Best Fort Myers, FL Nightlife

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    10. The Buddha Nightclub

    This former Chinese restaurant has morphed into one of the most infamous local bars in the Fort Myers area. You'll know you are in the right place by the giant statue of Buddha, sitting in the parking lot. A couple...

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    8. Yabo

    Yabo is cool, it's dark and it's exciting as you never know if a famous rocker might show up to jam with the band on any given night. It has one of the hippest interiors thanks to Chef/Owner Ryan Kida who loves music...

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    7. Dixie Roadhouse

    You don't have to wear cowboy hats and boots to get into this country themed club, but you will fit right in if you do. You'll also do well if you like to, and know how to line dance. However, the Dixie, as locals...

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    6. The Bottom Line Entertainment Complex

    With seven bars covering 15-thousand square feet, The Bottom Line is one of the biggest clubs in the Fort Myers area. Referred to simply as TBL by the locals, this predominantly gay club is also popular with the...

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    5. Art Walk and Music Walk

    The Downtown River District of Fort Myers really comes alive during the monthly Art Walk (first Friday of the month) and Music Walk (third Friday of the month). Galleries, museums and shops stay open late, with...

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    4. The Roadhouse Cafe

    The owners of the Roadhouse have connections and they use them, to the extreme delight of music lovers. The family of famous trumpeter Louis Colombo, opened the cafe in 2007, inspired by their successful restaurant...

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    3. The Firestone

    The Firestone is a four-story entertainment and restaurant complex in an historic building, facing the renovated waterfront in downtown Fort Myers. The Martini Bar on the third is known to locals as the "Brick Bar",...

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    2. Belushi's

    The brainchild of actor/comedian Jim Belushi, this music and comedy club sits above an Irish pub in a building locals often refer to as 'the castle.' While blues is the preferred musical genre here, you'll find bands...

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Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

About Fort Myers, FL Nightlife

Most of Fort Myers nightlife seems to be centered around sunsets and happy hours. But for music lovers and the late night crowd, there are still lots of options to keep the party going. 

If live music is what constitutes a good night out for you, then you will be pleased at the numerous offerings, from shoes optional spots on Fort Myers Beach like the Cottage and The Smokin' Oyster Brewery; to hip, downtown joints like The Firestone and Cigar Bar. Downtown also features a popular Music Walk the third Friday of the month. 

You'll find a few dance clubs downtown too, but one of the most popular can be found in an industrial section of town. The Bottom Line caters to the gay crowd but welcomes everyone, with two stories and multiple bars.

Perhaps one of the most popular destination for nightlife is at the Gulf Coast Town Center. This one stop drinking and dining spot has all kinds of bars that appeal to all ages. In close proximity to Florida Gulf Coast University, it is also quit popular with the college crowd.  

Many of the coolest places to party require driving so be sure to plan ahead for a safe ride home

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Gina carries the rare title of "Native Floridian". Living in Southwest Florida for 22 years, she is a well known, award winning radio and TV personality.  Besides brandishing a microphone, Gina is good with a camera and computer, publishing a restaurant guide for Lee County called FLAVOR. Gina is a self-proclaimed Oenophile, traveling to wine regions...  Read more »

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