Ten Best Pickup Spots in Fort Lauderdale

Monica McGivern
These two found love at an Art Walk.
6. FAT Village Art Walk
We will stay in the same Flagler Village 'hood for this one, because there really is no better time for hobnobbing with Fort Lauderdale's creative set than at FAT Village's monthly arts walks.

Between jumping around from gallery to gallery, checking out bands, and waiting in line to eat at a food truck, you'll have many chances to interact with enterprising Art Institute students, aspiring local musicians, gallery owners and garrulous event promoters. Everyone is in it for the love of art, don't forget. FAT is the antithesis of Las Olas, so if you had intentions of picking up an uppity, affluent art collector, better to stay on that other side of the tracks. What you'll find here is more the skinny-jean-wearing artistes, with more passion in their blood than coin in their pockets.

7. Flossie's Bar and Grill
Looking for a man's man, or a lady who could probably beat you in arm wrestling? If so, then Flossie's is the place for you! This New Times 2013 Best Biker Bar lives up to its reputation and is chocked full of hog-riding badasses.

Real life Easy Riders everywhere. This central Broward haunt is the biking (think more Harley-Davidson and less Schwinn) community's epicenter. Sunday's a good time to go, as the choppers come out in droves and are parked alongside the bar's numerous tiki huts. Ladies, don't have any leather pants or tattoos either? No need to stress; these tough guys here are not too particular and will be more than eager to give you a ride on their American hunk of steel.

8. W Fort Lauderdale
The single on the prowl has lots of options at the posh W on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Open-minded European tourists? Check. A pool party with DJs, featuring tons of scantily clad locals? Check. A nightclub atmosphere with club-going bros and gals? Check. The W has two clubs to choose from, the Living Room lounge and Whiskey Blue nightclub. With so many options under one roof, the W is a single person's paradise.

Location Info

Two Georges at the Cove

1754 SE Third Court, Deerfield Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Coral Ridge Yacht Club

2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Treasure Trove

2933 SE Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Fat Village Arts District

NW 5th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Flossie's Bar and Grill

3985 Ravenswood Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

The W Fort Lauderdale Hotel

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Himmarshee Park

SW 3rd and Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

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