Quench Your Thirst and Appetite for Fun in Fort Myers

If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Fort Myers guide is just what you need. It seems almost every restaurant and hotel has a bar, there are bars in clubs and bars on boats. And while they all might be good, there are a few that stand out. 

Maybe taxidermy, a fine cognac and fat stogie do it for you. If so, you’ll want to try the World Famous Cigar Bar where you can sip on a wide selection of single malt scotch, fine whiskeys and barrel aged rum to warm your belly, while listening to some of the area's best musicians. 

For an al fresco bar experience, Dixie Fish Company has a seat for you. On the back bay of Fort Myers Beach, this laid back bar is good for watching watercraft headed to the Gulf, sporting events on mounted TVs and live bands that will make you want to dance.

Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Fort Myers for hanging out, kicking back and of course, being seen. Cheers.

Dixie Fish Company
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One of the newest additions to the party scene in the Fort Myers Beach area, Dixie is on the so-called 'back bay' rather than the Gulf of Mexico. Under cover, yet all open air, this rustic spot has an expansive, circular bar as well as a dining...  Read More

Nice Guys Pizza and Wings
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A funky, dimly lit pizza joint in Cape Coral, Nice Guys has almost a cult following, especially late at night. It's small, so you may have to wait for a table, or seat at the ball, but it's worth it. A bit rock-n-roll, a bit hippy, this spot...  Read More

South Fort Myers
Fancy's Southern Cafe
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"Southern Sophistication" has been the long running theme at Fancy's, for both food and decor. Busting at the seams, owners expanded at the end of 2013, adding a rustic wine bar with soft, chic accents. A small loft above the bar is just big...  Read More

The 86 Room
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This bar is tucked away in a downtown square that although not well marked, is well known if you need to ask for directions. Patio de Leon is hidden between restaurants and bars, but once you find the entrance, locating Room 86 becomes much...  Read More



An old favorite downtown location for locals, this space has a fresh coat of paint and a new name. The Downtown Social House, or SOHO for short, is punctuated by exposed brick, a fireplace and a wall of old speakers inside. The outdoor garden is...  Read More

The Barrel Room at Twisted Vine Bistro
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Adjacent to Twisted Vine Bistro, this new bourbon and blues bar has brought a new level of "cool" to downtown Fort Myers. You'll not only find an extensive selection of whisky, wine and other spirits but also a gastropub menu with the kitchen...  Read More

CRU Restaurant
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Cru is one of the places to see and be seen in Fort Myers. Socialites, young professionals and professional baseball players in town for Spring Training, all frequent the bar. Pretty cocktail waitresses weave through the crowd inside, while cool...  Read More

Cape Coral


Nevermind's moniker is "Awesome Bar and Eatery", and that it is. The hotspot in downtown Cape Coral is the brainchild of successful Southwest Florida restaurateur Shannon Yates. Nevermind is a small space so it fills up fast with fans wanting...  Read More



The Cigar Bar has been a hotspot in downtown Fort Myers for more than fifteen years. A family owned establishment, the bar is sophisticated and masculine, yet cozy with a unique decor that keeps your eyes busy, including taxidermy. There are...  Read More



The Firestone is a four-story entertainment and restaurant complex in an historic building, facing the newly renovated waterfront in downtown Fort Myers. The Martini Bar on the third is known to locals as the "Brick Bar", home to live bands...  Read More


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