Where: 2401 N Federal Highway, 561/447-7707
The lowdown: The Lion & Eagle Pub, or simply “Pub” to locals, is your typical English pub filled with hipsters and friendly faces all just out to have a good time — not the typical attitude you find in Boca. This is clearly a spot for fans of live bands playing mostly alternative and indie rock and a good pint of beer. Oh, and soccer. Yep, if you’re a soccer fan then you’ve probably spent lots of time cheering for your team from the bar at the Lion & Eagle.
The Lion & Eagle’s inside is relatively small and gets packed pretty quickly. Instead of forcing themselves to cram inside, customers will take over the outside sidewalk area where there are a few tables and chairs. Sometimes when the pub hosts big events, the crowd merges out onto the parking lot. I’ve seen minibars, bands, and some wild and crazy dancing out in that lot.
Happy hour at the Pub is an all-day affair. Monday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m., visitors can enjoy $2 well liquor, $2 standard American domestic bottles, $3 house wine, and $4 20 oz. import pints including Guinness, Stella Artois and Carlsberg, to name a few. With such a well-stocked bar, there has to be some good eats to nosh on while you’re imbibing away. Order traditional pub fare such as a fish and chips, bangers and mash, or shepherd’s pie to really get the whole English pub experience.
Tuesday nights are dubbed Craft Tuesdays, where local musicians are given lots of love and there are great craft beer specials to go around—and every weekend you can expect specials for those coming in to watch the games.
The intangibles: The Lion and Eagle loves any excuse to throw a party and have a good time with its regulars—and that’s what their clientele is: regulars. This isn’t a tourist spot where passersby will stop for a drink; it’s a tried and true local pub where the kids who grew up here in Boca still return back to as adults, and those lucky enough to know about it keep coming back.
Oktoberfest, the holidays and especially St. Patrick’s Day are big days for the Lion and Eagle and its band of followers. It has also been known to host pub crawls in the area. It seems that this is insider knowledge, so you’ve got to keep up with the pub on social media to know what’s going on! New beers on tap and specials are always announced on its Facebook page, so it’s a good idea to follow it and stay up to date.
The Lion & Eagle Pub is all about good beer, good music and good company … and, of course, a good time had by all. But when you’re surrounded by these three things, how can you not have a good time?
Hours: The Lion & Eagle Pub is open Monday through Friday from noon to 2 a.m., and 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.