When the Sun Goes Down, the Party Begins in Fort Lauderdale

Of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to places with the most appeal and the best reputations. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Fort Lauderdale Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss. For instance, one of the most popular nightspots is Christopher's, YOLO and America's Backyard. All ages gather at these clubs for the unique and special niche. Since you find yourself on the popular Las Olas Boulevard, plan to spend time at Mango's. Great live music, great drinks, great atmosphere and great food is why this place is so popular. Now, even though you are in South Florida, there is an authentic South African bar right here. Kalahari Bar on Commercial Boulevard is a fun place to join in with others who desire an international flare. For those who don't mind a loud and rather crowded venue with popular and alternative music, there is the Culture Room and the downtown gathering place, Revolution. And when you find yourself back on the beach there is the locally popular Parrot Lounge and the always fun Lulu's Bait Shack just steps from the sand.








Lulu's Bait Shack
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Located at the fun Beach Place complex on the city's famous Fort Lauderdale Beach is Lulu's Bait Shack. Here you can sit with your friends and sip your favorite, colorful cocktail and drink in the never-ending activity of this sizzling hotspot....  Read More



Located at the always hip and happening Wilton Manors on The Drive in the heart of this diverse island city, Hunters exudes passion and energy as they serve up quality drinks, dancing and daily entertainment which attracts a predominantly gay...  Read More

Oakland Park
Kalahari Bar


Welcome to the Kalahari Bar, the first authentic South African Bar in the USA, one popular nightspot in Fort Lauderdale. Here authentic art, masks and tools don the walls and you'll feel like you're thousands of miles away in the homeland. On...  Read More

Casablanca Cafe


Outside the Casablanca Cafe is a sign that says cars must stop for pedestrians. Hope for a pedestrian to come along as it will be a pleasure to stop here. Take it as an opportunity to look at this incredible piano bar and restaurant, housed in...  Read More

Oakland Park


The Culture Room is the hot spot to go for concert lovers. Hot, big-name bands with names like Down, Taproot, The Bodeans and The Heavy Pets draw fans from all over South Florida as they take the stage at this neighborhood concert hall. Easily...  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

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

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


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