Fort Lauderdale Hot Spots for those who love live music

The power of live music to make folks feel good is on full display at a host of Fort Lauderdale night clubs and other venues. If listening to bands and vocalists show off their skills is how you like to spend an evening, whether just for the music or to watch with dinner, you'll find that Fort Lauderdale does things right. Multiple options let you tap into the venues that 10Best readers favor, like America's Backyard or you can get a taste of the city's offerings by visiting places like Mango's on the city's glamorous Las Olas Boulevard and enjoy the live jazz, or perhaps stop at the cozy Shooters. But if it's an electric atmosphere with many options of live music, top-notch restaurants and a chance to play in the casinos, head west to The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, and you will discover these hot spots are not just clustered in the Downtown area. Head to Commercial Boulevard to Satchmo Blues Bar which is known for its classic Blues music. If you find yourself at the beach you're in just the right place. Take in a bit of local history at the amazing Elbo Room at the very popular corner of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. For the live music lover there is absolutely no shortage of possibilities!

North Ft Lauderdale
Satchmo Blues Bar
Photo courtesy of Louis Armstrong, known as Satchmo

Having the same name as the nickname of Louis Armstrong, the great American cornet and trumpet player and jazz singer from New Orleans, Satchmo is a great jazz and blues bar located on Commercial Boulevard just east of I-95. This place has a...  Read More

North Lauderdale

Fabulous views of the water and great live bands attract patrons to this dockside restaurant and bar, flanked with blue umbrellas and patio furniture. And just in case you were wondering: they do offer valet boat parking! Since its debut in...  Read More

Blue Martini
Photo courtesy of Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale

Blue Martini has earned a reputation as a sleek and sophisticated gathering place for those who know a great thing when they find it. Weekday happy hours, nightly live bands and dancing make this sleek cocktail bar a winner. Try the bar's...  Read More

This landmark watering hole entered the world spotlight in 1960 with the hit film Where The Boys Are, starring Connie Francis and George Hamilton, making this one of the hottest of beach side attractions, and it soon became the place to see and...  Read More

Oakland Park
Blue Jeans Blues
Photo courtesy of Blue Jeans Blues

Hot but cool, sophisticated yet casual. This is what this unique jazz club says about itself and for good reason. Fort Lauderdale's Blue Jeans Blues is one of those places that will make you wonder why you had never been there before. Perfect...  Read More


If you're looking for great live jazz in Ft. Lauderdale, Mango's Restaurant & Lounge is a great choice. Although not technically a club, this local gem right in the heart of the always buzzing Las Olas offers live music every night of the...  Read More

The Manor
Photo courtesy of Hot Spot Magazine

In the heart of one of the area's most sizzling nighttime hotspots, Wilton Manors, is the acclaimed restaurant, ultra lounge and nightclub, The Manor. In the few years this has been open it has become one of the top stops for those seeking the...  Read More

Oakland Park

The Culture Room is the hot spot to go for concert lovers. Hot, big-name bands with names like Down, Taproot, The Bodeans and The Heavy Pets draw fans from all over South Florida as they take the stage at this neighborhood concert hall. Easily...  Read More

Americas Backyard

Join the others in America's Backyard for South Florida's largest outdoor party. Located in the very happening Downtown Fort Lauderdale, America's Backyard is the place to go for its fun and playful setting, and the ideal location for your next...  Read More

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, just west of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, sizzles every night of the week. This is the place where people flock for classic entertainment, the finest dining venues, unique shopping, a...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale

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