Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill Happy Hour: Cheap Beer, Boat Drinks, and Gator Bites
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Great views. Cheap beer. Boat drinks.|
There's an entire backstory to Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill, the new food-and-beverage compound that opened in the old Rickenbacker Fish Company location at the marina on Key Biscayne.
According to Marty Duffany, partier in chief (yes, that's really his title) of the restaurant, Whiskey Joe is a sailor with a pet alligator who travels the Caribbean in search of good food, good drinks, and the ultimate catch. On his way to some island (we'll say Jamaica for the sake of the story), he rode out a storm in Miami and fell in love with a vacant restaurant space on Key Biscayne. The rest is history.
What does that have to do with the fact that you're broke and in need of a beer and a snack?
Apparently Joe also liked happy hour. And Whiskey Joe's happy hour, offered daily (including weekends) from 4 to 7 p.m., has some mighty fine deals to go with a pretty good view.
Like most happy hours, well drinks, draft beers, wines, and appetizers are half-priced. Specialty drinks, such as margaritas made from scratch and hand-shaken, are $3 off (regularly $9 each). Freshly shucked oysters and peel-and-eat shrimp are a buck each. Standard deals for many restaurants in Miami, we'll agree.
What sets Whiskey Joe's apart is the fact that the food and drinks are pretty cheap to begin with. Appetizers are regularly priced at around $8 to $12 each and draft beers are $4 to $6. That makes a good deal even better if you're looking for a bite on a budget.
|Oysters are a dollar each at happy hour. Goes great with a cold one (or two).|