Updated
Oct 16th, 2018
First Posted
Nov 17th, 2013

Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill

1280 S Pine Island Rd
Plantation FL, 33324
(954) 533-7152
Overall Rating
3.0
Food
Service
Ambiance
Last Review
11/10/2013

It's funny how your perspective changes when you have more information; the first time I came to Bokamper's I really liked it. I watched the first half of the Giants vs Raiders game, and I had a completely different impression. The bar is kind of small, and there was only 1 TV on the Giants game; with no seats in front of it. So I had to sit in the back row, which eliminated any change of eating.

I didn't feel like drinking at 1pm, so I got an iced tea. There was something particularly bad about it; some of the worst iced tea I've had anywhere. When I got a refill, I realized what it was; they put raw mint leaves in the tea, which might be trendy but it makes it taste like crap.

Another issue was the skylight; something else that seems like a good idea, except the TVs are like mirrors, and the skylight adds a bad glare to watching the TVs. The next generation of LED TVs don't reflect, but they don't have them here yet. I hope they don't have this problem in the new Fort Lauderdale location.

I ran out at halftime; I wasn't enjoying my experience here. With Bokampers opening in Fort Lauderdale next week, this was probably my last time here ever.

Review 9/30/12

If you want to go to an "upscale" sports bar, you'll need to leave Fort Lauderdale. Bokamper's is owned by former Dolphin Kim Bokamper and it's as nice a sports bar as there is north of Miami.

The place has big Panasonic plasma TVs throughout, and the bar area is a great place to watch multiple games. With 4 big TVs with great pictures at pretty close range, you can watch 4 games from a seat at the bar.

The negative of watching the NFL here is that if one of the games you want to watch isn't on one of the 4 TVs, then you'll have to decide which game you want to watch more. I would have liked to watch the Packers/Saints and Redskins/Buccaneers, but the 2 games weren't viewable from my seat at the bar.

The crowd is a mixture of young and old; very suburban. Unlike Duffy's, where I don't mind standing to watch the games, the bar area hear isn't that big and standing wouldn't be as comfortable.

Also unlike Duffy's, this place is stacked with nice looking babes.

I ordered the Chicken Wings, Medium Grilled, which gets you 10 wings for $10.99. Grilling is $1 more.

The wings are excellent; not as good as Bru's; Bru's wings are sweeter. But overall I recommend the wings.

I'm rating to food here based only on the bar food; I don't expect Sports Bars to have the same quality food as high end restaurants.

Review 5/15/2010

One of the things you won’t find in Fort Lauderdale is very good sports bars, so if you want to watch a game in a real sports bar, or if you want to have the Sunday NFL experience, you may have to leave town. Bokampers may seem far, but its right off of 595 so its really not a bad trip. Its one of the best places to watch a game in the area, without question. Its about 10 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale.

You might have to park a good distance away, but at least it's free.

The place has big Panasonic plasma TVs throughout, and the bar area is a great place to watch multiple games. With 4 big TVs with great pictures at pretty close range, its really as good as it gets. The place is clean and comfortable and the service is good enough. The only negative is the central skylights, which turn the plasmas into mirrors. With plasma TVs, ambiant light is bad. Very bad.

I’m guessing Bokamper does the hiring himself, because the staff at this place is stacked with cute chicks. As a sports-watching chicken-wing-eating dude I’m always up for going to a place with good looking women in tight clothing.

The wings here are great. Not good. They’re great. I’ve read a lot of other reviews with people complaining about the food. Its a sports bar. You don’t order a Filet of Sole. You order wings. And the wings are great, particularly if you order them grilled. The extra 50 cents is well worth it.

The wings are dry, with the hotness and flavor cooked in. The blue cheese is pretty good and they give you enough celery.

Again, the 4 star food rating is not for the fettucini alfredo or the salmon filet. Order the wings. Or Nachos. Or Spinach dip. Its a sports bar for pete’s sake.

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