2022 Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT+ Travel Guide

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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.

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The Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT+ Visitor Center and Visit Lauderdale welcome you to Sunny Fort Lauderdale! 2022 is poised to be a record-breaking year in Greater Fort Lauderdale! As we continue to recover from COVID-19, we welcome you to safely 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. We welcome you to enjoy all of what we have to offer. For more detailed information, check our website, SouthFloridaFun.com. Safe Travels, | 8 |

Richard Gray

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Visit Lauderdale

ARTS & CULTURE | 11 From live theatre to concerts, galleries and museums, we’ve got lots to offer VISIT & EXPLORE | 25 Greater Fort Lauderdale isn’t just about our 23 miles of inviting beaches. EAT | 31 A sampling of 10 great places we highly recommend.

WILTON MANORS | 62 Known as the heart of nightlife and entertainment! OAKLAND PARK | 76 Just North of Wilton Manors. Be sure to visit this fast growing city. FLORIDA’S HOLLYWOOD | 80 Located just South of Fort Lauderdale, this LGBT welcoming city has beaches, dining, shopping and more!

FORT LAUDERDALE | 38 From Downtown’s famous Las Olas Boulevard to the beach and beyond.

NIGHTLIFE | 86 Be sure to save some energy for happy hour, last call and everything in between.

MAPS | 48, 50, 64 Find all of our advertisers on our 4-pages of color-coded maps!

ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY | 89 A complete, alphabetical list of our advertisers and where to find them.



Cover photo by: Steven Shires Photograph, LLC Design & layout by: MEGraphicDesigner.com

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 artmaking. 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. 1 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-5500

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Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA): Founded in 2014, 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. Exhibits are frequently added. Visit virtually as well. WMODA.com. See their ad in this guide.

481 S. Federal Highway Dania Beach, FL 33004 954-376-6690

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 Association of Museums and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. See their ad in this guide. 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 (MODS): Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Science District, the facility offers 120,000 square feet, packed with dynamic | 13 |

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

programming. Two theaters with over 3,000 seats, offering year-round, world-renowned performances. Come see what you’ve been missing. See their ad in this guide. 201 SW 5th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 954-462-0222

Broward Center for the Performing Arts: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts invites you to 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

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

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southeastern United States’ largest gay men’s chorus. Now in their twelfth successful season, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida brings song to the community through 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 though provoking 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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WELL-STRUNG January 22 | Broward Center Amaturo Theater

January 27 | Broward Center Au-Rene Theater

February 18 The Parker – Wells Hall

April 1 The Parker – Wells Hall

April 13 The Parker – Wells Hall

June 10–26 | Broward Center Amaturo Theater

TICKETS at BrowardCenter.org Broward Center’s Autonation Box Office Ticketmaster | 954.462.0222 Group Sales | 954.660.6307

Animal Ambassadors

Outdoor Science Park

IMAX Theater

Interactive Exhibits

All are welcome at MODS! Annual PRIDE Day Celebration in June Save $2 off General Museum Admission using discount code GFLGLCC2022 online or at the box office. Expires December 31, 2022. 401 SW 2nd Street • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Seaglass Rosé Experience is an immersion into a threeday rosé paradise set on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach across from the Hilton Beach Resort. Returning for its second year, this one-of-a-kind tasting event is filled with days of indulgent fun featuring more than 30 rosés, spirits, celebrity chefs, music and so much more! Proceeds go towards driving out cancer in South Florida through AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative. Lavishly appointed cabanas with dedicated butler service are also available.

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


Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts 481 South Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 33004 954.376.6690 • wmoda.com

Sunshine by Day, Symphony by Night

Experience the thrill of live music! Tickets from $15 at The Parker in Ft. Lauderdale southfloridasymphony.org | 954.522.8445

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 community 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

into a residence for the Stranahans in 1906, the house is the oldest surviving structure 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

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 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 | 26 |

your fun at our All-American Cafe and the Pit Bar, a full Liquor Sports Bar. They truly have Something Fun for Everyone! Open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. 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 extended 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 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 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, 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. See their ad in this guide. 954-467-6677

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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-andtrue 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 Chef Ryan Lorenzo, 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. A perfect place for Cocktails, Small Bites or even Hosting Private Events. Stop in for Happy Hour, 4:30pm-7:00pm daily. Enjoy a free glass of wine every Wednesday when you order an entrée. Every Monday they choose a different non-profit serving the local community and donate 10% of all dine-in and take-out orders back to that organization. 2468 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954- 565-7222 Botanic: Located in the Kimpton Goodland Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach. Check the Fort Lauderdale bustle at the

door: Botanic is a relaxed hideaway for good friends, breezy drinks and fresh local flavor. Evoking the feel of South Florida at midcentury, Botanic showcases bold New American cooking. From breakfast to late-night, Botanic highlights the local catch, regional produce and the Latin/ Caribbean influences that define South Florida cuisine (think: sliders, ceviche’s, fish taco platters and more). The drinks range from classic to tiki-inspired, where rum, gin, and tequila take a prominent role, while carefully selected wines are light, bright and just right for sipping under the tropical sun. A lively neighborhood favorite. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7-days a week. The Botanic’s flexible private and semi-private dining spaces can make your next birthday bash or work fête unforgettable. 2900 Riomar Street • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 • 954-908-7308 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. At Wild Thyme, guests will enjoy stun-

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ning, 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 • 954567-8070

Desserts, Colorful Cocktails, and the

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 • 954-557-5798

most AMAZING Drag Artists around. Local Drag Queen and Drag King Favorites plus visiting Celebrity guests from RuPaul’s Drag Race are sure to turn your party. Not to mention our karaoke night, trivia night and charity bingo! Mary’s is the perfect Party palace - bachelorette parties - girls night out - birthday parties. They offer a full menu from salads, their famous Hamburgers, Vegan & Vegetarian fare as well. Turn up your spirits, with their spirits! Health Conscious to Comfort Classics, all served up with Mary’s signature sass. Open 11:00 AM until 2:00 AM 7-days a week. See their ad in this guide. 2426 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 754-779-7424

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors: Hamburger Mary’s is your dream destination for every party and special occasion. Gourmet Burgers, Decadent

Lona Cocina Tequileria: Celebrated chef Pablo Salas brings Lona Cocina Tequileria to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Lona brings something

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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 • 954245-3069 OCEAN2000: OCEAN2000 offers regionally influenced cuisine, blending local produce and character into a refined menu – with a little Latin spice and spectacular views. Enjoyed by locals and resort guests, OCEAN2000 is a contemporary American Bistro, offering an array of culinary specialties. Enjoy their Seafood-Centric menu and dine amidst magnificent panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from either the

multi-tiered dining room or sweeping veranda. One cannot get any closer to The Atlantic Ocean! Located in the Pelican Grand Beach Resort. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with weekend brunch. See their ad in this guide. 2000 N Ocean Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 • 954-556-7667 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. See their ad in this guide. 3330 East Oakland Park Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 • 954-2006006 Toro Latin Kitchen & Tequila Library: Toro concept comes from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval, recognized as the “Father of modern Mexican cuisine,” who has an international collection of 40 Latin American-inspired restaurants worldwide. At Toro, he masterfully blends Pan Latin cuisine with South

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American, Japanese, and Chinese

influences. One of the best new restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Toro Latin Kitchen & Tequila Library brings Latin flair to a casual, yet sophisticated, Dania Beach setting. In local tradition all dishes are intended to be shared family-style and paired with classic Latin cocktails all hand-muddled with fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables to create a celebration of Latin cuisine. Private dining is also available for special occasions. Located at the Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport hotel. See their ad in this guide. 1825 Griffin Road • Dania Beach, FL 33304 • 954-686-1200 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 Caribbean-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 lunch and dinner. Located inside Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. See their ad in this guide. 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 • 954-3025252


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City of Wilton Manors 2020 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, Florida 33305 • (954) 390-2120 • FAX (954) 390-2199

Welcome to Wilton Manors!

Scott Newton Mayor

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.

Paul Rolli Vice Mayor

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.

Mike Bracchi Commissioner

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 8 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.

Chris Caputo Commissioner Gary Resnick Commissioner Leigh Ann Henderson City Manager Kerry Ezrol City Attorney

Just as the LGBT+ Pride Flag flies permanently and year-round 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

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Greetings & Welcome to Oakland Park, FL! We are honored and delighted to have you visit our City and the Greater Fort Lauderdale community. Thank you for taking time to discover the unforgettable uniqueness of our town and its wide variety of amenities that range from spas and yoga studios to coffee houses and craft breweries. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed when you venture into our Downtown Culinary Arts District to experience our ever expanding dining scene that is nestled among local businesses found nowhere else. Visit www.opcra.com to learn about special promotions at retail shops and restaurants and to view the business directory map. Oakland Park is extremely proud to have earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Municipal Equality Index. This perfect score applauds our City’s acknowledgment, celebration, and full embrace of all members of our City – including our residents and visitors of the LGBTQ+ community. We champion equality for all and strive to be a welcoming place for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Oakland Park. As you explore, keep an eye out for our inclusion road signs and inclusion business banners that celebrate Oakland Park’s diversity and welcoming spirit. We hope your current or return visit will coincide with some of our annual signature events like The Taste of Oakland Park in February, Dancing in the Streets in April, Summon Pride in June, and Oktoberfest in October. On behalf of the Oakland Park City Commission, our City Manager & his staff, and the proud residents of our City – We sincerely thank you for spending some time with us and we are here to do whatever we can to ensure that you have a wonderful stay! Michael E. Carn, Mayor City of Oakland Park | 76 |

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


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. We are proud to announce that Hollywood has earned a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for 2021. The MEI evaluates how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ residents and employees. The ratings are based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement, and leadership on LGBTQ+ equality. Hollywood is a great place to live, work, and play, and 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. 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

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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

Hamburger Mary’s Wilton Manors Bar & Grill 2426 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 754-779-7424

Club Xtra Trans Club 2245 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33005 • 561-870-2117

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

Corner Pub Lounge 1915 N. Andrews Ave. • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 • 954-564-7335 Eagle Wilton Manors Leather, Bear & Fetish Club in Wilton Manors 2209 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-818-2803 DrYnk Bar & Lounge Bar & Lounge 2255 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-530-1800

Infinity Lounge Cocktail Bar 2184 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-223-3619

Georgie’s Alibi | Monkey Bar Dance, Food & Lounge 2266 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305 • 954-565-2526

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