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A Hospital for Everyone Broward Health Imperial Point is committed to being the hospital of choice for the LGBTQ community. We offer a wide array of services including: • 24-Hour Emergency Services with Expedited Care for Minor Illnesses and Injuries • Behavioral Health Services • Certified Primary Stroke Center & Heart Failure Program • Comprehensive Outpatient Services • Interventional Radiology • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation • Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

To request an appointment, call 954.767.5541 or visit BrowardHealth.org/BHIP.

6401 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale


GREETINGS

The GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau welcome you to Sunny Fort Lauderdale! 2021 is the year we’ve been looking forward to. As we begin to recover from COVID-19, we welcome you to experience Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of promenade-lined beachfronts and explore a destination that boasts luxury hotels, an impressive art scene, world-class restaurants, craft breweries, nightlife, shopping, casinos, and the Everglades on its doorstep. Cruise along the “Venice of America,” explore shipwreck dive sites in the “Wreck Capital of Florida,” and get lost in botanical gardens with lush tropical plants and native wildlife.

Keith Blackburn President / CEO GFLGLCC

We are Florida’s premier LGBT and family capital and pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive and safe destination. We offer the widest range of LGBT owned and LGBT+ welcoming hotels, guesthouses, inns and resorts of any destination. No other destination has more LGBT owned businesses, including accommodations than Greater Fort Lauderdale! Thanks to visitors like you, Greater Fort Lauderdale remains the leading destination for all travelers. So, sit back, relax and enjoy all of what we have to offer. For more detailed information, check our website, SouthFloridaFun.com. Safe Travels,

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Richard Gray

Senior Vice President, Greater For Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau


Arts & Culture | 11 From live theatre to concerts, galleries and museums, we’ve got lots to offer. Visit & Explore | 19 Greater Fort Lauderdale isn’t just about our 23 miles of inviting beaches. Eat | 27 A sampling of 10 great places we highly recommend. Florida’s Hollywood | 32 Located just South of Fort Lauderdale, this LGBT welcoming city has beaches, dining, shopping and lots more! Maps | 40, 41, 52, 63 Find all of our advertisers on our 4-pages of color-coded maps! Wilton Manors | 50 Known as the heart of nightlife and entertainment! Oakland Park | 62 Just North of Wilton Manors. Be sure to visit this fast growing city. > CONNECT WITH US!

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Nightlife | 69 Be sure to save some energy for happy hour, last call and everything in between. Advertisers’ Directory | 73 A complete, alphabetical list of our advertisers and where to find them.

GFLGLCC Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce 2300 NE 7th Avenue • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954.523.3500 You can view and download this guide at SouthFloridaFun.com


We’re a culturally rich community and we invite you to experience it like a local. Here, we feature ten recommended museums, theatres, galleries and more.


ArtServe: Art is a powerful tool. It can uplift lives. Upend unjust systems. Transform perspectives and amplify voices that far too often go unheard. When properly leveraged, art is a catalyst for change on personal, communal and economic levels. At ArtServe, they bring together enterprise, academia, government and philanthropy to engage and inspire people of all backgrounds and abilities through innovative programming, artist support and education.

ArtServe’s Residency Program supports a community of artists who have a demonstrable history of arts outreach. With a focus on community building and process development, the Program strives to make a positive impact beyond that of art-making. 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-763-8565

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale: The Museum is the hub of the South Florida Art Coast, in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Its distinctive modernist building, which

opened in 1986 was designed by the renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. Located in Fort Lauderdale’s active Arts and Entertainment District, the Museum is a short walk to the shops, restaurants and galleries of vibrant Las Olas Boulevard as well as to the picturesque Riverwalk waterfront promenade. NSU Art Museum’s 83,000 square-foot building contains 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 256-seat auditorium, Museum Store and Cafe. See their ad in this guide. 1 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-5500

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Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA): The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts celebrates the fire arts. Visit the stunning exhibit of studio glass, featuring the art of Chihuly and Lalique. Discover our world-class collection of British and European pottery and porcelain from the 19th and 20th centuries with famous names such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. 481 S. Federal Highway Dania Beach, FL 33004 954-376-6690

Association of Museums and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. 401 SW 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 954-467-6637 Island City Stage: In the five short years since its founding, Island City Stage has been nominated for more than 20

Museum of Discovery & Science: Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Science District, the facility offers 120,000 square feet, packed with dynamic

science exhibits, learning labs, café, store and grand atrium 300-seat AutoNation IMAX® 3D Theater featuring both 2D and 3D films. Accredited by the American

Carbonell Awards and has won 10, including two for “Best Production of a Play.” Additionally, they have won numerous, Silver Palm Awards and many “Best Of” media recognitions. See their ad in this guide and check out a show. 2304 N. Dixie Highway Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-928-9800 Broward Center for the Performing Arts: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts invites you to | 13 |


discover something new to love about the arts. Try theater, from tragedy to farce. Dance, from ballet to modern. Music, from classical to opera to pop. With performances year-round, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! No matter what your age, you can learn something new about the arts—and yourself— with their innovative educational programming.

Two theaters with over 3,000 seats, offering year-round, worldrenowned performances. Come see what you’ve been missing. 201 SW 5th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 954-462-0222 Charles F. Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines: The Charles F. Dodge City Center, (CDCC) is in the heart of Pembroke Pines, Florida, the second-largest city in Broward County, and is

nestled between Mediterranean style residences, casual-chic and family-style restaurants featuring international cuisine and numerous

name-brand stores and shopping malls. The city center is a multi-use facility that is managed by SMG Worldwide and offers more than 35,000 square feet of event space for Banquets, Concerts, Festivals, Meetings and Trade Shows, and much more. 601 SW City Center Way Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025 Phone: 954-392-9480 Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida: With more than 130 singing members, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) is the southeastern United States’ largest gay men’s chorus. Now in their tenth successful season, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida brings song to the community through

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large-scale, mainstage concerts and grassroots performances in neighborhoods. Each year, more than 20,000 people are inspired and moved by their music and mission, making GMCSF a significant cultural asset in South Florida. 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 218 Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Phone: 954-763-2266 World AIDS Museum & Educational Center: A museum and educational center that is open to the public to visit, explore and enjoy. They offer guided docent tours on request. The main gallery features the CHRONOLOGY OF AIDS, which is the history of HIV and AIDS. In addition, you’ll find a small art gallery, multimedia,

and artifacts that offer thoughprovoking and heartwarming art experiences. See their ad in this guide.

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-390-0550 Stonewall National Museum & Archives: Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) is one of the largest LGBTQ archives and libraries in the United States. SNMA presents an ongoing 12-month schedule of

exhibitions, public programs, and collaborative events on LGBTQ themes at its museum and library. Most exhibitions and programs are also available virtually, online. Visit stonewall-museum.org. Find SNMA on Facebook: stonewall-museum and on Instagram: @stonewallarchive. See their ad in this guide. 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-763-8565

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ESCAPE FROM YO U R E V E RY DAY Discover ultimate relaxation at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. Situated on beautiful Pompano Beach, minutes from Fort Lauderdale and with a range of venues and room styles, our hotel is ideal for getaways, productive business meetings or decadent oceanfront weddings and receptions. Stay in premier guest rooms and suites offering plush bedding and a range of thoughtful amenities. Catch the sunrise from your private balcony, treat yourself to a rejuvenating treatment at SiSpa, the Resort’s on-site spa, enjoy on-site watersports and cool off in one of our sparkling pools. After exploring charming Pompano Beach, indulge in cold drinks, seafood and American cuisine in our new AND Fish Kitchen + Bar, or dine al fresco on the pool-side patio. With its stunning beach setting, discover the charm of the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. F O R T L A U D E R D A L E M A R R I O T T P O M PA N O B E A C H R E S O R T & S PA 12 0 0 N O R T H O C E A N B O U L E VA R D, P O M PA N O B E A C H , F L 3 3 0 6 2 9 5 4 . 78 2 . 0 1 0 0 | M A R R I O T T. C O M / F L L P M

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T H E P E R F EC T C ATC H Share a dining experience to remember with ocean-fresh seafood, just steps from Pompano Beach. Treat yourself to some of Florida’s best seafood favorites, cooked-to-perfection, dry-aged steaks, raw bar delicacies and citrus-marinated salads. Ignite your senses with zestful flavors, creative cocktails and wines, the perfect pairing for lunch or dinner when you join us at AND Fish Kitchen + Bar.


We’re famous for our 23 miles of blue wave beaches, but if you’re looking for something else – something different and unique, we’ve got some recommendations.


Bonnet House Museum & Gardens: The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens preserves the unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the

museum connects today’s com munity to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic, and environmental legacy. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic places in 1984 and declared a historic landmark by the City of Fort Lauderdale in 2002. 900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: 954-563-5393

ture in Broward County. Located on the New River in the heart of the Las Olas area, it is available for tours and private events. 335 SE 6th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Phone: 954-524-4736 Xtreme Action Park: Now the largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida, Xtreme Action Park has over 200,000 square feet of exciting attractions and event spaces including Go Kart Racing, Bowling Lanes, Arcade Game Room, a Ropes Course Adventure, a Trampoline Park, Roller Skating Rink, Escape Rooms and now all new Laser Tag, Virtual Reality Games and VR Escape Rooms.  Plus refuel your fun at our All American Cafe and the Pit Bar, a full Liquor Sports Bar. We truly have Something Fun for Everyone! Open 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Historic Stranahan House & Museum: Stranahan House is the home of Fort Lauderdale pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Built in 1901 as a trading post and converted into a residence for the Stranahans in 1906, the house is the oldest surviving struc| 20 |


5300 Powerline Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: 954-491-6265 Everglades National Park: America’s Everglades - The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The park protects an

unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. An international treasure as well - a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty. Phone: 305-242-7700 Flamingo Gardens & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary: Flamingo Gardens Botanical

Garden is 60 acres of tropical paradise. It features more than 3000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants. Their arboretum contains some of the largest trees in the state of Florida. In addition, check out the Wray Home Museum and the Wildlife Sanctuary -- home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlifeincluding alligators, bear, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks and flamingos. 3750 S. Flamingo Road Davie, FL 33330 Phone: 954- 473-2955 Sawgrass Recreational Park: Come visit Sawgrass Recreation Park at night for the ultimate nighttime airboat. Join one of their experienced captains as they escort only your group on a private Everglades tour at night. This airboat tour includes an extend

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the “River of Grass” at top speeds, with an expert tour guide leading the way. Now, guests can experience a once-in-a-lifetime animal encounter in a small, private setting. 21940 Griffin Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332 954-434-8111

ed one-hour (60 minutes) nighttime adventure. You get to visit exclusive locations in the Everglades and are able to see and hear a variety of reptiles, insects, and amphibians as we explore. They’re also open daily for airboat rides and offer a fleet of rental boats available for fishing. Primitive camping is also available with reservations. 1006 N. US Highway 27 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33327 888-424-7262 Everglades Holiday Park: Featuring airboat tours, gator shows and animal encounters. Climb aboard one of their state-of-the-art vessels for an unforgettable Everglades airboat ride, then take in a live alligator presentation featuring the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue in the world famous Gator Pit! With miles of wetlands before you, you’ll journey deep into the Everglades, zipping across

Jungle Queen River Boat: The world is a canvas to your imagination. You’ll see sights beyond belief. Now imagine cruising on something extraordinary for a day or night. Where the sightseeing, dinner, and show is indescribable. Where

you can look up into the sky at night and hear the stars talking to you. No wonder over 18 million people since 1935, from all over the world have discovered it. They offer 90-minute narrated morning sightseeing cruises, 90-minute narrated afternoon and evening sightseeing cruises. In addition,

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there is a one-of-a-kind dinner sightseeing cruise. When you arrive at their tropical isle, you’ll be treated to an all-you-can-eat dinner with live entertainment. 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-462-5596 Carrie B: The Carrie B sightseeing paddlewheel tour boat has been providing

scenic sightseeing boat tours and private charters in Fort Lauderdale since 1991. These great Venice of America experiences continue to thrill out of town guests, visitors and residents. Join them for a 1.5 hour fully narrated sightseeing cruises of Fort Lauderdale’s yachts and homes of the rich and famous traveling on the New River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and Port Everglades. 440 North New River Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-768-9920

Water Taxi: Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” because of its many beautiful waterways. One of the best ways to Explore the city is from the water. The Water Taxi is more than just a boat ride. Their Captains and Crew are well versed on the city and the many attractions that can be viewed from the water. In addition to the three unique routes with easy transfers, Water Taxi features specialty cruises and is available for groups and events. There is no starting or stopping point. The Water Taxis run from stop to stop along the routes in both directions. There are 15 scheduled stops and on-demand whistle stops. You are encouraged to get off and explore throughout the day. Routes and additional information can be found at WaterTaxi.com. 954-467-6677

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Hosted by Venice magazine, the second annual SEAGLASS | A Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience will be a one-of-its-kind immersive tasting celebration set on the beach across from the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Guests will be transported to a rosé paradise inclusive of the world’s finest labels alongside perfectly paired culinary creations and expertly curated music, art and fashion representative of the stunning rosé lifestyle. In addition to showcasing multiple rosé brands, the 2021 event will include an incredible lineup of spirits and beer. The event will take place on November 5-7, 2021.

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For sponsorship opportunities, please email sponsorships@seaglassexperience.com.


With lots of choices for places to eat, we wanted to give you some of our personal recommendations.


Bona Italian Restaurant: With more than 50 years of experience under their belts, they understand how to best serve their customers through tried and true service principles. Instead of following trends, they set them. The food is made from scratch with care. They pride themselves on the highest caliber products that go into every meal. The cuisine, prepared under the

direction of longtime Chef Serol Cyriac,is American style Italian with influence from the Campania region of Southern Italy. Bona Specialties have become signatures for them. Try the Fazzoletti, pasta purses filled with truffles, Italian cheeses in a carbonara sauce. Another specialty if their original Chicken Cyriac, blackened chicken in a creamy garlic sauce over penne pasta with roasted almonds on top. 2468 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954565-7222

Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery: Centrally located along Fort Lauderdale Beach’s renowned A1A strip within The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery offers a grown-up interpretation of a chic boardwalk dining experience with a whimsical twist on fresh dining favorites from the land and sea. Wild Thyme is a new dining concept from Steven Dapuzzo of Society 8 Hospitality Group. At Wild Thyme, guests will enjoy stunning, panoramic oceanfront views to accompany their fresh caught ocean and farm raised main land offerings. The warm and inviting atmosphere is a perfect choice for a small dinner, or to gather with a large group. Wild Thyme’s eclectic menu and charming beachfront ambiance provides a

home away from home for tourists visiting Fort Lauderdale Beach and locals alike. 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954.567-8070

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DelacaSeas Cafe: The best cafe in Lauderdale by the Sea is DelacaSeas Cafe. Locally grown, farm-to-table produce and Fresh Seafood is delivered daily. Join them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also serve Sunday/Champagne Brunch with beer and wine available. Ask about the Monthly Wine Dinners first Monday of each month. Catering is also available . DelacaSeas Cafe was voted one of

the top 100 gay owned and operated restaurants in the United States. 4404 Bougainvilla Drive • Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308 • 954557-5798

receives the same care and attention as the Ice Cream. The decor at Jaxson’s is a treasure trove of Americana, especially the license plate collection. Stop in for a visit, you’ll be happy that you did! A favorite among Floridians and visitors. Best of City Search Best of City Search and Zagat rated. Featured on The Food Network, ABC News, Smart Travel and more. 128 S. Federal Hwy. • Dania Beach, FL 33004 • 954- 923-4445 Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood:

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant: Since its inception in 1956, Jaxson’s has been scooping deliciousness at the same location. Offering legendary food, from juicy, delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, and phenomenal corned beef and pastrami sandwiches to a variety of salads, | 29 |


A staple of Seminole Hard Rock, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood returns in its new home offering the sophisticated, classic-American steakhouse fare guests know and love. Overlooking a lavish pool with opulent waterfalls, Council Oak’s new design features an open-kitchen, in-house butcher shop and dry-aging room outfitted with pink Himalayan salt walls, multi-level seating, and a glass-enclosed wine room highlighting the restaurant’s award-winning selection of more than 400 labels. 1 Seminole Way • Hollywood, FL 33314 • 954-327-7625 Lona Cocina Tequileria: Celebrated chef Pablo Salas brings Lona Cocina Tequileria to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Lona brings something truly unique to the region: quality service, superior cuisine and the setting of a high-end restaurant

with the laid-back fun, approachability and price points of a casual waterfront Mexican cantina. Located in the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort with an expansive outdoor patio and bar facing the ocean. 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954- 245-3069 Rosie’s Bar & Grill: Great place to see and be seen with lots of covered outside dining with expansive bar. In addition to the

regular weekday menu, Rosie’s Bar & Grill is serving Sunday Brunch and featuring some of the most amazing, ‘’Reason to get out of bed on a Sunday morning’’ items you could possibly want to eat. American food with a fun and playful atmosphere. 2449 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954- 563-0123

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Thasos Greek Taverna: Thasos Offers A modern touch to the Greek and Mediterranean cuisine serving traditional recipes with a modern twist in a contemporary setting with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Dining at Thasos brings the Greek cuisine and hospitality to you. We are passionate about our food

and provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. 3330 East Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 54-200-6006 Naked Crab Restaurant: With more than 20 years of culinary experience, Chef David Morales draws on his Latin heritage, blending fresh ingredients and spices to create contemporary Mediterranean dishes influenced by the flavors of Europe, North and South America. He sources his menu locally in South Florida, using fresh seafood and produce from local farms. Located in the

B Ocean Resort where both locals and visitors can relish on all things surf or turf, pairing the finest prime steaks with the freshest seafood and the highest quality ingredients in a picturesque, beachside setting. 1140 Seabreeze Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 • 954-727-7090 Steelpan Carribean-American Fusion Kitchen & Bar: Fresh & Tropical, Steelpan hosts a fresh and tropical menu featuring savory appetizers, small bites, and entrées, including island bowls and inventive spins on familiar favorites. For an exciting twist on classic and tropical cocktails, the Steelpan mixology team serves up handcrafted concoctions in a fun and unexpected presentation. Serving breakfast and an all-day menu. Located inside Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-302-5252

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Many years ago, the City of Hollywood was dubbed a “City of the Future” because its diversity most resembled what experts predicted all of America would look like in 2025. Hollywood was proud of this distinction back then, and as we rapidly approach 2025, the City celebrates its rich diversity, embracing its reputation as a welcoming community where people of all backgrounds and beliefs feel comfortable. Hollywood offers easy access to the best of South Florida while still preserving the hometown charm that makes it unique. With more than six miles of blue wave beaches, a historic oceanfront Broadwalk, and an eclectic downtown with one-of-a-kind restaurants, shops and art galleries, Hollywood truly has something for everyone. During the challenging times of this past year, Hollywood has remained steadfast in its commitment to supporting entrepreneurship and to helping ensure business and economic opportunities. Hollywood and its Community Redevelopment Agency recognize that small businesses are the foundation for strong communities and the City is proud to partner with the GFLGLCC to promote the success and growth of business enterprises that share the values of inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all. Hollywood was founded in the 1920s by a visionary leader who wanted to create a dream city by the sea that would be a place for everyone. The future is bright in Hollywood as it strives to be a dream destination for visitors, residents and business owners. We want to help you find your future in Florida’s Hollywood. Sincerely,

Josh Levy Mayor of Hollywood


Welcome to Florida’s Hollywood and its worldfamous oceanfront Broadwalk and certified “Blue Wave” beaches. Just minutes away is the Downtown entertainment district brimming with diverse dining, music and nightlife. From fullservice resorts to quality boutique hotels, you’ll love what you find in Florida’s Hollywood.


Break From the Ordinary & Experience Something Extraordinary A VIBRANT BEACHSIDE DESTINATION INFUSED WITH AN EXUBERANT NEW ATTITUDE

THE CENTERPIECE OF SOUTH FLORIDA FOR LAUDERDALE | HOLLYWOOD | MIAMI Stay & play fresh off a $100 million dollar transformation guestrooms & suites with unparalleled views | 8 casual & Fine dining restaurants led by celebrity chefs Geoffrey Zakarian and Michael Schulson | Private beach on the Atlantic Ocean | Oceanfront spa & wellness sanctuary | Dip & Slide poolside waterpark | Diplomat Kids Club Perfect location conveniently located from both Fort Lauderdale & Miami International Airport. Minutes to historic oceanfront broadwalk, South Beach, gulfstream, and world-class shopping Aventura Mall & Bal Harbour Shops. THE DIPLOMAT BEACH RESORT | 3555 S OCEAN DRIVE HOLLYWOOD, FL 33019 | WWW.DIPLOMATRESORT.COM


HOME IS WHERE THE LOVE IS.

A Leading Fort Lauderdale Luxury Broker Since 1987 | LGBT Owned AND OPERATED

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Join us every day from 5pm – 7pm for happy hour. Includes $4 beers, $6 wine by the glass, $7 cocktails and selected $8 small plates.

Join us for weekend brunch, available Saturday & Sunday’s, 11AM – 2PM.

BAR HOURS: Monday & Tuesday 7AM until 7PM Wednesday - Sunday 7AM until 11PM

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Welcome to Wilton Manors! Please accept our warm hello, along with our hope that you enjoy your visit to our wonderful Island City. If this is your first visit to Wilton Manors, prepare to be wowed by all that we offer in just under two square miles, including miles of waterfront property, dozens of bars and restaurants, many shops, several significant museums and art galleries, and acres of parks! Wilton Manors, particularly Wilton Drive’s Arts and Entertainment District, is an important LGBT+ tourism destination, and we take pride in sharing our inclusive neighborhood values and welcome to all. Whether you are here for work or play, we hope you enjoy all the great things Wilton Manors has to showcase and also invite you to consider the many residential and business opportunities available. We are thrilled you chose to visit us, and are proud to be recognized as a destination of progress, acceptance, and equality. In fact, we have earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index for 7 years in a row - the ONLY city in our region to do so - as we strive to demonstrate from policy to practice our commitment to being an inclusive community for all. Just as the LGBT+ Pride Flag flies permanently and yearround here, know that whatever color under the rainbow with which you most identify, you are welcome in our community. “Life’s just better here” in the City of Wilton Manors because of our residents, businesses and visitors like you. In service and gratitude,

Scott Newton Mayor City of Wilton Manors


VISIT Wilton Manors 30+ Bars & Restaurants | 40+ Festivals & Events 5+ Art Galleries | 20+ Boutiques & More!

(954) 390-2100 | wiltonmanors.com |


On behalf of the Oakland Park City Commission and the 50,000 residents of our diverse community, we are pleased to welcome you to “A City on the Move.” The coronavirus pandemic made 2020 an extremely challenging year for all of us, but we are a resilient community and believe brighter days are ahead for 2021. Small businesses – especially hospitality establishments – are often the foundation of a local economy, and we all share a commitment to patronize our hometown businesses. One of our recent initiatives to help support our local businesses is “Find it in Oakland Park.” The primary objective of this grassroots social media campaign to promote locally-owned restaurants, shops, and nightlife establishments. Take an online tour to see the very best of what Oakland Park has waiting for you at www.opcra.com. You will find a handy GIS map of local businesses and various incentives and promotions to help stretch your leisure spending budget. We hope you will be quick to discover some of the many attributes that make Oakland Park a special place. Our community offers a wide variety of parks and recreational amenities, such as our “Parade of Orchids” along the Stunson Nature Trail at Royal Palm Park. You can also enjoy free public access to Oakland Park’s J. Dewey Hawkins Landing to launch kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards. Take a morning or afternoon to experience the serenity of pristine waterways and nature encounters with manatees, abundant birdlife, and even colorful green and orange iguanas! If you happen to see me in a local restaurant, gym, salon, or shop, please take a moment to say hello and tell us how you are enjoying the Oakland Park community. You just might want to make Oakland Park your permanent home. Enjoy a Sunny & Safe Stay! Jane F. Bolin, Mayor


You can “Find It” all in Oakland Park. Discover an abundance of craft beer breweries, trendy bars, artisan coffee roasters, and local restaurants.

Visit www.opcra.com and explore our Business Directory Map!


Library. Archive. Museum. 1300 E Sunrise Blvd - Fort Lauderdale For hours and location visit Stonewall-Museum.org

965-763-8585


DOCUMENT. REMEMBER. EMPOWER.

Telling the story of HIV - Until the Last Story is Told

/worldaidsmuseum Visit Us:

1350 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 worldaidsmuseum.org (954) 390-0550


E M B R AC E T H E C OA S TA L PAC E

Discover a coastal escape where you can be totally in your element at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Relax away from the crowds on our private beach and private adult pool and spa. Dine amongst serene ocean vistas at our 3030 Ocean Restaurant. This is a getaway you’ll truly embrace. FO R T L AU D E R DA L E M A R R I OT T H A R B O R B E AC H R E SO R T & S PA 3 0 3 0 H O L I DAY D R I V E FO R T L AU D E R DA L E , F L 33316 9 54 -52 5 - 4 0 0 0 M A R R I OT T H A R B O R B E AC H .CO M


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GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF SOUTH FLORIDA

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Greater Fort Lauderdale offers many nightlife options. We’ve got the latest, listed alphabetically.


Apt 9F • Woman Owned Gay Friendly 2163 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33005 • 954-880-1191

GYM Sportsbar Sports Themed Bar 2287 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-368-5318

Corner Pub • Lounge 1915 N. Andrews Ave. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 • 954-564-7335

Hunters Nightclub Fort Lauderdale Dance Club & Lounge 2232 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-630-3556

DrYnk Bar & Lounge • Martini Bar & Lounge 2255 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-530-1800 Eagle Wilton Manors • Leather, Bear & Fetish Club in Wilton Manors 2209 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-818-2803 Georgie’s Alibi | Monkey Bar Dance, Food & Lounge 2266 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-565-2526

Infinity Lounge • Cocktail Bar 2184 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-223-3619 J’s Bar • Lounge 2780 Davie Blvd • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 • 954-581-8400 Johnsons Fort Lauderdale Strip Club 2340 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-945-9453 > CONNECT WITH US

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LeBoy • Strip Club 1243 NE 11th Ave • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 • 954-368-8786

Ramrod Fort Lauderdale Leather Bar 1508 NE 4th Avenue • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 • 954-763-8219

Lips • Drag Bar & Dining 1421 E Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 954-567-0987 Matty’s Wilton Park • Neighborhood Bar 2100 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-900-3973 Mona’s • Neighborhood Bar 502 E. Sunrise Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 • 954-525-6662

Rosie’s Bar & Grill • Busy Dining with Bar 2449 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-563-0123

Monkey Business Bar Laid Back Bar 2740 N. Andrews Ave • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 • 954-514-7819

Scandals Saloon • Country Lounge & Dance Bar 3073 NE 6th Avenue • Wilton Manors, FL 33304 • 954-567-2432

The Manor Complex • Dance Club 2345 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-626-0082

Sidelines Sports Bar • Bar & Grill 2426 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-990-8324

The Pub Wilton Manors Bar & Lounge 2283 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 754-200-5244

Smarty Pants • Enduring & Unpretentious Bar 3038 N. Federal Hwy. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 • 954-561-1724

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Spencer’s Corner Bar • Bar & Grill 2390 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-368-2558

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City of Wilton Manors WiltonManors.com Claudia Castillo ART Studio 2215 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-274-7047 Club Fort Lauderdale 110 NW 5th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 954-525-3344 Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach 440 Seabreeze Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-524-8773 > CONNECT WITH US!

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Diplomat Beach Resort 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019 954-602-6000 Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-525-4000 Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa 1200 N. Ocean Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062 954-782-0100 Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida gmcsf.org 954-763-2266 | 75 |


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Johnsons Fort Lauderdale 2340 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-908-1272 LGBT+ Visitor Center 2300 NE 7th Avenue Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-523-3500 Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 1111 North Ocean Drive Holllywood, FL 33019 954-874-4444 Out of the Closet Thrift Store 2097 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-358-5580

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Outclique Magazine OutClique.com Poverello Thrift Store 2056 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-561-3663 Pride Factory 850 NE 13th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-463-6600 Seaglass - A Greater Fort Lauderdale Rose Experience seaglassexperience.com 954-982-2046

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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach 999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-315-1460 South Florida Gay News - SFGN SFGN.com Steelpan 999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-315-1460 Stonewall National Museum & Archives 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-763-8565

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Sunshine Cathedral 1480 SW 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 954 462-2004 Thasos Greek Taverna 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-200-6006

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Visit Lauderdale Sunny.org/lgbt W Fort Lauderdale 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-414-8200 World AIDS Museum & Educational Center 1201 NE 26th Street, #111 Wilton Manors, FL 33305 954-390-0550 | 78 |


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