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 Oct 19Saturday Oct 20SMOKING?
Coconut CreekJohnny O'BriansPaybackAxcentsNO *
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeThe RegsFifth WheelYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteGypsy LaneJimmy Williamson & All StarNO
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]BounceYES
DavieCagney's SaloonTrip MachineThe Prophets of DoomYES
Fort LauderdaleKelly BrothersBobby Nathan BandRachelle Coba & Mark TelescaNO
Fort LauderdaleThe BalconyEllison Kendrick & The Black SuitsBreezeNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarCrazy FingersRadio AddictionYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84Shadow CreekBango BangosNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdSpider CherryElisa RegoNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersExit LeftFriday at FiveYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackStereomixNobody's FaultNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoUse the ForceTuxedo JesusNO *
HollywoodHard Rock Cafe3AM Tokyo3AM TokyoYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubRetro SkySpektoraNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubSekond NatureSmokin' AcesYES
Pompano Beach26 DegreesAndrew Morris BandHot Java PolkateersNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sGreen River (CCR Tribute)The Long RunNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseAdam's AnguishWrecktifierYES

* Smoking permitted on outside patio

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  • Big City Dogs Friday Night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Spider Cherry Friday Night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tribute to CCR and John Fogerty Friday night in Pompano Beach
  • Rocktober at Cheers Sunrise
  • Elisa Rego Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Live Music and Late Nite Happy Hours every Friday & Saturday
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Spektora Saturday night in Lighthouse Point
  • The Prophets of Doom Saturday night in Davie

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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.