Nightclubs and bars in Florida

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    Gatorz Bar and Grill: Old-school bar in Port Charlotte

    by Jefie Updated Nov 27, 2013

    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!

    Good family times at Gatorz Bar and Grill Live music at Gatorz Bar and Grill
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    The Globe: The bar for happy hours in Miami

    by gwened Written Sep 15, 2013

    well just talking to a friend from Miami remind me of this bar, used to be my hang out many years ago (more than 10) surprise and glad to hear is still going on, better as ever. Its in Coral Gables an official city encircle by Miami and for locals makes no difference so have it here.

    Its perfect for happy hour at this quaint, little European-looking bar that draws young and young agt heart as well as local businesspeople and singles. It ,also, sizzles with live jazz on Saturday nights; even though the midpriced Eclectic eats are secondary to the bar scene and entertainment, for a late-night bite, it works.
    Hours are Mondays from 11:30 am - 3 pm, Tuesdays from 11:30 am - 10 pm, then Wednesday to Thursdays from 11:30 am - 12 am, Fridays from 11:30 am - 1 am,and Saturdays from 7 pm - 2 am

    credit cards are accepted, parking on the street or nearby public paying parking at Alhambra circle; dress code is Casual, business to tops. no need for reservations, take out foods ok. it has terrace for outdoor seating. Free Wi Fi, live music with best nights the thursdays fridays and saturdays :smoking only on the patio or outside. screen TV's and wheelchair accessible.

    those were the days without camera so photos will need to wait when there again. Definitively a must to visit if in town

    Dress Code: casual after work, businessman suits or dress to kill as you wish

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    Cinemark: cinema for the whole family

    by gwened Written Mar 3, 2013

    This was one of our family pastimes when we live jn the area of Silver Springs west of the I75 road; coming to the movies was nice,and the cinema here done in an egyptian motifs is fantastic, even a place to guard your kids while mom and pop watch a movie. Machines games, and refreshements, with plenty of parking.
    glad stil there, just a thing to do at night because its friendly, safe, and nice for the entire family.

    Dress Code: casual as you are its a family place

    Cinemark entrance a la Egyptian cinema Cinemark movie theater closer look at entrance cinemark
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    several see link Las Olas: nightlife at Fort Lauderdale

    by gwened Written Mar 14, 2012

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    you can stay in FLL by Las Olas and have plenty to do, yankee clipper hotel of Sheraton,are nice.
    check this site
    http://lasolasboulevard.com/

    Most hotel including the Sheraton,hve shuttle ,but each its rule you need to contact them. This is the official tourist site there
    http://www.sunny.org/

    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.

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    Mucky Duck Pub: Cool place to watch the sunset in Captiva

    by Jefie Written Jan 8, 2012

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    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).

    Christmas tree on the beach at the Mucky Duck Pub Getting ready for a nice sunset on Captiva Island Sylvain at Captiva Island Inside the Mucky Duck Pub
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    The Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    by traveldave Updated Oct 16, 2010

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    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.

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    The Coconut Grove Playhouse

    by traveldave Updated Oct 16, 2010

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    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.

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    The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts

    by traveldave Updated Oct 16, 2010

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    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.

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    Mangos Tropical Cafe: Tourist place on South beach

    by bcorbitt Written Jun 23, 2008

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    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

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    Blue Martini: Club not on South beach

    by bcorbitt Written Jun 23, 2008

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    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.

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    House of Blues: House of Blues. Awesome concert venue!

    by ArenJo Written Feb 18, 2008

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    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...

    Concert Concert
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    Cheaters in Cocoa Beach: Cheaters in Cocoa Beach

    by ArenJo Written Feb 9, 2008

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    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.

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    Old Town: Old fashioned fun

    by tracey.brownsword Updated Jan 8, 2008

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    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

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    Club Mansion: Miami Nightlife

    by kimmie.casey Written Sep 9, 2007

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    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!!!

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    Bud and Ali's: Sea and Snacks

    by highlandlaura Updated Nov 28, 2006

    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.

    Overlooking the gulf at sunset.
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