City of Fort Lauderdale Expands Outdoor Space

In an effort to promote more outdoor dining and shopping, the City of Fort Lauderdale is has launched a Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative. The program involves temporarily closing portions of roads in key areas to facilitate social distancing for pedestrians and business patrons and to expand access to outdoor spaces for seating, dining, and other business activities. Beginning Friday, May 22, NE 33 Street between A1A and NE 33 Avenue will be closed nightly from 4:30 p.m. through 7 a.m. This full closure includes the on-street parking spaces on NE 33 Street. Pedestrians should exercise caution and motorists should travel slowly through the area and follow posted detour signs.

Live Music on 33rd

Popular businesses for fans of live music on this stretch of 33rd Street include Fishtales, 33rd Street Wine Bar, and Blue Jean Blues.  Also located on the west end of this block is Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill.  Fishtales has committed to offering live music on their patio from 7-10pm every night of the weekend beginning May 22nd. [see Weekend Broward’s Live Music Calendar]

Parking Options

On-street parking is available on NE 33 Street west of NE 33 Avenue and on other surrounding streets. Additional parking options include the Beach Community Center located at 3351 NE 33rd Avenue and the Bridgeside Place Garage located at 3020 NE 32 Avenue. For details, visit

Two Lanes of Las Olas Boulevard to Temporarily Close on Weekends

As part of the City’s Temporary Outdoor Business Expansion initiative, the north curb parking lane and the south curb parking lane on Las Olas Boulevard between SE 6 Avenue and SE 11 Avenue will be closed on weekends, beginning on Friday at 7 a.m. and continuing through Monday at 7 a.m. Pedestrians should exercise caution and motorists should travel slowly through the area. On-street parking is available on Las Olas Boulevard west of SE 6 Avenue and east of SE 11 Avenue as well as on surrounding streets. Additional parking is available in the City parking lot located at SE 8 Avenue and SE 2 Court. For details, visit

Images from Past Street Closings on 33rd

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