Stepping out... 33rd Street District & The Galt Ocean Mile |

Cathy Vassalo owner of Fishtales Restaurant & Club with Candace Proctor of 33rd Wine & Jazz Bar

33rd Street Wine & Jazz Bar - 3337 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-2111

 Enjoy a large choice of great wines at reasonable prices here with over 120 Wines by the glass that are almost all carefully preserved using a wine preservation system. The staff is very knowledgeable and will help you find the perfect wine for your desired pallet. Craft beers are also on the menu. The ever-present and lovely Proprietor Candace keeps the atmosphere abundantly warm and inviting... Highly talented area music artists provide a fine accompaniment on most nights. Comedy nights are on course here too with art taking the stage as well in this quaint stylish lounge. A tasty Tapas menu is also served. Open Tues-Sat from 6:00 PM and Sunday from 7:00 PM Website:

Coming Up: King Colton Arts Showcase @ 33rd Wine Street Bar

Bar Red Beard - American Crafted Beers 3001 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-223-4665

On top of our rotating craft beer menu with over 50+ hand picked beer tasting experiences, Bar Red Beard offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers, meatballs, pizza by the slice, and other delectable bites. Open Mon.–Thur. 5pm – 2am, Fri. – Sun. 2pm – 2am

Boardroom - 3343 NE 32nd St, Fort Lauderdale, 727-466-7149

A casual quaint surfing theme bar that usually surfaces an occupancy of 50 plus with uptempo music and conversation.

Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill - 3115 NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 954-900-5584

 Founded by famed Miami Dolphin and notable sports broadcaster Kim 'Bo' Bokamper in 2008 in Plantation--It has since grown to a total of 5 restaurants located throughout South Florida. Bokampers is focused on being a local haven to fans of all sports. The spacious 1000 capacity establishment has a huge patio bar directly on the Intracoastal Waterway. Great daily specials and really good food mix well with the multi-roomed sports bar that has a big screen choice throughout. Everything is done in a big way here. Open: Sun. - Thur.11:30AM - 1:00AM, Fri. & Sat. 11:30AM-2:00A.M . Website

Blue Jean Blues - 3320 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, 954-306-6330

A high profile destination entertainment establishment featuring top area acts. Jazz & blues artists are the main attraction here in this intimate sophisticated yet unpretentious atmosphere. A good mix of people who share the love of music. Entertainment Afternoons from 4-7, Weekday evenings from 8:00 -12:00, Fri. & Sat. 5:00 – 8:00 & 9:00 – 1:00. Happy Hour: 11:00AM - 7:00PM 7 days a week. Well drinks, domestic beer and house wine specials. Specialty pizza's, sandwiches and a good choice of appetizers are also served. Open: Sunday -Thur.11:00AM - 2:00AM. Fri. & Sat.11:00A.M – 3:00AM.

Dive Bar - 3233 N Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-9264

The Dive Bar is the corner bar of the North Fort Landerdale Beach entertainment district across from the Galt Ocean Mile. The rustic casual bar features a variety of bands from throughout South Florida.  The room hosts two large bars, a pool table and a large stage that is active with talent. Dive Bar presents Karaoke every Sunday & Monday night (Nice sound & light system to step into), Open Mic night hosted by Dale every Tuesday, Wednesdays is Caribbean night featuring Island music and Caribbean specials. The kitchen team of Rob, Kenny and Joey take great pride in their cooking with reasonable beach prices appreciated by all. The bountiful menu serves soups. salads,wings to healthy wraps that has a notable $5.99 burger special. Big screens show the big sports games or you can partaking in some action directlu with the billard table and darts. Happy Hour daily from 7:00PM with 2-4-1 select wine and domestic beers.


Fishtales - 3355 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-689-2344

FloridaysUSA Editorial Feature Q & A with Fishtales Owner Cathy Vassalo

Fishtales Restaurant and Nightclub host top area bands on a great large stage nightly. Afternoon and happy hour shows are frequent as well.  Enjoy seafood and grilled specialties in the comfortable casual atmosphere. A side walk patio bar is also a favorite in this music mall area.

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Vinos on Galt Mile - 3312 NE 32nd St, Fort Lauderdale, 954-530-7301

Great wine selection, Tapa's and fine cheese menu.In this quaint upscale venue. Live music featured.  Website

Shooters Waterfront - 3033 NE 32 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-2855

Live music featured on weekends. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4:00-7:00PM all drinks are 50% off.  From the sophisticated outside lounge to the contemporary dining room accompanied by three state-of-the-art bars, patrons can enjoy scenic Intracoastal Waterway views from day into night, whether they arrive by boat or car. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a popular weekend brunch on Sat. and Sun. from 10:00A.M.- 4:00P.M. (dogs welcome), Shooter’s coastal cuisine and craft cocktails ensure a relaxed, yet elegant experience in beautiful Fort Lauderdale. Extensive wine list, craft beers, creative cocktails alongside fresh culinary creations.  Website:shooterswaterfront.

Just 1 More / J1M - 3074 NE 33rd. Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-870-5350

J1M “Just 1 More” has the Best Prices on the Beach! Its also a stylish bar that caters mainly to the locals. They offer Pool, Darts, Cornhole & Giant Jumbo Jengal. Happy Hour: 4–8pm, Wednesday: Ladies Night - half off well and call drinks from the already reasonable prices. 10 TV's provide the latest action, plus a full package liquor store is adjacent which comes in quite handy. J1M also offers HIP & ITB discounts

Cafe Martorano - 3343 E Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-561-2554

Chef-owner Steve Martorano brings the red sauce and super vibe music to this well revered longstanding popular disco Italian spot. Food is the main course yet the bar scene is noteworthy in its own right. Open from 6:00PM.

Cigar Republic - 3337 E Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (Corner of A1A & Oakland Park Blvd.)

 Cigar Republic is a contemporary upscale cigar bar/lounge and grill located on the corner of A1 A and Oakland Park on North Fort Lauderdale Beach,   The uptempo atmosphere offers a place for cigar and fine spirit aficionados to gather and talk about like-minded interest in a field of pleasant conversations. The fine bar and lounge also offers friendly attractive staff services providing fine wines and craft beer with a selection of the finest scotches, cognacs and rares ports among some tasty food offerings. Bottle service, champagnes by the glass, and a bounty of flavored cigars to please among special noteworthy events and live entertainment—that includes some bar top dancing that can unwrap at any time any night... Unquestionable Cigar Republic is the lounge where cigar smokers find their warm welcome universe in this area without having to sacrifice their inner pleasures and splendors that were once much more abundant on the out and about the scene.  Hours: Sun - Thurs 11:00a – 2:00a, Fri & Sat 11:00a – 3:00a Website:

Q & A with Denise & Diane Fogt of Blue Jean Blues |

INTERVIEW  Wayne Koss of Floridays Magazine with Denise & Diane Fogt owners of Blue Jean Blues

Q: Blue Jean Blues was in place as a fine established entertainment bar. How did buying it come about for you.  

A:   Diane and I have been in this business for 25 years and we always wanted to have our own place but we knew their had to be people we trust to help control the back end of the house functions. After we came to Florida in 2000, we discussed purchasing a business with our parents. They retired from their business and moved to Florida in 2006 and started an eight-year search for us that finally ended up with Blue Jean Blues. 

Q: How do you choose the current artists that perform and how does one get to perform. 

A: They obviously must be professional and lean towards jazz & blues music. Fortunately for us, South Florida has many bands and performers to choose from. We also have bands perform twice a day, seven days a week for the last three years. The current performing bands provide us with qualified leads.  

Q: What changes have you brought about.  

A: As owners, we feel Blue Jean Blues has changed us to appreciate our customers and listen to what concerns they have that may result in change.  

Q: What are your favorite moments at Blue Jean Blues.  

A: When you love your job like we have, many moments come to mind since beginning in February 2014. Meeting and working with qualified staff members has created very good memories for us.

Q: Do you have any special plans or changes for Blue Jean Blues in the near future.  

A: Continuing renovations and provide our customers the best live music, food, and service.  

Q:. The kitchen performance is notable and praiseworthy too. Do you have any words to share about what you feel makes it popular among the locals.  

A: We are bartenders and must give credit to Bob—our kitchen manager and his staff. We met Bob over 16 years ago and hope he will be with us for another 60. Bob’s kitchen produces the best pizza in the USA!

Blue Jean Blues - 3320 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, 954-306-6330

Denise & Diane Fogt of Blue Jean Blues are a big part of the attraction here!
Denise & Diane Fogt of Blue Jean Blues are a big part of the attraction here!

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Casa Calabria @ Ocean Manor Beach Resort | 4040 Galt Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale Beach, 954-982-2191

A lively, upscale bar offering homemade cocktails with a superb piano player vocalist that commands attention! Sal Fazio performs popular songs of  jazz, Italian classics and rock genres on Thurs, Friday and Saturday nights. Guests performers are frequent and are almost always very interesting. Open Tue.- Sat. 5pm till close, Sunday - 5pm till close.

Bamboo Beach Club + Tiki Bar @ Ocean Manor Beach Resort - 4040 Galt Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale

Located directly on the beach the popular Tiki bar features water everywhere... drink specials, Sports on the screens open until 3A.M. On weekends.

Nicks Italian Restaurant - 3496 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-6441

Two level Trattoria with classic Italian fare that have been enjoyed for many years at this popular site., NICKS @ NITE: late-night dining & entertainment in the upstairs Lounge that always features local babyboomer bands and artists and beyond.. Happy Hour every Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. With Terry Weiss and Uncle George rotating weekly performances, complimentary Pasta and Pizza. Sundays Miguel & Co. 5:00 – 8:00P.M.

North Fort Lauderdale Beach | 23rd Street area

Its all Cheers at Dune Restaurant with great Happy Hour specials...

Dune @ Auberge Resort, 2200 N Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Beach

 Dune is the newest beachfront dining experience from the Michelin Star portfolio of Auberge Resorts Collection. Offerings include a menu of locally sourced seafood, fresh organic ingredients, beach-inspired signature cocktails, and a wine program that pays homage to Auberge’s Napa Valley roots. Reservations begin at 6:00 pm with the last reservation at 10:45 pm. Happy Hour 4-7pm daily.  754 900 4059 | 

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