ENTERTAINMENT Establishments - Lauderdale By The Sea

Aruba Beach Cafe

Aruba Beach Cafe of Lauderdale By The Sea Photo:Wayne Koss

1 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-the-Sea  

ALWAYS GREAT MUSIC - Seven days a week!

 Aruba Beach Cafe is located directly on the beach at 1 Commercial Blvd. It's the cornerstone landmark for the town and for good reason. Its a great place to have casual fun via great food, drinks, service and a front row view with lots of frendly people about. Large outdoor patio and spacious within. Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5 pm to 7pm 50% off selected drinks and $4.95 appetizers at the bars. Friday Happy Hour includes the longtime popular complimentary Pig Roast and the popular Rick Shaker for the early evening show.. Live Island Music Mon-Thurs: 4–7pm with top area soloist and duos taking the stage from 9pm-1:00am, Fri–Sat:10:00pm–2:00am, Sat– Sun: noon–9pm 

A lively room of dancing-by-the-Sea happens Fri– Sat:10pm until 1am and Sun–Thurs: 9pm until 1am. 

Lunch & Dinner daily, Featuring steaks, seafood, pastas, salads, burgers, pizza and more. Sunday Breakfast Buffet 9-11:30am is very hearty and tasteful beside the rising sun and surf at the most popular location on the beach!

Here is a Video Reel: Aruba Beach Cafe Sunday Breakfast Buffet VIDEO 

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P. 954-776-0001 Website:arubabeachcafe.com

Here is a Video Reel: Aruba Beach Cafe Sunday Breakfast Buffet VIDEO 

FloridaysUSA.com Feature: https://floridaysusa.com/aruba-beach-cafe

P. 954-776-0001 Website:arubabeachcafe.com

The Village Grille - The Village Pump

Village Grille & Pump of Lauderdale By The Sea Photo:Wayne Koss

4404 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

The Village Grille & Pump offers a little bit of Boston flavor here in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. They have become a destination for their Friday night concert series party really Pumps things up with staged music of top area bands directly on the street that closes the block for seating and crowd viewing while you chill at the Grill.

Music is a also a staple inside the Village Pump bar alongside the New England Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins and other sports events on the screens. 

Village Grille: Breakfast: Mon-Sat. 8am-11:30, Sun. 8am-12:30, Lunch: 11:30-5pm & Dinner served every day until 11pm 

Village Pump bar: Open daily 9am til 2am Sushi Bar: Sun-Thurs, 4-10pm, Fri, Sat. 4-11:30pm A notable sushi bar on the north side of the building host its own dining area or you can order throughout the restaurant. 

P. 954-776-5092 

Website: villagegrille.com   

Billy Jack's Shack


218 East Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

PHOTO: Billy Jack's owner John Hart with opening crew

Just a block west of the Lauderdale By The Sea town square is the new Billy Jack’s , a very casual laid back atmosphere awaits with voluminous relics and rustic décor of decades past adorning the walls.  Intermixed with the best of the new they host craft beers, TV monitors a spacious patio and really good food at very friendly prices—that includes the drink prices.  With an unannounced opening Billy Jack’s has become a destination for the locals within its first week with numerous making the trek nightly to check out the exciting fresh vibe and partake in conversations with the neighbors.  Boasting a capacity around 100 inside and out, the outgoing staff is serving expeditiously like a crew of seasoned professionals.  On my visits it was also notable that the cordial man greeting customers was one of the owners John Hart. He was in full operation mode providing a heartfelt welcome and listening to customer’s feedback among assisting staff.  Billy Jack’s position’s Lauderdale By The Sea as a more notable entertainment destination from miles away alongside the other areas great venues. On this evening a group from Las Olas was enjoying their evening conveying they’ll be back on the weekend with their friends. 

 With Classic Rock music providing a sound back drop, this old roadhouse shack atmosphere is attracting the town notables to come out as well. The difference with operations that have not survived in this area is that Billy Jack’s is holding their customers beyond a quick bite or brew. It’s the kinda place where you can spend hours and enjoy the days gone atmosphere in a time warp feel.  Yet the future is inevitable where Billy Jack’s will make its greatest mark by simply keeping the customer satisfied in this easy going atmosphere where good times come easy.  

Review Wayne Koss


Review Wayne Koss


Backflip Beach Bar & Kitchen @ Plunge Hotel


4460 El Del Mar Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Serving local brews and rum-fueled cocktails that would make Hemingway smile, our fresh juice-infused drinks have just the right amount of kick. Sit back and listen to the waves. Hungry? Dig into street tacos, delectable sandwiches and awesome fresh salads, served right out of our beach kitchen so you never have to take your toes out of the sand.

HOURS : 11AM to 11PM

Vinnie's By The Sea

Vinnie's By The Sea, Lauderdale By The Sea Photo:Wayne Koss

106 East Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Vinnies By The Sea offers a full service cocktail bar, clam/oyster raw bar, and wood-burning-oven pizza bar serving fresh seafood and Italian fare in a mid-century modern vibe--with some of that old world feel. Owner and restaurateur Vince Fonti  is well-known on the Fort Lauderdale culinary scene from his famed era of kitchenetta trattoria italiana for 15 plus years. Head Chef Vincent Salzano has moved over from kitchenetta to Vinnies's by the Sea adding his flare to dishes. Live music and a large sidewalk patio bar with comfortable seating of couches and chairs is very popular to catch the area views and excitement that happens within and about. 

Lunch: Noon-5:00pm, Dinner: 5:00-Midnight, Happy Hour: 5-7pm - offers most Drinks at half price. Lots of locals gather here alongside the tourist for one of the great area happy hours on a regular basis.

P. 954.772.8111 


Mulligan's Beach House Bar & Grill


18 E. Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Join the excitement on this corner block of excitement steps from the beach and pier. A large open bar that wraps around the sidewalk is a favorite on prime tropical days. The stylish casual tropical interior is a delight as well. Serving breakfast to late nights with a full menu of seafoods, burgers, soups, salads sandwiches, appetizers...

Happy Hour 1-7pm daily. OPEN: Sun-Thur- 8am - 10pm, Fri & Sat 8am - 1am. P. 954-309-1514  


101 Ocean


101 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

101 Ocean is a block from the ocean. They offer a contemporary American menu with signature flat breads, salads, prime meat cuts and fresh seafood in a stylish atmosphere for lunch and dinner. Happy hour features half price drinks. 14 TV monitors. open bat to the street action on the square excitement.  

P. 954-776-8101  


Chatham House


4331 N Ocean Dr, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 

New Restaurant & Club Coming Soon

Station 44


112 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

   The south corner of the beachside Lauderdale-By-The-Sea square received a major upgrade both visually and as an attraction in all facets recently.  Fulfilling a long ambition of owner Ray Chehata, to own a restaurant close to the ocean where his family and friends could gather and enjoy drinks and a good meal. Ray voices, “the concept is to provide a northern homestyle BBQ with sports events on the TV like it would be at home.”   Ray arrived here about a decade ago from Canada and took a liking to the area that he has now made it his home. The stylish restaurant also has a notable chef providing quality offerings that include some health-conscious choices. The stylish establishment is well designed with a wrap around bar that is fully opened to the street with tables along the wall. There is table seating for 60+ on the street patio where nightly entertainment from various fine entertainers make this a destination for music too.    What's in the name—Station 44? Ray sites that 4 has been his lucky number and ironically showing up unexpectedly and frequently beyond imagination. It's also a numeral his favorite hockey players Bobby Orr and Jean Beliveau and baseball great Reggie Jackson. The menu reflects the numeral throughout as well as the extended daily Happy Hour that begins at 3:44 and ends at 7:44pm. Those 44 minutes adds some extra happiness to customers as well. Ray does a lot of that greeting tables and providing a warm hello with an ear for customer comments.  Website: station44barbq.com



2495 East Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale

The eco-friendly Yello! offers dance classes for all ages and various genres in a beautiful building with fine newly built studios and a large multi-level space that is used for events including public events such as Piano Night the first Friday of the month, book signings, cooking classes and more.

Yello’s foundation is built around a healthy lifestyle from food (emphasizes plant-based foods) to dancing.

The establishments host a full state of the art kitchen preparing plant-based, raw food and cooked gourmet dishes that are gluten-free, dairy-free and plant-abundant. Yello! Also provides plant-based food classes and share their delicious recipes with the community.  The uptempo Yello! activties are worth checking out.

Website: yellofl.com

Gatsby's Joint


2460 E Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 

(New establishment - Near Chuck's Steakhouse)   

Cozy, whimsical 1920s “Speakeasy” featuring live Jazz music in a refined atmosphere. 

Full Restaurant & Bar specializing in steaks, seafood, sensational salad selections, among other foodie specialties. Also sliders, chicken, duck and fresh veggie offerings.   

Creative cocktails, caviar tastings and other notable delights served on small plates "Tapas" style.  

Mon - Thurs  3:00 - 12:30pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 11:00am - 12:30pm

P. 754-332-2125 

Website: gatsbysjoints.com 

Kaluz Restaurant


3300 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 

An upbeat and sophisticated American restaurant on the waterfront, Kaluz will wow you. From its stunning decor to its location and modern American cuisine, this place is among the best in town. Catch the chefs in action from their open kitchen grilling steaks and seafood on a wood-fired grill. They even have a separate menu for kids. Dine alfresco at their attractive patio or enjoy happy hours with a fine wine or cocktail. You can be sure of a memorable experience at Kaluz. 

P. 954-772-2209 

Website: kaluzrestaurant.com

Aruba Beach Cafe Sunday Breakfast Buffet VIDEO Slideshow


A Bountiful Sunday Breakfast Buffet for $19.99 directly on the beach...

Kids 8 and under $10.99

Aruba Beach Café 

One Commercial Blvd.,  Lauderdale By The Sea

Website: arubabeachcafe.com/breakfast

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Sea Turtle in Lauderdale By The Sea Reef by Chris Gug

Bands and Sunsets on the Beach @ Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Square every Friday from 7:30pm

FRIDAYS: MUSIC ON THE SQUARE: Some of the areas finest bands take the stage every Friday evening from 7:30pm at the Square in front of the Village Grille & Pump and 101 Ocean directly on the street. Open free to the public, the Village Grille & Pump and 101 Ocean have great seats for viewing and food and beverage accommodations. The long running event is highly popular with the locals and tourist alike.  

Art Stroll @ Green Turtle Plaza 3rd Thursdays of the month

THURSDAYS: Enjoy an evening of live music, art, & festivities. Happy Hour prices & Wine/Beer Tastings. 229 Commercial Blvd.
For more info call Frame' n Art By The Sea - 954-267-9202   Website: framenartbythesea.com
Art Stroll 2018 Dates: June 21, July 19, August 23, September 20. 

Gug Underwater Art Photography 216 Commercial Blvd. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (pronounced "Goog")

Open Everyday:  Regarded as America's foremost underwater photographer, Gug has been making waves in the art scene for well over a decade. His real name is Christopher Guglielmo, but no one has the time to figure out the proper pronunciation so "Gug" (pronounced "Goog") has stuck since grade school. And since grade school, he has spent tens of thousands of hours creating marine life images that awe, inspire and sometimes confuse.

With no formal photography education, Gug felt that total immersion into his subject matter was the only way to master the art, and moved to the Caribbean to live on a boat where he could dive and shoot every day for seven years. After a year back in the USA where he exhibited his portfolio, he again took off, craving more exotic subject matter, and landed in Papua New Guinea, where he again lived on a boat, for two years shooting underwater every day. Gug has now created images in over 40 different countries, been published in numerous magazines, and been displayed in several of the world's most prestigious museums. The result has been that his art is now being collected across the world, and the value of his limited edition photographs has seen a steady increase, making them a worthy investment for any art collector. Mon-Thur: noon-8pm, Friday & Sat:noon-9pm, Sunday: noon-6pm . 

PICTURE: Sea Turtle to left is a Chris Gug photo.

P. 954-579-8096     Website:gugunderwater.com

Ballroom & Latin Dancing Lessons @ Atlantic Dance Academy of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Learn to dance Ballroom and Latin Dancing at Atlantic Dance Academy beautiful facility. Intenatinally acclaimed and award winning dancer Natalia Evgamukova instructs ballroom dance classes for Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, Pompano beach, Lighthouse Point, Boca Raton and beyond. Social and Competitive Ballroom dancing: couples, or singles. All levels, all ages. Ballroom and Latin Dance technique, Choreography and Fitness for bright beginners and intermediate levels. Atlantic Dance Academy.  

P. 954-630-8008   Website:adancea.com

Area Spotlight Feature: Smokers Welcome

Mancave Cigar Lounge 2920 E Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.  *more photos are on the way...
Mancave Cigar Lounge 2920 E Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.  *more photos are on the way...
Mancave Cigar Lounge owner Brian Berk has been working in the cigar industry 18  plus years with a quest for industry knowledge. With a deep understanding of cigars and what the cigar smoker is looking for he is able to connect customers with their preferred preference from the vast variety of choices. 

The stylish lounge host a bar with comfortable seating throughout. Flat screens host game play and a variety of customer choices. The dim lit room has a comfortable feel to relax and partake in a good time among friend(s) at a place where smokers are more than welcome.

 Quality exdues at this establishment from the well stocked name brand cigars, to choice of fine drinks and overall atmosphere. Monthly cigar events offer major brands and new blend introductions and other special attractions.  Occasional live music and other lively events keep the pulse of the room active and fresh. The popular gathering site is east of U.S. Route 1 and walking distance from the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea beach. Hours are 10am-2am 7 days a week. P. 954-626-2283  

Website: cigarloungeftlauderdale.com 

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