When the Sun Goes Down the Party Begins in Fort Lauderdale

Dale Mack

By , Local Expert, Fort Lauderdale
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Of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to places with the most appeal and the best reputations. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Fort Lauderdale Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss. For instance, one of the most popular nightspots is Christopher's, YOLO and America's Backyard. All ages gather at these clubs for the unique and special niche. Since you find yourself on the...  Read more »

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    Christopher's is the landmark club and located right here in South Florida.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is the ultimate South Florida see-and-be-seen nightspot. It's important to dress for the part. "

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    YOLO (You Only Live Once)

    Certainly the talk of the town and ideally located right in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

    Local Expert Tip: "Convenient for after-hours meeting from surrounding businesses."

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    Americas Backyard

    This is where people come out at night and it's easy to know why.

    Local Expert Tip: "Call ahead and get on the guest list for complimentary cover and one free drink upon arrival."

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    Blue Martini

    Known for their great Martinis and other drinks and a local favorite.

    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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    A great atmosphere at night combined with a great restaurant and amazing location.

    Local Expert Tip: "Plenty of parking right behind the restaurant off SE 9th Avenue and SE 4th Street. "

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    Culture Room

    Certainly a hip location with great acts, this is a must visit.

    Local Expert Tip: "Keep an eye on this place to see when your favorite band is showing up. "

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    Casablanca Cafe

    Combining a beachside restaurant with a soothing nightspot and you get the Casablanca.

    Local Expert Tip: "This place is just pure class and elegance."

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    Kalahari Bar

    Truly unique as a South African bar, locals and visitors alike have made this a favorite.

    Local Expert Tip: "If you've never experienced a true South African bar, this is the time and the place."

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    The beat just does not get any better that at Hunter's, where people really know how to have a good time.

    Local Expert Tip: "In the same parking lot with Georgie's Alibi. It fills up quickly so get there early."

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    Lulu's Bait Shack

    Lulu's Bait Shack at Beach Place is a hopping place every night on the beach.

    Local Expert Tip: "Anytime day or night this place is hopping."



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