6 Reasons to Drive to Boca Raton

By Carissa Chesanek  |  July 30, 2014

With its demure reputation (and retiree communities), Boca isn't really known for its hopping dining and drinking scene — but it should be. These six happening spots make the trip up north well worth it. 

  • The Blue

    Perched high on top of Boca Raton Resort & Club, this ultrachic escape with floor-to-ceiling windows serves impressive views alongside New American fare, from raw-bar options to delicious pork tenderloin.

  • Chops Lobster Bar

    The Atlanta-based seafood standout amps up the Boca scene with its lively atmosphere (clublike steakhouse meets old-school NYC oyster bar). Try the flash-fried lobster and top-notch cuts of beef.

  • Rebel House

    A hipster scene isn't what you'd expect, but that's just what you'll find at this edgy spot. Splashed with funky, mismatched decor, Rebel House serves craft brews and playful renditions of classic American comfort food.

  • Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar

    Inside this busy joint, you'll find a trendy, energetic crowd devouring upscale Mexican eats, killer margaritas and the occasional free shot at the bar. 

  • Tanzy 

    Located in Mizner Park, this funky Italian restauarant/lounge houses full-grown trees (indoors!) and vintage-style couches, as well as a creative menu of rich pasta, tender meat and innovative cocktails.

  • Kapow! Noodle Bar

    This cool eatery sports a buzzing crowd, Pop Art murals and an impressive Pan-Asian menu, including delightful buns, noodles and spot-on sips.