Boston’s on the Beach Voted #1 of Florida’s Best Beach Bars

Boca-Newspaper-Bostons-On-The-Beach held their 5th Annual Top 10 Best Florida Beach Bar competition in the month of April, with nearly 250 of Florida’s beach bars vying to make the enviable Top 10 list. Interest in the contest was keen, with over 15,000 beach bar enthusiasts casting online votes from 100 different Florida cities.

Boston’s on the Beach, coupled with its outdoor sister beach bar, Sandbar, were ranked No. 8 on the Top 10 list for 2015, and was the only restaurant in the Palm Beaches to make the list. Other formidable competitors competing in the Palm Beach area were Deck 84, Guanabanas, and Square Grouper. With the online voting ending on April 30, the winners were notified on May 5 of the new 2015 rankings. A celebration is planned at Boston’s and Sandbar on Saturday, August 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with John Sancin, co-founder of, presenting a “Best Florida Beach Bar 2015” award. Mark your calendars now, and plan to celebrate this big event!

“We could not be more proud than to be ranked number eight in Florida,” said Mark DeAtley, Boston’s general manager. “Boston’s has been serving food, fun, and live entertainment for 35 years in Delray Beach. Our hundreds of loyal patrons clearly believed Boston’s and Sandbar deserved to be recognized as one of Florida’s best beach bars, and they voted for us.”

While online voting is a big factor in making the Top 10 list, the “Pink Flamingo” rating is also in play to determine Best Florida Beach Bars. Pink Flamingo ratings are determined using a mathematical model that includes points for major categories, including proximity to the beach or water, food and drinks, live music, and beach bar factors and features. Factors and features include outside seating, ambiance, parking, view, sunset, boat access, good staff, etc.

Anyone who has stopped in for a cool drink, a bite to eat, or an evening of live music at Boston’s will agree that the legendary Delray Beach restaurant deserved to make the Top 10 list of Best Florida Beach Bars. The outdoor tiki bar and man-made beach, with casual seating at the outdoor Sandbar, can’t be beat. Live entertainment is featured throughout the week and every weekend at both Boston’s and Sandbar, and includes reggae, blues, rock, contemporary, and country music. Boston’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven nights a week, with sports theme flair and a varied menu that changes seasonally.

You can view the 2015 Top 10 Best Florida Beach Bar list at