10 Best Fort Lauderdale Bars: From Very Classy to Very Casual

If your idea of sizzling nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Fort Lauderdale guide is just what you want. And what better thing to do in the city of sun and fun and relaxation. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Fort Lauderdale and the immediate area, for hanging out and kicking back. From the long-lived and legendary Elbo Room on A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, to busy and welcoming spots such as The Riverside Market, a hidden gem everyone needs to experience. YOLO, with its laid-back and classy setting. Head just outside of the city for a great evening at the ever-popular Bru's Room Sports Grill in near-by Coral Springs. Looking for more of a diverse crowd? Then it's go to be Rosie's Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors, where the fun just never ends, or just up the street at the Georgie's Alibi. Hey, you're in Fort Lauderdale and everyone knows the party never ends!




Rosie's Bar & Grill
Photo courtesy of The Manor


Ft. Lauderdale locals love Rosie's. The atmosphere here is electric day or night. It's here where the locals come to see and be seen, and there's always a party going on. This gay bar's fun, tropical atmosphere, surprising drink specials and...  Read More

Georgie's Alibi
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.


One visit to Georgie's Alibi and you'll see why it's one of the most popular night spots in Fort Lauderdale that attracts a diverse crowd, especially for its Happy Hour, which is held daily with 2-4-1 until 9 p.m. Day or evening, Georgie's...  Read More

Bru's Room Sports Grill
Photo courtesy of Deerfield Beach Nightlife


Blu's Room Sports Grill is a popular destination for those who love its lively atmosphere that sizzles with sports enthusiasts and great food. While it may be a regional chain you can't go wrong with stopping in at any one of them. Serving wings...  Read More



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...  Read More

YOLO (You Only Live Once)
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack


You Only Live Once, and by this place's name YOLO, you can see why, especially at Happy Hour. It's hard to imagine that in just four short years the amazing Yolo has become the talk of the town. And that's a tough thing to do in Fort Lauderdale....  Read More

Funky Buddha Brewery
Photo courtesy of Dale Mack


This recently opened hotspot is located north of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and compliments this up and coming part of the city of Oakland Park, just off Dixie Highway and NE 38th Street (Park Lane East). The Funky Buddha Brewery &...  Read More

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The Riverside Market
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.


Go inside and join the party. With tables available lined along a cooler filled with over 550 craft beers, specialty wines and over 50 gourmet sodas (which are especially popular with the kids who join Mom and Dad, or other adults), teas and...  Read More

Blue Martini
Photo courtesy of Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale


Blue Martini has earned a reputation as a sleek and sophisticated gathering place for those who know a great thing when they find it. Weekday happy hours, nightly live bands and dancing make this sleek cocktail bar a winner. Try the bar's...  Read More

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Blue Jeans Blues
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Hot but cool, sophisticated yet casual. This is what this unique jazz club says about itself and for good reason. Fort Lauderdale's Blue Jeans Blues is one of those places that will make you wonder why you had never been there before. Perfect...  Read More

Americas Backyard


Join the others in America's Backyard for South Florida's largest outdoor party. Located in the very happening Downtown Fort Lauderdale, America's Backyard is the place to go for its fun and playful setting, and the ideal location for your next...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale