Jan 142014

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 Oct. 18Saturday Oct.19SMOKING?
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeCompletely UnchainedNectarYES
Coral SpringsTavolino Della NotteEllison Kendrick & the BlacksuitsJimmy Williamson BandNO
Coral SpringsPremier BilliardsMonsterYES
Coral SpringsJD's LoungeStall 4YES
DavieCagney's SaloonThe RegsYES
Deerfield BeachTailgators Sports BarSpank the BandArterraNO *
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84Front Page NewsBango BangosNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdBounceStall-4NO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersWhite NoiseAlive BeatYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackSippin' FireGreen Means GoNO
HollywoodMargaritavilleValerie Tyson BandDeep Fried FunkNO
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubAudioTrampTailgate ShakedownNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubZero to SixtyThe Smokin AcesNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sThe Long RunThe Beach BuoysNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseSmokin Aces[email protected]YES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Spank the Band with Deja Elyze at Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille Friday night in Deerfield Beach
  • The weekend never ends at Fishtales on 33rd in Fort Lauderdale
  • Audiotramp kicks off the weekend at Packy's Sports Pub in Lighthouse Point
  • Smokin' Aces brings the party to Sunrise this Friday night
  • Monster rocks the Pool Hall Saturday night in Coral Springs
  • Cheers Sunrise rockin' all month long
  • 3sixty returns to Brendan's Sports Pub this Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Shakedown shakes Packy's Sports Pub Saturday night in Lighthouse Point
  • Tributes to your favorite classic rock bands every weekend at Galuppi's in Pompano Beach
  • Stall-4 rocks the 80's Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tailgators - New Non Smoking Full Service sports bar and restaurant at Hillsboro and Military Trail
  • Kilmo's Birthday Bash all day Sunday at Fishtales on 33rd St in Fort Lauderdale
  • The Weekend never ends at Fishtales!


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.