There's always something going on at The Elbo Room, and without doubt, this is probably the most famous night spot in all of Fort Lauderdale. Originally opened in 1938, popularity of the Elbo Room began with World War II soldiers and has continued for over seventy years as the epitome of Fort Lauderdale's active and sizzling after-dark scene.
Live music at Elbo Room — Photo courtesy of Elbo Room
This landmark watering hole entered the world spotlight in 1960 with the hit film Where The Boys Are, starring Connie Francis and George Hamilton, making this one of the hottest of beach side attractions, and it soon became the place to see and be seen for generations of springs breakers and a beach vacationers. The Elbo Room still attracts throngs of tourists and locals alike to enjoy live music, great drinks, a great second-floor view of the beach and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, and a bit of history. Conveniently located at the popular corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, which is always crammed with the world's most beautiful people, the Elbo Room really does get that jam-packed and you’re going to need your own elbow room. But that's part of the charm and the fun, and this is what gives the place its reputation and, well, its name.