Board a gondola and experience a bit of Venice in Florida.
When you think of Gondolas, you probably think of Venice. But if you're in Fort Lauderdale and wish to explore the picturesque waterways by boat, then Gondolas West has got you covered. The city of Fort Lauderdale has pristine and well-maintained canals, which can be navigated using the classic electric boats. Though not your typical Venetian gondolas, these are just as wonderful as their Venetian counterparts. As you board the boat, you will find yourself engulfed in a sea of bliss, and the only sounds will be those of the gentle water and the birds flying above. The ride will be peaceful because only six people at a time can be on the boat, making the experience more intimate. Come experience a bit of Venice in Florida.
Address:801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, 33304
phone:+1 800 979 3370
Himmarshee Public House
This upscale downtown lounge comes alive on game nights. Guests can enjoy the action on the massive LED wall or comfort-zone VIP screening.
Located in its namesake village in Fort Lauderdale, Himmarshee Public House is one of the best places to catch live sporting action. With over 30 flat screen television sets and a giant LED screen, it attracts throngs of sport fanatics on game nights. Their extensive drinks menu features over 100 brews, stouts and ales, as well signature cocktails like the Blueberry Jam Session, Smoking Sangria Mystique and Copper Rocket Martini. For gourmet pub grub, share platters of Lobster Nachos, Street Tacos, Spicy Lamb Ribs and Signature Fried Chicken.
Address:210 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
phone:+1 954 616 5275
Funky Buddha Brewery
Taste some of Florida's best craft brews at Funky Buddha Brewery. Take a weekend tour of the brewery and see how your favorites are made!
Taste some of the best craft brews in the region at Funky Buddha Brewery. Their tap room serves refreshing beverages, both from Funky Buddha and select local brewers. They also offer tours of the brewery. Dogs are welcome on the patio area outside and kids are allowed in the tap room until 8p. Outside, you'll find a rotation of food trucks serving hungry patrons. Check ahead for brewery tour times.
Address:1201 Northeast 38th Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33334
phone:+1 954 440 0046
Lebron James's signature style comes through in every fresh selection from Unknwn, one of Fort Lauderdale's trendiest urban shops.
Housed in the sprawling Aventura Mall, Unknwn offers a contemporary selection of funky street wear and shoes that lets shoppers get on the cutting-edge of the latest urban styles. Owned by Lebron James, the store maintains a vibe that's equal parts upscale and laid back. Look out for limited release sneakers lining the walls, just one of the semi-rare items you can never anticipate at Unknwn.
Address:19501 Biscayne Boulevard #810, Aventura Mall, Aventura, 33180
phone:+1 305 937 2103
The Club at Emerald Hills
Enjoy a golfing challenge in the serenity of the lush Emerald Hills at this state-of-the-art golf course, one of the best in South Florida.
The Club at Emerald Hills is one of finest golf courses in the country. Established in 1969, it was designed by the renowned landscape architects, Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge. This championship golf course is nestled in the picturesque and verdant rolling hills and offers a challenging experience to amateur and seasoned golfers alike. It has been the venue of choice for several international tournaments and PGA events, and has received accolades aplenty. Enjoy rounds of the sport and unwind at their clubhouse that even hosts weddings, corporate meetings and private functions.
Address:4100 North Hills Drive, Hollywood, 33021
phone:+1 954 961 4000
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TAPS Restaurant Bar & Lounge
Enjoy such tapas as the delectable jalapeno and avocado quesadilla and Grandma's baked macaroni, with crumbled meatball and sausage.
Offering tapas along with an impressive selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge aims to create a lively, upscale atmosphere. Italian sausage sliders, bacon-wrapped jalapenos, and baked meatballs are perfect for sharing. The decor is simple and modern, featuring minimalist tables and chairs and interesting artwork.
Address:330 Himmarshee Place, Fort Lauderdale, 33312
phone:+1 954 459 7770
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Try one of 500 craft beers, settle in for a meal or grab a sandwich to go at this friendly neighborhood hideaway.
The Riverside Market boasts a long list of craft beers in its garden-style bar, cafe and market. This Fort Lauderdale hidden gem, tucked away in a residential neighborhood, is known for its casual ambiance and friendly atmosphere. Though most guests visit the Market to get a taste for one of more than 500 varieties of beer, many stay to enjoy the pizzas, sandwiches and entrees.
Address:608 Southwest 12th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33312
phone:+1 954 358 8333
Stop by Optical Spectrum to try on some frames or pick out a new pair of shades for an eye-opening experience.
Optical Spectrum prides itself on bringing the finest designer eyewear from around the world to Las Olas Boulevard. This striking shop specializes in fitting, repairing and adjusting prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses for Florida locals and fashionable travelers. The shop's design expertise combined with its on-site ophthalmologists makes a one-stop shop for all your eyewear needs.
Address:804 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
phone:+1 954 463 1566
Pamper yourself with the gift of a glittering diamond. The designer pieces and estate jewelry are of the highest quality.
A long-standing jewelry store in South Florida, Carroll's Jewelry is a treasure trove of jewelry and expensive collectibles. This family owned shop comprises pieces studded with diamonds, as well as fine necklaces, bracelets, watches and rings for both sexes. Also, the boutique serves as a perfect stop for shoppers to bag some of the select designer jewelry from award winning designers like Mark Schneider and Dove Jewelry. Apart from jewelry, the shop also has a collection of beautiful china, silverware and crystal that makes for great gift options.
Address:915 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
phone:+1 954 463 3711
Lady Pamela II
Experience deep sea sport fishing off the south Florida coast aboard the Lady Pamela II charter for big game catch.
Fort Lauderdale is one of world's premier destinations for deep sea sport fishing. A great way to experience this South Florida tradition is aboard the Lady Pamela II. This Hatteras charter boat is operated by a skilled crew and features cutting-edge facilities for fishing excursions into the deep sea. Captain David Ide knows the right spots for a big game catch that include sharks, tuna, swordfish, dolphin, kingfish, grouper and snapper. Try your fishing luck and don't miss a photo op with your catch.
Address:801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
phone:+1 954 204 3792
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Start off your meal with the crispy baby squid and then indulge in the delectable linguini with seafood - all while sipping on fine wine.
Canale is serving great Italian food in Fort Lauderdale. Come sit in their dining room, with nice white tablecloths, and enjoy a meal of pastas, meat or fish. If the weather's nice, you can get a table in their outside patio area. Or you can just pull up to the bar for cocktails, or small bites. Come in at lunch time, when you can order from their three course business menu for one low price.
Address:300 SW Brickell Avenue, Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
phone:+1 954 525 0098
Expresso Coffee Company
Enjoy your morning cuppa with a pit stop at this friendly drive-thru. Their home-baked quiches and soup of the day deserve special mentions.
This downtown drive-thru, Expresso Coffee Company is a great place to kickstart your day. Jon Robichaud and Suzy Ludlow stumbled upon this business opportunity while on their road trip to Florida in 1992 and it has since remained a local favorite. On their menu are hot and cold beverages as well as homemade snacks and baked items. Enjoy cappuccino, herbal tea or lemonade with sandwiches, bagels, quiches and sweet treats to go. Their daily soup specials are a healthy choice as well. Avail their friendly service and delicious fare with facilities to cater your private events.
Address:1900 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
phone:+1 954 527 1222