Also known as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is a must-visit for LGBTQs - thanks to its maddening nightlife and many attractions geared toward this inclusive community. Many local restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and pubs are safe for gays to gather, drink, and dance. However, if you are keen to pick the best from the best, we’ve got you covered. 

This 954 area guide will help you locate some of the hottest gay-friendly bars and nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale. You can visit any of these to get naughty or spend a laid-back evening with your love-mate. 

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Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar Wilton Manors
Bar & Restaurant $
2266 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors FL, 33305
This is a popular gay bar in Fort Lauderdale that offers plenty of entertainment styles. It features four restaurants, the main bar, patio, sports bar, and Monkey bar. VJ's play great music videos, and you’ll also get to see some of the best Drag Shows. This bar throws high-energy events with recurring Growl Fridays Karaoke and dance parties.
Hunters Fort Lauderdale
Bar $$
2232 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors FL, 33305
Hunters is set at the heart of gay nightlife along the Wilton Manors drive. It's a cozy and serene place for gay people to be wild with their partners while sipping quality drinks. You can also dance and enjoy additional entertainment like karaoke, cabaret, happy hour, and special events to let loose and chill!
Bar & Restaurant $
502 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33304
This lounge is uber-popular among locals and is usually pretty much occupied all night. It is located outside the regular Wilton Manors strip, at the right of the Sunrise Boulevard. A new show is always happening here every week and is recommended for gays.
Rumors Bar & Grill
Bar & Restaurant $
2426 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors FL, 33305
Rumors Bar and Grill embraces people of all communities, so if you are gay, why not go and have fun in this cool place?
The staff here is super welcoming, and you have a wide variety of drinks and foods to try. This spacious venue features a video bar, martini lounge, patio, and a sports bar. You can also bring your pet along on the patio where you have a serene place to watch games, play pool, and watch a drag show.
7100 Hollywood Blvd Ste 4, Pembroke Pines FL, 33024
This is one of the longest-operating gay and lesbian restaurants in America, serving people for over 20 years. They have two for one brand happy hour sessions that run up to 9 pm. In addition to great drinks, the food here is delectable - shrimps and wings are our personal favorites.