Quench Your Thirst and Appetite for Fun in Fort Myers

If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Fort Myers guide is just what you want. It seems almost every restaurant and hotel has a bar, there are bars in clubs and bars on boats. And while they all might be good, which ones are the BEST.

Maybe taxidermy, sophistication and a fine cognac is your thing. If so, you’ll want to try the World Famous Cigar Bar where you can sip on single malt scotch and fine whiskeys to warm your belly, while listening to some of the area's best musicians. 

Looking for an al fresco bar experience, then Dixie Fish Company has a seat for you. On the back bay of Fort Myers Beach, this laid back bar is good for watching watercraft headed to the Gulf, sporting events on mounted TVs and live bands that will make you want to dance.

Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Fort Myers for hanging out, kicking back and of course, being seen. Cheers.

World of Beer is an open-air bar that is full of fun people day and night. With some 500 craft beers on tap and in the bottle, it is a mecca for hops lovers. Servers offer unlimited free tastes of the taps, while educating you as best as they...  Read More

Dixie Fish Company
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One of the newest additions to the party scene in the Fort Myers Beach area, Dixie is on the so-called 'back bay' rather than the Gulf of Mexico. Under cover, yet all open air, this rustic spot has an expansive, circular bar as well as a dining...  Read More

Located in the heart of the River District in downtown Fort Myers, Spirits of Bacchus lives up to its name with an array of fine wines, craft beers and cocktails; including lots of martini's. It's a great neighborhood bar with exposed brick,...  Read More

South Fort Myers
Fancy's Southern Cafe
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"Southern Sophistication" has been the long running theme at Fancy's, for both food and decor. Busting at the seams, owners expanded at the end of 2013, adding a rustic wine bar with soft, chic accents. A small loft above the bar is just big...  Read More

This sexy sushi bar sports sleek furniture, mod design and walls that recall the deep blue sea. Complementing the visually stunning interior are the beautiful people you find here from night to night. It's not unusual for some of the pro...  Read More

The Cigar Bar has been a hotspot in downtown Fort Myers for more than fifteen years. A family owned establishment, the bar is sophisticated and masculine, yet cozy with many unique things to look at, including taxidermy. There are oversized...  Read More

The 86 Room
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This bar is tucked away in a downtown square that although not well marked, is well known if you need to ask for directions. Patio de Leon is hidden between restaurants and bars, but once you find the entrance, locating Room 86 becomes much...  Read More

CRU Restaurant
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Cru is one of the places to see and be seen in Fort Myers. Socialites, young professionals and professional baseball players in town for Spring Training, all frequent the bar. Pretty cocktail waitresses weave through the crowd inside, while cool...  Read More

Cape Coral

Nevermind's moniker is "Awesome Bar and Eatery", and that it is. The newest hotspot in downtown Cape Coral is the latest brainchild of successful Southwest Florida restaurateur Shannon Yates, in fact several other projects he started and moved...  Read More

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


Meet Gina Birch

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. 

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