This Fort Lauderdale hotel is a launchpad for fun in the sun and Wilton Manors nightlife

The W’s WET Lounge offers all the scenery, pool fun, and Insta-worthy moments you need. (Photo: W Fort Lauderdale)

Fort Lauderdale, one of the most diverse cities in Florida, is experiencing a hotel boom. Evidenced by six new lodgings that opened in 2020; 10 in 2021; and another seven anticipated to open in 2022.

GayCities recently checked into the W Fort Lauderdale, a swanky beachside stay, and we found all the gay fun nearby to put on your radar.

Wilton Manors

The Manor in Wilton Manors is a must-see for nightlife. (Photo: The Manor)

We must start with the Gay Elephant in the room: you cannot visit Fort Lauderdale without making a trip (or a few) to Wilton Manors. If there has ever been a gayborhood created with fun and convenience in mind, Wilton offers an entire land strip of gay bars and clubs located a couple of feet from one another. Local favorites include Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar, Hunters Nightclub, the Eagle, Johnson’s (if you want to experience the art of naked go-go dancers), and where everybody ends up (and SoFlo’s most well-known club), the Manor. 

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Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar

Wild restaurant, bar & nightclub rolled into one

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Eagle Wilton Manors

Leather is better together

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Hunters Nightclub

Jam-packed full of hotties and naughties

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Johnsons Fort Lauderdale

Queer speakeasy full of mysterious and enticing strangers

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The Manor Complex

Sultry and sweaty nightclub full of life

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No Man’s Land

If you’re looking for intimacy, snuggle with your partner on one of their chic velvet seating. (Photo: No Man’s Land)

Looking for a date night spot where your date won’t be stolen? Avoid the Venus Fly Trap that is Wilton Manors and take them to No Man’s Land, where the lighting alone is intimate and dark enough they won’t be able to see beyond your face at the table. The venue markets itself as a refuge from the ordinary, and its wide selection of creative libations, small plates, and vintage design channeling the romance of the renaissance makes No Man’s Land a hidden gem to invite potential lovers.

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No Man’s Land

Exquisitely unique and whimsically romantic

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