My in-laws found out about this bar because they're fans of the TV show "Fishing the Flats" and its host Henry Waszczuk can often be seen hanging out at Gatorz on Friday nights. He actually had a lot to do with my in-laws' decision to pick Port Charlotte as their winter home since he recommended it as a good fishing spot. We went to Gatorz on our last evening in Port Charlotte. There was a band playing, the place was packed, and I very much enjoyed the roadhouse-like atmosphere out on the patio. The bar obviously is a favourite with bikers, fishermen, and old-timers in general. They serve food, but we didn't order any - my in-laws told me the wings were good. What I enjoyed the most about the time we spent there is that it made me feel like I was finally getting a taste of the local culture, something you don't get to experience a whole lot in Port Charlotte because of how popular it is with snowbirds. Oh, and Henry Waszczuk was there indeed - his huge pick-up truck is hard to miss, and so is the former CFL (Canadian Football League) offensive lineman!
Dress Code: Very casual - Harley Davidson t-shirts are very popular!
you can stay in FLL by Las Olas and have plenty to do, yankee clipper hotel of Sheraton,are nice.
check this site
Most hotel including the Sheraton,hve shuttle ,but each its rule you need to contact them. This is the official tourist site there
yes the best is the hotel shuttle if available if not a taxi.
hope it helps
Dress Code: casual, nice, no tie required .Brand jeans ok.
The story goes that the idea of turning this former beach house into a pub came as its owners were enjoying a cold beer while watching the sunset on Captiva Island. The view was just too good to be true, and they felt it had to be shared with other people. A year later, in 1976, the Mucky Duck Pub opened its doors. The pub features a lovely beachfront section where patrons can sip a few drinks with their feet buried in the warm sand and order some appetizers. Once the sun is gone, it's also possible to have dinner inside (reservations are recommended).
Founded in 1990, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater is a major regional theater which provides theatrical and educational events throughout the year. Although plays are not limited to Shakespeare, its Orlando Shakespeare Festival runs from September through May. The theater is housed in a recently renovated 50,000 square-foot (4,645 square-meter) building that houses indoor theaters, rehearsal halls, dressing rooms, costume and scene shops, a box office, meeting rooms, and a gift shop.
Productions are staged in one of three major theaters, including the Marilyn and Sig Goldman Theater (a 118-seat proscenium theater), the Ken and Trisha Margeson Theatre (a 300-seat thrust theater), and the Mandell Studio Theater.
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is also heavily involved in education. Its programs provide theater and teach Shakespeare to over 30,000 students in hundreds of classrooms throughout central Florida.
Located in Coconut Grove, a neighborhood of Miami, the Coconut Grove Playhouse has featured live theater since 1956. It is housed in a building constructed in 1926 as a movie house. The playhouse features two stages, the 1,100-seat Mainstage Theater, and the 135-seat Encore Room Theater.
The Coconut Grove Playhouse opened with the American premier of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Other American, or even world, premiers that have been hosted by the playhouse include The Sunshine Boys, Urban Cowboy, and Fame: The Musical.
Some legendary broadway performers who have performed at the Coconut Grove Playhouse include Beatrice Arthur, Tallulah Bankhead, Carol Channing, Hume Cronyn, Colleen Dewhurst, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli, George C. Scott, Maureen Stapleton, and Jessica Tandy.
In addition to theater, the Coconut Grove Playhouse promotes programs which teach mainly young people about theater. Some of their programs include the In-School Touring Program for children in grades six through 12, Lizard Lessons with original plays with music for children from kindergarten through the third grade, Summer Theater Camp for teens, and Theater Stages which teaches performance techniques, improvisation, playwriting, and costume and theater design for students of all ages, including adults.
Opened in 2006, the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts is the focal point for the Miami cultural scene. It features concerts, plays, opera, ballet, and other cultural activities.
At 570,000 square feet (52,955 square meters), the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts is the second-largest facility of its kind in the United States, after the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The center has two main venues, the Ziff Ballet Opera House and the 2,000-seat Knight Concert Hall. Each venue is housed in a separate building, one of either side of Biscayne Boulevard, and connected by a pedestrian bridge. Two smaller venues in the center include the 270-seat Peacock Rehearsal Studio and the 260-seat Studio Theater.
Resident companies of the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts include the Concert Association of Florida, the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet, and the New World Symphony.
Cheesy and Touristy does not describe this place. Constant stream of women and some men dancing in stereotypical outfits. Food was just a step above taco bell as would rather had a burrito from chipotle or qdoba. The club area got fun playing every popular song you can imagine from YMCA to the Twist.
Dress Code: Everything from club suits to touristy shorts and t-shirts
Went on a wednesday night with many people from the conference though it would have been crowded without us. Many locals and decent house bound and not extremely loud music. Service was reasonably fast considering the number of people. Nice semi outdoor area took advantage of the cooler night air with plenty of air conditioning in the rest of the place.
Dress Code: Normal club night life clothing as though some people were in suits having come from work most were in in skimpy outfits or jeans and tees.
I went to the House of Blues for the first time in my life last night. It is really convenient because it is at Downtown Disney and there is plenty of parking! The decorations were great, the concert was awesome and I'm not sure how common it is, but I waited around afterward and got to meet the artist. Best concert I have been to in my entire life!!!
Also not sure how common it is, but I bought tickets when I showed up an hour before the concert with no problem. The concert didn't get packed until after it had started.
Also, very good place to meet singles believe it or not.
Dress Code: Anything goes...
The club was clean, the waitress was good, and the girls were nice. Lots of different girls too, even during the day. Very cheap drinks. A nice place to hang out with friends. I don't know about night time, but there was no charge to get in during the day.
Old Town is great! Full of numerous cafes, bars, gift shops, boutiques, amusements and a great opportunity to people watch!!
If you are taking children as it can get a bit noisey, busy and rowdy especially at the weekends. We didn't experience no problems but we did leave a bit earlier than we would of, had we been childless for the night!!
Dress Code: Casual clothes
I purchased my ticket early, online, and was able to get in the club ahead of several people. I paid less for my ticket that way too! Expect to spend around $50 to $100 to get in the door. Here is an example on drink prices: My friend and I go to the bar and order " rum and coke and a vodka redbull please". Price = $25.00 plus a $5.00 tip. As you can tell that was a pretty expensive nite but with Sascha and Digweed DJing it was well worth it!
Dress Code: Dress is normal club attire. SEXY!!!
Seaside Beach: Upstairs sports bar in the open air. Great appetizers and drinks, acitve with young local crowd and families on holiday. Watch the sunset from here. Downstairs restaurants, others in this old-world mall and village. Fantastic Smoked Tuna Dip with flatbread.
Dress Code: Casual, beachwear.
There are many bars and nightclubs in Universal Studios. All are good, meaning I didn’t see any big difference between them. Mostly which one you choose depends on what kind of music you like.
Dress Code: Everyone that we have been in was casual, neat and casual. After all, people are on vacation!
People come from all over the world to visit South Beach, or SoBe, as its known locally. This large collection of restaurants, hotels, bars and nightclubs is about as eclectic as you can get. The party does go on all night, with after hours places opening around 4 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon. In the winter months, the outdoor bars and restaurants are packed and the sidewalks are teeming with all walks of life.
There is a certain unique energy to South Beach and a variety of nightlife to fill every age group and taste. From high end restaurants to dive bars, packed nightclubs to quiet jazz venues, salsa, techno and practically anything in between, it can all be found out here.
The best way to see and experience South Beach is to stay at one of the hotels and hostels in the area. Spend your days soaking up the sun, wandering around the shops and eating at the sidewalk cafes and your evenings taking in Miami's party scene. Hotels can get pricey, especially in the winter high season and holidays. But there are a number of reasonably priced hostels within walking distance to the beach and the main attractions of South Beach. Its also a good idea to check with your hotel about VIP passes to some of the bars and nightclubs. The lines on a weekend night- or even a weekday- can get pretty long.
I guess I've seen too much of the South Beach scene to be impressed with it anymore. During the winter, its great to head to one of the outdoor bars and enjoy a few drinks and great weather. But the crowds, traffic and high prices make this a bit of a chore. Still, its something to experience.
Dress Code: It really depends on where you are going. Some of the outdoor venues, including the Delano, allow shorts, especially in tourist season, where flowered shirts and shorts appear to be the norm. For the clubs and restaurants, some people prefer to dress up a bit more, in attire that will get them in the door for the former and in something more than casual for the latter. Very few restaurants in Miami require a jacket and tie, but its best to check if you're going high end.
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