As a nexus of culture, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s music scene presents a synthesis of sounds and styles. You can catch everything from reggae to country, EDM to rock ‘n’ roll, at live music bars throughout the area. Any night of the week you’ll hear live music drifting from the doorways of bars and clubs across the region. And because variety is a way of life in Greater Fort Lauderdale, chances are you can find whatever sound or atmosphere you’re yearning for.
There’s nothing quite like the experience of live rock music played on the deck while the sun sets. Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts a number of surfside joints perfect for groups, special occasions, and big outings where you can kick back, drink a daiquiri, and forget the stress.
Stop by Lulu's Bait Shack for some beachside flair and listen to a local band playing live music Thursday through Saturday. The bar is open till 3am on Friday and Saturday with the live music playing until 1:30am, so you can dance the night away with the waves crashing just a stone’s throw away. The bar also has a full restaurant menu to select from once you’ve decided on the fishbowl-size drink you’ll tackle.
Live Music Bars
Greater Fort Lauderdale features live music bars for every taste and persuasion. Looking for an intimate vibe? At Blue Jean Blues, you can sidle up in a booth next to the exposed brick wall and savor cocktails while listening to the sensuous saxophones of cool jazz. Best of all, Blue Jean Blues offers live music every day of the week.
Looking for an outrageous party? Blue Martini can provide a night of top-shelf celebration in a club setting. Dance the night away under LED lights to the hottest live music ranging from EDM to hip-hop and R&B. The venue also has a tapas menu and happy hour specials.
Music fans love the intimate feel of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s local clubs. The anticipation as you stand elbow to elbow with fellow fans, beer in hand, waiting for those opening chords, the pulse of percussion, that dip of the bass—the sound of the next big thing.
Local institutions like the Culture Room evoke that old-school rock club atmosphere—up close and personal so you can feel the sound. Prefer the shred of guitars and the thunder of drums? Listen to high energy rock ‘n’ roll while you sip a craft beer in the eccentric environment of Laser Wolf, where jerks are strictly forbidden.
Dive Bars and Games
The area is famous for its fun, unpretentious dive bars. Shoot some pool, enjoy the nostalgic thrill of classic pinball, or compete with friends in a game of darts. Drop in to A1A Dive Bar to drink a cold one or sip away on boat drinks while you listen to the best local bands in South Florida rock the night away every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.