Jazz Lovers Have Options in Fort Lauderdale for Hearing Their Favorite Tunes

While this may not be New Orleans or known for its jazz music, you can be sure that this music style has a place in the hearts of the residents and visitors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And while there are many authentic jazz clubs both in Fort Lauderdale and in its neighboring surburbs – and even an unbeatable outdoor event right in the heart of Downtown – to choose from, you will find that many of the jazz venues may not be authentic clubs, but instead performances in some top-named restaurants and bars. You can be sure that your appetite for this ageless and timeless music will lead you to the right place. We at 10best have scouted out the best places for jazz and blues and given you a description of each. Blue Jeans Blues is just the place for authentic jazz club. Hot but cool, sophisticated yet casual, they say. Go find out why. . Now while you may not think of these places as jazz clubs, Mango's on Las Olas and The Casablanca Cafe on Fort Lauderdale Beach not only offer great food and atmosphere, but live music that sets the perfect stage. So sit back and plan to visit a few places and indulge in your love for jazz.

Downtowner Saloon & Steakhouse
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The Downtowner Saloon is a cozy place, of course, Downtown, that sits perfectly along the Middle River with amazing picture-perfect views of the glimmering high rises and a settling place to watch the impressive parade of yachts and boats that...  Read More

Casablanca Cafe


The Casablanca Cafe on Fort Lauderdale's chic and fabled beach is certainly all things to all people. Don't think of this amazing restaurant as simply the amazing beachside eatery that it is. Come by on evenings and hear the live music that sets...  Read More

Blue Martini
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This always busy, always hopping hot spot is a favorite for people who love to meet and mingle, listen to great live music and have a good time. Blue Martini's weekday happy hours, great line-of music talent and dancing make this sleek cocktail...  Read More

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Voted Best Waterfront Restaurant in South Florida in a 2011 local media poll, 15th Street Fisheries has rustic charm and waterfront views that make this Lauderdale Marina seafood house a popular destination. What's more is thereis live music on...  Read More

Mango's Restaurant & Lounge


If you're looking for jazz clubs in Ft. Lauderdale, Mango's Restaurant & Lounge is a great option. Although not technically a club, this local gem right in the heart of the always buzzing Las Olas offers live music every night of the week...  Read More



When only the best will do, Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar is just the place. Upscale and classic in style and with a menu that begs for a try of everything, you will swear you've found a new favorite. With a wait-staff dressed in white...  Read More

All That Jazz Cafe
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All That Jazz Cafe & Grill is a hot spot for jazz lovers and for those who love great food. Located in Sunrise at the northwest corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and Hiatus Road, a few miles west of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this popular spot...  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. Jazz...  Read More



SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is a truly-unique Fort Lauderdale experience right along the scenic Riverwalk. This free, live, outdoor concert series brings the area's best local jazz artists. Take your pick to hear the soulful sounds on four...  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