Home of legendary clams and cheese-steaks, the Southport Raw Bar has carved a niche for itself. Serving fresh food throughout the year, this waterside delight has been attracting crowds since it opened in 1973. Daily specials, gratifying platters and toothsome desserts make this place a must-visit.
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.
The Old Hollywood Beerhouse is nestled in the heart of the city and is a place unlike any in Hollywood. On offer are over two hundred local and imported beers that are sure to satisfy even the most ardent beer aficionados. Their beers are priced at $4 each, almost a steal. They do not serve food but encourage you to bring your own. This place has a rustic charm to it and features a vintage decor. The service is friendly and quick making this place a must visit when in the city.
Here at Laser Wolf, no one takes themselves too seriously. The beer however, is an entirely different story. This craft beer center offers labels rarely found elsewhere and also has a selection of wines and sake. Shows by local artists and bands regularly occur, adding an extra bit of excitement to the evening.
McSorley's Beach Pub offers guests both ocean views and frosty drinks that are hard to beat, located right in the center of Fort Lauderdale's Central Beach district. Catering to guests headed to the beach or just coming back, the ground floor beach pub area hosts Fort Lauderdale's party crowd who sips on tasty cocktails or ice-cold drafts while watching one of the 30 high definition TVs dotting the walls. In the upstairs lounge, the vibe is decidedly more mellow, long benches filled with groups casually chatting and taking in the sights. The sun deck and its impressive views is surely not to miss on nice days or raucous nights when the party rages on until three in the morning. A bar complex that's sure to please everyone in your group, McSorley's is the best bet for post-beach relaxation alone or with friends.
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.
Located in Fort Lauderdale's Gateway Shopping Center, Kim's Alley Bar has been welcoming patrons for over 50 years. Housed within a red brick structure, the space can be divided into two distinct areas: the front with its classy feel, and the back with its dive bar raucous ambiance. The back section is ideal for those who wish to take in the local lively scene; it features pool tables, dart boards, juke box and ping pong tables. Reasonably priced drinks and happy hour specials, keeps guests coming back for more.
A popular bar for the LGBT community, Mona's Cocktail Lounge is an ideal place for a fun night out and for meeting new people. It is quite a well-known bar in the neighborhood and is a frequent hang out spot for the locals. The cheerful vibe and the amiable staff ensure you have a good time and special events are regularly hosted at this place for the guests to enjoy. Drop in to sip on their flavorful cocktails, revel in the communal spirit and strike up a conversation with the friendly locals.
Established in the 90's, Ramrod Fort Lauderdale is a popular local gay bar and is located in the Middle River Terrace district. Every night is a night for something special with a variety of themes, frequent specials on drinks, and a hip and trendy decor that changes with the theme. The drinks are very reasonably priced and cheaper during happy hours and the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. The pig dance on the first Saturday of every month is a highlight and is hosted by DJ's that are renowned across the globe. Do stop by when in town, you're sure to love Ramrod Fort Lauderdale.
Boathouse At The Riverside is a restaurant situated by Tarpon River that serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine made in traditional recipes using locally procured ingredients. Great music featuring some of the best artists from different generations are played at this restaurant for the entertainment of the patrons. Enjoy live sports matches or watch the boats pass through the river as you relish delicious food during your visit to Boathouse At The Riverside. You can reach this restaurant by land and water.