Best Happy Hours in Palm Beach County

Need a new hotspot to go with friends? These four locations will keep you busy with happy hours for at least a month!

Smoke BBQ, Delray Beach

Who wants yet another 2-4-1 happy hour? Smoke ups the game with a THREE for 1 happy hour. So you will want to stay awhile – good thing happy hours is noon to 7 pm! Smoke is also known for some of the best chicken wings in the county. Sounds like happy hour in a happy place!

Deck 84, Delray Beach

Happy hour by the water is a reminder of why we live in Palm Beach County. Enjoy the tropical themed indoors or the large outdoor patio where you will find happy-hour pricing on drinks and food from 3 to 6 Monday through Friday.

Kabuki Sushi & Thai, West Palm Beach

Happy hour and sushi – two great things in one great place. Drinks and your favorite raw fish have happy hour prices from 3 to 7 daily, including half-priced select cocktails, $2.50 beers, $4 sake bombs, and sushi rolls or tapas plates priced $4 to $6 apiece.

Rhum Shak, Lake Worth

Casual and fun, with a happy hour that happens every day from 11 to 7. Special prices on beer wine and liquor are paired with different food specials on various days. You will find 49-cent chicken wings on Thursday and $10.95 full rack of ribs on Tuesday. Remember, Alan Jackson sang, “It’s always 5 o’ clock somewhere.” Might as well be at Rhum Shak.


Summer in South Florida

The heat is on and we are all sweating it here in South Florida. That is no reason to hibernate at home however! You can find plenty to love about summer here in South Florida even in the dog days of summer.

  1. Fewer people! The snow birds and tourists have left the area, which gives the rest of us some elbow room. Enjoy the less crowded roads and restaurants, and know that as a local, you know the secrets of your hometown.
  2. Lower prices! Take advantage of the savings in the summer. Fewer tourists means the restaurants and entertainment spots offer special prices.
  3. Slower pace! The casual atmosphere of South Florida means less hurry and less worry, and that is doubley true in the summer time. It’s the tropics, enjoy the pace.
  4. Go outside anyway! With sunscreen, a good hat and proper planning, you can still enjoy the outdoors in Florida. Explore nature with a short walk through the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Blowing Rocks Preserve in Tequesta, or the Wakodatahatchee Wetlands bird sanctuary in Delray Beach.
  5. Get out on the water! Let the ocean breezes keep you cool. Try an intracoastal tour out of Delray or Riviera Beach. Or go further out to sea with a sunset tour on a catamaran from West Palm Beach!
  6. Air conditioning! Thankfully modern technology has made long Florida summers more tolerable. Have fun while escaping the heat with indoor trampolines, an afternoon making a painting at an art studio, or hit up the local science museum or art museum.



You Don’t Need the Luck of the Irish to Find Great Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

happy-st-patricks-day-celebration-poster_Xyy_2z_LThere’s no doubt that Americans from every descent have embraced St. Patrick’s Day as our own!  For years, we have celebrated this Irish tradition, American style, by covering ourselves with shamrock green from head to toe, putting on elaborate parades, and hunting for leprechauns.  In Palm Beach County, there’s no shortage to the fun you can find around St. Patrick’s Day, and The Jackie Ellis Team has done the hard work for you, we’ve found some great festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate this light-hearted, happy-go-lucky holiday…

Delray Beach Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

This two day festival has something for everyone.  Events include a Celtic Siamsa Party with Irish dancing and traditional pipe and drum bands, food, beer, live music and a parade featuring World War II Veterans and more.

  • Date: Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Time: Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Parade time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Delray Beach
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Boynton Beach Blarney Bash

This 2nd annual event is for the whole family.  Live music, Irish dancing, face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses, and rock climbing are just a few activities.

Irish Fest 2016 West Palm Beach

The Irish Fest is a two day music and dance festival for the whole family.  Other activities include an Irish Marketplace, artists, crafters, and an international food court.

  • Date: Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2016
  • Time: Saturday – Noon to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday – Noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown West Palm Beach
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Lake Worth 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Charity Parade benefits Wheels For Kids.

  • Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016
  • Time: 12 Noon
  • Location: Downtown Lake Worth on Lake Avenue
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The Dubliner’s St. Patrick’s Day 9th Annual Block Party

The Dubliner’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities include an Irish buffet, live music and entertainment, face painting, and balloons and clowns for the whole family.

O’Shea’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

The Irish pub will feature Irish dancers, bagpipers, and The Amadans from Ireland at this block party on Clematis.

  • Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: 500 block of Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL
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Paddy Mac’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Special event tents and bars will be outside with live music, food, and entertainment.

Roxy’s Pub St. Patrick’s Day Annual Block Party

Roxy’s Pub block party features live music and free “Kegs and Eggs.”

  • Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: 309 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL
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