The party doesn’t stop just because the sun goes down! Greater Fort Lauderdale’s nightlife offers entertainment that includes dancing, gaming, bars, restaurants, and live music to keep your pulse pounding from sunset to sunrise. Delve into the nightlife that makes the region famous.
The Rhythm of the Night
Greater Fort Lauderdale is made up of cities that swing, and nowhere is that more clear than in its bustling live music and dance scene. Aficionados of jazz and blues should be sure to settle into a cozy booth at Blue Jean Blues for live blues and jazz seven nights a week. NYSW Jazz Lounge presents performers’ syncopated jazz sounds in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, while the New Orleans-inspired Qbar Blues & Burgers presents live blues nightly with a full menu and craft beers.
For those who like to line dance, Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to the renowned Round Up Country Western Bar. The staff will be happy to teach you to line dance and all the tricks to dance along to the most popular country music. Prefer the open air to the dance hall? Check out the Hollywood Beach Theatre, regularly presenting free live performances and just a stone’s throw from the bars and clubs of Hollywood beach.
If you’re looking to move to the rhythm, Cafe Iguana Pines is a massive nightclub spanning 25,000 square feet with eight bars attracting a huge crowd where dance partners aren’t in short supply. Depending on the night, you might dance to a DJ, live band, or karaoke.
Satisfy Your Thirst
Greater Fort Lauderdale is also home to excellent cocktail lounges, wine bars, and brew pubs. Satisfy your thirst along the Ale Trail where you’ll find more than 45 breweries, beer gardens, and pubs. Tarpon River Brewing is one stop on the Ale Trail featuring a tap room housed in beautifully converted stables and 16 rotating taps. The Brass Tap is another Ale Trail stop and offers more than 70 rotating beers at three convenient locations—Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Coral Springs—and carries more than 300 bottled domestic, import, and local beers, ensuring there are suds to suit everyone.
Hot spots such as 33rd Street Wine Bar have established Greater Fort Lauderdale as a wine destination. With more than 150 wines available by the glass, oenophiles will always be able to find an exciting new bottle. Specialty food pairings—artisanal cheese boards, antipasto, and tapas—prove the exceptional staff can always make a match. The “bar chefs” at Apothecary 330 Cocktail Club similarly can’t be stumped. Order off the mixology menu or mention a favorite liqueur and have them whip something up for you on the spot.