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.
For rookie puffers, the hookah is a glass water pipe originally from India that is popular for smoking syrup-soaked tobacco. Filtering the smoke through cool water results in a smooth, mellow experience that is on par with the Sultan Hookah Lounge's relaxed atmosphere. While sipping the house Turkish coffee with friends, enjoy more than 100 different flavors of tobacco, including double apple, orange crush, mango, strawberry daiquiri, vanilla, honeydew melon, lemon, mint, rose, apricot, and cappuccino. Tobaccos can be mixed to create custom candy-flavored goodness, such as orange crush daiquiri, vanilla cappuccino, or immortality-bestowing ambrosial nectar. Sultan's also offers outdoor seating for mixing the flavors of hookah with the scent of the open air.
New York Comedy Club showcases both upcoming and established comedians during its weekend night performances. Entertain your senses while guffawing at humor dazzlers; as there is a minimum two beverage or food item requirement, parch your thirst nodules in advance and partake of comforting American fare and adult beverages. Featured performers have played the joker in a variety of mediums, from Late Show with David Letterman to closing argument courtroom jester. Chosen as one of the top five for Best Comedy Club in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast vicinity, New York Comedy Club strives to bring riotous showpersons to laughter enthusiasts.
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.
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.
The humor ambassadors of the Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club stock their Oakland Park stage with snickers and snorts as audiences savor the jokes of headlining local and national comedians. Shirking the detached feel of stuffy theaters, smoky halls, and abandoned wells, Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club grants audiences an intimate standup comedy experience as fans catch every punch line and smell every punch breath. The ever-changing calendar features a solid crew of human antidepressants, such as funnyman and Comedy Central Laugh Riots semifinalist Danny Johnson (January 27–28), who cooks up buffets of hee-haws with his observational humor and everyman appeal. Funny bones flee their ligaments as Shawn Banks (February 10–11) deposits hefty loads of family-fun humor and impressions into his engaging live-wire act. Groups of two or four can chase down meaty laughs with wine and beer or a refreshing, alcohol-free soda. Dress codes are comfortable and casual, and all hecklers will be shunned and turned into chum.