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Top bar recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“This place has a nice vibe indoor/outdoor setting with a fire place. Food is great and drinks are even better! Such a nice environment full of life in the heart of ft. Lauderdale!!! Even if you go alone you will come out knowing someone depending on your social needs. Either way go enjoy!!! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Weekday happy hours, nightly live bands and dancing make this sleek cocktail bar a winner. Try the bar's signature blue martini (a mix of vodka, Cointreau, blue curacao, sweet 'n sour mix and orange juice) or select your favorite martini from a menu of 14. An assortment of appetizers such as sushi, hummus, a steak sandwich martini, seared tuna and even chocolate cake satiate the hungry. Hang out on the outdoor patio, or if you're willing to pay the freight, sip a cocktail under the blue skylight in the VIP lounge. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This restaurant is famous for their over 250 different tequilas for your drinking pleasure along with a wide array of great Mexican food. They also have excellent taco Tuesday specials. 1.5 mi”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and views! Hop on the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi or drive to the beach. Either way, you'll have a blast! If you visit any location on my guidebook, please tell me about your experience briefly. We'd love to hear about! ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bar
“ Elbo Room on Fort Lauderdale Beach, founded in 1938 was the first commercial establishment in the world to stream LIVE with cameras over the internet in 1996. Elbo Room was immortalized in 1956 when it featured in the blockbuster hit "Where the Boy's are?" The Elbo Room beach bar is known as the worlds best beach bar with live music playing every day from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m., best Happy Hour on Las Olas Blvd and Fort Lauderdale with a general feeling of Key West with classic rock, country, Jimmy Buffet, and Rock n' Roll and the famous Sunday Funday Parties. Visit the Elbo Room Beach bar in Fort Lauderdale Beach every day of the week, but you must be 21 years of age or older to come in, www.ElboRoom.com. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
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“Historic former residence with ocean views & Mediterranean-American plates, plus live piano music.”
  • 45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Offers local and regional beers/craft beers (Over 40 on Tap), top shelf spirits, an extensive wine list, and outstanding casual American cuisine. They have state of the art viewing capabilities, great live music, and offer an unforgettable experience to all guests. When the sun goes down A.S. will transform into a Social scene catering to all.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Best ciracho lime wings! I never have had any food here that I haven't enjoyed. 2 for 1 happy hour food and drink specials. Nightly entertainment. Gay bar that has outside seating. All are welcome. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Pub
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“Fun and exciting environment that allows you to enjoy great food, sports and a wide assortment of craft cocktails. 1.5 mi”
  • 37 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Eclectic, indoor/outdoor beer garden with rotating food trucks, a vintage Airstream bar & local DJs. OPEN LATE”
  • 35 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Hunter's has fur night on Friday nights with drink specials. Special Events happen throughout the month.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Recommended for a great brunch on weekends, reservations recommended. Food is awesome! Address: 723 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301”
  • 24 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Contemporary steakhouse at the W Hotel featuring exotic decor, creative dishes & ocean views.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hot bistro merging Southwestern fare with global cuisine & known for chocolate bread pudding. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“American fare & craft beer served in hopping, rustic digs with outdoor seats for people-watching right on historic Las Olas blvd. Tip: order their maple bacon wrapped scallops, you won't regret it! Open everyday until 2am. Address: 609 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Upscale seafood & steak chain featuring half-price happy hours, a deep wine list & swanky surrounds. ”
  • 14 locals recommend