Jan 142014
22 North

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 July 19Saturday July 20SMOKING?
Coconut CreekNectar LoungeSouthern BloodCompletely UnchainedYES
Coral SpringsPremier Billiardsn/aRubixxYES
Coral SpringsJD's LoungeThe Double StandardSoulicideYES
DavieCagney's SaloonSilver SpineChili PilotsYES
Deerfield BeachTailgators Sports Bar22 NorthNO
Fort LauderdaleThe Dive BarThe GrooveSweet NothingsYES
Fort LauderdaleMarina-84SolpartyBango BangosNO *
Fort LauderdaleFishtales on 33rdDerek Mack BandElisa Rego BandNO *
Fort LauderdaleCheersThe Vintage BandFriday at FiveYES
Fort LauderdaleLulu's Bait ShackThe CrushSippin' FireNO
HollywoodMargaritavilleHigher GroundCelebrityNO
Lighthouse PointPacky's PubSippin' FireRetro-SkyNO *
Pompano BeachBriny PubThe New PlanetsThe Smokin AcesNO
Pompano BeachGaluppi'sMr Nice GuyBlues Bros Tina TurnerNO *
SunriseCheers SunriseWhite NoiseKnockdownYES

* Smoking permitted at outdoor patio

  • Smokin Aces rock bike night in Deerfield Beach this Wednesday at TailGators
  • 22 North Friday night at Tailgators Sports Bar & Grille in Deerfield Beach
  • Derek Mack band Friday night in Fort Lauderdale
  • Sippin Fire band Friday night in Lighthouse Point
  • Rock the Dock southern style all day this Saturday at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tributes to Tina Turner and The Blues Brothers Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Tributes to your favorite Classic Rock bands every weekend at Galuppi's
  • Rubixx tribute to the 80's pop, rock and new wave Saturday night in Coral Springs
  • Cheers rocks Sunrise throughout the month of July
  • Tailgate Shakedown rock n Country Saturday night in Pompano Beach
  • Elisa Rego Saturday night dance party at Fishtales in Fort Lauderdale
  • Bango Bangos go Super Hero with costume contest and more
  • Have you discovered Broward's newest Sports Bar with live entertainment in the heart of Deerfield Beach?
  • Retro Sky band Saturday in Lighthouse Point
  • Chili Pilots pays tribute to Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more
  • Live Music on the Intracoastal at Shooters Waterfront


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.