YOUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE

Over the past few decades, Fort Lauderdale has gone from being a Spring Break destination to one of the gayest places in the whole country! It was even featured as the ultimate gay holiday in the hilarious movie with Ru Paul, Lady Bunny and Brent Corrigan – “Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!”

The gay scene of Fort Lauderdale is mainly based in the vibrant gayborhood of Wilton Manors, which comes alive every night of the week. It has tons of gay bars and clubs here to suit any gay boy under the sun!  As you’re in the area, we recommend also heading south to check out the gay scene of Miami – it’s only a 40-minute drive away!

Here is a list of bars and attractions partly from leathermentravel.com that you will enjoy!

WHERE TO EAT

Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar (2266 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305) Longtime local gay hangout known for serving strong drinks & snacks amid festive surroundings.  link

Courtyard Cafe (2211 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) Laid-back diner open 24 hours on the weekend.  link

Hamburger Mary’s (2426 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) South Florida outpost of the campy burger chain.  link

J. Mark’s Restaurant (1245 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale) Classy joint near the water.  link

New York Grilled Cheese (2207 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) Casual eats in Wilton Manors.  link

Peter Pan Diner (1216 E Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park) Late night eats in Oakland Park.  link

Rosie’s Bar & Grill (2449 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) Super-gay hangout in Wilton Manors.  link

Tee-Jay Thai Sushi (2254 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) The gayest sushi in town.  link

WHERE TO DRINK

Eagle Wilton Manors (2209 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) The world’s newest Eagle has landed.  The Code Bar has a strict dress code Thursday through Saturday nights.  Check out the Bear Cave around the back.  The Eagle has an onsite leather store and offers take-out and delivery liquor.  link

Penny’s at the Duke (902 N Dixie Hwy, Lantana) Leather-friendly bar up in Palm Beach County.  link

Ramrod  (1508 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale)  The place to find South Florida’s hottest leathermen as well as a branch of the LeatherWerks store.  Check out their schedule for regular events like Monday cigar socials, Sunday leather nights, and many more.  link

Scandals Saloon (3073 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors)  Leather-friendly country-western bar.  link

WHERE TO SOAK UP THE SUN

Fort Lauderdale Beach   link

Miami’s Haulover Beach (10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154)  Dare to go Bare!  link

Sebastian Street Beach  (Sebastian St. & A1A; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) Gay beach near host hotel (clothing is required).  link

WHERE TO BUY GEAR

Ball Beachwear (2252 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) One- stop shopping for beachwear and butchwear.  link

Creative Male (3227 NE 2nd Ave, Edgewater, Miami) Fun, casual fashions near Midtown Miami.  link

Eagle Leathers (2209 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) Need some new gear to wear to the Eagle?  You can pick some up right on site.  link

Fetish Factory (855 E Oakland Park Blvd, Oakland Park) Mostly caters to a straight clientele, but you can still find lots of fun guy stuff here, especially latex.  link

LeatherWerks (1226 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale) South Florida’s legendary leather store.  link

LeatherWerks (Ramrod) (1508 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale) LeatherWerks’ outpost in the Ramrod.  link

Pride Factory (850 NE 13th St, Fort Lauderdale) As gay as it sounds.  link

Stompers Boots (1208 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale) San Francisco’s much loved boot shop has moved to Florida.  link

WHERE TO SHAKE YOUR ASS

Hunters Nightclubs (2232 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors) You can find local Leathermen in their street clothes at Sunday t-dance.  link

Scandals Saloon (3073 NE 6th Ave, Wilton Manors)  Leather is more than welcome at Scandals’ weekly t-dance.  link

Brüt  Dance parties for guys in gear.  link

WHERE TO PUMP IRON

Crunch (3500 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park) The local outpost of the nationwide theme gym is gayer than your average Crunch.  link

LA Fitness (3825 N Federal Hwy, Oakland Park) Popular local location of the nationwide chain.  link

Titan Gym (1440 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale) A serious gym for serious bodybuilders.  link

WHERE TO FUCK

321 Slammer  (321 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale)  Fort Lauderdale’s popular sex club.  Check the site to see what will be on the menu when you come to town.  link

Club Aqua Miami (2991 Coral Way, Coral Way, Miami) For good clean fun in Miami.  link

Club Fort Lauderdale (110 NW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale) For good clean fun in Fort Lauderdale.  link

The Clubhouse II (2650 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) Bathhouse with weekly leather night.  link

WHERE TO GET A BUZZ CUT AND BEARD TRIM

Blades Barber Studio (2409 NE 11th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305) The name says it all, doesn’t it?  link

Buck & Beard (815 NE 13th St, Fort Lauderdale) The name says it all, doesn’t it?  link

Dick’s Service Station (3528 NE 12th Ave, Oakland Park) Full-service salon in Oakland Park.  link

Ron’s Barber Shop (1220 NE 14th St, Fort Lauderdale) Butch cuts at bargain prices.  link

WHERE TO GET INKED

Bruce Bart Tattooing (3323 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) A full-service body-modification salon.  link

Dragon Lily Tattoo (500 W Oakland Park Blvd, Wilton Manors) Lily and her gang will create beautiful art for you.  link

Formula Ink (1214 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale) Friendly artists and beautiful work make for a winning formula.  link

Ink Addiction (2028 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) Once you start, you can’t stop.  And they haven’t stopped for over 50 years.  link

WHO TO HANG WITH

ONYX Deep South  A club for Leathermen of color. link

Brothers of Bondage Join the brothers for their monthly bondage social every 2nd Saturday at the LeatherWerks Dungeon.  (Look for the LeatherWerks newsletter on their site to find out more info.  UPDATE:  The brothers have suspended their activity for the pandemic.)  link

Masters And slaves Together:  Fort Lauderdale  Local branch of the organization for those who live the lifestyle.  link

Palm Beach Leather Men  Leathermen that hang out a little further up the shore.  link

South Florida Minotaurs  The Leathermen of South Florida.  link

WHAT TO SEE WHILE YOU’RE IN TOWN

Stonewall Library & Archives (1300 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) The USA’s largest LGBTQ circulating library.  link

Stonewall Museum Wilton Manors Gallery (2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors) A museum of LGBT culture.  link

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (1201 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors) The only museum of its kind in the States.  link

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