Fort Lauderdale is the Gay hub of Florida. Fort Lauderdale is known as a popular beach destination and extremely gay-friendly. Fort Lauderdale is well-known for its expansive gay scene and the perfect destination for gay tourists. It is outlined with upscale restaurants, clubs, and bars.
The gay scene in Fort Lauderdale is very sought-after as it has several bars and clubs with a gay-friendly environment and some especially sought for gay visitors. You can even find gay-friendly hotels to stay in and make your visit even better. Most of the well-known gay bars and clubs are found in Wilton Manors, a fun and party neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale.
Some of Our Favorite Popular Gay Bars and Clubs are:
1) MONA’S COCKTAIL BAR
502 E Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, United States, Florida.
Mona’s Cocktail Bar/Lounge is an entertaining, fun spot to enjoy the nightlife in Florida, especially in Fort Lauderdale. It is especially gay-friendly and open for the gay/lesbian crowd. It is located at a unique spot, just outside Wilton Manor, on Sunrise Boulevard near the railroad tracks.
It has an electric and quirky décor which makes it amicable and makes a comfortable environment. Even though Mona’s is a local favorite, even tourists have a good time in it. There are weekly shows and events hosted which are not to miss.
They hold events related to helping the gay community, the LGBT community, helping the AIDS programs, and raising money for more projects. They are open throughout the week from 12 PM to 12 AM every day.
Fun Fact; Mona’s Cocktail Bar also collaborates with Pet projects and is sponsored by several. In saving and caring for pets, they are involved in a lot of activities.
2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305, United States
It is what you would expect at a gay club; good drinks, loud music, and hot dancers.
Hunters follow a seven-day #SpiritsElevated pattern. It hosts karaoke nights, trivia nights, pool, classic dances, and Friday Happy Hours.
They have their own daily happy hours. From Monday to Friday, the daily happy hours start from 3 pm and end at 8 pm. And on Saturday and Sunday, the daily happy hours begin at 3 pm and end at 7 pm.
It’s a MUST visit bar when going to Gay Fort Lauderdale!
3) GEORGIE’S ALIBI MONKEY BAR
2266 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305, United States
Located in one of the gayest cities in the United States, Wilton Manors, Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar is a vibrant and light-hearted club in the area. The Bar is divided into different parts; the main bar, monkey and sports bar, and the patio. Georgie’s is known as one of the most successful gay bars in the country.
They are a complete package of bar, restaurant, and club all packed into one. It hands out rewards and gift cards. There are groove sessions, too, to dance your heart out and have the time of your life.
Their daily happy hours began at 11 am to 8 pm from Monday through Thursday. The best offer is the Happy Weekend; the daily happy hours extend and go from midnight Thursday to 8 pm on Sunday.
4) THE MANOR COMPLEX
2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305, United States
It is an amazing nightclub with a vintage theme and ultra-lounge and event bar. It has two levels in all. They host several dance parties and events to keep you entertained.
Celebrities like Drag Queens also have events in the bar on days. Manor Complex also holds runways and other activities to let you have the best of time.
They also offer VIP rooms for special guests who want to go the extra mile and add to their amazing experience in the nightclub.
5) ROSIE’S BAR AND GRILL
2449 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305, United States
Rosie’s Bar and Grill has a tropical vibe and provides an LGBT+ safe environment for the crowd. It has its own outdoor dining with a beautiful view and quirky artworks as the décor.
It is a full bar with entertainment for you and one that also provides a special weekend brunch. Rosie’s offers Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free options in food.
6) SMARTY PANTS
2400 E Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FL 33306, United States
Smarty Pants is said to be the oldest bar in Fort Lauderdale. It was originally named something else and went by many different names over the time period, but now it goes by Smarty Pants.
Smarty Pants gets many gay customers, a few lesbians, bi, and straight occasionally, but it is known for being a gay bar. Being an old bar, it has a classic vibe, and it is also a small bar that avoids crowds and lets you place people around you.
Smarty Pants is called “The Cheers” of the Gay bars Fort Lauderdale. The daily happy hours begin from opening hours till 8 pm.
7) SCANDALS SALOON
3073 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors, Florida 33334, United States
Like other bars on the list, Scandals Saloon hosts various events like karaoke night for customer’s entertainment. It also hosts a line dancing event on the back patio on Thursdays.
They have offers of free drink on the receipts from taxis, Uber, or Lyft. Show your receipts and accept a free drink.
The bar opens up at noon every day. And closes late at night.
8) THE PUB WILTON MANORS
2283 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305, United States
You’ll meet many different people with a lot of different views that would make up for an interesting conversation.
Pub Wilton Manor also works with Pet projects AIDS programs. They collaborate with different organizations and committees. They are also invested in sports like bowling.
Different events are also hosted here weekly on a schedule. There are stilettos show on Mondays, Live singing on Tuesdays, and more. They have exclusive offers on cocktails every day of the week.
2255 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305, United States
They have an outdoor that is famous among the visitors for being lush and beautiful—an outdoor setting with floral surroundings, a perfect place to enjoy your drinks.
Usually, daily happy hours begin at 2 pm and end at 8 pm.
1721 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311, United States
Boardwalk is a male strip club located in the gay Fort Lauderdale. It has an amazing décor and friendly staff. There are the hottest strippers every night to be at your service.
The drinks are cheap, and the food is great at the front. It is worth a try to enjoy yourself and treating yourself to a hot show.
11) GYM SPORT’S BAR
2287 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305, United States
Watch your favorite sports on the TV and eat and drink while cheering for your team. Enjoy your drinks along with the victory in the matches.
GYM Sports Bar is one place where everyone is equal; it doesn’t matter whether they are gay, trans, or straight. Everyone is welcome here and have a good time themselves.
There are daily happy hours which end at 9 pm.
12) LE BOY
1243 NE 11th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304, United States
The official site says it all, as it is a place where boys go and where you can find one for yourself. Le Boy recently renovated and has made changes which have amped up their service and food.
They hold different events either weekly or depending on the days of the week. The daily happy hours begin at 6 pm and end at 8 pm from Tuesdays to Fridays. On the weekend, the happy hours start from 2 pm and last till 8 pm.
Events include retro music parties, strip circuses, Grindr contests, and more. They also host shows featuring famous Drag Queens.
You are sure to enjoy Le Boy if you are open to experimenting and open yourself to another world of gay. This can only happen at Gay Fort Lauderdale.
All these are LGBTQ-friendly spaces and will make you feel comfortable to be yourself. These are some of the top bars that people liked and had a good time. Be it a bar, club, or nightclub, enjoy yourself and be gay! Forget all your worries and have a great time.
Visit these bars and clubs and let us know about your experience.