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The Ultimate Guide To The Best Gay Bars In Wilton Manors

Best Gay Bars in Wilton Manors
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Wilton Manors, a.k.a. the Island City, is famous for being the epicenter of the gay community in South Florida. It’s home to many a gay-friendly or owned bar, restaurant, and business. 

If you’re on vacation here and want to mingle with the community, there’s no shortage of places to go. But which bars are must-visits for a fun night out on the town?

Check out our list of the best gay bars in Wilton Manors. We’ve put together the top hotspots for different moods and vibes, so you’re bound to have an amazing time – no matter what you’re looking for.

Visit These Incredible Gay Bars In Wilton Manors

Looking for a quiet spot for cocktails or a dance floor for partying all night long? Take a peek at our list of the best gay bars in Wilton Manors.

Georgie’s Alibi

2266 Wilton Dr.

Proudly claiming the title of “Florida’s #1 Gay Bar & Restaurant”, Georgie’s Alibi is popular with both the day and nighttime crowds. Georgie’s has four distinct spots: areas, the Main Bar, the Times Square Bar, the Monkey Bar, and the Patio. 

Treat yourself to the award-winning burgers or daily drink specials and see who’s playing during your visit. Fridays are popular because it’s 2-4-1 all day, with two shows on the main stage and two events at the Monkey Bar.

And don’t miss Georgie’s Saturday Drag Brunches! Book a table for 2:30 p.m. to enjoy bottomless drinks, brunch, and a flamboyant drag show. They’re popular with locals and tourists alike, so reservations are highly recommended.

Hamburger Mary’s

2426 Wilton Dr.

Hamburger Mary’s is a ‘50s-inspired spot with plenty of fabulous entertainment and tasty diner fare. Try the special brunch menu, cocktails, and juicy burgers. We highly suggest ordering the Watermelon Cooler Margarita and Triple Scramble.

The food’s hearty here, but what people really come for is Hamburger Mary’s special events. LGBTQ-friendly events are regularly held here, such as MaryOke-Karaoke and Trivia Night, charity bingo nights, and cabaret dinners. Catch the “Dining with the Divas” drag shows – you’ll be laughing and singing along all night!

Drynk Bar And Lounge

2255 Wilton Dr.

For a more intimate and laid-back vibe, Drynk Bar is the place to be. There are both outdoor and indoor seating areas, but we suggest that you enjoy one of the popular craft cocktails on the outdoor patio as the sun sets. The outdoor patio has its own bar and outdoor urinals, so you don’t need to worry about long lines for the bathroom.

If you’re not sure what to order, the friendly staff are more than happy to help you out. Tell them what you usually like to drink, and they’ll recommend something fabulous for you.

Hunters

2232-2238 Wilton Dr.

This multi-level dance club is a great place to party your cares away and sing out loud. It’s known for karaoke nights on Monday and Tuesday. Order a drink or two from the friendly bar staff after singing or cheering someone on – the daily drink specials are great value for money!

There are DJs spinning every night for those who want to tear up the dance floor. Every day features a different activity, like quiz nights, comedy shows, and line dancing. Check out Hunters’ main site to see what’s happening during your visit.

The Pub

2283 Wilton Dr.

The Pub prides itself on being a cozy gay bar where people can watch their favorite sports teams or enjoy live entertainment. It’s an affordable place to catch up with friends, as drinks are usually two-for-one or half-price, and there are daily food specials. Some days have watch parties, others feature special performances – browse The Pub’s main site to see the scheduled events.

The Corner Pub

1915 N. Andrews Ave.

The chill neighborhood vibe is what makes The Corner Pub special. Even on a weeknight, you’ll see plenty of people here playing pool, having a cold beer, or picking songs on the jukebox. This bar also gives back to the community, raising money for numerous charities all year round.

Don’t be surprised if you see shirtless or pants-free people drinking here! The Corner Pub has Underwear Nights as well as shirtless days, when shedding your top gets you drink specials.

Infinity Lounge

2184 Wilton Dr.

Infinity Lounge is a sophisticated spot for more intimate gatherings, known for serving top-notch drinks and its extensive wine list. Regulars sing praises of the award-winning cocktails crafted with fresh fruit, particularly the refreshing watermelon martinis. 

Order a drink and bask in this bar’s calming atmosphere, just a hop and a skip away from the lively playgrounds of Wilton Manors. The owner is friendly and will often be seen mingling with customers throughout the night, so don’t be surprised if he chats you up.

Rosie’s Bar And Grill

2449 Wilton Dr.

Rosie’s Bar and Grill is a Wilton Manors institution known for serving comfort food classics with tongue-in-cheek names, like the Bacon Bitty Bang Bang and the Steakation. Relax at the outdoor bar with a mojito and bop to the music.

DJs regularly play at night and keep the atmosphere lively, so wear comfy shoes and get ready to dance up a storm. Drop by for cocktails, have a hearty dinner with friends, or make new ones at the bar – the crowd’s very friendly here.

Scandals Saloon

3073 NE 6th Ave.

Giddy up and get ready for a rollicking good time at Scandals Saloon, a country-inspired spot with a relaxed vibe. Line dancing, poker nights, and bingo evenings await those who want to relax after a long day out. 

Go here on Fridays for karaoke night, or knock your boots together on Sundays for the special tea dances. The drinks are affordable and the pours are generous – perfect for quenching your thirst after hours of dancing.

Tropics Grille

2000 Wilton Dr.

A great place for live music and well-made martinis, the Tropics Grille is known for drawing a more mature crowd. The dining rooms are cozy and inviting, and the menu has a variety of comfort food favorites, so come hungry. We recommend trying the Maple Glazed Salmon and Beef Ribs.

There are different performers every night at the cabaret section, so invite your friends here to catch a show and toast with its special Tropicstinis. Tables go fast for the shows, so reservations are highly recommended.

Have A Night To Remember At Wilton Manors’ Best Gay Bars!

Wilton Manors has plenty of amazing spots for entertainment, drinking, and dancing. From intimate lounges to hilarious drag shows, Wilton Manors’ gay nightlife will have just the place to fit your vibe. Check these spots out to have a great time with friends and meet new members of the community.

Planning to visit other beautiful cities in Florida? Browse our other guides to the best clubs and restaurants in these places. With our help, you’ll have no shortage of options for hotspots to visit!


**Disclaimer: There is a good chance that this post contains affiliate or sponsor links. If you make a purchase through them, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you (for which we are extremely grateful).

Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

Written by Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She is the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization, and CEO of OUTCOAST, an online marketing and concierge platform marketing the Gulf Coast as an LGBTQ-inclusive place to VISIT, CELEBRATE, and LIVE.

Rachel is also an avid event photographer and has captured photos for LGBT organizations around the world, including the IGLTA, NGLCC, NLGJA, and Out & Equal.


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