Fort Lauderdale is the place to be for those who love a good party. And why wouldn't it be? This world-class vacation destination that is a true gem in South Florida knows how to welcome the millions of annual visitors, as well as entertain the many residents that call Fort Lauderdale home. Fort Lauderdale Beach — Photo courtesy of Sunny.org
So where to start? That's easy: start at the beach. This is where the party has begun and never ends. With the spectacular ocean views, tropical breezes and like-minded fun seekers and party lovers, what could be better? In the afternoon, stop in at the city's most famous beachside watering hole, The Elbow Room.
This landmark entered the world spotlight in 1960 with the hit film Where The Boys Are, starring Connie Francis and George Hamilton. Enjoy live music, great drinks, a great second-floor view of both the beach and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and a bit of history. Conveniently located at the popular corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A - which is always crammed with the world's most beautiful people - The Elbo Room really does get that jam-packed, and you’re going to need your own elbow room. The Elbo Room — Photo courtesy of Phillip Pessar
Next, head west on the very popular Las Olas Boulevard. As the evening approaches, this Boulevard comes to life with its legendary restaurants, bars and clubs. For both those who prefer the casual or the formal, this glittering drive right in the heart of downtown welcomes all.
The next stop is The Royal Pig Pub. The very name itself implies a playful and welcoming atmosphere, and due to its upscale vibe and lists of favorite beers and cocktails - as well as their selection of outstanding burgers, steaks and tantalizing side dishes - The Royal Pig has already attained a loyal following and is surely here to stay.The Royal Pig — Photo courtesy of Dale Mack
Check out The Royal Offerings, with an impressive list of red wines, including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernets. Or if you prefer white wine, select from a Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or a Chardonnay. Signature cocktails include the cucumber and mint berry lemonade, blackberry mojito, the Fountain of Youth and more. Or try The Filthy Pig, one of their favorite classic cocktails. Beer lovers will find their favorite among the list of domestic and imported favorites.
And don't forget to order a meal here. Many of their dishes have bacon or pork in them in some form, and they also offer burgers, seafood, chicken, turkey and even duck as choices. All come with delicious sides, so plan to sit back and enjoy.
But the night has just begun. From here, head a bit further east to the place to see and be seen - YOLO - which lives up to its name: You Only Live Once! It's here where the very best champagne and wines are served in the nightly festive atmosphere.
And the party continues at the O Lounge. This inviting lounge exudes its unique vibe and is a comfortable gathering spot that attracts the city's trendsetters and night owls. Chat with friends while listening to the DJ's mix of funk, lounge and retro music. VIP and bottle services are available.
What a way to spend a day in Fort Lauderdale. And these are just a few incredible places. Imagine what more can be discovered!