Party with Isaac: South Florida bars having 'hurricane parties'

If sitting in a shuttered house snacking on canned beans and warm water doesn't sound enticing to you, there are brazen bar owners out there, ready to take in customers, storm or not.

The Native Florida Tap Room in Hollywood is throwing a hurricane party at 4 p.m. Sunday, serving free hot dogs and jambalaya, while supplies last. Owner Carl "Kilmo" Pacillo is on the bill to perform, along with other local music-heads. Some drinks will be two-for-one and others $1 off regular price, through 7 p.m.

World of Beer locations in Coconut Creek and Miami plan to offer $3 pints during their Sunday hurricane parties.

For all Miller's Ale Houses in Broward County, it will be business as usual, according to regional manager Vince Caci.

"As of right now, we are planning to stay open," Caci said. "If the thought comes that any of our guests or employees would be in jeopardy, we would close down. But we've been operating in South Florida for many a year and it's typically some wind and rain, so we're gonna muscle through that."

Ale Houses in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties also planned to operate as normal. Additionally, Ale Houses are even prepared to put out a "hurricane menu" of salads and cold sandwiches, in case of a power outage.

The appropriately named Hurricane Sports Bar and Grill in Dania Beach will be open Sunday and Monday, as will Cuthill's Backyard in Boynton Beach. The place has roof space under a large tiki hut, but no indoor area.

Though the Hurricane Alley in Boynton Beach plans to serve Sunday, the restaurant is undergoing renovations Monday through Wednesday. The Wicked Awesome Snackbar in Boca Raton will sell half-priced beers all through Sunday, but also will most likely close Monday.

"I need a day off," says owner Paul Berger. "And [a hurricane] is a good excuse, and it's also the slowest day of the week. [But] I think we're going to be really busy [on Sunday]."

Of course, some people bought their own booze for house gatherings. The Riverside Market in downtown Fort Lauderdale will sell 24 Labatt Blue Lights, a Canadian light lager, for $24 on Sunday and Monday, because they understand that cheap beer is essential after a large grocery bill for other hurricane supplies.

At Total Wine in Pembroke Pines, Kimi Silva and friends stocked up on beer and alcohol in preparation.

"You can't run out of alcohol," said Silva, 22. "The hurricane party starts tonight."

Staff writer Heather Carney contributed to this story.

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Native Florida Tap Room and Music Hall, 2006 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-399-9302,

World of Beer Coconut Creek, 4437 Lyons Road, 954-984-0300,

World of Beer Dadeland, 9010 SW 72nd Place, Miami, 786-623-3522,

Miller's Ale House Fort Lauderdale, 2861 N. Federal Highway, 954-565-5747, (for other locations)

Hurricane Sports Bar and Grill, 370 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Beach, 954-926-0176

Cuthill's Backyard, 511 NE Fourth St., Boynton Beach, 561-740-0399,

Hurricane Alley, 529 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, 561-364-4008,

Wicked Awesome Snackbar, 20642 State Road 7, Boca Raton, 561-883-3200,

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