Best Bars for Bands in Fort Lauderdale


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 July 19Saturday July 20SMOKING?
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeSouthern BloodCompletely UnchainedYES
Coral SpringsPremier Billiardsn/aRubixxYES
Coral SpringsJD's LoungeThe Double StandardSoulicideYES
DavieCagney's SaloonSilver SpineChili PilotsYES
Deerfield BeachTailgators Sports Bar22 NorthNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarThe GrooveSweet NothingsYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84SolpartyBango BangosNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdDerek Mack BandElisa Rego BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersThe Vintage BandFriday at FiveYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackThe CrushSippin' FireNO
HollywoodMargaritavilleHigher GroundCelebrityNO
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubSippin' FireRetro-SkyNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubThe New PlanetsThe Smokin AcesNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sMr Nice GuyBlues Bros Tina TurnerNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseWhite NoiseKnockdownYES

* Smoking permitted on outside patio

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  • Derek Mack band Friday night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Sippin Fire band Friday night in Lighthouse Point
  • Rock the Dock southern style all day this Saturday at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tributes to Tina Turner and The Blues Brothers Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Tributes to your favorite Classic Rock bands every weekend at Galuppi's
  • Rubixx tribute to the 80's pop, rock and new wave Saturday night in Coral Springs
  • Cheers rocks Sunrise throughout the month of July
  • Tailgate Shakedown rock n Country Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Elisa Rego Saturday night dance party at Fishtales in Fort Lauderdale
  • Bango Bangos go Super Hero with costume contest and more
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  • Retro Sky band Saturday in Lighthouse Point
  • Chili Pilots pays tribute to Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront

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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.