Best Dance Clubs in Fort Lauderdale: City Spots for Late-Night Fun

Few pursuits tap into the pleasures of nightlife more than dancing. Giving yourself over to the rhythms, the lights, and the energy is a total release. When you want that feeling, we'll introduce you to the best dance clubs in Fort Lauderdale, and there many. Top DJs get things moving, and other patrons ensure that there's plenty to see along the way. To follow the crowds, head to Cafe del Mar and see what lies in store; for a more subdued experience, give YOLO (You Only Live Once) a try. Downtown Fort Lauderdale is home to many sizzling clubs such as America's Backyard and the Art Bar so plan a weekend to perhaps try both. For pure fun of dance and atmosphere with a welcomed diverse crowd head to the very happening Wilton Manors and visit Hunter's and The Manor just up the street. For the sophisticated crowd that settle for nothing but the classiest establishments, there is Christopher's and the very popular Blue Martini. These Fort Lauderdale landmarks have gained such an incredible reputation over the years as the place to have fun and dance the night away. Either way, 10Best will make sure you know the best places to go in Fort Lauderdale.













Sidelines Sports Bar
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For the gay sports enthusiast, Sidelines Sports Bar is waiting for you. While there may not be a lot of sports bars that cater to the gay crowd, Sidelines has a huge following who pack the house to the seams. This smoke-free bar has 16 flat...  Read More

Blue Martini
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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



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

Cafe del Mar


Frozen cocktails, an oceanfront setting and live music help create a festive atmosphere at this popular beach spot. Cafe del Mar is known as the place that truly stirs the senses. Grab a patio table and cool off with a delicious classic,...  Read More

Exit 66 Ft. Lauderdale


Located on the very happening and playful Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard just north of Las Olas Boulevard, Exit 66 could not be more of an example of the fun and excitement that visitors and locals expect right here on this world-famous beach....  Read More

The Manor
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The Manor, a restaurant, ultra lounge and nightclub, is one of the top stops for those seeking dance clubs in Wilton Manors, just north of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Chic and sophisticated, The Manor's Epic Nightclub has DJs spinning a sublime...  Read More

YOLO (You Only Live Once)
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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

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

Art Bar


Fort Lauderdale's popular Art Bar an eclectic mix of furniture and art give this upscale club a funky twist. Twenty and thirty-somethings jam to Top 40 hits in the front room, which features a two-story ceiling, columned partitions and pristine...  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