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 May 25Saturday May 26SMOKING?
Coconut CreekJohnny O'BriansHit The SlideTailgate ShakedownNO *
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeThe RegsSkin City AngelsYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteGypsy LaneTony Nicolosi BandNO
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]Project-XYES
DavieCagney's SaloonSoulicideShaw Davis & Black TiesYES
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarNarotic JanePUSHYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84Pac ManPlay StreetNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdThe Fusion BandElisa Rego BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersOvrholWrecktifierYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackBounceBounceNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoAxcentsExit LeftNO *
HollywoodHard Rock CafeLiquid ALiquid AYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubThe GrooveThe KlikNO *
MargateO'Malley's Sports BarDown Durty BoyzMetal ShowYES
Pompano BeachBriny PubRiverdownHigh ToleranceYES
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sTrue RumoursClassic Rock TherapyNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseExit LeftZero to SixtyYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Guitar Legends show Monday Night at Fishtales
  • Fusion Dance Party Tuesday at Fishtales
  • Live Music and Late Nite Happy Hours every Friday & Saturday
  • Live Music Saturdays and Sundays at Two Georges in Deerfield Beach
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Late Night Entertainment 7 Days a Week at Cheers Ft Lauderdale & Sunrise
  • Live Music, Food & Sports at Marina-84
  • June Tributes at Galuppi's
  • Rugby Watch Party at Marina-84


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.