At Dubliner Irish Pub, only one authentic pub fixture is missing: a roisterous old man in a wool cap and cable-knit sweater. All the others, however, have acclimated to the Florida heat. Communal tables conducive to storytelling. Foamy pints of Guinness, Smithwick's, and Magners cider. A stick-to-your-ribs menu peppered with corned beef sliders, shepherd's pie, and beer-battered haddock. Even the flat-screen TVs find time between American sports for Celtic pastimes such as soccer, rugby, hurling, and competitive freckling. Weekly bouts of trivia and live performances from local bands help keep the craic crackly.
Euro Fusion Restaurant & Bar is closed on the Sabbath, from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, and it keeps kosher by serving no meat, only seafood. In its review, the Sun Sentinel lauded the kitchen for turning this restriction into an asset, while the Boca Raton Observer says the eatery cooks kosher and pescatarian meals with such aplomb that dining here is as memorable as seeing an acclaimed Broadway show. This is largely thanks to two chefs. Master Chef Danillo compiles a menu of seemingly disparate items?pasta dishes, pad thai, teriyaki chicken?with masterful skill, while sushi chef Larry Simmons oversees the creation of artistic rolls that are so aesthetically pleasing, some diners take them home to keep in their curio cabinets.
The sprawling eatery seats more than 300 people, with tables both inside and out, where diners can overlook the waterfront. And every night brings different entertainment: live bands, movie screenings, karaoke, and sports events, to name a few. Diners are invited to linger over a signature cocktail or cup of coffee, and even return for breakfast, where pancakes share the bill along with feta-filled puff pastries.
101 Cantina showcases a menu of contemporary Mexican dishes served in a vibrant cocktail lounge. Opposite a wall decorated with a giant mural resembling urban street art, bartenders keep the nightlife alive by serving more than 50 tequilas as well as a variety of flavored margaritas and specialty cocktails. In the kitchen, chefs prepare traditional, home-style burritos and enchiladas, while experimenting with tacos filled with inventive ingredients, including everything from steak with Korean-style marinade and sesame-chili dressing to grilled chicken with wasabi aioli. 101 Cantina prides itself on providing a spirited night out, and the eatery?s wall of fame commemorates some of these nights by displaying a number of photographs of patrons and presidents of the clean plate club.
In a mixed repertory concert, Boca Ballet Theatre’s troupe of dancers flutters and floats across the stage to the choreography of co-artistic director Dan Guin. "Spring Fever" borrows from both classical and contemporary ballet and elicits awe throughout the 520-seat theater with dazzling jazz flourishes, speedy costume changes, and dancers who solve Rubik's cubes with their feet. Guin’s “Bubblin’ Over” strikes modern chords as dancers twirl and pirouette to music by Grammy Award-winning crooner Michael Bublé, and comedic folly injects new life into Ballet Russes’ classic “Graduation Ball.” The lively production also marks a world premiere of Guin's new original work, “Voyage Classique.”
Fragrant smoke drifts through the air inside Darna Lounge, a Boca Raton hookah bar that also specializes in gyros, fried kibbeh, and other Middle Eastern dishes. Patrons can sip turkish coffee and smoothies while sharing a hookah or playing a game of cards, chess, or backgammon with friends. Abstract artwork decorates the lounge's interior, and cushioned sofas keep guests comfortable as they unwind on an outdoor patio.
Boca Muse serves up pub fare with hearty sides of nightly entertainment. The menu includes chicken tenders, spinach dip, and mahi mahi sandwiches, all of which pair nicely with drinks from the full bar. Open mic night is every Wednesday, trivia contests take place every Thursday, and Jesse Young and Shauna Sweeney play live acoustic music every Saturday.