10 Best Fort Lauderdale Bars from the very Classy to the very Casual

Dale Mack

By , Local Expert, Fort Lauderdale
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If your idea of sizzling nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Fort Lauderdale guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Fort Lauderdale for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Himmarshee Bar & Grill to busy places like Lulu's Bait Shack and the well-known Parrot Lounge right on the beach, to the uber classy setting of the the Wine Room at the Ritz-Carlton. Gather around and satisfy that taste for the perfect Martini at Blue Martini at the Galleria or join in the fun, and perhaps meet...  Read more »

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    The Drive

    Newly opened and a huge hit already with a great vibe.

    Local Expert Tip: "Parking can be tricky. There are a few spots along the street but the best is to park in the provided lot by the Wilton Manors Police Dept and enjoy the walk."

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    Himmarshee Bar & Grill

    A popular gathering place Downtown that everyone needs to visit.

    Local Expert Tip: "Great place to go after a show at Broward Center."


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    The Wine Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

    A classy setting in this hotel makes for the perfect evening.

    Local Expert Tip: "Plenty of parking at Beach Place and a pleasant walk to the Ritz-Carlton"

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    Tarpon Bend

    Conveniently located in the historic Riverwalk area this is classic Fort Lauderdale.

    Local Expert Tip: "One visit to Tarpon Bend will not be your last."

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    Lulu's Bait Shack

    This place draws you in even as you walk by. Why not point the way?

    Local Expert Tip: "This place is great food, great fun in a great location. It just can't get better than this!"

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    Blue Martini

    Everyone goes to Blue Martini to enjoy its drinks, its patrons and its fabulous atmosphere.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make a day of it by shopping at the Galleria then a stroll here for a drink with friends."

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    Christopher's is a popular place to see and be seen.

    Local Expert Tip: "You just might get hooked on this place."

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    The nightlife rocks at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the Pangaea is a compliment to this place.

    Local Expert Tip: "Plan to spend awhile here before you go The Pangaea as it is surrounded by the best Casino and great high-end shopping. "

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    Rosie's Bar & Grill

    Rosie's has a very devoted following and is one of Wilton Manors' hottest spots any night of the week.

    Local Expert Tip: "A great place to introduce out-of-town guests to the diverse and fun crowd of Wilton Manors."

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    Parrot Lounge

    The Parrot Lounge is part of Fort Lauderdale history.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave town without experiencing this truly unique, truly Fort Lauderdale bar."


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