles & Blossoms Mojito with Flor de Cañarum, sparkling wine, lavender and fresh lime. In addition to the bar bites menu, Boatyard will continue featuring its regular happy hour with two-for-one cocktails, wine by the glass and beer at its bars and outside patio. 

1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.525.7400; boatyard.restaurant

Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits

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Inside the swanky Ritz-Carlton on Fort Lauderdale Beach resides Burlock Coast, a rustic seafood eatery with a happy hour to fit anyone’s budget. Now through Labor Day it's offering sweet weekday deals. Just be sure to plan accordingly for the bargain you’re looking to make. Mondays feature burgers and brews; from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. a Bootleg Burger and a beer cost $10. On Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. guests can enjoy two tacos and a margarita for $10. If seafood is more your style, hit up Burlock Coast on Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. when one pound of fresh seafood and a Shoefly cocktail are $29. Thursday nights are all about the ladies, with complimentary Champagne for women, $5 snacks for everyone from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and spinning tunes from DJ Carsonicboom. End the week with Friday's happy hour special: $6 drinks and bar bites menu items from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a weekly throwback music theme. 

1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.302.6460; burlockcoast.com