Earlier this year, Caribbean Breeze’s owners decided to give the tropical restaurant a complete overhaul. Farewell salsa nights and rum drinks, hello A-Town Bar and Grill, a stripped-down spot with sliders, chocolate martinis and cornhole games on the expansive patio.
The indoor bar has a modern feel, but it’s the covered 100-seat outdoor space that will be the draw for the next few months: Two cornhole games sit near the building’s “waterfall wall” of rushing water, and customers sipping cocktails take over the low, bright-red cushions that serve as lounge furniture. (Just watch out, because hookah smoking is allowed outside.)
Happy hour runs from 3 to 8 p.m. daily, with $5 appetizers, $2.50 domestic drafts, $3.50 microbrews, $4 rail drinks and $5 glasses of red and white wine. (There are also $5 mojitos, a signature item at Caribbean Breeze.)
The cocktail menu is as long as the food menu, and most of it reads like a mix of old “Sex in the City” trends: think key lime pie and mocha martinis. All drinks run $8 to $10.
DJs spin a mix of hip-hop, Top 40 and club tunes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and there’s never a cover charge.
-- Fritz Hahn (Aug. 22, 2012)