A hidden gem in Delray Beach, a Philadelphia Eagles cocktail and Kansas City Chiefs beer – Twin Cities
Philadelphia Eagles fans have a well-earned reputation for being among the most disagreeable legion in football — they famously booed Santa Claus and barraged him with snowballs.
But Delray Beach resident Destiny Beck, an Eagles fan, isn’t like that at all. For starters, she generously tipped us off to the Hurricane Bar & Lounge, a Philly-friendly sports bar in Delray Beach that, of course, will throw a watch party on Sunday when the Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs face off in Super Bowl LVII at 6:30 p.m.
Her tip was essential because you won’t see the Hurricane at the address, 640 E. Atlantic Ave., that your technology (or Uber’s) gives you. Standing out front, you’ll see Hawkers Asian Street Food. But go inside the restaurant and head straight through a passageway to the back parking lot, and the Hurricane will beckon on your right.
“It’s the best-kept secret in Delray. It’s a hidden gem, for sure. Literally,” says Beck, who values its unfussy bar’s-bar atmosphere.
The Hurricane has multiple TVs amid the Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers emblems on the walls, with a 75-inch screen in the outdoor space. The bar will open at noon Sunday (first 100 people get an Eagles rally towel) and will serve a free buffet of wings, pizza and other football-friendly food beginning at 3 p.m.
Co-owner Ed Buxton expects the party to hit capacity well before the Super Bowl kicks off. For the most recent Eagles playoff game, a line of fans waited in the parking lot, able to enter only when others left.
“There are a lot of Philly people here. And now with the playoffs, we’re finding there’s more,” he says, laughing. For information on the Hurricane Super Bowl watch party, visit Facebook.com/hurricaneloungedelray.
Further evidence that Beck may be too nice to be a true Eagles fan, despite her classic Donovan McNabb jersey, is the willingness to share the recipe for her Fly Eagles Flymosa for use at your Super Bowl watch party.
“It’s super easy to make. It’s only three ingredients, and you don’t even have to measure it,” says Beck, once a finalist to be an Eagles cheerleader.
To make the Fly Eagles Flymosa, mix orange juice, blue Curaçao liqueur and your bubbles of choice. Blue Curaçao gets its flavor from the peel of bitter oranges.
“So it still tastes like a mimosa. It’s not some weird combo, it’s just the color,” Beck says. “Also, you can repurpose it for St. Patrick’s Day. Who needs green beer when you can have a green mimosa?”
If you’re watching the Super Bowl with Kansas City Chiefs fans, we don’t have a cocktail for you to show off, but we do have beer to recommend. Plus, you don’t have to make it yourself — the Riverside Market has it ready for you to pick up on the way to your party.
Owner Julian Siegel says craft-beer hangout Riverside Market near downtown Fort Lauderdale (608 SW 12th Ave.) has at least a dozen different styles of Boulevard Beer from Kansas City, which you may know as the “Paris of the Plains.” Siegel says his Plantation location (6900 Cypress Road) has a long list of Boulevard, too.
What’s more, to-go beer is half-off at the Riverside. Visit TheRiversideMarket.com.
Here are some other places to watch the Super Bowl and (maybe more interesting) its virally commercials, or to just enjoy a Sunday night out in an energetic atmosphere.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Roxy’s Pub, West Palm Beach: The annual Big Game Block Party hosted by Roxy’s Pub (309 Clematis St.) in West Palm Beach will take place in the glow of their massive LED screen set up in the middle of Clematis. Beginning at 3 p.m., there will be DJs, raffles and giveaways, plus a halftime wing-eating contest with a trophy and $1,000 cash on the table. Visit Facebook.com/roxyspub.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, West Palm Beach: The Big Game Watch Party at Bodega (118 S. Clematis St.) will have the sound up (even louder for Rihanna’s halftime show) and a bunch of food and drink specials, including $1 wings from 5:30 p.m. until the game is over. Buckets of five seltzers or beers (you can mix Corona, Modelo, Bodega Cerveza) will cost $25, while draft margaritas and beer will be $7, or $25 by the pitcher. The same deals can be found at the Bodega in downtown Fort Lauderdale, but West Palm Beach is one of my favorite drinking rooms. Visit BodegaTaqueria.com.
BRK Republic Dog Park & Bar, West Palm Beach: Your four-legged friend is welcome to party with you during Papa Joe’s Super Bowl Bash at BRK Republic Dog Park & Bar (521 Clematis St.) in West Palm Beach, which will feature the fine grub of Lilo’s Streetfood & Bar. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat buffet (wings, chips, dips, fried things), beginning at 6 p.m., cost $15. All-you-can-drink tickets cost $20 for draft beers, house wine and cocktails in BRK’s tap room. Visit Facebook.com/BRKRepublic.
Renegades, West Palm Beach: The weekly Sundaze R&B NFL party hosted by The Grown & Sexy Cruise and Travel at Renegades in West Palm Beach (600 Village Blvd.) will show the game on a 30-foot screen, which still may not be big enough to overshadow a performance by co-host Lil Scrappy, star of “Love & Hip-Hop.” Tickets start at $20+. Visit Facebook.com/sexycruise.
Throw Social, Delray Beach: If you’re not so much into the game as the vibe, axe-throwing lounge Throw Social (29 SE Second St.) in Delray Beach is with you during their Here for the Commercials Super Bowl Watch Party. Beginning at 6 p.m., the game (and commercials) will screen on a 22-foot video wall, accompanied by a tailgate-style buffet and a five-hour open bar stocked with beer, seltzer, wine and bubbles. Tickets cost $95. Tables start at $250 for a two-top. Fully stocked cabanas start at $1,200, though most don’t have a great view of the game (not that it matters, right?). Visit Facebook.com/throwsocialdelray.
Rosewater Rooftop at The Ray Hotel, Delray Beach: The lush lounging space (233 NE Second Ave.), with 360-degree views of the beach to downtown, will gear up to show the Super Bowl on eight 70-inch TVs. In addition to the regular a la carte menu offerings, Rosewater will feature a special Big Game Package, which includes eight menu items (entrees such as Spicy Fried Chicken tossed in Nashville-inspired hot sauce, as well as sides and sweets) for $65+ per person. Buckets of beers and High Noons will be available starting at $35. RSVPs encouraged at Facebook.com/rosewaterdelray.
Bru’s Room, Boynton Beach: If you’ve ever been in this particular Bru’s Room (1333 N. Congress Ave.) and found yourself inadvertently walking into an Ohio State Buckeyes watch party (20 years later and Hurricanes fans will still tell you it was not pass interference), you know it may be the most football focused of the six locations owned by Miami Dolphins great Bob Brudzinski. Along with showing the game, Brudzinski is running a contest on Instagram with the winner getting their home Super Bowl party catered with 50 wings, a 16-inch pizza, salad and more. Deadline to enter is midnight Wednesday night. Visit Instagram.com/brusroom.
World Famous Parrot Lounge, Fort Lauderdale: The iconic no-frills, yes-Phils dive on Fort Lauderdale beach (911 Sunrise Lane) will be THE place to watch the game if you’re an Iggles supporter or a fan of any NFL team except the Chiefs, with an all-day party that will spill out into the street. Owned by Tim Schiavone and Joe O’Donnell, the Parrot recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. It’s where Eagles ironman Chuck Bednarik would drink if he were in town (and alive). Domestic buckets will cost $18 for five beers, while High Noons and imported beers are $24 for buckets of five. Visit TheParrotLounge.com.
DAER Dayclub, Hollywood: For sheer Instagramminess, it will be hard to top the poolside watch party at DAER, the 44,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor, day-night club in the shadow of the pulsating Guitar Hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way). They are promising the “largest outdoor LED screen in South Florida,” in the event you are actually there to see the game. Admission is free before 5 p.m., $25 after. Visit HardRockNightlife.com.
Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fort Lauderdale: Miami Dolphins great Kim Bokamper runs what many consider the ultimate South Florida sports bar at his Fort Lauderdale restaurant, with its peerless waterfront location (3115 NE 32nd Ave.) and retina-punishing walls of TVs inside and outside on a massive patio. And he takes the Super Bowl seriously — Bokamper’s VIP Big Game Feast begins at 6 p.m. and includes reserved seats, premium open bar, and a menu of his popular wings, ribs, egg rolls, sushi rolls and other favorites. Price is $149 (plus tax/tip). Visit Bokampers.com.
Bo’s Pub, Fort Lauderdale: Another Bokamper property (1309 E. Las Olas Blvd.) with the same VIP Big Game Feast menu as the mothership ($149, plus tax/tip), Bo’s Pub may be located on Fort Lauderdale’s upscale tourist thoroughfare, but has its own authentic big-game vibe (as anyone who witnessed Saturday’s packed house for the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast-hosts can attest). Visit 1309ELasOlas.com.
Quarterdeck, Fort Lauderdale: The longtime local favorite has several locations (Las Olas Boulevard, Sawgrass Mills, Dania Beach and Davie), but the newest spot south of downtown Fort Lauderdale (1035 SE 17th St.; note to newcomers: It’s two clocks north of 17th Street, and most people still call it “Cordova”) boasts one of the best patios in town. All locations will offer specials ($20 Jack Daniels wings and buckets of five domestic beers for $18), but the 17th Street restaurant’s Super Bowl Block Party will feature pulled pork sandwiches from an 80-pound pig roasting in a Jim Beam Caja China. On the other side of the patio, sister spot Whiskey Neat will be serving a Jim Beam Black Smoked Old Fashioned for $10. Visit QuarterDeckRestaurants.com and Instagram.com/whiskeyneatftl.
Patio Bar & Pizza, Fort Lauderdale: Centered around another of downtown’s prettier outdoor bars, Patio Bar & Pizza (901 Progresso Drive) will open at 1 p.m. with brunch pizzas and bottomless specials (1-4 p.m.) leading into the game showing on multiple TVs indoors and out. There will be $2 Bud Light drafts all day, and bucket specials on domestic beer ($15) and High Noons and imported beer ($20). Visit PatioBarPizza.com.
Savor Cinema, Fort Lauderdale: The 30-foot screen at downtown Fort Lauderdale art-house movie theater Savor Cinema (503 SE Sixth St.) offers a unique spot to watch the game, which also will be shown on a 10-foot screen in the courtyard. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the party will have drinks starting at $5 and a selection of burgers, hot dogs, turkey chili, corn bread, baked beans, coleslaw and tossed salad. Food special includes a choice of entrée, two sides and soft drink for $15 (vegetarian option includes four sides for $10). Admission is free. There will be boxes for sale ($15 each) with cash prizes. Visit FLIFF.com.
The Wharf, Fort Lauderdale: A consistently popular Sunday-afternoon hangout in downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Wharf (20 W. Las Olas Blvd.) will drop the music for game sound during their big-screen Super Bowl watch party, which begins at 5 p.m. Specials include buckets of five Corona, Corona Premier or Modelo beers for $35. The food at The Wharf is football-friendly, with menus from The Piefather, Los Altos Taqueria, Red Cow BBQ, Lunchroom and Cookies & Cream. Visit WharfFTL.com.
Staff writer Ben Crandell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow on Instagram @BenCrandell and Twitter @BenCrandell.