The Strip on Wilton Manors Sizzles with South Florida's Best Gay Bars

Wilton Manors, Florida is known locally as the Island City. Just north of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this is the epicenter of gay life in all of South Florida, and is proud to be home to the majority of bars, restaurants and other businesses geared toward gays and owned by gays. No matter what has brought you here, whether for a vacation in the sun or a gay cruise, take time to get to know Wilton Manors and the surrounding area and enjoy what it has to offer. Probably the most popular bars is Georgie's Alibi and it's adjoining Manchester Room. This bar and grill offers something for everyone from a packed-house bar to an outside restaurants to enjoy their award-winning burgers, to the classy Manchester Room with its intimate setting and popular live shows. Right across the street is one of the newer bars in town, The Village Pub. With great outside seating this is the best spot in town for people watching and to absorb the atmosphere. Further east on Wilton Drive is yet another new bar that arrived on the scene not long ago. Rumors Bar & Grill has an emerging fan base and quickly becoming the talk of the town. Fan of country music? Go to Scandals Saloon. It will get your toes to tapping, for sure. Sports fan? Sidelines is just for you. And if you want that personal touch head to Mona's on Sunrise. No matter what your personal taste there is something for everyone. Enjoy! 



Mona's Cocktail Lounge
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Mona's cocktail lounge is a fun night spot that draws a faithful following and has for many years. Located outside of the regular "strip" in Wilton Manors, Mona's unique location right on Sunrise Boulevard next to the railroad tracks gives this...  Read More

Tropics Restaurant and Piano Bar
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One mainstay that has become a tradition in Wilton Manors is Tropics Restaurant Piano Bar. Named the longest running gay and lesbian restaurant and bars in America for its 19 years of serving patrons, this place offers a variety of specials in a...  Read More

Sidelines Sports Bar
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack

For the gay sports enthusiast, Sidelines Sports Bar is waiting for you. While there may not be a lot of sports bars that cater to the gay crowd, Sidelines has a huge following who pack the house to the seams. This smoke-free bar has 16 flat...  Read More

Infinity Lounge
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Infinity Lounge is, indeed, a luxurious addition to the many watering holes within blocks of what is known as the Strip. Just steps from the sizzling plaza that houses Georgie's Alibi and Boom, as well as eateries and the relaxing coffee shop,...  Read More


Located at the always hip and happening Wilton Manors on The Drive in the heart of this diverse island city, Hunters exudes passion and energy as they serve up quality drinks, dancing and daily entertainment which attracts a predominantly gay...  Read More

Scandals Saloon
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Everyone's a fan of some boot scootin' boogie, and when you combine Country Western with a fabulous gay bar you get Scandals Saloon. The Ft. Lauderdale gay community loves this bar's scene. On Monday and Tuesday nights, patrons can head here for...  Read More

Bill's Filling Station
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Located right in the heart of Wilton Manors along what is known as the Strip, is Bill's Filling Station. This Wilton Manors hot spot boasts countless bars and clubs, but Bill's Filling Station is a real standout for its laid-back atmosphere and...  Read More

Rumors Bar & Grill
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Rumor has it that Rumors Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors, South Florida's premier gay community, just north of Downtown Fort Lauderdale is fast becoming one of the city's favorite watering holes. Located on the very happening Wilton Drive, just...  Read More

Village Pub
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New on the bar scene on the sizzling Wilton Drive, Village Pub compliments the nightlife here with another venue. Perfect to stop while touring the many bars on the strip. With a two-for-one Happy Hour Monday-Sat until 9 p.m., guests can take...  Read More

Georgie's Alibi
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.

One visit to Georgie's Alibi and its adjoining Manchester Room and you'll see why it's one of the most popular gay clubs in Fort Lauderdale. Day or evening, Georgie's serves up the best sizzling atmosphere with the best music, a winning menu...  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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