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The Parrot

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3.6/5
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9 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

911 Sunrise Ln
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304-3315
United States

(954) 563-1493 | map
parrotlounge.com

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Added by FLAbeergutinMASS on 01-06-2007

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
9
pDev:
11.94%
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Dmcdonald33013
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This is a neighborhood bar in every way. It just so happens to be one block away from the Fort Lauderdale strip on the beach. Draft and bottle options Will surprise you.

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Photo of Klourie
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A beachy dive with a friendly (sometimes knowledgeable) staff. The dozen or so draft lines are almost entirely craft beer now (judging by earlier reviews that didn't use to be the case) and there is a bottle list with another couple dozen craft, a few Belgians, and a handful of bombers. The draft lines skewed local with a couple offerings each from Cigar City, Due South, and Funky Buddha.

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Photo of JRod1965
3.6/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SevaTse
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Nothing too impressive, but the place did have two selections from Victory and one Shipyard Prelude(a winter seasonal, that according to an earlier reviewer they still had in the summer). The place was pretty packed on a Saturday late afternoon with the partying types. Located near other beach bars, convenience stores, a cigar shop, and a tattoo parlor.
The selection is decent enough for Florida, but I am not sure if it fits the submission guideline for the percentage of craft beer served...Judging by a much earlier review, it seems as if at one point they had way more crafts.

If you are in the area or chilling on the beach, I would recommend stopping in, but I wouldn't make a special trip out of it. You can always stock up on some great stuff at Total Wine and More, to be consumed at your hotel, or travel a mile due south to Bierbrunen!

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Photo of MillRat
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

The Parrot is a Ft. Lauderdale institution, and does not rest on its laurels. It doesn't, though, go to any great effort to add to them.

The Parrot is located a block back from a small section of beachfront between the Birch State Park and the Bonnet House, both of which preserve a small section of what the barrier islands here looked like before development ran rampant after WWII. Both are worth a visit, too.

The Parrot has a laid-back beach atmosphere (if you won't be arrested for wearing (or not wearing it) it in public, it's OK) with a seafood-centric bar menu. In addition to a lineup of above-par burgers and fries sort of entrees, they have a number of seafood appetizers, sandwiches, and dinners. Their soups are worth a special mention.

Since this (July) is the off season, we may not have had the full selection, but Shipyard Prelude, DFH 60 Minute, and Mic Amber Bock were on draft, and others were on deck to rotate in as these kegs were emtied (the Mic was on special to get it out of the way for better-moving crafts, BTW). The beers came in 20 oz weizen glasses, and were served by attentive and knowledgable staff.

It was a bit off-putting to walk in to signs advertising 12-dollar buckets of macro-brew long necks, but craft brews can be found here, which is a far better than most places in Ft. Lauderdale.

While this place would probably not make the grade for entry into the BA listings today, it is sure nice to have the listing to be able to find an oasis, even oif it is a small oasis, in a macro-beer wasteland.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Well, from what I gathered by scanning BeerFly reviews for Ft. Lauderdale there aren't very many great beer bars in the area. So, I did notice that The Parrot had a few things of interest on tap and it was close to the hotel that I was staying at...so I decided to try it out.

I think they had 12 taps or so. They had 3 or 4 craft beers amongst them so I settled on Rogue Dead Guy...served in a 20 or 24 oz. glass! Yikes!

They service was great and friendly - Thanks Greg! Based on the limited choice in beer bars and the friendly feeling of The Parrot I will certainly stop back on my visits to Ft. Lauderdale!

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

The Parrot is one of the original Spring Break destinations that has withstood the test of time. Nestled on a quick turn off of Sunrise, not too hard to find, but you need to know where it is. A typical selection of macros on tap, and in bottles. Heavily influenced by Northeast beer, particularly Pennsylvania beers. Rotating Stoudts seasonals, several Yeunlings offerings. Shipyard, Harpoon, Sam Adams, Fresh Beer Company of Florida, and one Belgian, Chimay Red. Many of the micros were seasonals.

Decent, but typical selection on the menu. Entrees from $9.00 to $18.00

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The Parrot in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Place rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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