Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida — Photo courtesy of Dale Mack
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 superb hotel and perhaps a little hope that their dreams will come true in this internationally known entertainment powerhouse.
While it is true that most people come for the glittering casinos and a chance at the big winnings, there are even more exciting things to do here; just ask any of the locals. This amazing multi-faceted entertainment complex houses some the area's best restaurants, a popular comedy club with some of the nation's top comedic names stopping through, the Hard Rock Live music venue, a few great bars and absolutely the best nightclubs.
Start out the evening with a visit to the ever-popular Improv Comedy Club. This is one of the hottest tickets in town any night of the week. And this place brings in the top names such as Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Tom Green, DL Hughley, Mike Epps, Kevin Nealon, Richard Lewis, Andrew Dice Clay and many others.
Dinner must be at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. This highly acclaimed world-class gourmet restaurant offers genuine, 100% U.S.D.A. prime dry-aged stockyard beef, locally caught seafood as well as king crab legs flown in fresh from the Berish Sea and more. Here, too, live entertainment is a nightly evening in a separate lounge area.
Now it's time to party. Head to the amazing Passion. This is landmark 15,000-square-foot mega nightclub features two V.I.P. lounges with four bottle service sections. The atmosphere here is positively electric, with its two floors and throngs of South Florida's most enthusiastic fun-seekers.
And what would a night here be without taking a chance in the casinos? Take advantage of the endless slot machines, blackjack, poker and more. Don't forget to check out the monthly promotions, giveaways that have that certain wow factor and prizes.
And, of course, Hard Rock Live is best known for its top-name entertainers that draw in the crowds. It's the ideal place to start out a great and memorable evening. Names performing here include the likes of ZZ Top, Diana Ross, KISS, Tony Bennett, Lady Antebellum, Boston - everything from the oldies to modern favorites.
The city of Hollywood is, no doubt, quintessential Florida. With its must-see historic downtown, newly updated ArtsPark at Young Circle, its world-famous Broadwalk with unique shops and eateries, family-friendly Hollywood Beach and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, this is the part of the South Florida experience that people expect to see when they come to the 'Sunshine State.'
Whether its the city's classic style or upscale hotels, resorts and high=rise living, Hollywood is ready to welcome with true hospitality.