Fort Lauderdale for the weekend

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    Mar 02, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    My partner and i will be in Fort Lauderdale this weekend - anyone have suggestions on:
    - Gay bars/clubs (probably not too hard to figure out on our own)
    - Good restaurants (not necessarily gay)
    - Gay beaches
    - Anything else that would be fun?

    Thanks,
    Keith
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    Mar 02, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    kmusselman saidMy partner and i will be in Fort Lauderdale this weekend - anyone have suggestions on:
    - Gay bars/clubs (probably not too hard to figure out on our own)
    - Good restaurants (not necessarily gay)
    - Gay beaches
    - Anything else that would be fun?

    Thanks,
    Keith

    What kind of food do you enjoy, and what prices & atmosphere? What kind of a bar do you like? C&W, mixed ages, older, neighborhood, professional, piano lounge?

    Many of the gay bars are in Wilton Manors, north of downtown FtL. The best way to get there depends on where you're staying in FtL. Most of the places are along Wilton Drive, which is NE 4th Ave (aka Flying L Blvd) in Fort Lauderdale, dog-legging into 3rd as it travels further south after crossing Sunrise Blvd.

    The gay beach is Sebastian, at Sebastian Street where it joins A1A/Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, near the majority of the gay guest houses. For a legal nude beach go to Haulover State Park at Sunny Isles, also long A1A/Collins Ave. The gay section is at the far north end. It's tricky to find the parking, and you have to take a pedestrian tunnel under Collins to get to the beach (unless you park handicapped at the beach HQ building).

    BTW, I mention these double street names because that's a south Florida custom. Many roads have 2 and 3 common names, and maps (as well as the locals) will alternately refer to them by the state or county road numbers, their local street numbers, or some other name a local group or politician pushed to have put on them, for even very short stretches. So that the name may change several times in a mile, confusing visitors no end.