Jan 142014
Hard Rock Cafe

The Weekend Concierge strives to find great venues that support live music in the North, Central and South ends of Broward County.  This list is not a tell-all but rather a handy chart, presented in alphabetical order by city so no preference is given over the first versus last venue listed.  In addition to the names of the venues, cities, and bands playing Friday and Saturday night, the list also gives you a quick look at which places allow smoking indoors versus those that are smoke-free.

CITYVENUEFriday July 20Saturday July 21SMOKING?
Coconut CreekJohnny O'BriansRiverdownAccentsNO *
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeThe Stray JacketsYardijYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteValerie TysonJimmy WilliamsonNO
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]Monster/Gypsy QueenYES
DavieCagney's SaloonShaw DavisProphets of DoomYES
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarCrazy Fingers[Karaoke Party]YES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84ReaxtionShadow CreekNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdStall-4BounceNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheers22 NorthWrecktifierYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackMama's FamilyThe CrushNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoGreen Means GoStray JacketsNO *
HollywoodHard Rock CafeEvent HorizonEvent HorizonYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubSmokin AcesThe KlikNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubSekond NatureSmokin' AcesYES
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sBig Rock BandTrue RumoursNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseStereoburnManny & The RumorsYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Big Rock Band Friday Night in Pompano Beach
  • Live Music every Friday and Saturday night at Marina-84
  • 22 North Friday Night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Stall-4 tribute to the 80's Friday Night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Smokin Aces  Friday Night in Lighthouse Point
  • Rock the Dock this Saturday at Shooters Waterfront
  • Live Music at Cheers Sunrise
  • Live Music every Saturday night at Brendan's Sports Pub
  • Live Music and Late Nite Happy Hours every Friday & Saturday
  • The Klik Saturday Night in Lighthouse Point
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Fleetwood Mac Tribute Saturday Night in Pompano Beach
  • Live Music 7 Nights a Week at Fishtales on 33rd
  • Live Music on the Greens at Galuppi's


At the start of every week, The Weekend Concierge checks out the live music calendar to see who is playing where on Friday and Saturday nights and prepares a list of ten recommended spots to catch live music around town.  The lists consists of some of the favorite local spots for watching cover bands in and around Fort Lauderdale.  Preference is given to venues which offer live music on both Friday AND Saturday nights.  Consistency is extremely important when booking quality entertainment. People should feel confident that the managers who book the bands for these bars and restaurants know how to seek out artists that will entertain their customers.

While this list is a great place to start your weekend planning, be sure to follow it up by checking out the complete hour by hour listing of live bands in and around town on the  LIVE MUSIC EVENTS CALENDAR.