Ten Best Pickup Spots in Fort Lauderdale
A couple of weeks ago, we chronicled the top pickup spots in Palm Beach County, locales where singles feeling frisky, risky, and perhaps a wee bit kinky can freely frolic. We highlighted some obvious choices -- like Blue Martini (because, c'mon, it's universal knowledge this higher-end martini bar is a notorious place to try to score) and some less recognizable spots -- such as Delray Beach's Lake Ida dog park. The idea was to cover all the bases where singles can best snatch up fellow singles.
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This week, we look at what Broward County has to offer to all the enterprising unattached out there. BroCo, you knew we wouldn't blow you off. So from Deerfield Beach's oceanside dives to Hollywood's Young Circle haunts, after the jump, read our list of Broward County's best destinations to "get lucky."
1. Two Georges at the Cove
Despite undergoing a name change (from the Cove to Two Georges), new ownership, and a face-lift, this Intracoastal restaurant/bar steadfastly remains prime pickup terrain in northern Broward County. Much like Blue Martini locales (minus the froufrou drinks), the Cove has a reputation as a pretty tasty meat market. Its idyllic views are contrasted by serious happy hour raunch, where Jimmy Buffett-adoring boaters, yuppies just getting off work, and FAU students all mingle in one big horny hodgepodge. Cheap drinks and tanned patrons abound. Spend enough time at this Deerfield Beach institution and you're sure to leave with a beau on your arm.
2. Fort Lauderdale Critical Mass
Seeking a fixed-gear bike enthusiast type? If so, look no further than Fort Lauderdale's Critical Mass (check the link to find the alternating meetup spots). At this group bike ride down Las Olas, Riverside Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach, and points in between, you are likely to find numerous dudes in cutoff jean shorts a size too small who are endlessly looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. And you'll rub elbows with Coral Ridge gals, in short boy shorts, who don't really care much about ozone layers and bikers' rights. They merely want to display their vintage Schwinns out on the town with their gals.
Whatever you do, don't forget that blinky white headlight and a blinky red taillight to avoid any interactions with the po-po. Perhaps you are too lazy to partake in this 15- to 20-mile romp through town. No sweat (pun intended); all you have to do is go to Critical Mass' website and check to see what local watering hole the group will end up at. Simply show up there, in the shortest pair of shorts you own, and perhaps trot some from your car so you can build up a bit of sweat and look the part.
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