Fort Lauderdale is the perfect combination of sea, sand, sun and fun. Although your goal is a few days of relaxation, you may end up happily burning the candle at both ends. The phrase most often overheard is, “I’ll get some sleep on the beach/plane/back home tomorrow.”  Just go with it!

The second most commonly overheard phrase in Fort Lauderdale is, “That wasn’t here last time I visited!” Gay Fort Lauderdale is always growing, improving and welcoming. Your visit is easy to map once you set the pins on a five-pointed star: gay beach, Wilton Manors, Las Olas Blvd, downtown and the airport. Bicycles, taxis, water-taxis, buses, shuttles and trolleys connect them all. You’ll find a wide variety of superb restaurants dishing up every type of cuisine. You’ll find more bars, lounges and clubs than may be sampled in a single trip.

For culture-seekers, there are fine art museums and gay history museums. For nature lovers, there are river walks, Birch Park, Bonnet House and Broward Center. There are several gay hotels, guesthouses and spas ready to rejuvenate your body and soul. For repeat visitors who think they have already seen it all, there is the new rail system called Brightline, connecting Fort Lauderdale to its nearby communities.

Fort Lauderdale’s official slogan, “Hello Sunny!” says it all. This page will help you plan your visit without missing a thing. Relax and enjoy.

Atlantic Hotel & Spa
954-567-8020 /

601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

Rediscover Luxury on the Beach at Fort Lauderdale’s Premier Ocean Front Boutique Hotel. Boasting oversized guestrooms & suites. Each with kitchen or kitchenette, private balcony and spectacular views!

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
954-564-1000 /

999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale invites you to enjoy self-expression hospitality where you can B Inspired with personalized travel experiences. B Ocean offers 240 rooms & suites, all with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. B In Touch™ with FreeB™ WiFi.  B Nourished™ with Asian infusion fare at SAIA® restaurant, or savor fresh selections from B’stro on the Beach.

Big Coconut Guesthouse, The

1021 NE 13th Ave

The Big Coconut Guesthouse is centrally located just off Sunrise Boulevard, half way between Fort Lauderdale’s superb beaches and Wilton Manors, where so much of gay night life and entertainment are located.  Being an urban hotel, guests will have super easy access to car rental agencies, grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, to several gay establishments, and easy car, Uber or taxi rides to and from the airport, the seaport, beaches and bars.

The Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa
954-564-7764 /

2209 NE 26th Street

An all-male, clothing optional, gay resort located in Wilton Manors, the heart of Gay Fort Lauderdale. With a blend of fun and the sophistication, The Cabanas has left no stone unturned. This beautiful waterfront resort is the only all male gay guesthouse centrally located in Wilton Manors. The Cabanas provides a secluded environment while still being just minutes away from the greatest shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife that South Florida has to offer.

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach
954-524-8733 /

440 Seabreeze Boulevard

Our hotel is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Take in a sunrise on our 23 mile stretch of golden beaches. Stroll along the beach promenade and explore the abundance of boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. Close by is Las Olas Boulevard, a destination for the discerning traveler – offering upscale shopping, fine dining, and evening entertainment. Soak in the sun at our outdoor pool while satisfying your palate with our cuisine from our full-service restaurant’s sundeck. Enjoy spacious accommodations including 88 suites and breathtaking water views.

Ed Lugo Resort
954-275-8299 /

2404 NE 8th Avenue

2013 Winner Top 25 Small Hotels in U.S.A. by Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award. 5 Star rating resort with full gym, sauna, steam room, hot tub, waterfall, and heated pool. Located in the center of town, next to the biggest gay nightclub in town, The Manor Complex, walk to all the gay bars and restaurants. Best location in town.

Inn Leather
877-532-7729 /

610 SE 19th Street

Florida’s only Leather clothing optional Resort for men. 1 mile to Airport/Seaport, minutes to beaches & Wilton Manors. 12 studios/suites, all with a leather SLING, Q beds, kitchen, WI-FI, video library, hot tub, 2 sun decks, off street parking & guest laundry. Enjoy continental breakfast by the heated pool, playgrounds & personalized concierge services. Day passes available.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s ultimate destination for fun and entertainment. Their AAA Four-Diamond rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood offers 469 rock star suites, signature and award-winning restaurants, a brand new 3,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center featuring performances from today’s most popular musicians and comedy acts, a 4.5 acre tropical pool oasis & Beach Club, a full-service Rock Spa, fitness center, high-energy nightlife, and convention space.  Coming in 2019, a 450-foot guitar shaped hotel tower and resort with over 800 additional guest rooms and suites, new restaurants, lounges, business center and 41,000-square foot spa.

Ramada Fort Lauderdale Oakland Park Inn
954-565-3001 /

3001 North Federal Highway

A hidden treasure ideally located for business or pleasure. Close to Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades, the beaches and downtown. Enjoy shops, restaurants and alternative clubs of Wilton Manors and Las Olas. 1 Mile west of Ft. Lauderdale Beach, newly renovated guest rooms, free hot deluxe breakfast buffet, welcome drink, shuttle service to and from Airport and Port Everglades.10% discount for LGBIT.  Ask for “RAINBOW” discount.

W Fort Lauderdale Hotel
954-414-8200 /

401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd

Lounging on Florida’s sugar-sand coastline, our Fort Lauderdale luxury hotel is renowned as the hidden playground of stars and starlets. Arrive to escape at W Fort Lauderdale, as we elevate the expectation of luxury on the beach. Explore our sultry hidden nooks and seductive spaces. Get ready to flirt with fantasies in a setting like no other and revel in our signature Whatever/Whenever® service. Enter the seduction of our 517 anything-but-typical rooms and suites and take in the scene of unrivaled ocean or Intracoastal views from every room.

The Worthington Resorts
954-563-6819 /

543 North Birch Road

The Worthington Guesthouse and Resort is an all-male clothing optional Gay Resort Located on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Worthington Guesthouse along with The Alcazar Resort and Villa Venice next door have a total of 63 rooms combined making our complex one of the largest Gay resorts in Fort Lauderdale. Both resorts are side by side and are connected through garden walkway allowing guests the pleasure of both Gay Hotels.

Antique Car Museum

954-779-7300 /

1527 Southwest 1st Avenue

The Museum contains 39 Packard automobiles from 1900 to the 1958’s, along with a gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt plus several special collections of automobile memorabilia.

Atlantic Coast Kayak Company

954-781-0073 /

1937 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors

Our tours are above and beyond what you might expect. We include all the finest equipment, basic paddling lessons, incredible snacks and highly trained professional guides. The guide will point out local wildlife and vegetation along the route. You’re welcome to venture out on your own or with your group. A map is included to assist with navigating the river. A calm and peaceful paddle is fun for the entire family.

Butterfly World

954-977-4400 /

3600 W Sample Rd. Coconut Creek

The world’s largest butterfly park, home to more than 20,000 live butterflies from every corner of the globe. Marvel at hundreds of exotic birds in the 6 Free-Flight Aviaries, hand-feed the lorikeets, and explore the butterfly museum and Bug Zoo! Waterfalls, botanical gardens, passion vines and roses complete this natural habitat. The perfect adventure for everyone!

Cinema Paradiso / Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival


503 SE 6th Street

Cinema Paradiso Theater is S. Florida’s most unique art house movie theater presenting film from around the world. The theater boosts the most comfortable and plushest stadium seating, a full bar, lobby and courtyard tables. The theater showcases Florida made films throughout the year at our monthly Local Filmmaker Nights. Most of the films presented at the theater will be the only South Florida screening.

Everglades Day Safari

800-472-3069 /

The Everglades Day Safari has provided the most adventurous Everglades safaris since 1992! As a true eco-tour, our safaris follow Your tour is designed to explore all four ecosystems that make up the ‘glades including: the saw grass prairie, mangrove estuary, cypress swamps and pine savannah. We offer convenient pick-up locations for the West Coast (Ft. Myers /Naples / Sanibel area) and the East Coast (Fort Lauderdale area).

Full Circle Sports Fishing

954-328-8239 /

Capt. Mike Millroy​: Crystal blue skies and tropical warm water will help make your charter with FULL CIRCLE SPORT FISHING one of your vacations most memorable experiences. Fish for any number of hard fighting sport fish in waters off Florida and the Bahamas. We offer half-day or full-day salt water fishing charters as well as other types of excursions aboard our sleek, modern vessel equipped with the latest electronics and safety equipment.

Gallery of Amazing Things – WMODA

954-654-7739 /

481 South Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, FL

WMODA houses a collection of 400 years of the best in Decorative Arts, including ceramics, pottery, glass and artifacts.

Galleria Mall at Fort Lauderdale

954-564-1015 /

2414 East Sunrise Boulevard

The Galleria at Ft. Lauderdale is the now the largest and most popular upscale regional shopping center in Broward County. It is a destination for shoppers from both the Ft. Lauderdale area and around the world. The Galleria is Fort Lauderdale’s most popular destination for fabulous restaurants, sophisticated stores and world-class service.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

954-564-4521 /

3109 E. Sunrise Blvd

Hugh Taylor Birch’s former estate preserves four distinct natural communities, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Visitors can rent a canoe and paddle along a mile-long freshwater lagoon or fish from the seawall. Nature lovers can hike along two short trails and learn about local plants and wildlife while bicyclists and skaters glide along the paved park road. Read more on our web site

Int’l Swimming Hall of Fame

954-462-6536 /

1 Hall of Fame Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL,

This swimming and diving facility is open daily for lap swimming and water aerobics and hosts national and international aquatic competitions. The museum houses over 10,000 square feet of Olympic memorabilia from over 100 nations, honoring the world’s greatest aquatic stars.

Isle Casino and Racing

1-877-ISLE-2-WIN /
Pompano Park: 777 Isle of Capri Circle
(Corner of Powerline & SW 3rd/Racetrack Road), Pompano Beach, FL

Isle® Casino Racing Pompano Park in sunny Pompano Beach, Florida is home to some of the most exciting gaming action in town. The Isle is the home of Florida’s only live harness racing track. The excitement of harness racing compliments the thrills on the 55,000 square foot smoke-free casino floor that’s packed with the best slots, great live-action poker tables, exciting electronic table games, delicious restaurants and fun bars.

Las Olas Boulevard

954-258-8382 /

East Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 1st Ave. & SE 11th Ave., Ft Lauderdale

Las Olas has always been Fort Lauderdale’s most charming thoroughfare. Las Olas means ‘The Waves’). Las Olas is at the forefront of everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries, to memorable restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars. Running almost parallel to Fort Lauderdale’s New River on its way to the Atlantic Ocean, Las Olas is a broad avenue divided by a wide landscaped median of flowers and towering shade trees. Over the canal at the east end of the tree-lined median, in the Colee Hammock neighborhood, are more shops, restaurants, and stores too unique to describe … all worth exploring!

Museum of Discovery & Science / Auto Nation IMAX Center

954-467-6637 /

401 SW 2nd Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Spend a day of discovery seeing over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery & Science!

The River Queen

954-462-5596 /

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 are indescribable. Where you can enjoy things, visitors have been enjoying since 1935. Where you can look up into the sky at night and hear the stars talking to you. No wonder over 18 million people from all over the world have discovered it. But then, there’s always room for one more. Paint your own canvas.

Sawgrass Mills

954-846-2350 /

12801 West Sunrise Blvd. Sunrise, FL

Sawgrass Mills is the World’s largest discount/outlet mall. 270 discounts, outlet and off-price stores.

Sebastian Street Beach

Located at Sebastian Street and North Fort Lauderdale Beach Drive (A1-A), Fort Lauderdale, FL This is Fort Lauderdale’s gay & lesbian beach and it is the most popular gay beach in the area. Many of Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Hotels and Resorts are within a few blocks of most it. The St. Regis Resort Fort Lauderdale is right across the street if you need a landmark or point of reference.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s ultimate destination for fun and entertainment. Their AAA Four-Diamond rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood offers 469 rock star suites, signature and award-winning restaurants, a brand new 3,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center featuring performances from today’s most popular musicians and comedy acts, a 4.5 acre tropical pool oasis & Beach Club, a full-service Rock Spa, fitness center, high-energy nightlife, and convention space.  Coming in 2019, a 450-foot guitar shaped hotel tower and resort with over 800 additional guest rooms and suites, new restaurants, lounges, business center and 41,000-square foot spa.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives

954-763-8565 /

1300 East Sunrise Boulevard

SNMA is a membership lending library, research center and museum, housing the largest LGBT collection in the United States.

Water Taxi

954-467-6677 /

Several pick up & drop of locations.
Water Taxi welcomes you to Fort Lauderdale! The best way to see this beautiful city is on a Water Taxi Tour. Water Taxi Tours are the best combination of tours and transportation in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Florida. So, if you are looking for things to do in Fort Lauderdale or Hollywood, Florida this summer, you are in the right place.

Featured Bars & Clubs

954-463-6969 /

1721 North Andrews Avenue / South Middle River

Boardwalk Nightclub, in Fort is a Gay nightclub featuring South Florida’s finest male strippers.

Chardee’s Lounge

2440 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors

Fun & Friendly, Wilton Manors’ newest sleek and contemporary gay bar where everyone feels important.

DrYnk Bar & Lounge
954-530-1800 /

2255 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors

Just what you would expect from life under the warm Florida sun… great friends, fresh cocktails, a place to catch up, as you are, as we are… Leave your stress at the door, pick from our Martini Menu, grab a lite bite. Day or night, it’s always time to Drynk. It’s all yours my friends.

Georgie’s Alibi – Monkey Bar
954-565-2526 /

2266 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

Centrally located on Wilton Drive with great drinks, award winning food, live performances & events, you will always find something happening here.

Hunters Nightclub
954-630-3556 /

2232 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors

Spirits Elevated! Our tag line says it all. Our nightclub’s goal is to provide you with elevated products, services and fun!

Infinity Lounge
754-223-3619 /

2184 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors

Infinity Lounge is a casually sophisticated cocktail lounge specializing in martinis, specialty drinks and desserts…

954-908-1272 /

2340 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

A speakeasy lounge with live male entertainment.  For the very best in gay strip club entertainment, come to our recently renovated club.

Le Boy

1243 NE 11th Ave / Fort Lauderdale

Never a cover.  Boys on stage from 6pm.  Indoor and outdoor bars.  Shower shows and more!

Rumors Bar & Grill

2426 Wilton Drive / Wilton Manors

Something for everyone.  Upscale, yet laid back. A great place for people to hangout and enjoy, with much loved happy hour prices.

Scandals Bar

954-567-2432 /

3073 NE 6th Ave

Country music, line dancing and bourbon drinks lend this roomy gay bar a down-home feel.

The Pub Wilton Manors
754-200-5244 /

2283 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

Exciting yet relaxed there truly is something for everyone! With our familiar faces and fresh ideas, Village Pub doesn’t give attitudes…We change them

Additional Listings

Bars, Clubs & Lounges

  • Cubby Hole, The  –  823 N. Federal Highway // 954-728-9001
  • Exit 66 / Rock Bar  –  219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd // 954-357-9981
  • J’s  –  2780 Davie Boulevard  //  954-581-8400
  • Lips Restaurant/Cabaret  –  1421 East Oakland Park Blvd  // 954-567-0987
  • Living Room (W Hotel)  –  401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd  //  954-414-8300
  • Manor Complex, The  –  2345 Wilton Drive  //  954-626-0082
  • Mona’s  –  502 East Sunrise Boulevard  //  954-525-6662
  • Monkey Business  –  2740 Andrews Avenue  //  954-514-7819
  • Naked Grape Wine & Tapas  –  2163 Wilton Drive  //  954-563-5631
  • Ramrod (Leather/Levi/Uniform)  –  1508 NE 4th Avenue  //  954-763-8219
  • Rosie’s Bar & Grill  –  2449 Wilton Drive  //  954-563-0123
  • Scandals  –  3073 NE 6th Avenue  //  954-567-2432
  • Smarty Pants, The  –  2400 East Oakland Park Blvd  //  954-561-1724
  • Southern Nights  –   2209 Wilton Drive  //  954-567-5978
  • Sway Nightclub  –  111 SW 2nd Avenue  //  954-761-8686
  • Whiskey Blue (W Hotel)  –  401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd  //  954-414-8300

Private Clubs, Stripper Bars, Men’s Saunas & Bathhouses

  • 321 Slammer  –  321 West Sunrise  //  954-524-2625
  • Boardwalk  –  1721 North Andrews Avenue  //  954-463-6969
  • Club Fort Lauderdale, The  –  110 NW 5th Avenue  //  954-525-3344
  • Clubhouse II Bath House  –  2650 East Oakland Park Blvd  //  954-566-6750
  • Johnson’s  –  2340 Wilton Drive   //  954-368-5516
  • Le Boy  –  1243 NE 11th Avenue  //  954-368-8786

Today’s Special…

Le Patio                                                                                                   

954-530-4641 /

2401 NE 11th Avenue

European Comfort Food!

A visit to Le Patio is the most unique experience on the drive!  Start your journey with their famous French Onion Soup, Bacon Scallops or Duck Mousee Pate.  For your entree, choices include Patio House Lasagna, Real Irish Shepherds Pie, Basil Gnocchi & Bacon or one of our weekly specials.  Don’t leave without tasting the Peach Crumble, Creme Brule, Poached Pear & Roasted Almond Crumble or Mousse au Chocolat!  Your hosts, Vero and Jean will guide you along the way, and make you feel like family.

Alibi, The                                                                                                

954-565-2526 /

2266 Wilton Drive


954-463-6969 /

1721 North Andrews Avenue

Bragozzo’s Restaurant (Isle Casino)                                           

954-972-2000 /

777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach

Bona Cafe                                                                                              

954-565-7222 /

2468 Wilton Drive

Café La Bonne Crépe                                                                         

954-761-1515 /

815 East Las Olas Boulevard

Canyon Restaurant                                                                            

954-765-1950 /

1818 East Sunrise Boulevard

Casa D’Angelo Ristorante                                                                

954-564-1234 /

1201 North Federal Highway


954-764-3500 /

3049 Alhambra Street


954-712-0580 /

2400 East Las Olas Boulevard

Courtyard Cafe                                                                                    

954-563-2499 /

2211 Wilton Drive

Farmer’s Pick Buffet

954-972-2000 /

777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach

Farradday’s Steakhouse (Isle Casino)                                        

954-972-2000 /

777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach

Floridian Restaurant                                                                         

954-463-4041 /

1410 East Las Olas Blvd


954-202-0000 /

2389 Wilton Drive

Il Mulino                                                                                                 

954-524-1800 /

1800 East Sunrise Boulevard

J Alexanders                                                                                         

954-563-9077 /

2415 North Federal Highway

J. Mark’s Restaurant

954-390-0770 /

1245 North Federal Highway

Java Boys (Coffee House)                                                                

954-564-8828 / Check them out on Facebook

2230 Wilton Drive

La Bamba III                                                                                         

954-568-5662 /

4245 North Federal Highway

La Cantina Mexican-American Cafe                                            

954-565-3839 / Check them out on Facebook

2870 East Sunrise Blvd

Le Patio                                                                                                   

954-530-4641 /

2401 NE 11th Avenue

Lemongrass Asian Bistro                                                                 

954-564-4422 /

3811 North Federal Highway

Lester’s Diner                                                                                       

954-525-5641 / Check them out on Facebook

250 East State Road

Lips Restaurant/Cabaret                                                                 

954-567-0987 /

1421 East Oakland Park Blvd

Melting Pot, The                                                                                 

954-568-1581 /

1135 North Federal Highway


954-568-4443 /

4140 North Federal Highway

Myron’s Delicatessen (Isle Casino)                                              

954-972-2000 /

777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach

Nick’s Pizza

954-563-6441 /

2244 Wilton Drive 954-Need

Peter Pan Diner                                                                                   

954-565-7177 /

1216 East Oakland Park Blvd

Primavera Restaurant                                                                     

954-564-6363 /

830 East Oakland Park Blvd

Rendez-Vous French Bakery & Bistro                                       

954-563-2228 /

1576 E Oakland Park Blvd

Rosie’s Bar & Grill                                                                              

954-563-0123 /

2449 Wilton Drive

Rumors Bar & Grill                                                                            

954-565-8851 /

2426 Wilton Drive

Siam Cuisine                                                                                         

954-564-3411 /

2010 Wilton Drive

Sea & Olive

954-533-6660 /

2362 Wilton Drive


954-615-1431 /

1431 North Federal Highway

Tequila Sunrise                                                                                    

954-938-4473 /

4711 North Dixie Highway


954-523-5767 /

620 South Federal Highway


954-776-4282 /

3017 East Commercial Blvd


1350 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale
954-462-8190  /

Serving the community by fostering artistic growth, ArtServe helps artists turn their passion for art into a viable profession.  Offering a range of support services, ArtServe provides opportunities for collaboration, exhibition, performance, professional development, marketing and media programs – all as a means of creating a vibrant, culturally rich community. Everyone benefits from ArtServe, because when the arts thrive, communities flourish.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens 

900 N Birch Rd 
Fort Lauderdale
954-563-5393 /

A beautiful and whimsical estate that was the winter retreat of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, two artists whose unconventional personal touches are evident throughout the property that they designed and built.

Broward Center For The Performing Arts 

201 SW 5th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale
954-462-0222 /

The Broward Center is a Multi-theater, waterfront complex, home to Broadway in Fort Lauderdale’s touring shows, Florida Grand Opera, Florida Philharmonic, the Concert Association and Miami City Ballet.

Empire Stage 

1140 N. Flagler Dr.
Fort Lauderdale
954-678-1496 /

Empire Stage is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works for the diverse audiences of Ft Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior populations. We are committed to presenting dynamic works originating from both the New York City and South Florda theatrical communities. It is our goal to offer theater artists a supportive environment where they can collaborate, take risks and develop as writers, as directors, as actors, as designers and as producers.

Island City Stage

2304 N Dixie Hwy.
Wilton Manors
954-519-2533 /

Island City Stage was created by members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT community who saw a need for a local, professional theater that explored all aspects of the LGBT experience—accurately, creatively, and compassionately. And it was also important that the plays presented spoke to both LGBT individuals and heterosexuals. Plays that fostered interaction, understanding and acceptance of every individual’s unique perspective.

Museum Of Discovery & Science 

401 SW 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale 
954-289-1817 /

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films.

NSU Art Museum 

1 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale
954-525-5500 /

This beautiful facility, designed by Edward L. Barnes, has a permanent collection and rotating exhibitions

Parker Playhouse 

707 NE 8th St.
Fort Lauderdale
954-462-0222 /

The Parker Playhouse curtain rose for the first time on February 6, 1967. One of Fort Lauderdale’s first venues, the neo-classical Playhouse, was built by Dr. Louis Parker and is managed now by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This 1,167-seat fully equipped theater plays an important role in the community by serving as a vibrant part of the area.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra 

2201 Wilton Dr.
Wilton Manors
954-522-8445  /

Now is its 20th season, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra continues to delight audiences.  Under the musical direction of Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso, the symphony has a full season of musical events for everyone.  Visit our website and purchase tickets for an upcoming show!

Stonewall Museum Gallery 

2157 Wilton Dr.
Wilton Manors
954-530-9338 /

Stonewall National Gallery features rotating exhibits about LGBTQ History and community.

Stranahan House 

335 SE 6th Ave. 
Fort Lauderdale
954-524-4736 /

The Oldest structure in Broward County – In 1981, Stranahan House, Inc. became a separate non-profit entity. Construction was completed in 1984, and the house opened to the public as a historic house museum later that year. Supported in large part by the generosity of the community that Frank and Ivy Stranahan helped to found, the Historic Stranahan House Museum is host to 10,000 visitors each year, including thousands of Broward County school students.

WMODA – Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts  

481 S Federal Hwy.
Dania Beach
954-376-6690 /

Located inside the Gallery of Amazing Things, WMODA is a world-class colleciotn of ceramic art and studio glass in South Florida.  Their galleries showcase the finest British and European potter and porcelain from the last two centuries, including Wedgwood, Royal Dolton and Lladro.  Their glass collections feature stunning studio glass by Chihuly and Lalique.

World AIDS Museum 

1201 NE 26th St. 
Wilton Manors
954-390-0550 /

The World Aids Museum is a museum and education center that is open to the public to visit, explore and enjoy. They offer guided docent tours on request. In their main gallery is the CHRONOLOGY OF AIDS which is the history of HIV and AIDS.  They have two small art galleries that offer though-provoking and heartwarming art experiences.  Additionally, the research center is open to the public as well, providing the latest up-to-date information.

Bodytek Fitness

2216 North Dixie Hwy

855 526-3983

Claudia Castillo ART studio

2215 Wilton Dr

954 274-7047


1226 NE 4th Ave
954 761-1236
1508 NE 4th Ave. (at the Ramrod)
954 761-1236

My TropX

1514 NE 4th Ave.

954 522-5988

Out of the Closet

1785 E Sunrise Blvd.
954 462-9442 2097

Wilton Drive
954 358-5580

Pride Factory

850 NE 13th St

954 463-6600

Sach Ad Group

Graphic Design
Video Production
Web Design
954 647-3063

Some Men Like It Haute

2378 Wilton Dr.


Stork’s Bakery & Café

2505 NE 15th Ave

954 567-3220

The Athletic Man

1433 NE 4th Ave

954 764-4434

Yellow Brick Road

1950 Wilton Dr. Wilton Manors


Adult Entertainment/Products

Fetish Factory – 855 East Oakland Park Blvd // 954-563-5777
LeatherWerks – 1226 NE 4th Avenue // 954-761-1236
LeatherWerks (at the Ramrod) – 1508 Northeast 4th Avenue // 954-761-1236
Pride Factory – 850 NE 13th Street // 954-463-6600
Rock Hard Clothing Inc. – 2205-A Wilton Drive // 954-318-7625


Shades of The Past Antiques – 2360 Wilton Drive // 954-829-3726

Art Galleries

Art Frenzie – 2151 Wilton Drive // 954-560-3684
Art Serve – 1350 East Sunrise Blvd // 954-462-8190
Claudia Castillo ART studio – 2215 Wilton Drive // 954-274-7047
Dennis Dean Galleries – 3528 NE 12th Ave, Oakland Park // 954-240-8307
Gallery XO – 2376 Wilton Drive // 954-213-9797
Rossetti Fine Art – 2176 Wilton Drive // 954-616-8653

Auto Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 1311 East Sunrise Boulevard // 954-764-3144
Hertz Car Rental – 600 Terminal Drive (Airport) // 954-712-5200

Automotive Service/Repair

Flash Lube – 400 NE 13th Street // 954-463-9700
Dale’s Wheels & Tires – 250 West Sunrise Boulevard // 954-764-1582


Sterling Tax & Accounting Services – 2435 North Dixie Highway // 954-667-9829

Bicycle Sales/Service/Rentals

Trek Bicycle – 1621 East Sunrise Boulevard // 954-527-9099
Downtown Bicycles – 2571 East Sunrise Boulevard // 754-265-7872
Electric Bicycle Store, The – 2599 North Federal Highway // 954-565-0562

Cards & Gifts

Grand Central Stationery – 1227 East Las Olas Boulevard // 954-467-2998

Clothing (Men’s)

4 Men – Clothing & Beyond – 1208 NE 4th Avenue // 954-522-1362
LeatherWerks (at the Ramrod) – 1508 Northeast 4th Avenue // 954-761-1236
Mix Menswear – 2258 Wilton Drive // 954-566-9166
Some Men Like It Haute – 2378 Wilton Drive // 954-561-8650
The Athletic Man – 1433 NE 4th Avenue // 954-764-4434
True Blue Clothing – 2221 Wilton Drive // 954-566-0267

Coffee Shops

Java Boys – 2230 Wilton Drive // 954-564-8828
Stork’s Bakery & Cafe – 2505 NE 15th Avenue // 954-567-3220

Confections/Chocolates/Baked Goods

Kilwin’s Ft. Lauderdale – 809 East Las Olas Boulevard // 800-575-9577
JP’s Chocolate Shoppe – 2410 Wilton Drive // 954-368-5533
To the Moon Marketplace – 2205 Wilton Drive // 954-564-2987

Custom Picture Framing

Art Frenzie – 2151 Wilton Drive // 954-560-3684
Gallery XO – 2376 Wilton Drive // 954-213-9797

Delicatessens/Speciality Foods

Pink Submarine, The – 2041 Wilton Drive // 954-566-2219

Event Space

Gallery of Amazing Things (WMODA) – 481 South Federal Hwy // 954-654-7739

Eyewear/Eyecare/Vision Services

Chic Optique – 2228 Wilton Drive // 954-567-3937
Optical Spectrum – 804 East Las Olas Boulevard // 954-463-1566
Eyes on Sunrise by Dr. Nick – 2583 East Sunrise Blvd // 954-563-8288
Island City Eyecare – 2301 Wilton Drive // 954-764-6906

Hair Salons/Barbershops

Bo’s Barber & Stylist – 2635 North Federal Highway // 954-564-7383
Buck n Beard – 815 NE 13thStreet // 954-399-2327
Joe’s Barber Shop – 920 North Federal Highway // 954-764-1960
Pharo’s Hair Oasis – 905 NE 20th Avenue // 954-462-4247
Richard’s Hair Studio – 2164 Wilton Drive // 954-630-1671
Scissorium Salon – 2405 North Dixie Highway // 954-563-1981
Ted Gibson Salon (W Hotel) – 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd // 954-414-8343
The Men’s Room/Mo Jo’s Barber Shop – 2348 Wilton Drive // 954-566-1350

Health Clubs/Gyms/Exercise & Fitness

Bodytek Fitness 2216 North Dixie Highway // 855-526-3983
World Gym – 1440 North Federal Highway // 954-566-4750

Home Decor

Cargo – 2301 NE 26th Street // 954-568-5944
Decades Design Group – 1500 NE 4th Avenue // 954-462-8560
Decades Home Furnishings – 2661 North Federal Highway // 954-564-0454
Island City Traders – 2450 Wilton Drive // 954-537-5330

Ice Cream

Dairy Queen – 1950 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors // 954-566-5735


LeatherWerks – 1226 NE 4th Avenue // 954-761-1236
LeatherWerks (at the Ramrod) – 1508 Northeast 4th Avenue // 954-761-1236
Rock Hard Clothing Inc. – 2205-A Wilton Drive // 954-318-7625
Secrets Romance Boutique – 4509 North Pine Island Road // 954-748-5855

Legal Services

Law Offices of Caro Kinsella,  // 954-304-2243
The LGBT Immigration Experts – 1 Golden Isles Drive, Suite #205, Hallandale Beach

Massage/Massage Therapists

Healing Hands By Will – 1650 NE 26th Street // 954-707-9918
Needed Touch – 2409 NE 11th Avenue // 954-270-8979

Medical Services

Therafirst Medical Center, Inc. – 4011 North Federal Highway // 954-564-4222
Walsh Wellness Center – 416 SE 11th Court // 954-525-2225

Novelties/Cards & Gifts

54 To The Moon Marketplace – 2205 Wilton Drive // 954-564-2987

Pharmacies/Health & Beauty

AHF Pharmacy – 6405 North Federal Highway // 954-727-2174
AHF Pharmacy – 1785 East Sunrise Blvd // 954-462-9223
AHF Pharmacy – 2097 Wilton Drive // 954-318-6997
Bio-Care Pharmacy – 1409 NE 26th Street // 954-566-6151
Commcare Pharmacy – 2817 East Oakland Park Blvd // 954-568 6212
Las Olas Chemist – 1201 East Las Olas Boulevard // 954-462-4166


Florida Agenda – // 954-903-4771
Guy Magazine – // 954-903-4771

Real Estate Services

Coral Shores Realty – Mark Eagle – // 954-203-2345


Holy Angels Catholic Community – 2917 NE 6th Avenue // 954-633-2987

Sauna (Men’s)

21 Slammer – 321 West Sunrise Blvd // 954-524-2625
Club Fort Lauderdale, The – 110 NW 5th Avenue // 954-525-3344
Clubhouse II Bath House – 2650 East Oakland Park Blvd // 954-566-6750


Beach Place – 17 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd // 954-760-9570
Galleria Mall – 2414 East Sunrise Boulevard // 954-564-1015
JP’s Chocolate Shoppe – 2410 Wilton Drive // 954-368-5533
Swap Shop Flea Market and Mall – 3291 West Sunrise Blvd // 954-791-7927


78° Spa – 2153 Wilton Drive // 954-630-1444
Bliss Spa (at W Hotel) – 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd // 954-414-8230
Cabanas Guesthouse & Spa, The – 2209 NE 26th Street – 954-564-7764
Hush Spa for Men – 2219 Wilton Drive // 954-873-3120
Grand Resort & Spa, The – 539 North Birch Road // 954-630-3000

Specialty Shops

Eve Vapors – // 954-937-7998


Stevie Moon Tattoo – 3045 North Federal Highway // 954-565-4470

Thrift Stores

Boomerangs Thrift Store – 2365 Wilton Drive // 954-635-2725
Out of the Closet – 1785 East Sunrise Boulevard // 954-462-9442
Out of the Closet – 2097 Wilton Drive // 954-358-5580

Transportation Services

51 Sterling Hopper
(Non-Profit Community Shuttle) – 2435 N Dixie Hwy // 855-HOP-ONIT
Water Taxi – 413 SW 3rd Avenue // 954-467-6677
Orbitz –,
All 7s Taxi 954-777-7777
All 3s Taxi 954-333-3333
Uber –,
Lyft –,

Travel Services/Tours/Sightseeing

A Day More Tours Inc. – 1007 North Federal Highway // 954-417-7900
Freedom Travel – 2186 Wilton Drive // 954-565-2345
Jungle Queen Riverboat – 801 Seabreeze Boulevard // 954-462-5596
LIMATOURS – 313 NE 2nd Street // 305-785-2116
Moment Sailing Adventures –  // 540-809-3687
Sweet Life Yacht Charter – 1710 SE 3rd Street // 954-695-3489

Wine & Spirits

ABC Wine & Spirits – 3355 North Federal Highway // 954-630-0054
Naked Grape Wine & Tapas – 2163 Wilton Drive // 954-563-5631

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

City of Wilton Manors

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &
Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB)


Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay &
Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC)


International Gay &
Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA)


Lanier Parking Solutions
954-566-3704 /

517 NE 21st Ct, Wilton Manors

Lanier Parking Solutions is a member of the industry’s most diverse family of parking brands. Organized in 2013, Citizens Parking is the leader in Branded Parking Services, with 5 brands, 8,000 associates and 1,200 locations. The company has harnessed the power of its brands leveraging a collaborative culture to seize and capitalize on parking’s greatest opportunities.

Latinos Salud

954-765-6239 /

2330 Wilton Drive

A Pride – Community – Support for Latinos and ALL Men living with HIV/AIDS

Poverello Center

954-561-3663 /

2056 North Dixie Highway

The Poverello Center, Inc. provides nutritious food, services and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses Including HIV, in South Florida.

Pride Center at Equality Park
954-463-9005 /

2040 North Dixie Highway

We provide a welcoming, safe space — an inclusive home that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida.

Pride Institute Fort Lauderdale

877-774-3346 /

1601 East Las Olas Boulevard

Pride Institute at Fort Lauderdale Hospital provides inpatient treatment to adults suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders and other psychiatric concerns. Founded in 1986 with over 10,000 graduates we are proud to be a leading provider of treatment devoted to treating the mental health and substance abuse needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

SFGN – South Florida Gay News
954-530-4970 /

2520 North Dixie Highway

South Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.

Stonewall National Library & Archives

954-763-8565 /
1300 E Sunrise Blvd

Stonewall National Museum & Archives promotes understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their significant role in American society.


The Rainbow Run
A 5K run/ walk that supports The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors.

A juried gay art show presented by ArtsUnited, a south Florida based LGBT artist association.

A Celebration of Friends
An annual jamboree for mature gay men and their admirers. Pool party and more!


Pride Fort Lauderdale Festival
Beat the winter blues and celebrate Pride on sunny Fort Lauderdale Beach. Pride Fort Lauderdale, held each year in February, attracts more than 40,000 people and features live entertainment, music by top DJs, vendors, fireworks and more!


Beach Bear Weekend
Bears at the beach! Eat, drink, stay and play!

Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival
A 5K walk, food tents and music performances. On the beach! Funds raised support HIV/AIDS services.

Miami Beach Pride

Miami Beach Pride 2020
The mission of Miami Beach Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community. Miami Beach Pride organizes free, safe, quality, mass-appeal events that are open to all, including the annual parade and festival, which features community booths and expo areas, stages with entertainment, food and drink vendors and family-safe play areas. Additionally, Miami Beach Pride produces educational, cultural and entertainment events and activities throughout the year and sanctions official Pride-related events in order to create a truly celebratory experience for the whole community.


Tortuga Music Festival
Country music stars draw a huge crowd. On the beach!

Wine & Spirits Culinary Celebration
At the Museum of Discovery & Science. Wine tasting and food pairing with the best South Florida chefs and restaurants.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Seafood, live music, arts and crafts. On the beach!

Las Olas Wine & Food Festival
Enjoy fabulous food and wine, benefiting the American Lung Association. On Las Olas Blvd.


Fort Lauderdale Air Show
A very popular event best viewed from the beach.


Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Festival  Saturday June 16th!
Live entertainment, food, drink, festivities and a fabulous parade!


Bartenders Boxers Briefs
A sexy and hilarious underwear auction benefiting Tuesday?s Angels, a support group for local folks living with HIV/AIDS.


Wicked Manors
In Wilton Manors, thousands of costumed revelers pack the Drive for a fabulous Halloween street party. Produced by the Pride Center at Equality Park.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Oct-Nov)
Spectacular! The biggest boat show in the world.


The SmartRide
Cyclists come from around the world for this 165 mile Miami to Key West ride supporting organizations that assist those impacted by HIV/ AIDS in south Florida. Many riders add a few days in Fort Lauderdale before and after the ride.

Pig Week
A pool party, a leather masked ball and all kinds of piggy events!


Annual Boat Parade on the Intracoastal Waterway
Dazzling festooned boats blaring music float down the Intracoastal Waterway.

Wilton Manors New Years Eve
Everyone gathers in the parking lot of the “Shoppes of Wilton Manors”. Local bars and clubs sell beer, champagne and beverages in tents. Live entertainment. A festive crowd!


Flagler Village Art Events
In Fort Lauderdale?s trendy Flagler Village neighborhood, an art walk on the last Saturday of the month.

Tuesday’s Angels
A dinner held on the first Tuesday of the month at a local restaurant. Socializing, speakers, raffles, and dinner all to support those living with AIDS. Visitors are always wel- comed to attend.

Wilton Manors Arts & Entertainment Expo
(Arts Walk) Held on the third Saturday of the Month Nov-May, 6-9PM. Galleries and venues on Wilton Drive put out the welcome mat it a fun event.

International Film Festival
At Cinema Paradiso, a competitive film festival showcasing independent cinema from around the world. Premiers, documentaries, student film competition, black tie galas, celebrities, and more.

Tequesta Drum Circle
A quarterly event of drumming around a fire pit under the stars at the Solstice and Equinox. Held in Hugh Taylor Birch Park on the beach.

Premier Transportation Services
Dennis Centorbi
Director, Global Sales

For over 20 years, our dedicated and loyal staff at Premier Transportation Services has provided award winning services to our clients.  Whether a wedding, sporting event, night on the town, corporate event or just a ride to the airport, Premier Transportation has you covered. Our fleet includes sedans, limousines, Vans, SUVs, as well as Mini buses, Limo, Executive or Motor Coaches… something for everyone.  Dispatchers are available 24-7/365 days a year.  Premier Transportation is a proud member of IGLTA.


Brightline is the new benchmark for train travel in America.  As the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States, Brightline is here to connect you with the people, places and new experiences that South Florida has to offer.  Brightline  provides express service connecting you to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and planned future service to Orlando. Brightline has blended premium train travel and hospitality to make your ride an experience like no other.  It’s the easiest way to travel through South Florida!

Brightline Stations:

Fort Lauderdale Station
101 NW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Parking Garage – 300 NW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

West Palm Beach Station
501 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Parking Garage – 511 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Miami Station
600 NW 1st Ave., Miami, FL 33136
Parking Garage – 161 NW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33136

Welcome to Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors is enjoying a renaissance as a gay destination.  Improvements to Wilton Drive make strolling, dining and bar-hopping easier than ever.

With so many new restaurants and bars opening up, the most commonly overhead words are, “That wasn’t here last time I visited!” Wilton Manors seems bigger than its two square miles by offering visitors a wide variety of options for lodging, dining, culture, shopping and entertainment.

Wilton Manors is about 3 miles from the beach, 7 miles from the airport and 3 miles to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Transportation options, – including water taxi, trolley, shuttle and bicycle – keep you well connected. You’ll find this “island city” welcoming, casual and full of fun for all LGBT visitors.


The Bear Essentials

We love Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale loves the bears. Here are the ten things we think the bears will also love in and around Fort Lauderdale!

For more information on these places and the latest bear related travel articles, check out

  • Buck & Beard

    This amazing barbers is one of the best in the area, who can look after your hair and your beard, now one year old and thriving. Catch them over at Wilton Manors.

    954-399-2327 /

    815 NE 13th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

  • Grand Resort & Spa

    One of the best clothing optional resorts in the area, moments from the beach, they have happy hours Thursday – Saturday and very comfortable rooms and suites.

    800-818-1211 /

  • Hunters Fort Lauderdale

    One of the best clubs around and holds the best bear night ‘Fur Fridays’ every week, check them out.

    954-630-3556 /

    2232 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305

  • NeiBearHood Takeover

    Another great bear night, which is every 3rd Friday of the month. Hosted at Southern Nights.

    754-312-5722 /

    2209 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305

  • Rosie’s Bar & Grill

    Great if you have a big bear appetite! Rosie’s has the best Sunday brunch around with kitsch décor, superb waiters, and even a great DJ at the weekend.

    954-563-0123 /

    2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305

  • Flash Fire Pizza

    Create the pizza you want right then and there. It’s fun, fresh and tastes amazing!

    954-621-8667 /

    2949 N Federal Highway, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304

  • KULT

    One of our favorite stores, it’s right next door to Buck & Beard and has cool clothing items & gifts, with lots to fit the bears too!

    754-200-8120 /

    815 NE 13th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

  • Cubby Hole

    One of the friendliest bars in Fort Lauderdale. Happy Hour is EVERY DAY from 11am (Noon on Sundays) until 9PM

    954-728-9001 /

    823 N Federal Hwy 33304 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • Charlie Garratt at Ink Addiction

    Simply the best tattoo service around, Charlie now spends most of his time in Fort Lauderdale, and we love him! Find him at Ink Addiction

    954-564-1700 /

    2028 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

  • The Classic Gateway Theater

    Perfect for the bears that like the movies, it also has bags of charm and a kitschy interior.

    954-763-7994 /

    1820 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304