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Happy Hour at South Florida’s Newest Hotels: A Culinary Adventure

Enjoy cool and glamorous surroundings while sampling the best dishes and creative cocktails from up-and-coming chefs.

Some newer hotels in South Florida introduce locals and travelers alike to their properties by opening up Happy Hours to everyone. Guests and non-guests enjoy new concoctions they won’t find elsewhere in attractive, comfortable contemporary indoor-outdoor-lounging and dining areas at happy hour prices.

THesis Mamey Happy Hour Terrace
Thesis Mamey Happy Hour Terrace photo credit: THesis Hotel Miami

Chef Niven Patel, a James Beard award nominee and Food + Wine winner, helms THesis Hotel’s two restaurants, Mamey (“Islands Cuisine”) and Orno (“New American”) His creations feature fresh produce from his two-acre garden an hour south of the hotel.

La Fuga at Kimpton Shorebreak
La Fuga at Kimpton Shorebreak photo credit: John Cameron

Chef Michael Mayer blends coastal Italian flavors with South Florida tastes at La Fuga (The Escape) at the Kimpton Shorebreak‘s pretty indoor-outdoor poolside courtyard in Fort Lauderdale.

Coco Loco cocktail at Steelpan, Sonesta Hotel
Steelpan’s Coco Loco

Jamaican-born chef, Kevin Baker brings a taste of the Caribbean to South Florida at  Steelpan in the Sonesta Hotel. Rum is the spirit of choice in the Caribbean and Steelpan’s Coco Loco is the perfect cocktail, a tasty blend of coconut cream, M,ount Gay rum and orange juice, served in a giant cocktail glass, complete with a paper parasol.

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