In Greater Fort Lauderdale we know how to party, especially if we're hosting a momentous occasion like a bachelorette or bachelor party. Choose our sunny destination to celebrate this special moment of your life with your best girlfriends or guy friends. Stay at a plush hotel and dine at some of the area’s best restaurants and bars that cater to large groups. Throw in a couple of memorable activities, like ax throwing and spa treatments, that offer a mix of fun, bonding, and relaxation for a weekend getaway that’ll get everyone pumped for the big day.
Hit Up Day/Nightlife Spots
From vibrant pool parties in the day to bar hopping at night, celebrate your upcoming nuptials any time of day in Greater Fort Lauderdale
The Easton Rooftop Pool + Lounge in downtown Fort Lauderdale offers live DJ music, bottle service, and poolside cocktails and bites all day long. If your group wants to go a little wild, let loose at DAER, the Vegas-style day club with DJs and VIP service at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Another ready-for-revelry day spot is Rhythm & Vine, where your group can gather in the garden to sip cocktails at picnic tables and mingle with the locals. You can party at these spots at night too!
When the sun goes down, hit up trendy rooftop bars like Sparrow in The Dalmar and Rooftop on Las Olas Boulevard, or speakeasies, including Rm. 901, tucked inside the Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, and Unit B in Flagler Village.
For a quintessential bachelor or bachelorette experience, bar hop on Las Olas Boulevard, a dynamic hub of restaurants, bars, and shops. Before hitting up party spots like American Social, grab dinner on the boulevard at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Louie Bossi’s, or Sushi Garage. If celebratory cigars are on the bachelor bucket list, shop and have a smoke at Havana Republic Cigars.
For epic water views as you dine, make reservations at Kaluz situated right on the Intracoastal Waterway north of Las Olas, or head to Pompano Beach before a night of bar-hopping on Las Olas to enjoy fine cuisine and drinks at the Oceanic or Beach House Pompano.
If you’re partying in downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Wharf Fort Lauderdale at Riverwalk is a must. The open-air entertainment hub, featuring bars, food vendors, and music, is open day and night.
Another day or night hangout spot in Fort Lauderdale is Sistrunk Marketplace, a trendy food hall that features numerous food vendors, a brewery, and a distillery. Our area is home to dozens of breweries, so if a brewery tour sounds more your speed, journey on Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Ale Trail, which features over 50 beer bars and breweries, including the one at Sistrunk, from Pompano Beach to Hollywood and further out west to Coral Springs.
Last but certainly not least, make plans to attend the popular drag show at Lips in Oakland Park for cocktails, singing, and lots of entertainment that could end with your group becoming a part of the act.
If the nightlife scene isn't for you, there are plenty of activities for adventure-seeking future brides and grooms in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Enjoy fun cocktails, draft beer, and friendly competition at ax throwing spots, like Axe Throwing Society in Pompano Beach and Chops + Hops Axe Throwing Lodge in Fort Lauderdale, with the super-secret speakeasy Mama Hank’s adjacent. For another memorable experience with plenty of games and twists, minus ax throwing, try a local escape room like Cubo Escape with locations in Fort Lauderdale and Coconut Creek.
If you and your party want to mix it up and bar hop on wheels, pedal (and dance in your seat) while music pumps and drinks flow on a bar crawl with Cycle Party. Each pedal party can accommodate 15 people max.
For a glow-up, get sweaty at a hot yoga class at Greater Fort Lauderdale spots like Yoga Factory and The Yoga Joint, or join a beachfront fitness class at The Loop, where you can work out and then jump in the ocean.
There’s also plenty to do on the water, whether in the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway.
Book a fishing charter and attempt to reel in marlin and grouper, to name a few. Other water activities include jet-skiing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park on A1A offers kayak and canoe rentals, among other things.
Get Crafty & Relax
Attend a flower arranging class at Ann’s Florist & Coffee Bar on Las Olas, which features a coffee and champagne bar for after-party imbibing, and discover your inner creativity. Other creative spots include Candle Land on Las Olas, where you can create a scented candle, or Hollywood Hot Glass, which offers glass-blowing classes.
For a weekend of pampering, undergo facials and body treatments at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, or the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, both in Fort Lauderdale.
Stay and Play
With a party-all-day-and-night attitude, a stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood offers endless entertainment. At the new Guitar Hotel, reserve cabanas for exclusive poolside service and enjoy night-time revelry at the property’s clubs, restaurants, and 24-hour casino.
If you want to be in the middle of downtown Fort Lauderdale, stay in an Instagram-worthy room at The Dalmar, which features a rooftop pool and bar, scenic downtown views, a trendy restaurant, and a coffee bar (plus, they have a champagne vending machine).
If long beach days are the end-goal, book rooms at upscale beachside hotels like The W Fort Lauderdale Beach, or Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, boasting an adults-only pool, spa, and a FlowRider surf simulator.
When the party’s over, you’ll be ready for the next one in the group to say “I do” so the crew can do it all over again in Greater Fort Lauderdale.