Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze

I recently received a phone call from a new guy that liked me wanting to meet up after work for a drink. I had to work late so I wasn’t going to be able to meet until late that night. Being that this was our first meeting I definitely wanted to meet out. It was also important to pick a place that would fit within my budget in case we ended up going dutch on the bill. Since we were meeting in Brandon, Bahama Breeze was perfect because they have reverse happy hour which starts at 9pm.

The restaurant is located at Westfield Brandon Mall. Guests can dine inside at the bar or in the dining room or outside on the patio. It was a little chilly so I chose to sit inside at a booth. I arrived before him so I had time to peruse the menu to decide what I wanted to eat. I also had time to order myself a drank as a treat for making it through my 12 hour marathon day. The Bahama Rita was the drink of choice for the night and it was just what I needed.

Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze Brandon

When he arrived he shared with me he had already eaten, which ruined my plans for sampling several items on the happy hour menu since I would now be eating alone. Instead I chose just one, the tostones with chicken looked like it would be filling enough to satisfy my late night munchies. Composed of thinly sliced plantain chips topped with an adobo sauce with small bits of chicken and melted cheese, this dish was good. It was filling but I was disappointed with the limited amount of chicken especially given that it is a highlighted component of the title and description. I mean seriously I would have questioned if there was any chicken in it at all if I had not seen small bits of chicken beneath the cheese myself.

Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze Brandon

I ate and drank and went home knowing I would definitely have to come back to taste more of the menu and I did. I came back the following week with one of my girlfriends. We were both hungry when we arrived so we were anxious to eat, drink and commiserate about our busy week.

We ordered the Beef Empanadas, Shrimp & Lobster Quesadilla, and Carribbean Chicken Wings.

Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze Brandon

The chicken wings were good and not too spicy even though they were seasoned with jerk seasoning. They were actually a little salty but the sweetness of barbeque sauce which accompanied the wings balanced the flavor some.

Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze Brandon

The beef empanadas were stuffed with a curry beef filling. It was good especially when paired with the cream sauce served alongside.

Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze Brandon

The shrimp and lobster quesadillas were also good. The butter used on the outside of the tortilla added a funny flavor to the quesadilla but the filling was ok. I am not sure I would order it again though.

Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze Brandon

As you know I am a fan of happy hour and at Bahama Breeze there is a wide variety of food and drink items available at a discount during happy hour. The menu is sure to have something that everyone will enjoy so it’s a great choice for meeting up with a group of friends. Since happy hours occur twice daily, you have more than one opportunity to take advantage of these great deals.

Happy Hour Hotspot: Bahama Breeze Brandon

The check for the two of us was $25 including the three appetizers and two drinks. That’s an outing suitable for any budget, even if you only have pennies in your pocket.

** Even though we have two Bahama Breeze restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area, only one location offers happy hour so please check your local listings first.



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    • Tia
      June 20, 2016 / 2:41 PM

      Have a Bahama Rita for me please! And come back and tell me what you had.

  1. June 20, 2016 / 2:39 PM

    I love Bahama Breeze. Those jerk wings and those empanadas! Soooo good,. And middle class friendly with the prices!

    • Tia
      June 20, 2016 / 2:43 PM

      Yes, the prices were very affordable especially during happy hour. And my location does happy hour two times a day too.

  2. June 20, 2016 / 3:55 PM

    I haven’t been there in forever. Last time I went the one in my area the service was awful!

    • Tia
      June 23, 2016 / 5:53 PM

      Bijee, bad service is sometimes worse than bad food. Hopefully you will have a better experience if you go back.

  3. June 20, 2016 / 4:42 PM

    WOW! All of the food you ordered looked so delicious. You’re so right, the prices fit any budget. I love budget friendly and delicious food. lol #FabFood rocks!

    • Tia
      June 23, 2016 / 5:51 PM

      Yes Kirstin that’s my favorite combination.

  4. June 20, 2016 / 5:13 PM

    Now I’m sitting wanting all that food. Or really I just want the drink!

    • Tia
      June 23, 2016 / 5:51 PM

      Girl! I can totally relate.

  5. June 20, 2016 / 9:43 PM

    I recently went to Bahama Breeze on a first date too. I also ordered the Bahama Mama. Great Minds!

    I need to go back for happy hour and sample some of the other appetizers.

  6. June 21, 2016 / 5:45 AM

    That food looks so delicious! I’ve been meaning to try Bahama Breeze for awhile now. I’ve heard great things about their food.

  7. June 21, 2016 / 1:55 PM

    I think we have one of these in the DC area. I need to check though, the food looks delicious. Eating and drinking is certainly one of my favorite things to do.

  8. June 21, 2016 / 3:32 PM

    I love me so Bahamma Breeze! I love to order the rice bowels and the key lime pie. Yummy!!

    • Tia
      June 23, 2016 / 5:50 PM

      Hadn’t tried either of those Nikka, so I will have to add them to my list for future visits.

  9. June 21, 2016 / 4:52 PM

    I’ve never been to Bahama Breeze I have to check to see if they have one in NY. $25 is a great price!!!

  10. June 21, 2016 / 8:44 PM

    Those Jamaican Jerk wings look so delicious and I can’t believe they are so cheap! Up here in the Midwest, I’d probably be paying triple that.

  11. June 21, 2016 / 10:29 PM

    I have to see if the Bahama Breeze near me has reverse happy hour.

    • Tia
      June 23, 2016 / 5:49 PM

      Jonna, reverse happy hour has been my saving grace many late nights.

  12. June 22, 2016 / 6:34 AM

    It all looks good! Especially that receipt… LOL!

    • Tia
      June 23, 2016 / 5:48 PM

      Yes Eva the price was the best part.

  13. September 16, 2016 / 5:38 PM

    OMG I’m salivating looking at these pictures! Amazing!

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