Being a native to Fort Lauderdale, Florida has some major perks, including the array of date spot ideas. Not only is this great city loaded with breweries and restaurants, but it also holds beautiful nature spots. Whether you and your special someone are simply visiting or locals, allow me to show you around and unearth all of the hidden gems that will help add a nuance to your dating life.
Coconuts: Offers fresh seafood cuisine with a fantastic view of the intercoastal. 4.5 stars.
Casablanca Cafe: A historic house turned into a Mediterranean-American restaurant with ocean views and live music. 4.5 stars.
Boathouse at the Riverside: New American cuisine mixed with Mediterranean that provides deck seating that overlooks the water way. 4.4 stars.
Bar Rita: Mexican and Latin cuisine mixed with excellent drinks and cool art décor. 4.3 stars.
Phat Boy: Classic Japanese cuisine, offering killer sushi and ramen. 4.5 stars.
Riverside Market Cafe: Notorious for their walls of diverse beer, this spot also provides a delicious American styled menu of food. 4.7 stars.
LauderAle Brewery: 4.8 stars.
Invasive Species Brewery: 4.8 stars.
Hollywood Brewing Las Olas: 4.7 stars.
Khoffner Brewery USA: 4.6 stars.
Holy Mackerel Brewery: 4.3 stars.
4:30 Board Room: Classic sports bar with great drinks and vintage décor. 4.8 stars.
Glitch: Laid-back hangout with old-school arcade games & pinball, weekend DJs, trivia nights & a full bar. 4.7 stars.
Laser Wolf: Snug & artsy venue in an old building features a wide menu of craft beers, plus music & a courtyard. 4.7 stars.
Rhythm and Vine: Eclectic, indoor/outdoor beer garden with rotating food trucks, a vintage Airstream bar & local DJs. 4.5 stars.
Elbo Room: Beach bar that has been around since 1939, offers live music, right across from the beach and strong drinks. 4.3 stars.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a respite from city life with picnicking, camping, swimming and canoeing and a chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida. Open Sun-Sat from 8 am-6:45 pm. There is a $6 entrance fee for vehicles with up to eight people. Single-occupant vehicles pay $4. Travelers who bike or walk to the park will be charged $2.
Sailboat Bend Preserve: Passive recreational area on 1.27 acres featuring a trail, interpretative signs & native plants. Free parking but limited space. There are no gates so the park is open 24/7.
Bill Keith Preserve Park: Small green space with a wooden walkway, picnic tables, a canoe/kayak launch & scenic, water views. Open Sun-Sat from 8 am to 9pm. Free parking but limited space.
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park: This sandy recreation area features volleyball & basketball courts, a playground & picnic tables. Open Sun-Sat from 5 am to 2 am. There are tons of parking spots but you do have to pay at the meters.
Now that you know about these new and exciting spots it’s time to take your loved one and venture out. Happy dating!