Ft. Lauderdale This Friday (4/13)

  • Kwokpot

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    Apr 10, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    My partner & I will be in Ft Lauderdale on Friday, 4/13 for acruise that leaves on Sat. I know we will miss Miami Pride on Sunday, but any recommends on bars and/or clubs to go to Friday night? We're not late partiers, so what's good to go to for dancing around 11-12?
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    Head out to Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Its the gay main street. Wilton Manors is part of Fort Lauderdale, and about 3 miles from the beach.

    I don't go out to clubs, but there are several in Wilton Manors and other areas too. Lots of people walking around the Wilton Drive area at night, and are friendly enough to recommend a good place. If you try Storks for breakfast, you might see me an my boyfriend there on our laptops or reading and enjoying a leisurely Sunday breakfast. If you have time, check out the gay beach....google Sebastian Beach.
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    The Manor.

    Google it.
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    Apr 11, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    Kwokpot saidMy partner & I will be in Ft Lauderdale on Friday, 4/13 for acruise that leaves on Sat. I know we will miss Miami Pride on Sunday, but any recommends on bars and/or clubs to go to Friday night? We're not late partiers, so what's good to go to for dancing around 11-12?

    Where are you staying? In Fort Lauderdale near the beach? Wilton Manors is about 5 miles from there, depending where you stay. A separate city, BTW, not a part of FtL, but borders it to the north

    The Manor can be OK Friday night. There's also Boom, but the crowd and dancing is a bit younger. Scandals Saloon favors a western theme, they may have some dancing Friday.

    Parking is really difficult Friday night, a mix of meters, valet, and free lots. If you find a spot you may want to walk between places, which are mostly pretty close together, except for Scandals, the Boardwalk (strip joint) and the Ramrod (leather & bears). Or just spring for a cab.

    We may hit the Alibi for an hour or so ourselves this week (no dancing there), if some of our friends say they'll be there for drinks around 8, our Friday routine. Then we may go out for dinner together with them or separately, always unplanned, depending on everyone's mood and who shows up.

    BTW, if you map it you'll find that many Florida roads have multiple names simultaneously, that are changed frequently, and more quickly than the online or printed maps can always keep up. And the street signs can also be confusing, alternating between the various names as you drive along.

    So that Wilton Drive is also NE 4th Ave on some maps, as well as County 811, and is in fact 4th as it passes through Fort Lauderdale, to next curve into NE 3rd Ave closer to downtown. It also becomes Flying L Drive for the several blocks it passes a FtL high school with that motto. See what I mean?

    Here's a helpful online guide to the gay scene, and once you arrive you'll find gay magazines and newspapers with local info, too. Happy trip!

    http://www.jumponmarkslist.com/
  • Kwokpot

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    Apr 11, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    Here's a helpful online guide to the gay scene, and once you arrive you'll find gay magazines and newspapers with local info, too. Happy trip!

    http://www.jumponmarkslist.com/



    Could it be possible that they might want to do some things that aren't gay, gay, gay????

    Normally we don't really do the gay things; usually precruise we spend the night @ the Hard Rock Casino, but lately we've spent alot of time in Atlantic City (As mentioned in other threads on RJ) so this time I'm looking for something different. The last time we were in S.Fla was in Dec and enjoyed 2 nights @ The Hilton Bentley and a fun time @ Twist. (Although the dancing boys at the rear bar are hot looking, I do find them annoying in soliciting lap dances, but I guess it's been that way for YEARS)

    I will report back on what we decide to do; our cruise is a transatlantic to BCN and we are tacking on 3 nts in Berlin post cruise. LOVE those TA cruises!!!

    Thanks to all for your suggestions.
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    Apr 11, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Kwokpot said
    Thanks to all for your suggestions.

    You're welcome. Since you mentioned regret at missing Pride, and also wanting to go dancing, I felt your best bets would be gay ones. Even in friendly Fort Lauderdale, 2 guys dancing can still be frowned upon in some straight places.

    Contact me directly if you like. Do you have local transportation?