Even though Miami didn't score big in football this year, that doesn't mean you can't find a decent sports bar to watch the big game. Lucky for you, most of these specials are valid during NBA games, too.
At American Social (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), bucket include five domestic beers for $15 and imported for $19. Call 954-764-7005 or go to AmericanSocialBar.com.
Bad Ragaz Hall and Biergarten (1417 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach) has a 100-inch HD screen, and on game days, the bar's self-serve taps let you pay for beer by the ounce. Call 561-336-3297.
Bru's Room Sports Grill, with locations from Coconut Creek to Boynton Beach, offers Corona and Corona Light buckets of five for $15. Buckets of Heineken and Heineken Light cost $9 for three. Budweiser and Bud Light pitchers cost $5.99. And buckets of five Budweisers or Bud Light cost $10. Go to BrusRoom.com for a list of locations.
During games and daily happy hour (11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Bokampers offers Sveda vodka and Captain Morgan drinks for $6.99, house wine for $5, domestic bottles for $3 and well drinks for $4. Bokampers has three locations in South Florida. Go to Bokampers.com for the list.
Duffy's offers two-for-one cocktails for $5, or a 22-ounce beer starting at $3. Cocktails such as vodka and cranberry cost $3.50
At East Side Pub (2376 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale), a bucket of five domestic beers will set you back $12.99, and shots cost $3. Although this is known as an unofficial Pittsburgh Steelers bar, it screens all the big games. Call 954-66-0001 or go to EastSidePubFL.com.
Hott Leggz offers half-price cocktails, beer and wine from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and reduced-price buckets of beer on game days. There are two locations in South Florida. Hott Leggz is located at 2471 E. Commercial Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale, and at 3128 N. Federal Highway, in Lighthouse Point. Go to Hottleggz.com.
Miller's Ale House offers $10 beer buckets during games, as well as pints of Miller Light, Icehouse and Miller High Life for less than $3. There are more than 13 Ale House restaurants in South Florida. Go to MillersAleHouse.com for the list.
Boca Raton's young residents can be found at Night Owl (497 NE 20th St., Boca Raton). Game day specials include all-you-can-drink for $12 and free drinks for ladies before midnight. Call 561-245-1048 or go to NightOwl.com.
Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) serves pitchers of beers starting at $10 and two-for-one house wines and liquors. Call 954-523-3233 or go to TarponBend.com.
Slackers Bar and Grill (995 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale). During big games, buckets of five domestic beers cost $12, and five imported beers cost $15. Mimosas cost $5, and all well drinks are priced two for one. Call 954-530-4758 or go to SlackersBarAndGrill.com.
The gay-friendly Sidelines Sports and Video Bar (2013 Wilton Manors Drive, Wilton Manors) sells domestic beer for $2.50 and imported beer for $3.50. Its two-for-one happy hour takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 954-563-8001 or go to SidelinesSports.com.
Sports Zone 84 (2440 W. State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale) offers drink specials such as $5 well drinks, $3 draft beers and two-for-one cocktails. Call 954-734-2424 or go to SportsZone84.com.
During big games, at Whiskey Tango (1903 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) 100 ounces of Coors Light costs $12.95, and buckets of Coors Light, Miller Light or Miller 64 cost $10.95. Call 954-825-5555 or go to WhiskeyTangoFL.com.