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Top South Florida drinking events: Beer runs, a bachelor auction and a bartender battle

Taste the Wave: Fort Lauderdale Beach Tasting Tour (a beachside crawl with 12 restaurants offering cocktails, wines and light bites), 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, along Fort Lauderdale beach; $75-$125, includes Sun Trolley transportation, via Eventbrite.com; TastetheWaveFLB.com or Facebook event page

Fifth annual Bachelor Auction – Cocktails for Canines (a cocktail-fueled gathering benefiting the Tri-County Humane Society), 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Salt7, 32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach; $25, $5 for raffle tickets; 561-274-7258 or Salt7.com and Facebook event page

Old Town Untapped (an alcohol- and food-truck-focused roundup), 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach; free; 954-284-0141 or PompanoBeachArts.org and Facebook event page

Oakland Park Oktoberfest (a Funky Buddha Brewery-hosted event with live music, amusement rides and a “Dachshund Dash”), 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6; 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7; and 1-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8; at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway; $5; 954-630-4507 or OaklandParkFL.gov and Facebook event page

Samuel Adams Octoberfest 2017 (a Bavarian-style bash with dancing, beer and food), 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami; $8-$24 via Eventbrite.com; 305-573-0371 and Facebook event page

For the Love Music Festival (a local music festival with craft cocktails, beer and food trucks), noon Saturday, Oct. 7-3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Next Door at C&I Studios, 537 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $25-$150 via Eventbrite.com; 954-357-3934 or Facebook event page

Bareknuckle Bartender: Jägermeister Battle Royal (six bartenders compete to blend their best Jägermeister cocktails), 8-11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Repour Bar, 1650 James Ave., Miami Beach; free; 305-913-1000 or CraftSpiritsFest.com and Facebook event page

Women, Whiskey and Wieners 2017 (a whiskey-themed breast cancer awareness benefit with cocktail franks), 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Mighty, 2224 Coral Way, Coral Gables; free, but cocktail purchases benefit the Helen David Relief Fund; 305-570-4311 or TheMightyMiami.com, CraftSpiritsFest.com and Facebook event page

Craft Spirits Fest Grand Tasting V (a cocktail festival with 30 vendors and 100 different spirits), 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Cruz Building, 3157 Commodore Plaza, Miami; $37-$95 via Mixstir.com; CraftSpiritsFest.com and Facebook event page

Fort Lauderdale Zombie Walk (a leisurely paced bar crawl featuring the undead), 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14-4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave.; free; 954-449-1030 or JointheRevolution.net and Facebook event page

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