Whether you're on spring break or are putting in your PTO for a staycation, it's imperative to have a list of dive bars in your back pocket you can count on for a good drink and a good time. We have crowd-sourced the best dive bars in Fort Lauderdale where you can relax in a laid-back atmosphere and enjoy some inexpensive drinks as well as a game of pool late into the night.

The Dive Bar

Appropriately named, The Dive Bar is fully-equipped with pool tables, an enormous bar, and a stage for live music.

Original Fat Cat's

This dive bar in Fort Lauderdale is a local favorite as it has nightly live music and pool tables for patrons.


A great local Bar and one of the oldest Bars in Deerfield Beach. Pool tables, Darts, Drinks and good friends. Come in to hang out, watch a game and enjoy the bar that feels like home.

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The Laser Wolf

The Laser Wolf offers craft brews, and food trucks are frequently parked outside so can grab a bite from there. The back patio is perfect place to chow down on some grub and feel the cool breeze off the water.

Mickey's Tiki Lounge

Mickey's Tiki Bar invites you to join in on the mayhem any day of the week as you stop by one of the craziest bars on Pompano Beach. Stop by for smoke-filled rooms and cheap beers that will fill your belly and make you smile. 

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Bimini Bay Bar & Grill

Known for spring break debauchery and $2 beers, this dive bar in Fort Lauderdale is open late every night of the week hosting your next good time.

JD’s Bar & Lounge

JD's Bar & Lounge is a really fun and lively bar with lots of fun and games for you and your friends to enjoy. Friday & Saturday nights come out and see live entertainment. They also offer Texas-Hold-Em on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at 7:30. 

Tenth Level Tavern

Tenth Level Tavern is a bar featuring the best selection of craft beers, IPAs and wines as well as your favorite video games from your childhood to now!

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Hunter's Beach Bar

Great for locals and tourists, Hunter's Beach bar is, you guessed it, around the corner from the beach. What more could you ask for? Hunter's also serves up cheap beer you can grab before making your way to get some rays!

Elbo Room

The longest-surviving dive bar on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Elbo Room is accepting of both older and younger crowds who congregate for cheap beer and live music.

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Treasure Trove

Known for their Taco Tuesdays, this dive bar is inhabited by locals looking for a lowbrow hang with good food and low-priced drinks.

Kim's Alley Bar

Retro bar stools and a jukebox inhabits the front room of this dive bar while the back room is great for groups as its equipped with pool tables, dartboards, and a ping pong table.

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Jester's Bar & Grill

Come for the reasonably priced drinks and stay for pool, shuffleboard, and darts. This dive bar in Fort Lauderdale is a great place to pre-game or wind down after a great day on the beach.

Lucky's Tavern

With over 60 craft beers on tap, giant Jenga, and beer pong, Lucky's Tavern great for groups and those looking to try something new!

The Historic Downtowner

Although its more of a sports bar, The Historic Downtowner is great for lunch and late-night beers. It's local hangout welcoming of visitors looking to have a chill experience while on vacation.

Check out the best dive bars in Fort Lauderdale to try something new and have a guaranteed good time with friends.

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