The LGBTQ+ community has woven itself into the fabric of South Florida and South Florida has embraced it. Love is love; 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
12 Essential Gay Bars and Restaurants in South Florida
Where to drink, dance and party all night long
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. 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 well, basic beers, and house wine plus $1 off all other cocktails, beers, and wines.
The Manor Complex
This popular, two-story nightclub has an eclectic vibe, vintage crystal chandeliers indoors, and modern decor in the covered patio arcade. The doors open at 11 p.m. for Bubble Gum Fridays featuring live entertainment and DJ on Saturday nights with no cover charge before midnight and drink specials.
Gym Sportsbar Wilton Manors
Catch the game at this friendly sports bar while dining on comfort food, washing it down with a cold beverage, or playing bar games like darts. Happy hour is also offered, and Gym is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight and until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
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 Sundays through Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar
There’s always something going on at Georgie’s — an alibi isn’t necessarily required. The destination is open all week and hosts a daily happy hour with bar menu specials, two-for-one drinks daily, and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment and DJ spun beats are offered in the evenings with food and drink specials, no cover charge, and free parking.
Hunters Nightclub Fort Lauderdale
This is the place to go for those on the hunt for a good time that’s easy on the wallet. Partake in daily happy hours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 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.
Bubbles & Pearls
Join Bravo TV’s Top Chef contestant 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 happy hour deals Wednesdays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $5 house wines and bubbles and $1 oysters, as well as Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., and enjoy $1 oysters all day on Sundays.
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R House Wynwood
Head to R House for Italian and American dishes, plus a wide selection of creative cocktails. The restaurant also features a Beat The Clock happy hour from 4 p.m. until dinner, with prices reflective of the arrival time capping at $5. Dance the night away on Saturdays and Sundays with Latin and hip-hop beats, and enjoy a drag brunch on the weekends at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., priced at $56 per person (reservations are recommended).
The gay-friendly hotel has a popular bar with daily events open to the public. Enjoy happy hour every day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with 50% off all well drinks, wines, and beers with a wide array of entertainment.
After more than 25 years, Twist still 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, it must be noted that food, drink, and entertainment are also necessities. Aside from the famous weekend drag show brunches (and now on Mondays, too) with unlimited mimosas for $55, Palace also offers drag lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. It also provides a happy hour Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy themed weekday dinners from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., such as Spill The Tuesdays, Way Back Wednesdays, and the Latin-themed Cafe con Leche Thursdays.
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The Latin vibe for the LGBTQ community is pumping at Azucar. Just east of Coral Gables, this nightclub spins beats Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays until 5 a.m. (until midnight on Fridays) with a drag queen race show at approximately 1 a.m. Full bar and food service are available with minimal cover charges depending on arrival.