If you grabbed lunch at a downtown Fort Lauderdale soup-and-sandwich shop between Las Olas and Broward boulevards, but Mancini's outdoor bar caught your eye, return after work. On weekdays during happy hour, well liquors and select wines and beers are two-for-one, and some appetizers cost $5. Although this new posh spot by old restaurateur Jack Mancini lends itself to dinner dates, the vibe isn't lost if you just have small bites of shrimp scampi tempura over cocktails.
Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. weekdays
Recommended drink: Miss Me Martini, with Malibu Mango, peach schnapps, orange juice and pineapple juices
Location: 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale; 754-200-8602 or ManciniLasOlas.com.
Maria Murriel, @mariamurrielCopyright © 2015, South Florida