by Shayne Benowitz
Say you’ve spent all day on the water on Fury’s Ultimate Adventure. You’ve snorkeled, you’ve parasailed, you’ve jet skied, you’ve sunbathed. It’s 4 o’clock when your spacious catamaran pulls into its slip at 0 Duval Street. What does that mean to you? You’ve just hit land at prime time for happy hour. Check out one of these local’s hotspots for a great deal.
#3 Conch Republic Seafood Company
From 5-7pm drinks are buy one get one free. Pull up a stool at this large open-air bar located at the Historic Seaport with gorgeous views of the marina lined with ship’s masts. There is an excellent selection of draft and bottled beers or opt for a delicious mojito or margarita. When you order one drink, the bartender will give you a wooden token to redeem for your next one. Use it right away or save your tokens for a free night of booze another day.
#2 Alonzo’s Oyster Bar
Just a few short steps from the Conch Republic Seafood Company along the Historic Seaport, Alonzo’s serves up a happy hour that’s hard to beat from 4:30-6:30pm. All drinks are half price, from top shelf mixed drinks to domestic and imported beer. You can also chow down at half price on appetizers such as oysters Rockefeller, buffalo shrimp, conch fritters, and calamari. Snag a table on the large wrap-around front patio and enjoy this drinking and dining deal with all your friends.
#1 Kelly’s Caribbean Hangar
This is home to the best wings and margaritas on the island and from 4-7pm margaritas will only cost you $4 while a whole order of wings will only run you $3. The margaritas are served up in pint size glasses and mixed to delicious perfection without being too sweet or too tart, and don’t worry, they pack a punch! Order your wings in a variety of flavors from spicy buffalo to Caribbean jerk. They’re juicy, succulent, and fresh, and at only $3 you’ll want more!
Shayne Benowitz is a Fury crewmember and freelance writer working on her debut novel. For more travel stories and a daily dose of what’s cool around the globe visit her Wanderlust Website at http://web.me.com/shaynebeth.