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 August 10Saturday August 11SMOKING?
Coconut CreekJohnny O'BriansSmokin AcesBounceNO *
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeMouth TapeMonsterYES
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]CarnivalleYES
DavieCagney's SaloonMonsterCrushYES
Fort LauderdaleKelly BrothersKat RigginsMary WashingtonNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarPaybackSweet NothingsYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84Pac BandBS BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdSpider CherryThe KlikNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersUse the ForceRough ShotYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackThe Shin DigGreen Means GoNO
HollywoodMargaritavilleDeep Fried FunkKhemistryNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoProject-XSteeltown ReligionNO *
HollywoodHard Rock CafeKicking SunriseKicking SunriseYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubFriday @ 5Tailgate ShakedownNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubThe KlikThe New PlanetsYES
Pompano Beach26 DegreesJL FulksThe TritonesNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sSMOOTH Santana TributeForever YoungNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseExet-7WrecktifierYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Rock the Dock Monthly Event at Shooters Waterfront
  • Joe Friday Band this Friday Night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tributes to the 70s and 80s every Weekend at Galuppi's
  • Marina84 Sports Bar Karaoke and Live Music
  • 3-Sixty Friday Night in Lighthouse Point
  • Smokin Aces Friday Night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Brendan's Sports Pub in Pompano Beach
  • Cheers Sunrise August Entertainment
  • Live Music and Late Nite Happy Hours every Friday & Saturday
  • Project-X Saturday night in Coral Springs
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Live Music 7 Days a Week at Fishtales
  • Bombshell Saturday Night in Lighthouse Point


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.