The world-famous Parrot Lounge — Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.
For 43 years, beachgoers and fun-seeking locals have gathered at the world-famous Parrot Lounge, just steps from the Fort Lauderdale Beach. This landmark tavern is one of those places where everyone knows your name - or soon will. Its fun, festive atmosphere draws in a crowd that loves a neighborhood bar and a welcoming vibe.
Located on the sizzling corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, the Parrot Lounge is nestled in what appears to be its own little neighborhood, lined with older buildings and surrounded by gift shops and restaurants. It has almost a northeastern feel until you spot one of the swaying palm trees and feel the soothing tropical breeze.
There is always something going on here and a friendly crowd to enjoy it with. Beer lovers will enjoy their large selection of domestic, import and craft beers, and those who appreciate a delicious cocktail will find that, too. Join other sports enthusiasts, and watch your favorite game. Check out their website for a list of upcoming games. Or, ask about one of their parties and join the fun.
But don't just come for the drinks; plan to stay and eat as well. They offer a menu chock-full of delightful items of soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood dishes, Phillys and a mouth-watering assortment of dinner options.
It doesn't get much more convenient, or pleasant, in this piece of Fort Lauderdale's history.