Ft Lauderdale hang outs- where to go?

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    Feb 10, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    Im in Ft Lauderdale til next week. I will have some free time but have no idea which bars to check out. My fault, I didn't do my homework. Which bars will have a crowd Friday, Saturday or Sunday? I'm stayin by the convention center and it doesn't look like there is anything around here. Cabbing is fine, just need to know where to go. Thx for any suggestions.
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    Feb 10, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    ask art_deco
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    Feb 10, 2012 6:08 AM GMT
    veneblue saidJust go to wilton manors...it's gayland there....there are bars such as georgies allibi, matty's and on saturdays , there is a club called the manor which is suppossed to be good..!
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    Feb 10, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    fitisgood saidIm in Ft Lauderdale til next week. I will have some free time but have no idea which bars to check out. My fault, I didn't do my homework. Which bars will have a crowd Friday, Saturday or Sunday? I'm stayin by the convention center and it doesn't look like there is anything around here. Cabbing is fine, just need to know where to go. Thx for any suggestions.


    Night life in Fort Lauderdale is centered around a few block area in Wilton Manors
    The Manor is your best bet ... it has the best crowd going
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    Feb 11, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    Thanks guys . I'll take a cab over to that area. I was down here bout 5years ago. Went to some bars on a Sunday afternoon. Great crowds and great time, but I can't remember where that was. I'm assuming it's the same wilton area.
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    Feb 11, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    fitisgood saidThanks guys . I'll take a cab over to that area. I was down here bout 5years ago. Went to some bars on a Sunday afternoon. Great crowds and great time, but I can't remember where that was. I'm assuming it's the same wilton area.


    Yes more than likely - check the travel forum as I believe more than a few threads devoted to FLL nightlife and clubs. Wilton Manors is the specific municipality where most of the nightlife is centered. Art Deco is a fine resource!
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    Feb 11, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    veneblue saidJust go to wilton manors...it's gayland there....there are bars such as georgies allibi, matty's and on saturdays , there is a club called the manor which is suppossed to be good..!

    Also try Rosie's (more couples & groups, though), and Scandals for more of a western flavor and some singles. Ramrod is for leather and bears. Boom (same strip as the Alibi) has dancing, but a younger crowd. Bill's Filling Station isn't too bad, and maybe a little younger than the Alibi. Tropics is practically a retirement home, and more restaurant than bar. Sidelines is a sports bar, but fairly heavily female (it's owned by lesbians).

    The Manor is really only interesting when there's live entertainment, so check ahead. The Boardwalk also has live entertainment, usually including a drag queen or 2, but also Speedo-clad boys, often with eastern European accents, who run around trying to get you to buy them drinks and pay them to give you a lap dance.

    The Living Room is the farthest away from these others, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, for a little more polish. There are also numerous small "corner" bars, which is really what Matty's is, but it's not too bad for cruising. Do avoid The New Moon, which is almost next to Matty's and across the street from Rosie's - that's lesbian.

    Google them to map, and if you have any trouble locating them, or have questions about any, shoot me an RJ email. All I mentioned are within a mile of each other, except for the Living Room. And maybe we can meet, too.