Friday, May 20, 2011

The Parrot Lounge

Now no true Philly fan is satisfied with only one Philly hangout, but come one people its Miami, not Philly! Well settle down, there is one other Philly owned bar in Fort Lauderdale that I smelled out. I believe we all remember 2008 when the Phillies won the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays (GO PHILLIES); well I was depressed since I couldn’t go home to be with my people and enjoy the game to its highest potential. My mom was actually the one that found this bar for me since she knew how bummed I was. Of course I was skeptical as to how “Philly” this bar really was going to be and to my surprise I saw a sea of red. It was packed inside and out filled with Philly love and never an argument. I fell in love with the Parrot Lounge from the very first game and you can bet I was there for every other game and every other Philly team, win or lose. It is defiantly my favorite Philly bar in South Florida.

Philly Sports Nation
Not only is the Parrot Lounge just a block away from the beach but it is a Philly nation bar. The Parrot is a Philly’s hangout and other teams don’t bother stepping foot inside. The second you walk in you feel like you’re in Philly, everyone is covered in their Philly’s sports attire. It is a sports watching atmosphere and you'll end up making friends with complete strangers. Everyone is an Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and/or Sixers fan. It’s like indoor tailgating by the beach anytime there is a Philly sports game on.

The Parrot Lounge
Aside from the Philly’s watching they have a ton of different beers on tap, and good food. It’s a very casual small bar but they have an outdoor area and they have a very reasonably priced menu. They also have about 20 TVs all around the bar so you don’t have to worry about finding a good seat to watch the game. The bartenders and waiters are very friendly and give great service. They are also almost always having some kind of special; my personal favorite is taco Tuesday. The Parrot Lounge is located at 911 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale.