Cadillac Ranch at Gulfstream on the Happy Hour Hunt
921 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach
The hours: Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.
The deals: Get half off wells and drafts. Cadillac features a $5 happy-hour bar menu with dishes such as fried ravioli, chicken satay, and Thai lettuce wraps. Select appetizers are also half off, with prices ranging from $7.95 to $11.95 and options including homemade kettle chips and pepperoni grilled flatbread.
The scene: Cadillac Ranch is located at the fairly new Village at Gulfstream. It straddles the county line, so this one is for you, North Dade denizens! The décor stays true to the venue's name: A Cadillac looms over the main entrance, and red, white, and blue accents abound. Electric guitars hang from the walls next to photos of rock legends such as Mick Jagger and Aerosmith. The chandeliers are made of elk antlers, while the ceiling is covered in license plates. There are more than a dozen flat-screens throughout the venue and even a mechanical bull. Patrons who want some fresh air can head to the enormous outdoor seating area, which features a fire pit, a full bar, and live music.
The conclusion: The plethora of food deals outdoes the minimal drink specials. The indoor area offers little intimacy, but sitting outside by the fire pit makes up for it.