redtigers7 saidhey guys I was wondering where I should stay and where I should play? I'm 26 and good looking. Do you think I should stay in a gay resort, go to the night clubs/bar and just go home with someone, stay at club ft. Lauderdale, etc? Open to all suggestions. Where are the best places to meet hot guys around my age?
"Gay Central" in South Florida is always migrating. It left Miami Beach years ago, although a few clubs still exist.
The current GC is Wilton Manors, on the north side of Fort Lauderdale. That's where most (but not all) of the gay clubs and bars are located. Dance nightclubs for guys your age would be Hunters, and The Manor (aka Venue), both on Wilton Drive. Although The Manor is only open for weekends, and has a hefty cover, depending on the hour, and costly drinks. More a cruisey strip bar is the Boardwalk on Andrews Ave, just inside the FtL city line next to WM. But old lechers also will go there.
The bigger gay guest houses and resorts are still near the beach in Fort Lauderdale, especially along N Birch Rd and its side streets. These are also closest to Sebastian Beach (named for the E-W cross-street), which is commonly recognized as our gay beach. The gay guest houses are smaller in Wilton Manors, where you'll find more couples who are mostly older than you. But you can never predict the guest mix, and the places on N Birch could be almost all older couples when you'll be there, especially this time of year.
So you have to prioritize: do you want more beach days (stay along N Birch), or more nightime clubbing (stay in WM). If you stay in WM you can club there and walk back to your room after a few drinks, maybe with a guy. And still drive or taxi to the beach a few times during daytime, weather permitting. Both areas are only about 4 miles apart. If you only party in WM then you've gotta be careful how you return to your N Birch resort at night because of drinking. BTW, beware of young hustlers at all gay locations, it's practically a business down here.
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