Best Bars for Bands in Fort Lauderdale

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Here’s a fast and convenient way to find out who’s playing where this weekend at some of Broward’s best bars for bands(*) including a note to let you know which ones allow smoking and which ones do not.  You’ll find many more detailed hour by hour listings on the  LIVE MUSIC EVENTS CALENDAR which has a complete list of bands all over Broward County.

Note: The list is in alphabetical order by city – so no preference is given over the first versus last venue listed.

CITYVENUEFriday August 17Saturday August 18SMOKING?
Coconut CreekJohnny O'BriansThe RegsAxcentsNO *
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeThe LivesaysElectric MuddYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteThe GrooveKrush w/Betty PadgettNO
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]Project-XYES
DavieCagney's SaloonSilverspineThe RegsYES
Fort LauderdaleKelly BrothersSmokin' AcesJoey Gilmore BandNO
Fort LauderdaleThe BalconyEllison Kendrick & The Black SuitsBreeze
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarCrazy FingersNovember ReignYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84n/aThe Bango BangosNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdCrushJoe Friday BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersExit LeftRetro SkyYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackProject-XSippin' FireNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoThe KlikSpektoraNO *
HollywoodHard Rock CafeAudio RiotAudio RiotYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's Pub3-SixtyBombshellNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubSekond NatureSmokin' AcesYES
Pompano Beach26 DegreesThe WeedlineHare O The DogNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sForever StyxJimmy Stowe & The StowawaysNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseKnockdownAdam's AnguishYES

* Smoking permitted on outside patio

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* Disclaimer: Best Bars for Bands in Fort Lauderdale is updated weekly and solely the opinion of The Weekend Concierge based on (1) a history of these venues hiring quality talent on a consistent basis, week after week. (2) Hiring bands for both Friday and Saturday nights and (3) Having a stage that is unobstructed, giving both the band and the spectators the best possible “concert” experience.  This list is provided in alphabetical order by city so there should not be any preference given to the first venue listed over the last.

There are many other places to go for live music than the ten shown, however, we try to give you at least one venue for every part of Broward County.   You will find a complete list of other suggested venues in the Bar & Restaurant directory.  If you have any suggestions, please contact us.

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