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Fort Lauderdale Gay Bars

A super popular beach destination with a sizeable LGBTQ+ population, Fort Lauderdale is the place to go for a party. Spring Break attracts young people from across the country and Fort Lauderdale remains popular with queer travellers of all ages throughout the year. The city offers something for everyone and has begun to draw in a crowd of queer travellers who are just as welcome as anyone else. Hang out in the sun with like-minded people on the beach, or head into the city to explore some of the eateries and drinking spots. The whole city is queer-friendly, but you'll find the majority of LGBTQ+ specific venues in the Wilton Manors neighbourhood.



Outdoor Seating, Drag

Boardwalk is one of the oldest gay bars in Fort Lauderdale, catering to local gay guys and the odd adult movie star. It's been around for over 30 years serving great drinks and casual style food alongside quality entertainment. This is where people come to relax and hang out while enjoying some more adult entertainment. Chill on the patio with drinks after work or enjoy regular event nights that always feature male dancers.

DrYnk Bar & Lounge

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

DrYnk is something of a hidden gem in Fort Lauderdale, a place to meet friends and catch up. It's in the Wilton Manors where you'll find a lively and friendly crowd of gays to spend your night with. The bar serves draft beers on tap as well as quality cocktails and classic bar snacks. Their daily happy hour keeps locals and visitors coming back for a good value night out.

Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar

Dancing, Food

In the heart of the popular Wilton Manors neighbourhood, Georgie's is a busy hangout spot featuring great food and plenty of entertainment. Daily happy hours get the party going with cheap drinks to accompany award winning burgers. Live entertainment includes house DJs, music videos playing throughout the venue, plenty of dancing. Themed events such as Latin Night are always popular.

Gym Sportsbar

Bear, Sports

This welcoming gay sports bar in the iconic Wilton Manors neighbourhood attracts all the queer sports fans in the area. Friends gather here to watch the game on the many large-screen TVs throughout the venue or catch up over a game of darts or poker. Enjoy a delicious menu featuring favourites such as burgers, fries, and wings, plus a monthly taco and craft beer event just for bears.

Hunters Nightclub

Dancing, Drag

Located in the iconic and super gay Witon Manors neighbourhood, Hunters lives up to its tagline "sprits elevated". The reputation of its sibling clubs in Chicago and Palm Springs saw this modern nightclub quickly become one of the most popular in the city. Hunters boasts the biggest video screen on the drive, plus a huge video bar with 8 more screens. A cool upstairs lounge overlooks a huge dance floor that's always packed thanks to world renowned DJs.


Outdoor Seating, Dancing, Drag

LeBoy is a favourite hangout spot for gay guys with a modern feel and plenty of adult entertainment for you to enjoy. The newly renovated and reimagined space is home to super hot go-go boys and brilliant drag acts that put on a show for you throughout the week. A full bar serves all your favourite drinks and bites to eat, DJs create a party atmosphere, or you can relax outside on the patio.


Cosy, Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

This quirky little cocktail bar describes itself as "Cheers but with a gay twist". Mona's Cocktail Lounge and Lisa's Backyard has been a place for the local queer community to gather since 1997, offering something a little different. Truly unique and quirky decor gives this place a light-hearted atmosphere, and ever-friendly staff make sure you feel welcome. Come and hang out over a cold drink or a game of pool, and you can even bring your pet!

Monkey Business Bar

Older Crowd, Cosy

Monkey Business squeezes loads of energy into a small neighbourhood bar style space. Although it's located away from the other bars in Wilton Manors, this casual and community driven place is still one of the most popular. The calendar is packed with drag shows, karaoke, and game show style events, all held in a uniquely decorated bar space. Monkey memorabilia is everywhere, there's a brightly coloured stage, and a horseshoe shaped tiki bar at the heart of the action.

Scandals Saloon

Dancing, Outdoor Seating

For a night out at Scandals, be ready with your best cowboy outfit for a distinctly Western experience. Expect a night full of country-western music and plenty of new people to meet, including the friendliest bartenders in town. You'll always be encouraged to "kick up your heels" and embrace the more traditional country bar attitude. Regulars and staff are always down to earth, making everyone feel at home.

Smarty Pants

Cosy, Pub Vibes

Smarty Pants is the oldest neighbourhood bar in Fort Lauderdale. It has served the LGBTQ+ community and its allies for almost 60 years, serving up the cheapest drinks in town and attracting loads of friendly locals. Daily happy hour and nightly drinks specials keep people coming back for a relaxed drink and a catch-up. Food can be delivered from places nearby so you can spend hours here just enjoying the community vibe that's still going strong.

The Corner Pub

Cosy, Sports, Pub Vibes

Located just off the main street in the Wilton Manors neighbourhood, this classic and casual pub is always a good place to spend an evening. Down to earth patrons and friendly staff mean you'll always be welcomed in, and at the bar you'll find your favourite drinks and great value food. The Corner Pub is a hub for the community and raises money for local charities as well as bringing people together over games of pool and all-day happy hours.

The Manor Complex

Gay Friendly, Dancing, Outdoor Seating

This two-level nightclub complex is popular with a young mixed crowd and is completely gay friendly. The interior combines a slightly vintage style with a modern atmosphere to create a truly unique experience (complete with an extravagant amount of crystal chandeliers). Inside the club there's a large performance stage, a VIP room, and the best in sound and light technology, while outside you'll find a chilled covered arcade. Events are hosted regularly, from dance parties to runway shows.

The Pub Wilton Manors

Cocktails, Drag

Founded in 2012 in the heart of the Wilton Manors neighbourhood, The Pub has established itself as a meeting place for all kinds of people. Hang out with friends during the day for cocktails and a bite to eat or visit at night to catch some entertaining shows. The Pub has a super social atmosphere with a mix of locals and tourists, providing a place to relax and unwind as well as have some fun.

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