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 Sept 28Saturday Sept 29SMOKING?
Coconut CreekJohnny O'BriansThe KlikHigh FidelityNO *
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeThe RegsRogue NationYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteThe GrooveBetty Padgett & KrushNO
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]Project-XYES
DavieCagney's SaloonChili PilotsSilver SpineYES
Fort LauderdaleThe BalconyVince Anthony QuartetThe PixelsNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarCampo DeluxeLimerockYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84ReaxionFunky Blues BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdRogue TheoryElisa RegoNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersSteeltown ReligionExit LeftYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackBounceBounceNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoMouth TapeRetro SkyNO *
HollywoodHard Rock CafeEleven ElevenEleven ElevenYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubAxcentsAudio TrampNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubRetro SkyHigh ToleranceYES
Pompano Beach26 DegreesUproot HootenannyJulius Sanna Groove BandNO
Pompano BeachBrendan's Sports PubNancy's BoysSpektoraNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sThe Wildfire BandRoll the StonesNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseSpektoraScattered StateYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Rock the Dock at Shooters Waterfront Sept 29th
  • Fusion Dance Party Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale
  • Live Music all week long at Fishtales in Fort Lauderdale
  • Axcents this Friday night in Lighthouse Point
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Nancy's Boys at Brendan's Sports Pub in Pompano Beach Friday night
  • Cheers West in Sunrise, FL
  • Live Music and Late Nite Happy Hours every Friday & Saturday
  • Tributes to the 70s and 80s every Weekend at Galuppi's
  • Project-X Saturday Night in Coral Springs
  • Live Music Friday and Saturday nights at Marina-84 Sports Bar & Grill
  • Silver Spine rocks Davie this Saturday Night
  • Audio Tramp Saturday night in Lighthouse Point
  • Spektora live at Brendan's Sports Pub Saturday Night


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.