Here’s a suggested list of local bars and restaurants in and around Fort Lauderdale where you can enjoy live music on most weekends and sometimes during the week too. We divided up Broward County from North to South to make it easier to find places near you.
CheersCheers Restaurant and Bar in Sunrise has live music, sports, karaoke, Beer Pong, Corn-hole, Flip-Cup, Jumbo-Jenga and Adult Twister, trivia, bingo, NFL, football, basketball, baseball, boxing, great food, ITB specials and more fun things to do every night of the week. Fort Lauderdale location is best known for its' late night ITB crowd.
Premier Billiards Sports ClubLocated on the corner of Wiles and University, Premier Billiards Sports Club is a Pool Hall, Sports Bar and Live Entertainment Venue all rolled into one. Live Bands and DJ every weekend. Drink specials every day, 15 Pool Tables, 4 Dart Boards, Large Screen TV's and more!
Packy's Sports PubFood & Drink Specials Every Day! Live Bands Every Friday & Saturday! There's always something happening at Packy's Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point! Located 1 mile north of Sample Road on the East side of US1 • Non-smoking venue with free parking and great Irish fare.
Shooters WaterfrontShooters Waterfront is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Watch the boats cruise by at the most scenic weekend brunch in Fort Lauderdale every Saturday and Sunday. Set a tranquil tone for the weekend with live music and a Caribbean vibe at the outdoor Tiki bar or in the chic waterside lounge area.
Brendan's Sports PubFriendly, local neighborhood pub, with pool tables, dart boards, weekly karaoke and live music in a non-smoking bar with late-nite kitchen too. Brendan's is located along Federal Highway midway between Atlantic Blvd and McNab Rd.
A restaurant, bar and nightclub all rolled into one! Located just north of Oakland Park Blvd off A1A, Fishtales serves a complete menu of seafood and grilled specialties for lunch or dinner. A local favorite in North Beach Fort Lauderdale, "Fishtales on 33rd" offers a full liquor bar with live entertainment every night of the week.
Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille
Why go anywhere else when you’ve got a friendly neighborhood bar and grill with great food, service, live music, karaoke, full liquor bar, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week with a super large screen and stage plus large screens on every wall to catch your favorite sports, a pool table and more!
Marina 84 is a sports bar and restaurant that offers nightly entertainment too. Watch NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, Soccer & Rugby on 40 large screen TV's indoor and outside on the huge patio with weekday. Karaoke Wednesdays and live bands on weekends. Located only a few minutes from the Fort Lauderdale airport.
JB’s on the Beach (restaurant on the beach)
Kahuna Bar & Grill (dive bar with small stage across the street from the beach)
Oceans 234 (restaurant on the beach)
St Pat’s Irish Pub (new! Formerly American Rock Bar & Grill)
Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille (new! Large Stage & Giant LCD screen, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and late nite service, Non-Smoking)
Packy’s Sports Pub * ( Sports Bar & Irish themed menu non-smoking restaurant-bar)
O’Malley’s Sports Bar (mostly original bands)
American Craft Kitchen & Taproom (Formerly The Brass Tap)
JD’s Lounge (Smoking Permitted, Local Neighborhood Bar)
Premier Billiards & Sports Club * (large stage and pool hall with 15 tables)
Tavolino Della Nonna (Upscale Italian Restaurant with Jazz Lounge)
26 Degrees Brewing Co. (Craft brewery)
Brendan’s Sports Pub * (non smoking, pool & dart leagues)
BrewFish Bar & Grill
Briny Irish Pub (Irish pub by the beach)
Chit Chats (Closed May, 2018)
Galuppi’s * (Banquet hall and outdoor covered patio-bar with stage overlooking Golf Course)
Central and West Broward
Fort Lauderdale (North Beach/East-Side)
33rd Street Wine Bar
Blue Jean Blues (Jazz & Blues 7 days a week)
Dive Bar (Corner of NE 33rd and A1A)
Fishtales Restaurant & Nightclub * (on 33rd street, seafood specialty & bar, Live music 7 days a week)
Kelly Brothers Irish Pub (Lots of Blues)
Fort Lauderdale (Downtown)
Original Fat Cats (bar with late-nite entertainment)
The Poor House (next door to America’s Backyard)
Bar Stache 1920’s Drinking Den (speakeasy located behind Revolution Live)
Tarpon River Brewing (Craft Beer and Pub Food)
The Balcony (Two Story New Orleans Style Restaurant)
Jo Baby (Formerly Rosy Baby, Louisiana cuisine)
JP Mulligans (Irish restaurant-pub)
Cafe 27 Truck Stop (Biker Friendly, large outdoor tiki huts)
Dania Beach (near Fort Lauderdale International Airport)
Dania Beach Bar & Grill (closed)
The Casino at Dania Beach (re-opened January 2016)
The Field (Authentic Irish Restaurant-Pub)
Flossie’s Bar & Grill (biker friendly)
Historic Dockers Restaurant & Pub (Seafood & Grill specialty)
Jimbo’s Sandbar (patio restaurant-cafe/bar) Haven’t seen any live music there in many months….
Marina-84 Sports Bar & Grill * (Large screens indoors and outdoor patio)
The Portly Pig Gastropub (Closed June 2019)
5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill (across from Margaritaville Resort)
Bogart’s American Kitchen (in Cooper City)
Hard Rock Cafe (Restaurant inside Seminole Hard Rock Casino near hotel lobby)
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant (inside Margaritaville Resort)
Mickey Byrnes (Irish Pub, downtown Hollywood)
Seminole Hard Rock Casino (many venues closed due to construction of new hotel)
Shenanigans (sports-bar & restaurant, near TY-Park)
Whiskey Tango (Closed July 2, 2019)
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- Palm Beach County Bars & Restaurants with live music
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- Best Bars for Bands in Boca-Delray
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- Concert Venues & Discount Tickets in Broward and Palm Beach County
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