Six Coolest New Clubs and Bars in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach


4. American Social
It's been a while since we've had this much fun on Las Olas. Thanks to American Social and its extensive craft beer selection and stellar DJs -- from Thursday through Saturday night -- we've found a new favorite among the strip's upscale restaurants, tourist-trinket traps, and Guy Harvey-loving art galleries.

With its self-serve beer taps and live music nights, we were in love at first Cigar City Jai Alai pour. Cheers.

This is a laid-back beer lover's paradise, where you can enjoy a break from Himmarshee shenanigans and hear some great tunes. We can drink to that all night long.

See also: A New Yorker's First Time on the Fort Lauderdale Bar Scene

3. Bar Stache
We were bummed to find out that Fort Lauderdale's indie dance hub Green Room was closing. But like the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens, and seeing Stache come to life in the former Green Room space brought a smile to our faces.

Set up like a 1920s speakeasy, this darkly lit cocktail lounge, nightclub, and concert hall surely sets a mood. Inside, it celebrates the "art of mixology," and what a magnificent art form it is (one of our favorites, perhaps). It's one the bartenders at Stache have decidedly perfected.

2. Pawn Shop Lounge
Miami's former center for kitsch, Pawn Shop, was one of the most anticipated nightclubs to open on Clematis Street in a while. And with its Ferris wheel, VIP section made out of an airplane fuselage, and a mac daddy (constructed out of a Mac truck) DJ booth, the Pawn Shop lives up to the hype.

A feast for the eyes and the ears, it all might seem extravagant, but Pawn Shop is decidedly not so. It's the eclectic, relaxed dance club that Palm Beach County was craving. Read about the recent opening night here.

See also: Pawn Shop Grand Opening Photos

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