Jan 142014
Daybreak Embrace

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.

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Coconut CreekNectar LoungeShane DuncanPoor Life DecisionsYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteJorge Garcia & The Jam BandBreezeNO
Deerfield BeachTailgators Sports BarThe GrooveEarly Bird SpecialNO *
Deerfield BeachSt Pat's Irish PubRaised By WolvesPreservation RoadNO *
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84SolPartyBango BangosNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdStall-4Elisa RegoNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersVintage BandTwisted RootsYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackThe CrushSippin' FireNO
HollywoodMargaritavilleHigher GroundMantrapNO
Lighthouse PointPacky's Pub3-SixtyEscape the BrainNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubSpektoraThe Smokin AceNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sPure Zeppelin ExperienceJaded AerosmithNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseAlive BeatRetro-SkyYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • White Noise Wednesday in Deerfield Beach (7:30-10:30pm)
  • Daybreak Embrace Album release w/Falsetta at Premier Billiards Friday night in Coral Springs
  • The Groove brings funk disco and more to Deerfield Beach this Friday night
  • Elisa Rego Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Free concert tribute to Aerosmith Saturday night in Pompano Beach at Galuppi's
  • Live music 7 nights a week at Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale
  • 3sixty rocks Packy's in Lighthouse Point this Friday night
  • Shooters Waterfront live music all week long
  • Tailgate Shakedown brings rock and country to Brendan's Sports Pub Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Escape the Brain rocks Packy's Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point this 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.