That glorious three-day weekend that marks the end of the summer season is among us. This year, enjoy Labor Day in Broward County with food and drink specials, live entertainment and a limited-edition staycation package. From bottomless brunch to $10 burgers, 50-percent-off wine and all-day happy hours, here’s where to spend the long weekend:
W Fort Lauderdale
Set out to Fort Lauderdale for a Labor Day weekend escape at the beachfront W Fort Lauderdale. The resort includes a rooftop pool, daily beach bootcamp and yoga classes, late-night entertainment and a number of dining options. Travelers can upgrade to the “Vacation Like A VIP” package, which includes a $100 resort credit to be used at any of the property's restaurants or spa, complimentary valet parking, a potential room upgrade (based on availability), a $25 American Express gift card and a summer two-for-one savings card that includes discounted admission to a variety of attractions and restaurants throughout town. The package is valid over Labor Day weekend and starts from $295 per night, plus taxes and fees. A two-night minimum stay is required for this deal.
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.8200; wfortlauderdalehotel.com
There’s no better way to enjoy Labor Day than sipping cocktails and staring at the ocean. Terra Mare will be serving happy hour specials all day long, featuring a range of land and sea dishes for $10 and under. Highlights include ropa vieja empanadas, charcuterie, pork belly buns and crispy calamari. Happy hour also includes $5 beers and $8 wines by the glass, or cold-pressed juice cocktails such as the Terra Collins, made with Hendrick’s Gin, cucumber, lime juice and simple syrup. Take a seat on the patio or cool off inside the main dining room.
551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.5160; terramarefl.com
Both ETARU locations, in Hallandale and on Las Olas Boulevard, are hosting an event-filled Labor Day weekend. Kicking off on Aug. 31, ETARU Hallandale will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a tasting menu and live entertainment during dinner service. On Sept. 1, enjoy an extended happy hour at both locations, complete with $6 cocktails, $5 sake and wine and $3 beer, as well as $5 bar snacks. Take advantage of ETARU’s weekly Sake Sunday special, which includes 50-percent-off sake bottles during dinner. Finish off the weekend with a Labor Day brunch featuring bottomless pours of Whispering Angel Rosé and a robust spread of hot and cold dishes.
111 S. Surf Rd., Hallandale; 954.271.3222; etarurestaurant.us
500 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.477.8068; etarurestaurant.us
The waterfront Fort Lauderdale Beach eatery will offer a Labor Day brunch with $25 bottomless mimosas, rum punch, bloody marys and house beer. Highlights include brioche French toast with citrus cream cheese, a spicy omelette with hot peppers and pepper jack cheese and the BC Burger with rum bacon jam.
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.302.6460; ritzcarlton.com
All locations, including Fort Lauderdale, will host a bottomless brunch to celebrate Labor Day. Indulge in Tap 42 classics such as the Hangover Sandwich layered with a sunny side up egg, smashed avocado, hash browns, crispy bacon, white cheddar cheese and truffle aioli on a toasted challah bun. Sip on bottomless bloody marys, mimosas and Funky Buddha beer, too. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.463.4900; tap42.com
Savor a cold beer and a burger on Labor Day. ROK:BRGR will be serving its $10 classic American cheeseburger drizzled with special sauce all day at each of its locations.
600 Silks Run, Ste. 1210, Hallandale Beach; 954.367.3970; rokbrgr.com
208 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.525.7656; rokbrgr.com
Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Half off a bottle of wine, anyone? At Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Pembroke Pines, sip on a $50 bottle of wine for only $25.
14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines; 954.430.2333; brimstonewoodfiregrill.com
Beach House Pompano
Look out at uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean at Beach House Pompano’s rooftop terrace and indulge in bottomless Peroni buckets for $25 per person. Cheers to that!
270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach; 954.607.6530; beachhousepompano.com