Just when you thought Greater Fort Lauderdale couldn’t get any cooler, get ready to dive into the excitement of Marina Village. The $16 million open-air entertainment venue, slated to open in August 2024, brings a new wave of leisure and luxury to this sun-kissed paradise. It promises to be the next iconic landmark in Fort Lauderdale’s vibrant waterfront scene. Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as Marina Village gears up for its grand debut. Stay in the know with this guide on what to expect for your next visit to Marina Village in Fort Lauderdale!

Where is it located? 

Nestled on the eastern edge of the famous Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel peninsula, Marina Village will take over a space formerly used for aging boat slips for fishing charters. Its address is 849 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Did you know? 

Marina Village

The new-and-improved Bahia Mar marina, including Marina Village, will also house 245 new boat slips, a 256-room resort with 60 condos, and 350 residential units in four towers in the future. A 1,200-space parking lot and 87,000 square feet of commercial space round out this massive Fort Lauderdale project.

How do I get to Marina Village? 

Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi

Good news for out-of-towners: there’s a Water Taxi stop on the south end of the property for easy access, and if you find yourself near the Jungle Queen ticketing office on the north side, you’ll be able to access the Marina Village easily. Ride shares are always encouraged, especially if you plan to throw back a cocktail or two. 

What does the Marina Village include? 

Marina Village

The Marina Village at Bahia Mar features three main components: The Shorely, The Promenade, and The Mainland Bar, plus a slew of food vendors, bars, and more. 

Check it out: 

The Shorely 

At the heart of Marina Village lies The Shorely, a 500-person ferry reborn as a luxurious lounge and entertainment hub. It features carefully curated entertainment, energizing cocktails, and unparalleled bottle service. Picture the perfect daytime hangout post-brunch and the ultimate evening destination as the sun dips below the horizon.

The Shorely boasts a central bar on the lower deck and two additional bars on the upper decks, offering a selection of 18 unique cocktails, wine, beer, and more. Additionally, four VIP cabanas await, providing the perfect setting to dance the night away, unwind with friends, or mingle while enjoying the stunning waterfront vistas.

The Promenade

The Promenade at Marina Village is the venue’s open-air food hall along the picturesque Intracoastal. Eight culinary kiosks offer tantalizing arrays of flavors to cater to diverse palates. Savor gourmet bites to comfort classics while basking in the breathtaking waterfront vistas that define Fort Lauderdale’s exceptional allure. 

The foodie offerings range from South Florida restaurants, such as Blue Steel Pizza Co., known for its Detroit-style pizza baked in a blue-steel pan, to Quore Gelato, a liquor-infused gelato brand. Former Pompano Beach-based eatery Taco Vibez, South Florida favorite Sushi Song, and Maryland franchise Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls will also be among the foodie lineup. 

The Mainland Bar 

The Mainland Bar is the spot where cocktails meet the coast. Find your place among 44 seats on the outdoor bar featuring an ambiance of nautical nuances with sea glass countertops, navy blue subway tile, beach-themed cocktail glassware, and craft cocktails that differ from The Shorely’s offerings. You can catch a game on one of six TV sets and discover cozy spots to find refuge from the sun.