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ort Lauderdale is a city with a multitude of options for its gay residents and visitors, building its base from the ever-growing and increasingly active gay community. With a host of bed and breakfasts, resorts, bars, clubs, restaurants and other businesses catering to the community, this resort city has stepped out of the shadow of its famous neighbor to the South, establishing itself as a destination in its own right. Its attractions are simple: a broad, long white sand beach, warm, blue ocean water, a friendly and courteous “family” oriented gay community, an affordable option to the pricey Miami Beach and easy access, by air, from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Due to the tireless efforts of the local gay community and an enterprising Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fort Lauderdale has become more popular than ever with gay travelers. This has always been a known fact to the Leather Community – particularly the European Leather Community who have, for years, converged upon the city for winter warm-ups. Often thought of as an “alternative” destination to Miami, Key West, Orlando and the Palm Beaches; these cities may have one particular facet that outshines Fort Lauderdale but it would be difficult for any of them to boast the complete array of activities this city has to offer. With its gay bed & breakfasts, mainstream gay-friendly hotels, several gay beaches, alternative and mainstream gay nightlife, tourist attractions, FTL's got it all. Check out the Everglades, Sawgrass Mills, Las Olas Boulevard, Galleria Mall, Beach Place, the Broward Performing Arts Center, Museum of Science and Discovery & Broward Museum of Art. There is also excellent shopping, fishing, boating, golfing & bike riding. Fort Lauderdale stands out as a pearl on Florida's coastline. For more info, check out www.funmaps.com
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Hello and Welcome... from the Broward County Mayor We are always proud to roll out the rainbow carpet for our our GLBT visitors. You are warmly invited to experience our many sunny pleasures and hidden treasures - from the Blue Wave certified beaches to the exotic everglades. Beyond the 23 miles of shoreline, make sure to take time to explore our miles of inland waterways, outdoor dining options, diverse arts and entertainment venues, designer outlet shopping and active gay nightlife. For the latest info on local events and activities, visit www.sunny.org/glbt or download the iVisitLauderdale iPhone app. You can also follow us on twitter.com/visitlauderdale or “like” us on facebook.com/visitlauderdale. Sunny wishes for a memorable stay Sincerely,
Greetings... from the Chairman Welcome to Sunny Fort Lauderdale! We offer the widest range of gay and gay friendly hotels, guesthouses, inns and resorts that meets the needs of LGBTQ travelers from around the world. No one else can offer more gay accommodations than Greater Fort Lauderdale! We offer more than 150 gay-owned establishments, including hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants. According to gay.com, we are America's "Favorite Gay Resort Town." We offer 23 miles of sandy beaches and tropical blue-wave beaches. You’ll also fine miles of navigable inland waterways, the Everglades, gaming, designer outlet shopping, world class cuisine, exclusive shops, vibrant nightlife, a spectacular cultural and social calendar, and much more! Thanks to visitors like you, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the leading destination for the gay and lesbian traveler. So, sit back, relax and enjoy all of what we have to offer. For more detailed information, please check our website, GoGayFortLauderdale.com. Sincerely,
Broward County Mayor
Keith Blackburn Chairman, Rainbow Alliance (RA)
A Letter... from the NGLCC Dear Friend: Greetings from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce ® (NGLCC)! Let us be among the first to welcome you to Fort Lauderdale. As the national business voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we are excited to have you visiting an area which is home to one of our affiliates, Rainbow Alliance. We encourage you to show your support of our community by stopping in at any of the many LGBT owned or friendly establishments in the city. The Fort Lauderdale area is rich with opportunity for LGBT business and recreation. We hope that you enjoy your stay and understand why we take such pride in our member businesses and local chamber affiliates. At the NGLCC we believe that a strong economic infrastructure will speak volumes in our quest for equality. By frequenting LGBTowned establishments, you are building stronger businesses and helping us make our case from Washington, DC to Wall Street and down Main Street, USA. For more information visit www.nglcc.org. Sincerely,
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (N.G.L.C.C.)
Welcome... from the Publisher This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Fort Lauderdale. As the City continues to grow, old neighborhoods are being replaced with modern buildings, fun spaces and a better city plan. The City of Fort Lauderdale and its Convention and Visitors Bureau and the business community all work together to promote this as a gay / lesbian welcoming destination to the world. This year the IGLTA convention is being held here. Travel professionals from around the world will be spending time to learn about the city and its wonders. Visitors have lots of opportunity to enjoy world-class dining and hospitality, from gay resorts to full service five star hotels. Entertainment complexes dot the landscape and offer a variety of choices. Shopping in Fort Lauderdale is "simply the best". The Malls and unique shops have everything you might want from haut couture harnesses to baubles and bling. Living now, a part of the year in Fort Lauderdale, I have come to enjoy the outdoor dining and beautiful weather that the City offers. The beaches are pristine and offer eye candy for those who are looking. I know I do, from time to time. Accessible by all modes of transportation, Fort Lauderdale is a great place to visit and perhaps to spend the rest of your life here. New friends are easy to meet and there is lots of fun times to be had. This is my 20th year as Publisher of FunMaps. I am pleased to be serving the gay and lesbian community with Funmaps® and an active web site www.funmaps.com. As FunMaps looks to the future we see us continuing to enrich our readers with continuing accessibility of information both in print and on the web and our advertisers with a continuing source of business. Happy and fun travels to all,
Alan H. Beck Publisher, Columbia FunMap, Inc.
Getting Here By Air: Fort Lauderdale is served by two airports, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL) and Miami International (MIA). Fort Lauderdale International is only minutes from the beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale. It is a smaller and less trafficked airport. FLL is host to Southwest Airlines, Jet Blue and other low-cost carriers that often offer better domestic fares than MIA. Miami International is one of the largest airports in the world and an important hub for traffic between North America and Latin America. American Airlines is MIA’s major carrier. Check airfare to both airports before booking your flight while also considering ground transportation. Fort Lauderdale is 25-40 minutes north of Miami by car and a taxi can run you up to $65. By Car: Three main highways lead to Fort Lauderdale. I-95 extends south along the Atlantic coast of Florida serving Fort Lauderdale and terminates in Miami. U.S. Highway 1 provides access from the Florida Keys to the south of Miami and I-75 cuts in from the west and Florida’s Gulf coast. By Train: Amtrak and TriRail provide frequent national and regional service to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Convenient stations just off of Interstate 95 make it convenient to arrive and depart by rail. Call 800-USA-RAIL or visit amtrak.com for Amtrak’s schedules. By Boat: Many marinas can serve your boat or vessel. Fort Lauderdale boasts the largest passenger cruise port in the world. Excellent marinas abound with restocking, repair and storage facilities.
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DINING 47 Farradday’s Steakhouse [Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park] 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 47 Isle Buffet [Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park] 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 27 Little Nicky’s Pizzaria 28 Lucca Restaurant 47 Myron’s Delicatessen [Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park] 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 31 Pizza D’Angelo 47 Trackside Grill [Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park] 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park
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REAL ESTATE SERVICES
ith a still growing downtown arts scene and new luxury hotels and high-rises erected along the beach, Fort Lauderdale has now endured more than a decade’s-long effort to redefine its sleepy, small-town reputation and step out of the shadow of its popular neighbor to the south. As far as gay travelers and residents are concerned, there’s no denying a discernable improvement. It’s certainly no secret that Fort Lauderdale has become a gay-retirement haven. Many longtime visitors are making South Florida their permanent home. It’s hard to beat the weather, beaches and, like the phrase goes, ‘birds of a feather flock together’. Fort Lauderdale simply has a huge gay scene and it’s more affordable and less pretentious than Miami Beach. The current housing market offers a lot of bang for your buck. In popular gay neighborhoods like Wilton Manors, Oakland Park and Victoria Park, a two-bedroom house starts in the $250,000 range. In other redeveloping neighborhoods like Progresso Village and South Middle River, better deals can be found. On your next visit check the market out with one of our recommended gayfriendly realtors and see if you’re ready to call Fort Lauderdale home.
FEATURED ACCOMMODATIONS 1 15 FTL
908 NE 15th Avenue www.15ftl.com 15 FTL, a guesthouse for men, is centrally located in Victoria Park, a quiet upscale neighborhood set between the beach, downtown and Wilton Manors. Within minutes, you will find world-class shopping, great dining, nightlife and culture. Our rooms feature comfortable new beds, fresh linens, plush towels, L'Occitane products & WiFi. Holiday Park is just a block away. Play some tennis, run the track, or just take in the park's charm. We look forward to seeing you soon.
2 Atlantic Resort & Spa, The
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. www.atlantichotelFL.com Rediscover Luxury on the Beach at Fort Lauderdale's Premier Ocean Front Boutique Hotel. Boasting oversized guestrooms & suites. Each with kitchen or kitchenette, private balcony & spectacular views! Enjoy one of our signature treatments in Spa Atlantic.
3 Best Western Plus Oakland Park Inn
3001 North Federal Highway www.bwoaklandparkinn.com A hidden treasure ideally located for business or pleasure. Close to Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades, the beaches and downtown. Enjoy shops, restaurants and alternative clubs of Wilton Manors and Las Olas. 1 Mile west of Ft. Lauderdale Beach, newly renovated guest rooms, free hot deluxe breakfast buffet, welcome drink, shuttle service to and from Airport and Port Everglades. 10% discount for LGBIT. Ask for “RAINBOW” discount.
4 Cheston House Resort
520 North Birch Road www.chestonhouse.com The friendliest staff in Ft. Lauderdale welcomes you. Experience the immaculate surroundings unsurpassed by any Ft. Lauderdale gay men's resort. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, free wi-fi, free off-street parking, selfservice guest laundry, video library and daily housekeeping. Relax, unwind and play in our tropical setting. Swim in our sparkling, clothing optional heated pool 24 hours. For your sleeping comfort, we provide luxurious triple sheeted bedding in tastefully decorated rooms, suites or apartments. Cheston House Resort is located in the gay lodging district, 2 short blocks from the beach. Our commitment is to provide unparalleled service in a warm, gay exclusive, friendly atmosphere. See for yourself why our guests keep coming back time after time.
5 Coconut Cove Guesthouse
3012 Granada Street www.coconutcoveguesthouse.com Closest gay male guesthouse to the beach. Built in 1939, the guesthouse offers a tropical “Key West” atmosphere. Many of the 15 rooms have hardwood floors and ceilings and there’s a veranda overlooking the lush courtyard. Enjoy morning newspapers and continental breakfast and evening wine, poolside. Clothing optional, full sun deck, heated pool, off street parking, Wi-Fi internet connections. All our amenities are included in our rates; we won’t charge for extras. Enjoy the charm of a unique “Old South Plantation” setting.
6 Coral Reef Guesthouse
2609 NE 13th Court www.coralreefguesthouse.com Step through coral-pink doors into a private world. Drink in turquoise waters of our sparkling pool, 12-man Jacuzzi, and the emerald greens of our courtyard landscape. Scan our sun-drenched, clothing-optional patio. Enter your clean, fresh, colorful room , unpack, and feel your tensions melt away. Located in residential Coral Ridge, near the Intracoastal and the acclaimed Galleria Mall. A ten-minute drive to gay Sebastian St. Beach or, Wilton Manors, enjoy nightlife, dining, shopping and more...
7 Courtyard By Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach 954-524-8733 440 Seabreeze Boulevard www.marriott.com/FLLCO Our recently reopened hotel is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Take in a sunrise on our 23 mile stretch of golden beaches. Stroll along the beach promenade and explore the abundance of boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. Adjacent to our Courtyard Florida beach hotel is Las Olas Boulevard, a destination for the discerning traveler - offering upscale shopping, fine dining, and evening entertainment. Take a moment to soak in the sun at our outdoor pool while satisfying your palate with mouth watering cuisine from our full service restaurant’s sundeck. Enjoy spacious accommodations including 88 suites and breathtaking water views. Only 6 miles away from the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport, all you are looking for is right here at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Beach.
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8 Ed Lugo Resort
2404 NE 8th Avenue www.edlugoresort.com Luxury features like an always-heated pool, waterfalls, beautiful landscaping and 500 thread-count luxury sheets await you at the Ed Lugo Resort. Conveniently located right in the center of gay Fort Lauderdale, the Ed Lugo Resort is across the street from The Shops of Wilton Manors and famous night spots like Georgie’s Alibi, Boom, Bill’s Filling Station & Rosie’s Restaurant. All the gay action of Wilton Manors is within walking distance so you wonít have to worry about driving. Better yet, the beach is only about 3 miles away. Small, intimate and exclusive, the Ed Lugo Resort is a peaceful place to unwind and relax after fun days and nights.
9 Elysium Resort
552 North Birch Road www.ElysiumResort.net Fort Lauderdale's largest and friendliest all gay men's resort welcomes you to paradise. Choose from 36 Studios and Suites, with amenities including 2 Pools, 18 ft. Jacuzzi and Sundeck (all clothing optional) in a spacious yet intimate tropical atmosphere. Free local and toll free calls along with plenty of off-street parking. Enjoy our continental breakfast, and guest lounge with high-speed T1 Internet access. Your Hosts Gary and Steve invite you to come and spoil yourself, paradise awaits...
10 Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale
1100 SE 17th Street www.ftlauderdale.embassysuites.com A beautiful all suite property located in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale near the Intracoastal waterway on the 17th Street Causeway. Just minutes from the airport, beach, Wilton Manors, fabulous shopping, nightlife and the Cruiseport for Pre/Post cruise stays. Join us in our tropical atrium for a complimentary full cooked to order breakfast and a 2 hour Manager’s Cocktail Reception Daily.
11 Grand Resort & Spa, The
539 North Birch Road www.grandresort.net The Grand Resort and Spa is Fort Lauderdale’s largest gay men’s resort which has been voted by The Out Traveler as one of the Top Ten Gay-Owned Spas. Located just steps to the powder white sand and soothing Atlantic Ocean, you will sense a very special friendliness and warmth each time you visit. Our multilingual staff, always anxious to please, stands ready to assist you in planning your day’s activities. From day tours, sports activities and recommendations to Fort Lauderdale’s exciting gay night life, our staff is here for you. You will also find all the comforts of home including, Internet access, phones and voicemail. Be sure to visit the award winning Spa at The Grand for a completely rejuvenating experience.
12 Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
2301 SE 17th Street Causeway www.hyattregencypiersixty-six.com Set on the majestic Intracoastal Waterway, retreat to an oasis of beauty and elegance! Pier Sixty-Six is a casually sophisticated, 22-acre vacation paradise that is home to five restaurants, Spa 66, amazing ocean views and complimentary beach shuttle. Book using Corporate Code "80727" and we'll donate 10% to Human Rights Campaign.
13 Inn Leather Guest House
610 SE 19th Street www.innleather.com Fort Lauderdale’s only Leather Guest House for men. Near Ft. Laud / Hollywood Airport and Seaport. 11 Studios and Suites for you to choose from, designed by Leather Men for Leather Men. All rooms come standard with full leather SLING. Enjoy continental breakfast mornings pool side. Hot tub, 2 sun decks, off street parking. Wi-Fi Internet connections, video library, guest laundry. Day guest passes. Minutes from Beaches and Wilton Manors.
14 Liberty Suites
1501 SW 2nd Avenue www.libertysuites.com Ft Lauderdale's top-rated affordable clothing-optional gay men's hotel for 4 years by PinkChoice.com, offering full apartments at hotel room rates. Closest gay hotel to Haulover Nude Beach & 10 min. to Wilton Manors. Intimate 18 unit Hotel/Guesthouse for gay men, with beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, spacious & fully equipped studio, 1 & 2 bedroom self catering apartments with full kitchens, at affordable daily, weekly & extended stay rates. Our Dania Beach location is just south of the Ft Lauderdale Airport & Port Everglades, and close to all of Greater Ft Lauderdale’s gay bars, clubs, dining, transportation & cultural attractions, with South Beach just 30 minutes away. Featuring a huge clothing optional heated pool & lush private sundecks, off-street parking & laundry. Includes flat screen HDTV, DVD, i-Pad/CD Stereo, voicemail phone & Wi-Fi Internet service. Gay owned/operated, pets welcome. Mention FunMaps for special discount.
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15 Manor Inn B & B
2408 NE 6th Avenue www.wiltonmanorsinn.com Manor Inn has 4 rooms with private entrances and baths. All rooms have computers equipped with Wi-Fi access and high speed Internet, as well as stereo, TV, VCR, DVD. Guests will also enjoy in-room refrigerator, microwave, bar sink and coffee maker. Take a dip in the solar heated pool, lounge in the 8 man hot tub or catch a tan on the clothing optional sundeck. The property is entirely tobacco free and is located in the heart of Wilton Manors. You’ll find all that Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors has to offer just steps away including gay entertainment and shopping. We are the closest guest house to Wilton Drive just steps away.
16 Mary’s Resort
1115 Tequesta Street www.marysresort.com You’ll feel as though you're in a completely secluded oasis when you walk through the door. Mary’s Resort features our four unique, Key West-style structures, each separated by tropical gardens with a central heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. This extraordinary property was completely renovated/restored to become a first class, luxurious resort.
17 Palm Plaza Resort Motel
2801 Rio Mar Street www.palmplazaresort.com In the heart of Ft. Lauderdale Beach, a walk to Sebastian St. gay beach, a short drive to Wilton Manors and many other attractions. This all-male gay guesthouse provides you with clean, comfortable accommodations and super-friendly service. You’ll feel like you are on vacation at your second home. Step back in time into an old Key West style feeling, featuring a variety of modern amenities and facilities, knowing you’re in the 21st century.
18 Royal Palms Resort & Spa, The
717 Breakers Avenue www.royalpalms.com Tropical sensuality meets chic urban design at the new Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale. Nestled in the seaside neighborhood of North Beach, the sleek and stylish 50-room property unites two completely renovated buildings to create an intimate oasis that is just a short stroll from Fort Lauderdale Beach. Stellar service and luxurious amenities such as Bar, Grill, Spa, Fitness Center, and i-Pad 2's available on check-in, all enhance the boutique-style allure.
19 The Flamingo Resort - Inn Amongst The Flowers 888-286-8218 2727 Terramar Street www.theflamingoresort.com The Flamingo - Inn Amongst the Flowers, is proud of its reputation as one of the leading luxury gay resorts and is often referred to as Florida's first Boutique Hotel serving the gay community. At The Flamingo, beds are turned down at night, continental breakfast is served each morning, and complimentary cocktails are served every evening. The office extends full concierge service to make your dinner reservations, gym requests, tour bookings, car rentals, etc... all to make your stay a memorable, restful and romantic visit. Whether you have stayed in the past or will be a first-time visitor, our goal is to ensure that your stay is everything that you could expect it to be.
20 Villa Venice Resort
2900 Terramar Street www.villavenice.com Villa Venice Men’s Resort, located just 2 short blocks from the beach, is Fort Lauderdale’s premiere gay-owned and operated destination for the most cosmopolitan gay traveler. The 20 spacious accommodations have all been updated with large flat-screen televisions and new room decor. AND, you will still experience the warm and welcoming atmosphere you can always expect at Villa Venice. Enjoy our clothing-optional pool and 15-man Roman Spa. Continental breakfast, WiFi, and on-site parking are complimentary.
21 Windamar Beach Resort
543 Breakers Avenue www.windamar.com The Windamar Beach Resort is the friendliest gay resort at Fort Lauderdale beach. Located just one block away from the beach in the heart of the gay hotel district we offer completely clothing-optional surroundings for our guests. Our heated pool, hot tub and video room are open 24 hours a day. Day passes are available for guests wanting to enjoy our property without staying overnight. Give us a call with reservations for your next ocean side vacation.
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22 Worthington Guest House, The
543 North Birch Road www.theworthington.com The Worthington Guesthouse and Resort is an all male clothing optional Gay Resort Located on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Worthington Guesthouse along with The Alcazar Resort next door have a total of 38 rooms combined making our complex one of the largest Gay resorts in Fort Lauderdale. Both resorts are side by side and are connected through garden walkway allowing guests the pleasure of both Gay Hotels. Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you here soon!
FEATURED OUT-OF-TOWN ACCOMMODATIONS Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort
551 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui Island, HI www.mauisunseeker.com Located on Maui’s sunny south shore, Hawaii's largest LGBT resort offers Studios, Suites and a 1,000 square foot Penthouse. Experience Maui’s Little Beach, Iao Valley, Hana and Haleakala Volcano. Enjoy spectacular views, private lanai's, jacuzzi's, outdoor showers, BBQ's, Free Wi-Fi, and clothing optional sundeck. Sunseeker Activities can arrange tours for your fun filled vacation. Guests truly become a part of our Hawaiian ohana or family. Maui Sunseeker welcomes the diversity that is our community.
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Best Western Plus Oakland Park Inn 3001 North Federal Highway Cheston House Resort 520 North Birch Road Courtyard By Marriott Ft Lauderdale Beach 440 Seabreeze Blvd Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale 1100 SE 17th St. Causeway Galleryone Fort Lauderdale 2670 East Sunrise Boulevard Granada Inn 3011 Granada Street Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 3030 Holiday Drive Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport 1870 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 N Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six 2301 SE 17th Street Causeway La Casa Del Mar 3003 Granada Street Pineapple Point Guest House 315 NE 16th Terrace Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek 555 NW 62nd Street The Atlantic Resort & Spa 601 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. The Grand Resort & Spa 539 North Birch Road The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. The Royal Palms Resort 717 Breakers Avenue The Worthington Guest House / Alcazar Resort 543 N Birch Road
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Photo of Rosie’s Bar & Grill Patio, courtesy of Stephen Capadona
ining options are as varied and diverse as the rest of life in Fort Lauderdale. From vegetarian to Mexican, Chinese to Thai, there is always a taste to appease everyone’s appetite. The city boasts a large number of gay-owned, gay-themed and gay-friendly eateries. In Wilton Manors, check out Humpys for great pizza, paninis & delicious specialties. Also, on Andrews Avenue, enjoy a tasty pizza and other italian fare at Island City Pizza. If a great burger and tasty drink is what you’re after, visit Rosie’s Bar & Grill. The Manor Complex has everything from sit-down dining to a café with a tasty bakery. Their dishes, cakes and pies are all excellent. Wilton's Bier Garden and More will open this summer on the 'Drive' offering good food, beer and drinks. Matty's is a popular hangout with a new restaurant; stop in for a drink and a meal. Siam Cuisine offers up some of the best Thai food in town and the wait staff is an eyeful too! For a more formal dining experience, FunMaps recommends the following. Reservations are suggested. D’Angelos is known for its spectacular cuisine, fine wines and liquor. If you’re on the beach, enjoy a fine Italian meal at Lucca’s. Little Nicky’s - where each dish is a treat and the pizzas and cheesecake are out of sight! For those out and about at all hours, there’s Peter Pan Diner. They offer good, hearty food, tastefully prepared and served up quickly. Isle Pompano Park Casino Racing offers a plethora of dining choices from the Las Vegas style all you can eat Isle Buffet, to entertainment and All American Steak and Seafood at Farraday's, plus NY Style deli Myron's or quick fare at Trackside Grill.
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11th Frame Café 1517 NE 26th Street 954-566-7457 Beefcake 1721 North Andrews Avenue 954-463-6969 Bona Cafe 2468 Wilton Drive 954-565-7222 Café La Bonne Crêpe 815 East Las Olas Boulevard 954-761-1515 California Pizza Kitchen 2301 North Federal Highway 954-565-1196 Canyon Restaurant 1818 East Sunrise Boulevard 954-765-1950 Casa D’Angelo Ristorante 1201 North Federal Highway 954-564-1234 Casablanca 3049 Alhambra Street 954-764-3500 Chima 2400 East Las Olas Boulevard 954-712-0580 Christina Wan’s 664 North Federal Highway 954-527-0228 Courtyard Cafe 2211 Wilton Drive 954-563-2499 D’Angelo Pizza • Wine Bar • Tapas 4215 N Federal Hwy 954-561-7300 Farradday’s Steakhouse (Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park) 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 954-972-2000 Fajitas 3234 North Andrews Avenue 954-563-8480 Floridian Restaurant 1410 East Las Olas Boulevard 954-463-4041 Galanga 2389 Wilton Drive 954-202-0000 Georgie’s Alibi 2266 Wilton Drive 954-565-2526 Hi-Life Cafe 3000 North Federal Highway 954 -563-1395 Humpys Pizza & Panini 2244 Wilton Drive 954-566-2722 Il Mulino 1800 East Sunrise Boulevard 954-524-1800 Island City Pizza 1913 North Andrews Avenue 954-561-4272 Isle Buffet (Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park) 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 954-972-2000 J Alexanders 2451 North Federal Highway 954-563-9077 J Marks Restaurant 1245 North Federal Highway 954-390-0770 Java Boys 2230 Wilton Drive 954-564-8828 La Bamba III 4245 North Federal Highway 954-568-5662 La Cantina Mexican-American Cafe 2870 East Sunrise Blvd 954-565-3839 Le Patio 2401 NE 11th Avenue 954-530-4641 Lemongrass Asian Bistro 3811 North Federal Highway 954-564-4422 Lester’s Diner 250 East State Road 84 954-525-5641 Lips Restaurant/Cabaret 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd 954-567-0987 Little Nicky’s Pizzaria 5073 North Dixie Highway 954-771-7272 Lucca Restaurant 3311 North Ocean Blvd 954-563-1349 Manor Complex, The 2345 Wilton Drive 954-626-0082 Maracas 3001 North Federal Highway 954-537-2002 Matty’s On The Drive 2426 Wilton Drive 954-564-1799 Melting Pot, The 1135 North Federal Highway 954-568-1581 Myron’s Delicatessen (Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park) 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 1-877-ISLE-2-WIN Peter Pan Diner 1216 E Oakland Park Blvd 954-565-7177 Primavera Restaurant 830 East Oakland Park Blvd 954-564-6363 Rendez-Vous French Bakery & Bistro 1576 E Oakland Park Blvd 954-563-2228 Rosie’s Bar & Grill 2449 Wilton Drive 954-563-0123 Siam Cuisine 2010 Wilton Drive 954-564-3411 Sozo Sushi Bar 2362 Wilton Drive 954-630-1916 Sublime 1431 North Federal Highway 954-615-1431 Tee Jay Thai Sushi 2254 Wilton Drive 954-537-7774 Tequila Sunrise 4711 North Dixie Highway 954-938-4473 Trackside Grill (Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park) 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 1-877-ISLE-2-WIN Tropics 2000 Wilton Drive 954-537-6000 Valentino’s 1145 South Federal Highway 954-523-5767 Victoria Park Diner 1730 East Sunrise Boulevard 954-759-0022 Wilton’s Bier Garden & More 2245 Wilton Drive 954-530-8782 Zuckerello’s 3017 East Commercial Blvd 954-776-4282
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NIGHTLIFE 37 Cubby Hole, The
SHOPPING & SERVICES 42 50 11 52 54 58
M4M Outlet / 4MEN Pharo's Hair Oasis Grand Resort & Spa, The LeatherWerks Rover The Rainbow Dale's Wheels & Tires
To: Downtown Fort Lauderdale To: Fort Lauderdale Beach
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Wilton Manors & Vicinity
Info Finder ACCOMMODATIONS 3 Best Western Plus Oakland Park Inn 6 Coral Reef Guesthouse
DINING 26 27 28 30
Island City Pizza Little Nickyâ€™s Lucca Restaurant Peter Pan Diner
NIGHTLIFE 35 Boardwalk 36 Corner Pub
SHOPPING & SERVICES 42 46 51 52 53
M4M Outlet / 4MEN Photo Impression Studio/Gallery Dunham Insurance Services LeatherWerks LeatherWerks (inside Ramrod)
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Wilton Manors / Wilton Drive Greetings... from the Wilton Manors Mayor As Mayor, I extend a warm welcome to the City of Wilton Manors and hope that you enjoy your visit to our wonderful Island City. In recent years, Wilton Manors has become an oasis for the GLBT community from around South Florida, and around the world, as we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and welcoming all to enjoy our community. The growth of our relatively small urban village into one of the most popular places to live and to visit is the result of our local businesses, wonderful recreational amenities, exciting Arts and Entertainment District, beautiful shops, great restaurants, great nightlife and attractive, friendly neighborhoods. We are thrilled that you selected Wilton Manors for your visit. Whether you are contemplating doing business or relocating here, or just here for some R & R, we hope that you take pleasure in the amenities our great City has to offer. Please visit our website, www.WiltonManors.com to learn more about our community let us know if we can make your visit more enjoyable. Again, welcome and enjoy! Sincerely yours,
Gary Resnic Mayor City of Wilton Manors
conomic revitalization over the past few years has made its mark on Wilton Manors. New shops, restaurants, and bars continue to make the ‘Island City’ an exciting place to live and visit. Nowhere is this more evident than along Wilton Drive, the City’s “Arts and Entertainment” District. Foot traffic on the Drive has been mounting with the addition of some exciting new shops and services. By day, shoppers enjoy the unique small businesses offering gifts, clothing, accessories, home furnishings, art, photography and more. Then, after the sun sets, the Drive is enlivened by some of South Florida’s most popular gay and lesbian nightlife. (See pages 60-67 for Nightlife information) Wilton Drive standouts for shopping include The Outlet, providing a great selection of clothing. A new art gallery, Gallery XO, has unique art and resident artist. Dennis Dean Galleries has the exquisite photography of Dennis Dean & other revolving photographic exhibits. To The Moon Marketplace is a fun, quirky shop to satisfy both your sweet tooth and your funny bone. They carry unique gifts and an astounding assortment of candies & chocolates. Also on the Drive is Photo Impression, boasting its own gallery of excellent photographs. Art Frenzie will custom frame any art you pick up and Copy This will get your graphic and copying needs handled in a jiffy. Just South of the Drive you’ll find LeatherWerks and their complete collection of leather, novelties and accessories. The annual June Stonewall Street Festival brings added life & fun to an already lively neighborhood.
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ACCOMMODATIONS 8 Ed Lugo Resort 15 Manor Inn B & B
DINING 25 38 29 32 33 40
Humpys Pizza & Panini Manor Complex, The Matty’s On The Drive Rosie’s Bar & Grill Siam Cuisine Wilton’s Bier Garden & More
Matty’s On The Drive New Moon Bar Rosie’s Bar & Grill Wilton’s Bier Garden & More
SHOPPING & SERVICES 41 43 44 45 48 49 55 56
NIGHTLIFE 38 Manor Complex, The
The Outlet Art Frenzie Dennis Dean Galleries Gallery XO To The Moon Marketplace COPY this / Planet Press DaVinci Realty Group Davino & Associates
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RESOURCES A Celebration of Friends www.acelebrationoffriends.org 954-960-5571 Broward County Chamber of Commerce www.browardbiz.com 954-565-5750 Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau sunny.org 800-22-SUNNY IGLTA 1201 NE 26th Street, www.iglta.org 954-630-1637 Just Circuit www.justcircuit.com 954-636-8209 Park Wilton Manors 517 NE 21st Court 954-566-3704 Pink Vacation Rentals 401 East Las Olas Boulevard 305-798-5455 Pride Center, The 2044 N Dixie Hwy 954-463-9005 Stonewall - Library & Archives 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard 954-763-8565
SHOPPING & SERVICES Accessories / Jewelry 41 The Outlet
2031 B Wilton Drive
Adult Entertainment / Products FabScout Entertainment LeatherWerks 42 M4M Outlet / 4MEN Metal Bound Pride Factory Rock Hard Tropixxx Video
www.fabscout.com 1226 NE 4th Avenue 1212 NE 4th Avenue 924 NW First Street 850 NE 13th Street 2207 Wilton Drive 1514 NE 4th Avenue
954-636-3468 954-761-1236 954-522-1362 954-394-5940 954-463-6600 954-318-7625 954-522-5988
Art Galleries 43 44 45 46
Art Frenzie 2055 Wilton Drive Dennis Dean Galleries 2440-B Wilton Drive Gallery XO 2376 Wilton Drive Photo Impression Studio & Gallery 3455 NE 12th Terrace
954-537-3518 954-530-2789 954-213-9797 954-530-3757
Attractions for a full list of attractions see pages 53-54
Bonnet House Museum & Garden 900 No. Birch Road 954-563-5393 47 Isle Casino and Racing Pompano Park 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 1-877-ISLE-2-WIN Las Olas Fine Arts 701 East Las Olas Boulevard 954-767-0063 Swimming Hall of Fame Museum 1 Hall of Fame Drive 954-462-6536
TRAVEL SERVICES / TOURS
A Car Rental Dollar Rent A Car Enterprise Rent-A-Car Gold Coast Car Rental Hertz Car Rental National Car Rental Thrifty Car Rental
2908 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale Airport 1311 East Sunrise Highway 3000 South Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale Airport Fort Lauderdale Airport Fort Lauderdale Airport
954-567-3349 800-800-4000 954-764-3144 954-522-0665 800-704-4473 888-868-6206 800-847-4389
Banks / Investments / Mortgages / Financial TD Bank TD Bank
1701East Sunrise Boulevard 1215 SE 17th Street
2533 East Sunrise Boulevard 2599 North Federal Highway 2599 North Federal Highway 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
954-761-9920 954-565-0562 954-565-0562 954-235-5082
Bicycle Sales / Rentals Downtown Bicycles & Scooters Electric Bicycle Store, The ePeddler M. Cruz Rentals
Bookstore Expressions Book and Videos 3192 W Hallendale Beach Blvd. 954-986-2225
Cards & Gifts Grand Central Stationery
1227 East Las Olas Boulevard 954-467-2998
Chiropractic / Physiotherapy Dr. Fred Sager
2900 North Dixie Highway
2031 B Wilton Drive
850 NE 13th Street 2151 Wilton Drive
2230 Wilton Drive 2505 NE 15th Avenue
Clothing 41 The Outlet
Clothing (Men's) Pride Factory Zoo Two Clothing Company
Coffee Shops Java Boys Stork's
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SHOPPING & SERVICES
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ART GALLERY / FRAMING
Gelato Station Jimmie's Chocolate Salon Jimmies Chocolates and Café Kilwin’s of Las Olas 48 To The Moon Marketplace
2031-D Wilton Drive 1426 NE 26th Street 148 North Federal Highway 809 East Las Olas Boulevard 2205 Wilton Drive
954-567-5930 954-563-8655 954-922-0441 800-575-9577 954-564-2987
Copy / Print / Internet Services 49 COPY this / Planet Press
2157 Wilton Drive
Dental Services Oakland Park Dental
2020 East Oakland Park Blvd 954-566-9812
Events for a full list of events see pages 57-58
Pride One of Broward County www.pridesouthflorida.org 954-561-2020 Pridefest Fort Lauderdale 2643 North Andrews Avenue 954-561-2020 Stonewall Street Festival & Parade stonewallwiltonmanors.com 305-573-6477
Eyewear / Eyecare / Vision Services Island City Eyecare Chic Optique
2301 Wilton Drive 2228 Wilton Drive
830 East Oakland Park Blvd 3019 Ravenswood Road
Florists A Basket Affair Panache Style
Food Stores / Markets Whole Foods
2000 North Federal Highway 954-565-5655
Hair Salons / Barbershops
Bo’s Barber & Stylist Clippers Too Joe’s Barber Shop 50 Pharo's Hair Oasis Revelations Salon Richard's Hair Studio Firm Fitness Center
2635 North Federal Highway 3045 North Federal Highway 920 North Federal Highway 905 NE 20th Avenue 2225 Wilton Drive 2215 Wilton Drive 928 North Federal Highway
954-564-7383 954-564-2900 954-764-1960 954-462-4247 954-561-6911 954-630-1671 954-767-6277
Health Clubs / Gyms / Exercise & Fitness Island City Health and Fitness World Gym Fitness Center
2270 Wilton Drive 954-318-3900 1440 North Federal Highway 954-566-4750
Health Spas / Manicure / Pedicure
78° Spa 11 Grand Resort & Spa, The
2153 Wilton Drive 539 North Birch Road
3900 North Federal Highway 2301 26th Street NE 1500 NE 4th Avenue 2661 North Federal Highway 2450 Wilton Drive 2932 North Andrews Avenue
954-491-2326 954-568-5944 954-462-8560 954-564-0454 954-537-5330 954-564-8686
Home Decor Adam's Interiors Cargo Decades Decades Home Furnishings Island City Traders Joshua Tree, The
Insurance Services 51 Dunham Insurance Services Signal Insurance
3000 North Federal Highway 954-564-7772 3147 Davie Boulevard 954-462-3041
Leather / Erotica Dungeon Bear 52 LeatherWerks 53 LeatherWerks (at the Ramrod) Secrets
1508 NE 4th Avenue 1226 NE 4th Avenue 1508 NE 4th Avenue 4509 North Pine Island Road
954-523-1035 954-761-1236 954-763-8219 954-742-6770
Library / Museum Stonewall - Library & Archives 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard 954-763-8565
Massage / Massage Therapists Healing Hands By Will Needed Touch
1650 NE 26th Street 2409 NE 11th Avenue
823 East Oakland Park Blvd
2205 Wilton Drive
Medical Services Gerhard Chiropractic Center
Novelties 48 To The Moon Marketplace
Pet Stores / Supplies / Services Central Bark Doggy Day Care 54 Rover The Rainbow
3699 North Dixie Highway 954-568-DOGS 929 North Federal Highway 954-525-6988
Pharmacies / Health & Beauty Commcare Pharmacy Las Olas Chemist Walgreens
2817 East Oakland Park Blvd 888-203-7973 1201 East Las Olas Blvd 954-462-4166 3100 North Andrews Avenue 954-564-0164
Photography Shops & Services 46 Photo Impression Studio & Gallery
3455 NE 12th Terrace 954-530-3757
Publications Agenda Newspaper Hotspots Magazine Mark Magazine South Florida Gay News
2881 E Oakland Park Blvd 5100 NE 12th Avenue 21st Wilton Drive 2520 North Dixie Highway
954-903-4771 954-928-1862 954-903-4771 954-530-4970
2364 Wilton Drive 2031-C Wilton Drive 910 Southeast 17th Street
954-533-1130 954-390-7477 954-728-2424 954-763-4455
801 Seabreeze Boulevard 1820 East Sunrise Boulevard 2604 South Federal Highway 1517 NE 26th Street
954-462-9194 954-763-7994 954-523-6783 954-566-7457
110 NW 5th Avenue
2360 North Federal Highway 2252 Wilton Drive 2051 North Federal Highway A1A & Sebastian Street 2414 East Sunrise Boulevard 12 East Oakland Park Blvd 1226 NE 4th Avenue 1508 NE 4th Avenue 3295 West Sunrise Boulevard 2205 Wilton Drive
954-630-0054 954-537-4120 954-561-3732 954-764-3460 954-564-1015 954-533-2089 954-761-1236 954-763-8219 954-791-7927 954-564-2987
Real Estate Services 55 DaVinci Realty Group 56 Davino & Associates Rainbow Realty 57 Team South Florida
Recreation Flamingo Deep Sea Fishing Gateway Cinema Gold Coast Roller Rink Manor Lanes
Sauna (Mens) Club Fort Lauderdale, The
Shopping ABC Wine & Spirits Ball Barnes & Noble Beach Place Galleria Mall Green Thumb Pottery 52 LeatherWerks 53 LeatherWerks (at the Ramrod) Swap Shop Flea Market/ Mall 48 To The Moon Marketplace
Social Organizations / Clubs Front Runners Fort Lauderdale
meets at Holiday Park
2336 NE 26th Street
Tattoos / Piercings Stevie Moon Tattoo
Theater / Performing Arts Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Avenue 954-462-0222 Gateway Cinema 1820 East Sunrise Boulevard 954-763-7994 47 Isle Casino and Racing Pompano Park 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Park 1-877-ISLE-2-WIN
Tires 58 Dale's Wheels & Tires
250 West Sunrise Boulevard 954-764-1582
Towels / Embroidery Towels By The Pound 2560 N Powerline Rd., Pompano Beach 954-942-6559
Transportation Services Water Taxi
651 Seabreeze Boulevard
Travel Services / Tours / Sightseeing Alyson Adventures, Inc. www.alysonadventures.com 305-294-8174 Jungle Queen Riverboat 801 Seabreeze Boulevard 954-462-5596 Tropical Sailing Catamaran Charters 801 Seebreeze Boulevard 954-579-8181
Video Sales / Rentals Expressions Book and Videos 3192 W Hallendale Beach Blvd Show World Book and Video 829 North Federal Hwy
Wine & Spirits Naked Grape Wine Bar, The
2039 Wilton Drive
Attractions Antique Car Museum 1527 Packard Avenue (1527 Southwest 1st Avenue), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-1710 954-779-7300 www.antiquecarmuseum.net The Museum contains 39 Packard automobiles from 1900 to the 1958's, along with a gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt plus several special collections of automobile memorabilia.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens 900 N Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 954-563-5393, www.bonnethouse.org A beautiful and whimsical estate that was the winter retreat of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, two artists whose unconventional personal touches are evident throughout the property that they designed and built.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL 877-311-7469 or 954-462-0222 www.browardcenter.org Multi-theater, waterfront complex, home to Broadway in Fort Lauderdale touring shows, Florida Grand Opera, Florida Philharmonic, the Concert Association and Miami City Ballet.
Butterfly World 3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 954-977-4400 www.butterflyworld.com Stroll through three acres of lush tropical gardens while thousands of live, brilliantly colored butterflies soar around. Waterfalls, fish, hummingbirds, an insectarium, orchids and roses complete the natural habitat. Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 11am5pm. Admission closes 4pm.
Cinema Paradiso 503 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 954-525-FILM (3456), www.fliff.com Tickets: FLIFF members $5, Seniors and Students $7, General Admission $9. Fort Lauderdale's Arthouse Movie Theater. Built in the mid-1920's as the "New" Methodist Church of Fort Lauderdale and later "reemerged" as the Vinette Carroll Theater, Cinema Paradiso is South Florida's most unique art house movie theater presenting films from around the world The theater boosts the most comfortable and plushest stadium seating in South Florida along with a full bar, lobby and courtyard tables. Each week Cinema Paradiso partners with Emerging Cinemas to present the latest in independent digital films. In addition, Cinema Paradiso is the undisputed showcase for extreme sport films, anime, concert films and other specialty presentations. Cinema Paradiso also showcases Florida made films throughout the year at our monthly Local Filmmaker Nights. Most of the films presented at the theater will be the only South Florida screening.
Everglades Day Safari 800-472-3069, www.ecosafari.com The Everglades Day Safari has provided the most adventurous Everglades safaris since we began offering tours in 1992! As a true ecotour, our safaris follow The International Ecotourism Society's belief of promoting responsible travel to natural areas, conserving the environment and improving the well-being of local people. Your tour is designed to explore all four ecosystems that make up the ‘glades including: the sawgrass prairie, mangrove
estuary, cypress swamps and pine savannah. We offer convenient pick-up locations for the West Coast (Fort Myers / Naples / Sanibel area) and the East Coast (Fort Lauderdale area).
Farradday’s Steakhouse (Isle Casino and Racing Pompano Park) 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, FL Reservations & Hours: 954-972-2000 Farraddays' is an award-winning classic American steak and seafood restaurant offering a well-crafted menu with such seasonal specialties. Farraddays’ offers a great menu at all price points, with entrees starting at $15, but provides the dining experience that will make a lasting memory. Or, if an upscale bar scene is your fancy while you break from the action of the casino floor, come to Farraddays’ to enjoy the live music while you savor a specialty cocktail or enjoy one of the 60 wines offered by the glass.
Galleria Mall at Fort Lauderdale 2414 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-564-1015 www.galleriamall-fl.com Originally known as the Sunrise Shopping Center until it was redeveloped in 1980, The Galleria at Ft. Lauderdale is the now the largest and most popular upscale regional shopping center in Broward County. The Galleria is a destination for shoppers from both the Ft. Lauderdale area and around the world. The Galleria is Fort Lauderdale’s most popular destination for fabulous restaurants, sophisticated stores and world-class service.The mall is anchored by three major department stores: Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Dillard’s. Other famous retailers and specialty shops include Apple, Coach, Mayor’s, Willams-Sonoma, Cole Haan, J.Crew and Pottery Barn. The Galleria is also a premier Ft. Lauderdale dining destination, with restaurants like The Capital Grille, P.F. Chang’s, Seasons 52, Blue Martini and Trulucks.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Located on East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, FL off A1A. (3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft Laud., FL) 954-564-4521 www.floridastateparks.org/hughtaylorbirch A short walk from beachside shops and condominiums, this park is an oasis of tropical hammocks-a gift from Hugh Taylor Birch to Florida's posterity. His former estate preserves four distinct natural communities, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Visitors can rent a canoe and paddle along a mile-long freshwater lagoon or fish from the seawall. Nature lovers can hike along two short trails and learn about local plants and wildlife while bicyclists and skaters glide along the paved park road. Visitors can access the beach via the pedestrian tunnel under A1A. Picnic areas overlook the channel; pavilions with water and electricity are available for rental. A group/youth campground is available to organized groups. The Terramar Visitor Center features displays regarding the area's natural and cultural history.
Int’l Swimming Hall of Fame 1 Hall of Fame Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL 954-462-6536, www.ishof.org This swimming and diving facility is open
daily for lap swimming and water aerobics and hosts national and international aquatic competitions. A museum houses over 10,000 square feet of Olympic memorabilia from over 100 nations, honoring the world’s greatest aquatic stars.
Isle Casino and Racing Pompano Park 777 Isle of Capri Circle, (Corner of Powerline & SW 3rd/Racetrack Road), Pompano Beach, FL 1-877-ISLE-2-WIN Isle® Casino Racing Pompano Park in sunny Pompano Beach, Florida is home to some of the most exciting gaming action in town. The Isle is the home of Florida’s only live harness racing track, so it’s the only place where you’ll feel the heartpounding excitement of this sport. The excitement of harness racing compliments the thrills on the 55,000 square foot smoke-free casino floor that’s packed with the best slots, great live-action poker tables, exciting electronic table games, delicious restaurants and fun bars. Stop in to enjoy the excitement, but don’t forget to indulge yourself with a tender steak at Farraddays’ steakhouse or give yourself an authentic taste of New York in Myron’s Delicatessen, a Jewish-style deli. If you’re feeling hungry, try the isle buffet that offers a bountiful selection of cuisine from around the world including your favorite Asian dishes. Thrills, excitement and great eats are here waiting for you! Located just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors and only 20 minutes from North Miami, Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park offers free valet or plenty of surface self- parking. Open 9:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Friday and 24 hours on the weekends.
Las Olas Boulevard East Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 1st Ave. & SE 11th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL www.lasolasboulevard.com Las Olas has always been Fort Lauderdale’s most charming thoroughfare (Often misspelled as Los Olas, Las Olas means 'The Waves'). Las Olas is at the forefront of everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries, to memorable restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars. Running almost parallel to Fort Lauderdale’s New River on its way to the Atlantic Ocean, Las Olas is a broad avenue divided by a wide landscaped median of flowers and towering shade trees. Over the canal at the east end of the tree lined median, in the Colee Hammock neighborhood, are more shops, restaurants, and stores too unique to describe … all worth exploring!
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale 1 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, FL 954-525-5500, www.moafl.org This beautiful facility, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, has rotating exhibitions and a permanent collection: Masterworks from the Meyer and Golda Marks CoBrA Collection: Art Amaze.
Museum of Discovery & Science / Auto Nation IMAX Center 401 SW 2nd Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL 954-467-6637, www.mods.org The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Spend a day of discovery exploring over 200 fascinating
interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science! Open 365 days of the year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Saturday, 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Parker Playhouse 707 Northeast 8th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-2729 954-468-3285, parkerplayhouse.com The Parker Playhouse curtain rose for the first time on February 6, 1967. One of Fort Lauderdale’s first venues, the neo-classical Playhouse, was built by Dr. Louis Parker and is managed now by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This 1,167-seat fully equipped theater plays an important role in the community by serving as a vibrant part of the area. Parker Playhouse helps fuel economic development while also bringing the community together with performances, activities and educational programming.
Riverwalk SW 7th Avenue to SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 954-468-1541, www.goriverwalk.com Florida’s most beautiful mile! Showcases lush tropical landscape & winding walkways linking downtown Ft. Lauderdale’s attractions, restaurants & shops.
Sawgrass Mills 12801 West Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise, FL (at Flamingo Road) 954-846-2350, sawgrassmillsmall.com The World’s largest discount/outlet mall with 270 discount, outlet and off-price stores. Mon.-Sat. 10am-9:30pm, Sun. 11am-8pm.
Sebastian Street Beach Located at Sebastian Street and North Fort Lauderdale Beach Drive (A1-A), Fort Lauderdale, FL This is Fort Lauderdale’s gay & lesbian beach and it is the most popular gay beach in the area. Many of Fort Lauderdale's Gay Hotels and Resorts are within a few blocks of most it. The St. Regis Resort Fort Lauderdale is right across the street if you need a landmark or point of reference.
Sunrise Cinemas At Gateway 1820 E Sunrise Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, FL 954-763-7994 www.sunrisecinemas.com Unique among local movie venues, Sunrise Cinemas plays host to all major, locally produced film festivals, including The Miami Jewish Film Festival, France Cinema Floride, The Israel Film Festival and The Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Locally owned and operated, Sunrise Cinemas is committed to providing the opportunity for Floridians and visitors to experience quality feature films from Hollywood and around the world.
Stonewall Library & Archives 1300 E Sunrise Blvd. Ft Lauderdale, FL 954-763-8565 www.stonewall-library.org A membership lending library and research center. The largest GLBT Collection in the United States
Stranahan House 335 SE 6th Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL 954-524-4736, stranahanhouse.org Preserved turn-of-the-century house furnished with antiques of the era (The Oldest structure in Broward County). Open Wed.-Sat. 10am-3pm, Sun. 1-3pm.
Pride South Florida
Every Tuesday, 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
March 12th - 13th, 2012
Gold Coast Roller Rink
Jaco Pastorius Park,
2604 South Federal Highway
Oakland Park, FL
www.myspace.com/intoxiskate Intoxiskate is a weekly drunken skate party held at the Gold Coast Roller Rink featuring DJ Misha of VooDoo Lounge. $4 entry, $2 Skate Rental, Teen & up welcome. Check the MySpace page online for weekly themes and specials.
www.pridesouthflorida.org Pridefest (Pride South Florida) is the largest Pride Festival in the state of Florida with thousands of attendees and up to 250 vendors.
Dancing Under the Stars
AIDS Walk Fort Lauderdale / Florida AIDS Walk Late March, 2011 - Official dates TBA
Every Mon - Sat, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Huizenga Plaza - Downtown
Hollywood Beach Theater
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Johnston Street & Boardwalk
954-921-3404 Dance on the Boardwalk or just enjoy the music. Year-round series features music ranging from easy listening to line dancing to blues, R&B and rock & roll to special theme nights.
www.floridaaidswalk.org Funds raised by Florida AIDS Walk will support the expansion of free HIV testing and prevention education in Florida’s Broward and Miami Dade counties, as well as healthcare for HIV-positive individuals throughout the state.
Dancing in The Park
Saturdays, year-round, 8 PM Hollywood Blvd. and US 1 954-921-3500 Join the djs and dancers as they dance the night away to disco, top 40's and more...
Boardwalk Friday Fest
Early Spring, 2012 - Official dates TBA Location: Museum of Discovery & Science & AutoNation® IMAX® Theater
Every Friday, 7:00 -9:00PM
401 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Hollywood Beach Theatre
954-713-0954 Named one of the "10 Best Annual Fort Lauderdale Events" in 2007 by Gold Coast Magazine, the Wine and Culinary Celebration will feature a progressive sequence of wine and food parings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests. South Florida's top restaurants and chefs will be represented, as well as wines from wineries around the world, courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits. The event also features a silent auction and a complimentary wine glass for every guest. VIP guests will enjoy wine tasting seminars and VIP access to the Grand Tasting.
954-924-2980 Live jazz, blues, pop and everything in between along Hollywood's signature 2.5 mile Boardwalk. Charming oceanfront cafes and restaurants serve up delicious innovative cuisine while you enjoy the best array of live music and tropical ocean breezes.
FEB ArtExplosion Late Winter, 2012 - Official dates TBA 954 568-1154, www.sunny.org/events One of the country's largest GLBT Arts Festivals, with two weeks of art, film, music, theatre, literature, comedy and cabaret by GLBT talent.
Winter Party Festival February 29th - Mar 5th, 2012 202-393-5177, www.winterparty.com Winter Party Festival is a celebration of social and cultural events (including art, dance, music, comedy, sports and more) benefiting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The week of events culminates with The Beach Party, a world-class dance party attended by over 5,400 visitors in the hottest destination in the United States – South Beach. Approximately 10,000 participants from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Australia attend the 6-day celebration.
Annual Wine and Culinary Celebration
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Early Spring, 2012 - Official dates TBA Location: A1A and Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 954-941-2940 The largest party on the beach. A wknd full of entertainment, seafood and fun.
Sunshine Stampede Rodeo April 20th - 22nd, 2012 Location: Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, Davie, FL 954-680-3555 Cowboys and cowgirls from across the U.S. and Canada come to South Florida to compete in the Florida Gay Rodeo Association (FGRA). Sunset Stampede Celebration, with three country dance floors, Saturday night.
Floridaâ€™s Newport Guitar Festival
Spring, 2012 - Official dates TBA
Dine Out Lauderdale
Location: Hard Rock Live
October 1st - November 10th, 2011
One Seminole Way, Hollywood Considered to be the world's largest modern guitar festival. Vintage masterpieces and extraordinary one-of-akind modern guitars will be available for purchase. Hundreds of vendors will display brilliant assortments of acoustic, electric, vintage, hand-made and modern guitars inside the Hard Rock Live where over 30 distinguished guitarists will perform more than 200 mini-concerts, to demonstrate the various guitars on display.
Various restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Equality Forum April 30th â€“ May 6th, 2012
800-22-SUNNY, www.sunny.org Join us for the most tasteful event of the season. A six-week celebration of the area's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine. Enjoy the very best of Greater "Fork" Lauderdale's restaurants set amid a tropical backdrop of turquoise waters, golden sands, emerald palms and sunkissed skies. Discover the mouthwatering ingredients that make dining here so LauderLicious.
OUT OF TOWN EVENT
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Fall, 2012 - Official dates TBA
www.equalityforum.com Equality Forum presents annually the largest national and international GLBT civil rights forum. Equality Forum 2010 includes over 50 programs, parties and special events with no registration free and all substantive programs for free. Featured events include National Equality Rally at Independence Hall, Art Exhibit, International Equality Dinner at the National Constitution Center, SundayOUT! street festival & much more.
MAY Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Fest. Spring, 2012 - Official dates TBA Location: Las Olas Boulevard 954-524-4657 lasolaswineandfood.com Stroll the Boulevard sampling signature culinary creations from more than 60 dining destinations and wines from more than 45 wine-tables. Discover the newest restaurants and retailers on the Boulevard.
at 503 Southeast 6th Street 954-525-FILM, www.fliff.com Competitive film festival showcasing independent cinema from around the world, Premiers, documentaries, student film competition, black tie galas, celebrities, and a lot more.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 27th - 31st, 2011 www.showmanagement.com The world's largest boat show featuring more than 2 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super-yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. The boat show encompasses more than 3 million square feet of space, both on land and in water, at six sites.
NOV White Party Week November 23rd - 28th, 2011
305-576-1234, www.whiteparty.org The annual White Party Week at Vizcaya in Miami and Miami Beach Florida is destined June 19th - 20th, 2012 (4PM-9PM) to be a tremendous party. The White Party benefits Care Resource, an organization 954-564-8707 taking care of people living with HIV or www.stonewallwiltonmanors.com The Stonewall Street Festival celebrates AIDS living in Miami-Dade and Broward the Stonewall Rebellion on New York's County Florida. Care Resource is also respected for their community outreach Christopher Street in June of 1969. and educational programs. St. Pete Pride [Prominade OUT OF
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June 24th - 26th, 2012 Grand Central District, St. Petersburg 727-388-9435, www.stpetepride.com www.facebook.com/stpetepride The diverse GLBT community, including our allies, local politicians and businesses enjoy a fun-filled day packed with food, sun dancing and enjoying community. PROMENADE: It covers from 20th St. to 28th St. in the Grand Central District. STREET FESTIVAL: It takes place every year on 21st to 28th St. of Central Avenue in the Grand Central district.
he Fort Lauderdale area has a large and varied selection of bars, nightclubs and lounges to enjoy.
Wilton Manors has the city’s highest concentration of gay and lesbian nightlife. There you will find popular standbys like Rosie's with fun-food, cool drinks, friendly staff and an indoor/outdoor patio and New Moon Bar, the most popular bar for women. Also in Wilton Manors you’ll find Matty's On the Drive. Matty's is a popular place to meet the locals and make fast friends. New on the scene this year is The Manor Complex, a multilevel venue that is host to parties, special events, well-made drinks and food. Wilton's Bier Garden and More will open in the summer of 2011 and will surely be a hot spot to enjoy a meal and a beer with friends. Boardwalk on Andrews Avenue is a great place to have fun, see the boys and enjoy a good drink. Close to the beach, Boardwalk features male dancers and is usually filled with cute boys and men. Corner Pub, a great place to have a good drink and meet the locals. Cubby Hole, the best little butch bar in Fort Lauderdale, meet new friends and have a great time. Fling, at Isle Casino and Racing Pompano Park is a Las Vegas style casino “center bar” always serving up great cocktails and fun. 60
Downtown Fort Lauderdale at night photo by R. Viola, Photo Impression
FEATURED NIGHTLIFE 35 Boardwalk
1721 North Andrews Avenue / South Middle River www.boardwalkbarxxx.com Hours: Mon-Sat 5PM-2AM Boardwalk Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale Florida is a Gay nightclub featuring South Florida's finest male strippers. TAGS: nightly events, nightly drink specials, dancers...
36 Corner Pub
1915 North Andrews Avenue / Wilton Manors www.cornerpubbar.com Hours: 11AM-2AM Mon-Thur, 11AM-3AM Fri-Sat, 10AM-2AM Sun “Shannon & Anthony’s new bar, redefining what a bar should be! Located just off of “The Drive”, across from & slighly north of Drake Tower. TAGS: long happy hour, nightly drink specials, regular special events, free WiFi, HD TVs
37 Cubby Hole, The
823 North Federal Highway / Flagler Heights www.thecubbyhole.com Hours: Daily 11AM, 12PM on Sun and close at 2AM Sun -Thurs Open till 3AM Fri & Sat "The Best Little Butch Bar in Ft. Lauderdale"Kitchen open daily 12PM to 9 PM 7 every day. TAGS: bears, food, pool table, games, movies, dance poles, smoking permitted
FEATURED NIGHTLIFE CONTINUED... 47 Fling (Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park) 1-877-ISLE-2-WIN
777 Isle of Capri Circle / Pompano Beach www.theislepompanopark.com Las Vegas style casino "center bar" always serving up great cocktails and fun. Live music or DJ every Friday and Saturday Nights. TAGS: casual, live music, DJ, lounge
38 Manor Complex, The
2345 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors www.TheManorComplex.com Hours: Mon 3-2, Tue-Thur 12-2PM, Fri 12-3, Sat 11-3, Sun 10-2 A touch of English Nobility is infused into the architecture. The ceilings are adorned with multiple Swarovski red crystal chandeliers. Sunday Brunch. TAGS: restaurant, club, martini bar, lounge, banquet room, happy hour, dining specials, DJs
29 Matty's On The Drive
2426 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors www.mattysonthedrive.com Hours: Sun-Thur 11AM-2AM, Fri-Sat 11AM-3AM Something for everyone. Quite upscale yet laid back. A great place for people to hangout and enjoy, with much loved happy hour prices.
TAGS: deli, drink specials, happy hour, video bar, pool table, darts, Wii, smoking area...
39 New Moon Bar
2440 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors www.newmoonbar.com Hours: Open Sun-Thur till 2AM, Fri & Sat till 3AM Your neighborhood Gay & Lesbian bar in the heart of Wilton Manors and just minutes from Ft. Lauderdale Beach. TAGS: mostly women, no cover, live music, daily drink specials...
32 Rosie's Bar & Grill
2449 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors www.rosiesbarandgrill.com Hours: Open Sun-Thurs 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM Campy atmosphere, lots of great food and snacks. Casual dining indoors or on their large covered outdoor patio. Full liquor bar. TAGS: mixed crowd, daily drink specials, outdoor patio, restaurant...
40 Wiltonâ€™s Bier Garden & More
2245 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors www.wiltonsbiergarden.com Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-11PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-Midnight
A new concept in upscale dining & nightlife. Be seen and watch the scene from the Sky Terrace in the Heart of Wilton Manors. TAGS: live entertainment, food, drink, indoor & outdoor dining, terrace area, video lounge...
NIGHTLIFE Bars / Dance Clubs / Lounges / Piano
Beach Betty’s 625 East Dania Beach Blvd. 954-921-9893 Bill’s Filling Station 2209 Wilton Drive 954-567-5978 Boardwalk 1721 North Andrews Avenue 954-463-6969 Boom 2232 Wilton Drive 954-560-1243 Cloud 9 7126 Stirling Road 954-499-3525 Corner Pub 1915 North Andrews Avenue 954-564-7335 Cozmos Lounge 2668 East Oakland Park Blvd. 954-566-4628 Cubby Hole, The 823 North Federal Highway 954-728-9001 Depot Cabana Bar & Grill, The 2935 North Federal Highway 954-537-7076 Dude’s 3270 NE 33rd Street 954-568-7777 Exit 66 / Rock Bar 219 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. 954-357-9981 Gelati Martini Lounge 2037 Wilton Drive 954-537-7731 Georgie’s Alibi 2266 Wilton Drive 954-565-2526 Fling (Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park) 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach 1-877-ISLE-2-WIN J’s 2780 Davie Boulevard 954-581-8400 Johnny’s 1116 West Broward Blvd. 954-522-5931 Lips Restaurant/Cabaret 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. 954-567-0987 Living Room Nightclub 300 SW 1st Avenue 888-992-7555 Manor Complex, The 2345 Wilton Drive 954-626-0082 Matty’s On The Drive 2426 Wilton Drive 954-564-1799 Mona’s 502 East Sunrise Boulevard 954-525-6662 Monkey Business 2740 Andrews Avenue 954-514-7819 Naked Grape Wine Bar, The 2039 Wilton Drive 954-563-5631 New Moon Bar 2440 Wilton Drive 954-563-7660 P.J.’s Interracial Club 924 North Flagler Drive 954-533-0257 Ramrod (Leather/Levi/Uniform) 1508 NE 4th Avenue 954-763-8219 Rising Action Theatre 840 East Oakland Park Blvd. 954-561-2225 Rosie’s Bar & Grill 2449 Wilton Drive 954-563-0123 Scandals Saloon 3073 NE 6th Avenue 954-567-2432 Sidelines Sports Bar 2031-A Wilton Drive 954-563-8001 Smarty Pants, The 3038 North Federal Highway 954-561-1724 Stable, The 205 East Oakland Park Blvd. 954-565-4506 Torpedo 2829 West Broward Blvd. 954-587-2500 Voo Doo Lounge 111 SW 2nd Avenue 954-522-0733 Whiskey Blue (W Hotel) 401 No. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. 954-414-8300 Wilton’s Bier Garden & More 2245 Wilton Drive 954-530-8782
Cabaret Lips Restaurant/Cabaret
1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. 954-567-0987
Stripper Bars 35 Boardwalk Bar Johnny's
1721 N Andrews Avenue 1116 W Broward Boulevard
Published on Jun 6, 2011
Map, brochure and guide featuring bars, clubs, restaurants, attractions, events, shopping and hotels in Greater Fort Lauderdale & Wilton Man...