Fort Lauderdale's Best Beachfront Bars

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Helen Silverstein

Fort Lauderdale is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and fun bars. A combination of the two leads to many great bars right on the beach and with views of the ocean. Read on to discover the best bars and pubs on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

1. McSorley's Beach Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub

McSorley’s Beach Pub is a fun, lively sports bar right on Fort Lauderdale’s beach. Guests can sit inside or outside at the patio, go upstairs and dance in the lounge, or sit at the rooftop bar and look down at the beach. McSorley’s Beach Pub has a full bar with a variety of delicious, specialized cocktails. In addition, they have a variety of beers on tap at the bar, and the place has the feel of a college party, complete with a beer pong table.

2. Quarterdeck Seafood Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood

Seafood Dishes
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Quarterdeck Seafood Bar is a bar and restaurant on Las Olas Boulevard that matches its beachside location with the oceanic theme of the restaurant. The planks of wood that form the ceiling, the aquarium in the middle of the restaurant, and the various ocean-themed decor strewn about the walls make customers feel like they’re stepping on board a ship.

3. Parrot Lounge

Bar, American, Pub Grub

Parrot Lounge is a retro, Philly style sports bar in Fort Lauderdale that’s been there since 1970. Parrot Lounge offers a large selection of unique craft beers, many of which are locally brewed in Florida. In addition to craft beers, the full bar at Parrot Lounge offers a wide selection of cocktails, and serves many different comfort food dishes.

4. Fat Tuesday

Bar, Pub Grub

Fat Tuesday is a New Orleans style Mardi Gras themed bar right next to the beach in Fort Lauderdale. Fat Tuesday’s is great for grabbing drinks and heading to the beach, or relaxing in the bar itself, enjoying the view of the beach while drinking or playing a game on their pool table. Fat Tuesday is known for its frozen drinks and has a large selection of frozen daiquiri flavors to choose from.

5. Lulu's Bait Shack

Bar, Restaurant, American, Seafood

French Bouillabaisse fish soup with seafood, salmon fillet, shrimp, rich taste, tasty dinner
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Located on the second floor of the Beach Place gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Lulu’s Bait Shake is a fun, Cajun-themed bar with a great view of the beach and ocean. Drinks are served in hand carved coconuts, souvenir fishbowls, souvenir hurricane glasses, souvenir bikini glasses, or bear mugs. They have a large selection of cocktails to go in their quirky cups as well as a variety of wines and draft beers.

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