The downtown hot spot that adopted the odious carpe diem acronym for its name redeems itself by offering $2 off all drinks during happy hour. Premium liquors and specialty cocktails are included, which means you can pay $10 for a devil's hammer, a tequila-bourbon cocktail prepared in YOLO's O Lounge. The drink is so strong, the restaurant cuts customers off at three. There is no such restriction on bar bites, though soup and cornbread cost $6 apiece. A large portion of tuna sashimi will leave you $18 poorer.
Happy hour: 4-7 p.m. weekdays
Recommended drink: Strawberry Kiss martini, with fresh strawberries, Grey Goose vodka, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and cracked black pepper
Location: YOLO Restaurant, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-1000 or YOLOrestaurant.com
— Maria Murriel, @mariamurrielCopyright © 2015, South Florida