Your Ultimate Guide to Dinner and Dancing in Fort Lauderdale

When you think of The Sunshine State, you probably think of the beach, palm trees, and, of course, sunshine! But what happens when the sun goes down? Let’s just say the fun doesn’t end after sunset. Here in South Florida, there are plenty of places to watch the sunset as you enjoy an amazing meal. Below, you’ll find some of the best places for an evening of dinner and dancing in Fort Lauderdale!

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Our Favorite Places for Dinner and Dancing in Fort Lauderdale

It’s Date Night! Where Do You Go?

Where to Eat


Kaluz is a romantic restaurant on the water, perfect for date night! Enjoy some of their delicious appetizers and entrees like the Shrimp and Goat Cheese Flatbread or the Ahi Tuna Steak! They offer everything from salads, to burgers, to vegan options! You can have your dinner outside as the sun goes down while admiring the beautiful canal!


Enjoy a night of elegance, delicious food, and, and dancing when you visit YOLO on Las Olas Boulevard. This hot spot features a happening bar, outdoor lounge, and a fire pit.

If you’re coming to dine, you can choose from delicious brunch, lunch, dinner, and vegetarian options. Try their phenomenal wood fire grill options, like the filet mignon or a delicious vegetarian option, like the quinoa salad with coconut, mint, and curried yogurt sauce!

After dinner, dance the night away on the dance floor at the O Lounge! Every Wednesday through Saturday night, you can experience great vibes, DJ performances, and a swanky atmosphere at one of the best nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale!

Where to Drink

Ale Trail

Travel the Ale Trail of Greater Fort Lauderdale and visit all of the best breweries, bars, beer gardens, and pubs! There are nearly 50 stops to make within the area of Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and more! Pull up the map and start planning your route!

33rd Street Wine Bar

Check out the 33rd Street Wine Bar for an evening of wine tasting, tapas, and live music! This Friday night hot spot is perfect for a date night or just to socialize with friends as you vibe to great, jazz music with a live band.

Where to Dance

Round Up Country Western Bar

For all the cowboys and cowgirls out there, Round Up Country Western Bar is a fun place to let loose and two-step! In addition to having fantastic food and drinks, like their burgers, ribs, and craft beers, they also offer dance lessons! Learn to square dance like a pro when you take a class between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.!

America’s Backyard

For the ultimate party experience, head to America’s Backyard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Bring your best buds, and you’re sure to feel like you’re at the biggest, most exciting cookout of the year! The 15,000-square-foot venue allows you to hula hoop by the bar and enjoy your favorite DJs as they take the booth until 4 a.m.!

If you’re planning a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, you can book a Backyard Party package, or come any night of the week and enjoy fantastic drink specials!

Backyard of rental with glowing pool after sunset, palm trees

The Perfect Ending to an Evening of Dinner and Dancing in Fort Lauderdale

After a fabulous date night on the town, unwind in the most luxurious and stylish vacation rentals in Ft. Lauderdale! We offer chic, tropical vacation homes in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Victoria Park, Las Olas, and more!

Imagine taking a dip in a glowing, heated pool in your private backyard to relax your legs after dancing. All while enjoying the moonlight, gleaming lights, and sights along the beautiful South Florida canals.

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