Nightlife at Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale (Self Guided)

Fort Lauderdale is rich in nightlife venues and nowhere more so than the beach strip. Here you'll find a wide range of great hotspots, with everything from fashionable lounges to casual hangouts. Take our Nightlife at Fort Lauderdale Beach tour to see the best nightspots in the area.
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Nightlife at Fort Lauderdale Beach Map

Guide Name: Nightlife at Fort Lauderdale Beach
Guide Location: USA » Fort Lauderdale (See other walking tours in Fort Lauderdale)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Author: christine
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Blue Martini

1) Blue Martini

This trendy lounge club is one of the best places around to relax and cool off after a crazy night on the dance floor. This late night club has live performances with all the best acoustic and electronica tunes, plus a great bar that's got plenty of tasty cocktails. Blue Martini has also a comfortable VIP Lounge and some nice appetizers. Bear in mind there's a strict dress code in place and only those 21 and over are allowed.
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Parrot Lounge

2) Parrot Lounge

The Parrot Lounge is one of a few relaxed lounges on the strip that is much loved by locals. This reasonably priced club is the quintessential place to go if you want to spend time with friends, grab some snacks, have a few drinks, see a sports game, or listen to some live music by local rock bands.
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Cafe del Mar

3) Cafe del Mar

Cafe del Mar is no ordinary bar, with a great open-air section and the best entertainment on offer all night long. There's top class live music every night plus a very popular dance floor with Latin Music, Jazz, Raggae and Pop all on the playlist.
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Exit 66

4) Exit 66

Exit 66 is known around Fort Lauderdale as one of the sexiest party spots in the whole city. This stylish club has great nostalgic decor dedicated to American icons, with a huge collection of vintage artifacts. Its top DJs play all the best music for dancing, with everything from classic hits to today's best sounds.
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The Elbo Room

5) The Elbo Room

Established in 1938, The Elbo Room is a legendary live music bar. Popular with students on Spring break, it's known around the country after numerous movie appearances, including the award-winning “Where The Boys Are” movie from 1960. The living memory of the club is represented by displays of customer photos from down the years.
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Wreck Bar & Lounge

6) Wreck Bar & Lounge

The Wreck Bar and Lounge, located inside the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel, is a must see venue in Fort Lauderdale, where you're sure to have a great night of relaxing live entertainment. Their famous “Underwater Dancing Mermaids” show features extraordinary dancers performing underwater behind glass. There's also some cool music and a nice selection of moderately priced drinks.

Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fort Lauderdale is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Art Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale's famous downtown street, brings together many of the city's best galleries, including the Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale. The area also hosts regular art and craft fairs. Take our Art Walking Tour to get a cultural walk-through the whole boulevard, featuring both contemporary and classical art from the US and abroad.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Downtown Fort Lauderdale is home to three designated historic districts: The Sailboat Bend, The Himmarshee and The Stranahan House. Each holds a range of houses and buildings from the mid-19th Century and the 20th Century, that together tell the fascinating story of the development of this growing city and its communities.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Daily Life in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Life in Fort Lauderdale

There's lots to enjoy on a daily basis in such a beautiful city as Fort Lauderdale. A stroll through the scenic Riverwalk Park downtown, a visit to one of the many shops, bars, and clubs of Las Olas Boulevard, or a trip to one of the city's cafes and cinemas. You could also catch a show at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Take our tour to catch the highlights of Daily Life in...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

This multi-faith east coast city is home to a whole range of outstanding churches that are architectural highlights as well as places of worship. Their structural design and interior decoration feature a wide range of styles from strictly traditional to modern minimalist, giving Fort Lauderdale a quite unique visual aesthetic. Take our tour to see the city's best churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km
Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach is a small municipality of suburban Fort Lauderdale that was originally part of Broward County. Its name comes from the first Danish emigrants that settled here in the late 19th Century. This little town is famous for being the home of all things fishing, with a Fishing Hall of Fame and many of the best fishing spots in all of south Florida. It's also a top US location for...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

As well as being a classic tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale is also a top place to go shopping. Its charming Las Olas Boulevard district is chock full of specialty shops, fashion boutiques and galleries. The sunny beachfront area also has its fair share of shops, souvenir boutiques, plus a beach plaza with great entertainment. Take our Shopping Tour to catch all the best shops in these areas.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Fort Lauderdale for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Fort Lauderdale, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.