Nothing completes a great night out, quite like live music. You'll find some kind of live music at almost all beach bars and island restaurants. You'll also find it outdoors at many of the areas premier shopping/dining destinations. But it's mostly background, which serves an entirely different purpose.
If you prefer watching a band, really listening to the music and perhaps even dancing to it, you need a different venue. As far as the beach goes, one the most popular places for both locals and tourists is known as The Cottage; it's part of The established Gulfshore Grill on Fort Myers Beach. The space is small but the setting is perfect for both acoustic and small bands.
The Martini Bar at the Firestone restaurant downtown Fort Myers, or the Brick Bar as locals call it, is a vintage space on the buildings third floor. It has been updated with a modern touch and employs a variety of bands ranging from Blues, to R & B and rock-n-roll.
A few rock-n-roll legends and big band greats have ties to Fort Myers and they often bring their famous friends to town. You just never know when they might show up at some of these 10Best spots to watch and play!