Bahama Breeze – Late Night Happy Hour

What would you say if I told you I was giving away a late night happy hour for you and 9 of your closest friends?!

{please and thank you would be appropriate} 

This blog is all about happy hours… munchies, drinks & laughs with friends.  And, yes, I’m hosting a giveaway for one reader to enjoy Bahama Breeze’s Late Night Happy Hour.  Read on… details for the giveaway are at the bottom of this post.

Frozen Bahamarita ($4)

A group of local bloggers was invited to try Bahama Breeze’s Late Night Happy Hour and share it with our readers.  It was a cold night outside- as I walked in wearing a wool turtleneck, peacoat & scarf I was a little unsure of enjoying a “tropical” happy hour.

One sip of the Pineapple Coconut Martini (only $4 during happy hour!) and I remembered tropical is a state of mind.  Not bad at all.

Bahama Breeze’s cocktails are nothing if not potent!  While the usuals are great deals (draft beers are only $2, bottles are $3 and wine is $2 off per glass), I suggest trying one of their signature specialty drinks (a steal at $4).

Pineapple Coconut Martini

I’ve been to Bahama Breeze at the Town Center {Jacksonville} twice for happy hour.  My last happy hour experience was just ok.  {Service was intermittent, empty water glass most of the time, etc.}  This trip, however, we had an attentive server and I was reminded what a difference a great server makes!!

We began with Chicken Quesadillas- full of fresh red onions, cilantro and chunks of chicken.  The pico de gallo was fresh as well.  Off to a great start!

I'll definitely order the quesadillas again.

Next they brought out Warm Goat Cheese with Flatbread Crisps.  Served in roasted peppers, the presentation of this is fun.  I sliced the pepper and ate it with the dip instead of dipping bread into the dip.  Hey, when I’m trying bites of an entire menu I have to cut calories where I can. {wink}

Beef Empanadas were winners as well.  I wasn’t crazy about the granny smith apple salsa with the empanadas but it was tasty in its own right.

Empanadas

My photo of the Habanero Chicken Wings came out way too dark, so instead I’ll tell you they were so good I hardly needed one of these wipe packets… I licked the sauce off my fingers.

You already know what wings look like- but did you know they come with this handy-dandy-packet to keep your fingers clean?!

Others at the table tried Coconut Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab Stack, and the Tostones with Chicken.  After living in South Florida, I know what good tostones taste like.  These, served with chicken, don’t make muster so I didn’t bother with them this time.  The shrimp, however, looked great & everyone at the table said they were tasty.

Other late-night happy hour options include several kinds of sliders, onion rings and a warm spinach dip that, while predictable, is predictably good.

We decided we had to stop somewhere… but not before dessert.

Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The Warm Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake was rich and tasty.  I also swiped a bite of the Chocolate Island (mousse on a brownie base).  Of the two, I preferred the pineapple treat but honestly I’ll drink my dessert next time… or ask for the Banana Bread Supreme.  They were out of that but sliced bananas and vanilla ice cream on warm banana-nut bread with hot, homemade butterscotch brandy sauce sounds amazing!

We didn’t include the guys in the photo- meet some of your local gal bloggers… me {Simply St. Augustine}, Beth Anne {a local deal blogger}, and Lynda {Hit the Road Jane}.

I promised a giveaway… leave a comment for one entry.  Leave a second comment if you have subscribed to my email updates {click here if you want to now}.

~ Giveaway is closed.  Congrats, Samantha! ~

Bahama Breeze’s Late Night Happy Hour specials are available Sunday through Thursday 9 p.m. to close with Specially Priced Drinks and Half-Priced Appetizers.  See the menu at www.bahamabreeze.com
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