Spring break, the annual mid-semester bacchanal returning March 3 and taking place through the end of the month, will again pack our shorelines with college students and margarita-drinking characters of every age. Just how crazy does it get? The travel club AAA ranked Fort Lauderdale as the country’s second most popular destination, after Orlando (No. 1) but ahead of Miami (No. 8).
March is when things get loud and bustling at Beach Place in Fort Lauderdale (well, louder than usual), cocktail-fueled rowdiness ramps up in Miami Beach and quiet beachfront bars get wild in Palm Beach County. But where to drink amid all this revelry? People-watching and cheap alcohol await at these bars in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.