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.

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CITYVENUEFriday Nov 16Saturday Nov 17SMOKING?
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeThe KlikTommy Z bandYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteValerie Tyson BandTony Nicolosi BandNO
Coral SpringsPremier Billiards[DJ Stefan]SoulicideYES
DavieCagney's SaloonJC Dwyer & BlackbirdsUse the ForceYES
Fort LauderdaleKelly BrothersNigel MackIko IkoNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarCrazy FingersLimerockYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84Shadow CreekBango BangosNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdCrushBounceNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheers22 NorthWrecktifierYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackFriday @ FiveSignal FireNO
HollywoodMargaritavilleKhemistryDeep Fried FunkNO
HollywoodWhiskey TangoSpektoraGreen Means GoNO *
HollywoodHard Rock CafeThe BenderzThe BenderzYES
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubThe Smokin' AcesSpektoraNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubSekond NatureThe Smokin' AcesYES
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sPure Heart (Tribute)Never Stop Believin'NO *
SunriseCheers SunriseZero to SixtyRough ShotYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Pure Heart tribute Friday night in Pompano Beach
  • Smokin Aces Friday night in Lighthouse Point
  • November Events at Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale
  • Live Music every Thursday Friday and Saturday  at Cheers Sunrise
  • Live Music and Late Nite Happy Hours every Friday & Saturday
  • Crush brings Rock, Pop and Rush to Fishtales Friday night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Soulicide rawks the pool hall this Saturday night in Coral Springs
  • Saturday night dance party with Bounce at Fishtales in Fort Lauderdale
  • Live Music every weekend at Marina-84 Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tailgate Shakedown Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Tributes to your favorite bands of the 70s and 80s every weekend in Pompano Beach
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront
  • Spektora rocks Packy's 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.