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A spot to see and be seen, Yolo (You Live Only Once) is the perfect place to mingle with the trendy Fort Lauderdale set. With classic decor, contemporary fare cooked to perfection, innovative cocktails and unswerving hospitality, this restaurant lives up to its name. Also, the versatile private dining room, lounge and patio coupled with party menus and exciting happy hour deals create an ultimate destination for business lunches, social dinners and private celebrations.
Established in 1970, World Famous Parrot Lounge has been serving the residents of Fort Lauderdale for over 40 years. Though the ownership of the eatery has changed hands, the amicable service has not. Offering over 30 varieties of craft beer, this bar is sure to please any brew aficionado. The cheese sticks are a must-try here. Seafood lovers can take advantage of their raw bar, where you can enjoy shrimp, crabs and oysters. This lounge offers a casual ambiance that has made it a favorite among locals.
Poorhouse is a friendly neighborhood bar where you can indulge in fun and revelry. The simple yet classy décor welcomes one and all to enjoy a night out. Featuring an excellent menu selected by Shashank Agtey, a renowned executive chef, it offers more than just your regular pub food. You can choose from the tasty Boca Burger and other sandwiches or simply order a pizza. As far as entertainment is concerned, it regularly hosts locals artists and bands, weekly theme nights and similar events. All in all, Poorhouse is a perfect place to sit all by yourself on the patio or gather with your friends.
Get together with friends for a pint of beer at Original Fat Cat's. An evening here is well spent with over 76 varieties of bottled and tap beer to choose from along with some delicious appetizers and snacks. The night gets livelier with performances by local artists.
Cool cocktails and thumping music are two of the things that have ensured the Elbo Room's popularity since its establishment in 1938. However, you have to jab a few ribs to groove to the music as the dance floor can get a little crowded in the late hours. If you want to take a bit of a breather, walk down to the beach and then head back to the venue for a further round of drinks and dancing.
With a repertoire of 51 taps, Tap42 is Fort Lauderdale's chief champion of beer. Their impressive selection features American brews and ales alongside premium spirits and inventive concoctions. They pride themselves on the city's only craft beer cocktail list, blending brews with homemade syrups and fresh herbs. Bar fare is a mix of classics including chicken wings, meatballs, burgers, seared scallops, grilled salmon, crispy calamari, mussels and fries.
Blue Jeans Blues is an upbeat bar that predominantly plays Jazz and Blues music. If you are a fan of the genres, a good time at this club is certain. They have an impressive line up with daily performances from some talented artists. Sing along while sipping on their signature cocktails like the Jazzy Margarita and Blue Jean Cosmo and if you are a wine person, they also have a menu featuring a decent collection of wine. Nosh on small bites such as Mini Beef Sliders and Crispy Shrimp and if you want to indulge in something sumptuous, their Black and Blue Burger and signature Chicken Cacciatore Pizza will satisfy your palate. The interiors are hip and trendy while still retaining a rustic appeal.