10 Best Gay Clubs That Make Fort Lauderdale a Popular Gay Destination

Fort Lauderdale and its neighboring city of Wilton Manors has become one of the most gay-friendly cites in the United States. With its ideal location along the beautiful Atlantic coast with its abundance of sunshine and the very best year-round temperatures anywhere, and surrounded by the gay-friendly South Florida, Fort Lauderdale is, as expected, the true destination for the gay traveler. 10Best has sought out the top candidates in Fort Lauderdale. We let you know which ones cater to gay men or lesbians, what kinds of shows and entertainments they host, and what tracks the DJs spin. To tap into one of the most popular clubs in the area according to 10Best readers, head to Georgie's Alibi. There's always a friendly crowd here, and with the best drinks and even award-winning food, this is a great start in your quest to touch base with all the great gay clubs in Fort Lauderdale. Next stop: Boom! This amazing dance club can be heard from down the block, and with good reason! Next go across the street to Bill's Filling Station and meet the faithful locals that call this their home bar. Are you a sports fan? Then head just down the street a few doors to Sidelines Sports Bar. Looking for a nice piano bar along with a great meal? Then it's got to be Tropics Restaurant and Piano Bar. The gay traveler just may find that this is can be more than just a great vacation spot, but perhaps home!



Fort Lauderdale
Mona's Cocktail Lounge
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Mona's cocktail lounge is a fun night spot that draws a faithful following and has for many years. Located outside of the regular "strip" in Wilton Manors, Mona's unique location right on Sunrise Boulevard next to the railroad tracks gives this...  Read More

North Ft Lauderdale
Dudes On The Beach
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Dudes On The Beach is just steps from the sand and cozily set in the charming shopping strip right off the popular Galt Ocean Mile at Oakland Park Boulevard and A1A. Dudes On The Beach takes the idea of a gay club up a notch with its charming...  Read More

Tropics Restaurant and Piano Bar
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One mainstay that has become a tradition in Wilton Manors is Tropics Restaurant Piano Bar. Named the longest running gay and lesbian restaurant and bars in America for its 19 years of serving patrons, this place offers a variety of specials in a...  Read More

Rosie's Bar & Grill
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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

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

Bill's Filling Station
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Located right in the heart of Wilton Manors along what is known as the Strip, is Bill's Filling Station. This Wilton Manors hot spot boasts countless bars and clubs, but Bill's Filling Station is a real standout for its laid-back atmosphere and...  Read More

Scandals Saloon
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Everyone's a fan of some boot scootin' boogie, and when you combine Country Western with a fabulous gay bar you get Scandals Saloon. The Ft. Lauderdale gay community loves this bar's scene. On Monday and Tuesday nights, patrons can head here for...  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

The Manor
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The Manor, a restaurant, ultra lounge and nightclub, is one of the top stops for those seeking a classy gay club. This completely renovated facility in the ultra-popular gay neighborhood of Wilton Manors, is chic and sophisticated, and draws...  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 gay clubs in Fort Lauderdale. Day or evening, Georgie's serves up the best sizzling atmosphere with the best music, a winning menu including their award-winning...  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