Fort Lauderdale is home to beautiful sandy beaches and an exciting gay scene.
Just 30 minutes north of Miami, you’ll find one of Florida’s top LGBT destinations. Sure, you can soak up the sun in the likes of South Beach, but why not take it down a couple notches and relax in a far different scene. Yes, Miami is trendy, hip and fashionable – but Fort Lauderdale offers similar attractions with a more casual feel at lower prices.
Many have attributed the growth of Fort Lauderdale’s gay community to the decline of Miami Beach’s popularity for LGBT residents. As changes in Miami have occurred over the decades, many residents have moved north to the less pretentious and more affordable neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, particularly Wilton Manors. It’s in this neighborhood where you’ll find the majority of the popular nightlife venues.
Mona’s cocktail lounge – a fun night spot that draws a faithful following and has for many years. Mona’s unique location right on Sunrise Boulevard next to the railroad tracks gives this place an out-of-way unique and exclusive feel.
Matty’s – this is a popular video bar with a variety of special events and drink specials throughout the week. They occasionally host popular gay recording artists and DJ’s.
Rosie’s Bar & Grill – Ft. Lauderdale locals love Rosie’s. The atmosphere here is electric day or night. It’s here where the locals come to see and be seen, and there’s always a party going on. This gay bar’s fun, tropical atmosphere, surprising drink specials and delicious food have an irresistible allure.
Lips – looking for a drag show? This is the place to go watch the show, see lip-syncing queens perform and hassle the crowd of locals looking for a fun and interactive night out.
Scandals Saloon – Everyone’s a fan of some boot scootin’ boogie, and when you combine Country Western with a fabulous gay bar you get Scandals Saloon. The Ft. Lauderdale gay community loves this bar’s scene.
Georgie’s Alibi – daily happy hour on food and drink including 2-for-1 specials with a variety of live performances and events.
Hunter’s Beach Bar – Located at the always hip and happening Wilton Manors on The Drive in the heart of this diverse island city, Hunters exudes passion and energy as they serve up quality drinks, dancing and daily entertainment which attracts a predominantly gay clientele.
Infinity Lounge – a mixed gay and straight crowd in a casual, lounge atmosphere with a wide range of tasty drinks and cocktails.
The Manor – a restaurant, ultra lounge and nightclub, is one of the top stops for those seeking a classy gay club. This completely renovated facility in the ultra-popular gay neighborhood of Wilton Manors, is chic and sophisticated, and draws class acts and Fort Lauderdale’s classiest people.
The Pub – a gay video bar and popular with all types. You’ll find a gay and lesbian mixed crowd and a packed dance floor on Friday and Saturday nights.
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