Ten Bicycle-Friendly Bars in Fort Lauderdale

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Michael E. Miller

Bicyclists of Fort Lauderdale, we feel your pain. We know it can be tough navigating America's fourth most dangerous metropolitan area for biking and walking and risking getting pulled over and profiled for lack of registration, all while dodging some of America's worst drivers.

Yet despite less-than-ideal conditions, our little bike scene seems to be flourishing. We're leading the way for up-and-coming niche sports like hardcourt bike polo, and while we're not quite drawing the thousands of riders (not to mention stars like Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union) of Miami's Critical Mass, our own fledgling Critical Mass monthly night ride has quite the active following.

So what do the bike riders of Fort Lauderdale do to let off some steam and commiserate -- besides getting together to ride, that is? They drink! With tips from some in-the-know Critical Mass regulars, we've put together a list of the most bike-friendly bars to do just that.

Roll in, lock up, and have yourself a cold one. These ten Fort Lauderdale watering holes all welcome bicyclists with nearby parking -- and they might even reward you with some drink specials.

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10. Maguire's Hill 16
Biker Kim Peters is a fan of this off-the-beach Fort Lauderdale staple, where plenty of outdoor seating plus nightly live music make for a great ambiance postride. Plus, she says there are "tons of places to park, and the owners are easy-going."

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9. T-Mex Cantina
Not only is T-Mex one of the best outlets for inexpensive Mexican street food in Fort Lauderdale but, according to Critical Mass rider Rachel Ungarten, it offers "space to drop your bike and/or lock up where you can see your ride while enjoying food, drink, and music."


Location Info

Maguire's Hill 16

535 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

T-Mex Cantina

204 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Radio-Active Records

845 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Cubby Hole

823 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

America's Backyard

100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Original Fat Cat's

320 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Parrot Lounge

911 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Riverside Market

608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Bahia Cabana Beach Resort

3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

SandBar

900 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

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3 comments
Bryan Emery
Bryan Emery

yo i got an article idea, "fort lauderdale bars that make you hide a skateboard in the bushes 'cause they deem it a weapon"

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