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Great Gay Bars and Restaurants to Visit in South Florida

Where to eat, drink, and dance with South Florida’s LGBTQ community

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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. From karaoke nights to drag events to dance parties, here’s where to celebrate everything special about South Florida’s LGBTQ scene.

Editor’s Note: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rosie's Bar & Grill

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2449 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 563-0123
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This gay-friendly diner boasts an extensive selection of comically named dishes such as the ka’monawannalaya fish dip and the Ivana Hooker burger topped with bleu cheese and bacon, plus bowls, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more.

2. The Manor Complex

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2345 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 626-0082
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This popular two-story nightclub boasts an eclectic vibe with vintage crystal chandeliers indoors along with modern decor inside the covered patio arcade. Its large indoor stage makes it the perfect venue for live entertainment, so check its website for the ample weekly programming schedule.

3. Gym Sportsbar Wilton Manors

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2287 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Self-described as America’s most “popular gay sports bar,” guests can catch the game on one of the many flatscreen TVs inside the space while dining on comfort food, sipping on cold beverages, or playing bar games like darts.

4. Drynk Bar & Lounge

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2255 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 530-1800
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This rustic and cozy lounge invites all to come in and enjoy a drink indoors or on the patio. Sip on speciality martinis, while enjoying upbeat music, dancing, and mingling. The lounge is open daily from 2 p.m. to midnight and offers happy hour every day from 2 to 8 p.m.

5. Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar

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2266 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 565-2526
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There’s always something going on at Georgie’s — and an alibi isn’t required. The destination is open all week long and hosts a daily happy hour, as well as two-for-one drinks Monday through Saturday, plus alternating Hollywood- and jazz-themed Sunday brunches. Live entertainment and DJ-spun beats are offered in the evenings with food and drink specials, no cover charge, and free parking.

6. Hunters Nightclub Wilton Manors

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2232 Wilton Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
(954) 630-3556
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For those on the hunt for a good time that’s easy on the wallet, Hunters Nightclub is the spot to go. Partake in a daily happy hour, channel your inner Freddie Mercury or Gloria Gaynor on its Monday and Tuesday karaoke nights, put your knowledge to the test on Tuesday trivia nights, and get that workout with dance cardio into the wee hours of the night ever Sunday.

7. Bubbles & Pearls

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2037 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 533-9553
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Spearheaded by Top Chef contestant Josie Smith-Malave, this cozy Wilton Manors eatery believes there is “no need to wait until your next special event” to pop open a bottle of bubbly. As the name alludes, oysters and champagne are the stars of the menu, but don’t pass on crowd favorites like the miso cauliflower steak, spicy ahi tuna, and key lime pie.

8. R House Wynwood

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2727 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-0201
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This artsy Wynwood staple has made a name for itself for its creative tapas-style menu with plenty of Latin influence. But diners shouldn’t miss its popular drag brunch, hosted by Athena Dion every Sunday, which boasts plenty of live entertainment, bottomless mimosas, and a must-try French toast for $50 a person.

9. Hôtel Gaythering

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1409 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 284-1176
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This gay-friendly hotel features a popular bar with daily events that are open to the public. Guests can enjoy a daily happy hour from 5 to 7p.m. with $3 beers and $7 well drinks along with programming like karaoke Mondays hosted by Karla Croqueta, Bingo Thursdays with booze-filled bar prizes, and the provocative Bears & Hares Fridays.

10. Twist

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1057 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-9478
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After more than 25 year in existence, Twist has become the go-to nightclub for the LGBTQ community in Miami. The club’s motto is its mantra: never a cover charge, always a groove. Party on two stories 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. 

11. Palace

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1052 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-7234
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While every queen deserves a palace — food, drink, and entertainment are also necessities. Aside from its wildly popular weekend drag show brunches with unlimited mimosas, Palace also offers a happy hour Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as lunch and dinner everyday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

12. Azucar NightClub

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2301 SW 32nd Ave
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 443-7657
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The Latin vibe for the LGBTQ community is pumping at Azucar. Just east of Coral Gables, this nightclub spins beats from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Thursday through Sunday complete with a drag queen race show at 1 a.m.

1. Rosie's Bar & Grill

2449 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

This gay-friendly diner boasts an extensive selection of comically named dishes such as the ka’monawannalaya fish dip and the Ivana Hooker burger topped with bleu cheese and bacon, plus bowls, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more.

2449 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

2. The Manor Complex

2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

This popular two-story nightclub boasts an eclectic vibe with vintage crystal chandeliers indoors along with modern decor inside the covered patio arcade. Its large indoor stage makes it the perfect venue for live entertainment, so check its website for the ample weekly programming schedule.

2345 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

3. Gym Sportsbar Wilton Manors

2287 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Self-described as America’s most “popular gay sports bar,” guests can catch the game on one of the many flatscreen TVs inside the space while dining on comfort food, sipping on cold beverages, or playing bar games like darts.

2287 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

4. Drynk Bar & Lounge

2255 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

This rustic and cozy lounge invites all to come in and enjoy a drink indoors or on the patio. Sip on speciality martinis, while enjoying upbeat music, dancing, and mingling. The lounge is open daily from 2 p.m. to midnight and offers happy hour every day from 2 to 8 p.m.

2255 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

5. Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar

2266 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

There’s always something going on at Georgie’s — and an alibi isn’t required. The destination is open all week long and hosts a daily happy hour, as well as two-for-one drinks Monday through Saturday, plus alternating Hollywood- and jazz-themed Sunday brunches. Live entertainment and DJ-spun beats are offered in the evenings with food and drink specials, no cover charge, and free parking.

2266 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

6. Hunters Nightclub Wilton Manors

2232 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

For those on the hunt for a good time that’s easy on the wallet, Hunters Nightclub is the spot to go. Partake in a daily happy hour, channel your inner Freddie Mercury or Gloria Gaynor on its Monday and Tuesday karaoke nights, put your knowledge to the test on Tuesday trivia nights, and get that workout with dance cardio into the wee hours of the night ever Sunday.

2232 Wilton Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

7. Bubbles & Pearls

2037 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Spearheaded by Top Chef contestant Josie Smith-Malave, this cozy Wilton Manors eatery believes there is “no need to wait until your next special event” to pop open a bottle of bubbly. As the name alludes, oysters and champagne are the stars of the menu, but don’t pass on crowd favorites like the miso cauliflower steak, spicy ahi tuna, and key lime pie.

2037 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

8. R House Wynwood

2727 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

This artsy Wynwood staple has made a name for itself for its creative tapas-style menu with plenty of Latin influence. But diners shouldn’t miss its popular drag brunch, hosted by Athena Dion every Sunday, which boasts plenty of live entertainment, bottomless mimosas, and a must-try French toast for $50 a person.

2727 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

9. Hôtel Gaythering

1409 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This gay-friendly hotel features a popular bar with daily events that are open to the public. Guests can enjoy a daily happy hour from 5 to 7p.m. with $3 beers and $7 well drinks along with programming like karaoke Mondays hosted by Karla Croqueta, Bingo Thursdays with booze-filled bar prizes, and the provocative Bears & Hares Fridays.

1409 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Twist

1057 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

After more than 25 year in existence, Twist has become the go-to nightclub for the LGBTQ community in Miami. The club’s motto is its mantra: never a cover charge, always a groove. Party on two stories 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. 

1057 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. Palace

1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

While every queen deserves a palace — food, drink, and entertainment are also necessities. Aside from its wildly popular weekend drag show brunches with unlimited mimosas, Palace also offers a happy hour Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as lunch and dinner everyday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

1052 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

12. Azucar NightClub

2301 SW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33145

The Latin vibe for the LGBTQ community is pumping at Azucar. Just east of Coral Gables, this nightclub spins beats from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Thursday through Sunday complete with a drag queen race show at 1 a.m.

2301 SW 32nd Ave
Miami, FL 33145

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