I like to think of Hollywood as a hidden gem. It's not super well known, but its getting there. I'd like to point out that this blog post is not the same as my Hollywood Beach Boardwalk post. You can read that one here. I've also linked it at the bottom of this post.
After living in Hollywood for almost 4 years now, I feel like I can finally give some good advice about this cute little town and all of its hot spots. So if you ever find yourself in this area or want to plan a trip to Hollywood you have check out these places! Also, side note: Hollywood Beach is the ideal place to vacation in south florida because its right in between Fort Lauderdale (25 mins away) and Miami (35 mins away) so you get the best of both worlds!
On the Water...
Hyde Resort + Residences (Above):A fairly new hotel/residence/bar that is actually located in Hallandale Beach (right by the water tower) but it's walking distance from my old apartment in Hollywood Beach. This place is SO CHIC. It's on the 9th floor pool deck and there is a restaurant Terraza's located inside. We always hit it up the pool bar for happy hour during the week (Monday-Friday 4-7) The vibes are luxurious and the views are insane, it's one of those spots we always bring our guests. Definitely recommend the Cava, the sliders, and the croquetas!
ETARU: This is located right behind the Hyde building in Hallandale. It's a Japanese steakhouse and they have an amazing happy hour every day, 4-8pm. Their martinis and bar bites are delish and the lounge seating with ocean views really makes this place.
Juniper on the Water:This is JT and I's favorite date night spot, but we've also been for brunch-- SO GOOD. The food is quality and it's right on the water, so you get to watch the sunset and boats pass.
Taverna Opa:Besides the gorgeous views this place is SO FUN at night. They have belly dancers that start around 7pm. The food is excellent.
Tipsy Boar:I love this spot, my brother and I always take our parents here when they come to town. The food is amazing and it has a sports bar vibe with outdoor seating + a ton of beer options.
Whiskey Tango:This is one of the first restaurants I went to in Hollywood. They have specials every night of the week, but our favorite is wing night on Wednesday's! I love their sauce selection and you can also get a bucket of beers, 5 for $12, which is a good deal down here in south Florida.
Old Hollywood Beerhouse:This is a hidden gem, literally, because I cant ever find it lol. They have over 200+ beers all for $3, but they're an all cash bar so make sure you hit the ATM before going.
Food Trucks: Every Monday, Art's Park in downtown Hollywood has a bunch of different food trucks with tons food options. My fave is the Egg Roll, drool
Gulfstream Park:Also located in Hallandale Beach, Gulfstream park has a lot to do and is so fun. Several cute shops, a few boutiques and other popular shops like Charming Charlie's, West Elm, Crate and Barrel, and over 20 restaurants/bars. A few of my faves are Yard House, Brio + Rok:Brgr (see below) and if you're feeling lucky go bet on some horses or hit up the casino! I always have the best time.
Rok Brgr:If you know me or have visited you know that I am pretty much a regular here lol it is my FAVORITE brunch spot. When I first moved to Hollywood they had FREE bottomless mimosas every Sunday, ladies only, from 10am-3pm. It was like my dream came true, but a year and a half later they decided to bump the price to $5 for ladies and $15 for men. Unfortunately now it's $12 bottomless for everyone... which still isn't bad at all, but I was there when they had the FREE MIMOSAS so it's hard to forget. All in all, this place is my favorite brunch spot around town!
One of my favorite places to hangout in all of Hollywood is the boardwalk. There are so many fun bars and restaurants. You can roller blade or ride bikes, and you cannot beat the views. For the best places on the boardwalk click here!