The LGBTQ community has woven itself into the fabric of South Florida and South Florida has embraced it. Love is love and everybody loves good food, drink, friendly faces, and fun. So go ahead and sashay into these all welcoming places for a gay ‘ol time.Read More
15 Essential Gay Bars and Restaurants in South Florida
Where to drink, dance and party all night long
1. Rosie's Bar & Grill
The gay friendly diner offers lunch and dinner all week long. The menu boasts an extensive selection of comically named appetizers, salads, burgers, and sandwiches like the Ivana Hooker burger with bleu cheese and bacon or the Booty Call that is Rosie’s version of the Latin favorite medianoche sandwich. Sunday brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and weekday happy hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with half priced premium drinks, beers, and wines.
2. Rumors Bar & Grill
Looking for a fun time? Rumor has it this is the place. The venue is open every day of the week starting at 11 a.m. serving up lunch followed by dinner and entertainment. Each night has a theme with food and drink specials like $6 burgers and Captain Morgan cocktails on Mondays, “dolla” drink nights on Tuesdays with $1 drafts and well drinks from 9 p.m. to close, and drag brunch on Sundays featuring $15 carafes of bloody Marys or mimosas.
3. The Manor Complex
This popular, two-story nightclub has an eclectic vibe with vintage crystal chandeliers indoors and a modern decor in the covered patio arcade. The doors open at 11 p.m. for Bubble Gum Fridays featuring live entertainment and DJ, as well as on Saturday nights with no cover charge before midnight, and drink specials.
4. Gym Sportsbar Wilton Manors
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Catch the game at this friendly sports bar while dining on comfort food and washing it down with a cold beverage or playing some bar games like darts. Happy hour is also offered and Gym is open daily from 11 to 2 a.m., and until 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
5. DrYnk Bar & Lounge
This rustic and cozy lounge invites all to come in and enjoy a drink indoors or on the outdoor patio. The specialties are martinis, which can be sipped while enjoying upbeat music, dancing, and mingling. The lounge is open daily from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., and until 3 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
6. Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar
There’s always something going on at Georgie’s — and an alibi isn’t (necessarily) required. The destination is open all week long and hosts a daily happy hour with bar menu specials, as well as two-for-one drinks Monday through Saturday, plus an alternating Hollywood and jazz themed Sunday brunch. Live entertainment and DJ spun beats are offered in the evenings with food and drink specials, no cover charge, and free parking.
7. Hunters Nightclub Fort Lauderdale
For those on the hunt for a good time that’s easy on the wallet, this is the place to go. Partake in a daily happy hour that starts at 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. on weekends — ending at 9 p.m. Mondays though Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:30 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 p.m. on Sundays. Belt out the inner Freddie Mercury or Gloria Gaynor with select karaoke nights and get that workout with dance cardio into the wee hours of the night.
8. Mind Your Manors
The garden pub and wine bar is open for lunch and dinner daily and serves up comfort food with flair along with cocktails and craft beers. Menu highlights include prime rib sliders, shepherd’s pie, butter poached cod, and wine flights plus a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from indoor and outdoor seating and don’t forget to say please and thank you.
9. Bubbles & Pearls
Join Bravo TV’s top chef Josie Smith Malave and friends for champagne and dinner in Wilton Manors. The motto is that special events are not needed to pop a bottle. Take advantage of $1 oysters during happy hour Mondays though Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m.
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10. R House Wynwood
Head to R House for Italian and American dishes plus a full service bar, as well as Sunday drag brunch. The restaurant also features a Beat The Clock happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. with prices reflective of the time of arrival capping at $5. Dance the night away on Saturdays and Sundays with Latin and hip hop beats. Please note that it is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
11. Hôtel Gaythering
The gay friendly hotel has a popular bar with daily events that are open to the public. Enjoy happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m. with $3 beers and $5 to $6 well drinks with varying entertainment. These include Karaoke Mondays featuring $3 Coronas and $5 margaritas, Throwback Thursdays with dance music from the 60s to 2000s, and the sexy Bears & Hares Fridays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
12. Score Nightclub
Dare to be barely bare at Score in South Beach. The nightclub is open four nights of the week with macho Latin nights on Tuesdays, and dance parties with alternating DJs Fridays through Sundays. There is a full service bar with varying drink specials available, a dance floor, and lounge area on the second floor, plus no cover for those arriving early—doors open between 10 to 11 p.m. depending on the night.
After more than 25 year in existence, Twist knows how to offer a fun time. The club’s motto is its mantra — never a cover charge, always a groove. Party on two stories, indoors and outdoors, with three dance floors and the latest in dance music and entertainment. Grab a drink from any of the seven bars and make it a memorable night.
While every queen deserves a palace, food, drink, and entertainment are also necessities. Aside from the renowned weekend drag show brunches with unlimited mimosas for $45, Palace also offers a weekday happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. with $5 beers, wines, and well drinks plus $10 select appetizers. Enjoy themed weekday dinners from 7 to 11:30 p.m. such as Beer, Burger, & Drag Mondays, and Tacos & Tequila Tuesdays.
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15. Azucar NightClub
The Latin vibe for the LGBTQ community is pumping at Azucar. Just east of Coral Gables, this nightclub spins beats until 5 a.m. with a drag queen race show at approximately 1 a.m. Full bar and food service is available with minimal cover charges depending on arrival.