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Art Bar

Map & Directions 300 SW First Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
FLAG
 
954-525-0044
  • Thu-Sat 10pm-4am

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New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

It can sometimes seem like Art Bar has more girls in booty shorts working out on the sidewalks of Riverfront than it does patrons enjoying themselves inside the club. Although free entry and free drinks for ladies before 1 a.m. is a pretty good incentive to get both guys and girls through the door, it's a tougher sell to get them to stay there. The interior -- with two levels, draped curtains, and dark mood lighting -- has the look of a smaller-scale South Beach club, though perhaps one that's seen better, less grimy days. The main room has three full-liquor bars with scantily clad bartenders serving some of the most shoddily prepared drinks we've seen, especially the free drinks for the girls. The ratio of alcohol to sugar water is likely to cause diabetes before an actual buzz. Still, the dance floor usually fills out on weekend nights, hosting a crowd of budget-conscious young people booty-shaking to a DJ who plays a mix of Top 40s, dance, and hip-hop. A second, smaller room in the back does offer another dimension to Art Bar, and one could even imagine it being kind of cool in there -- maybe even somewhat “artsy” -- if only the place had the courage to do something slightly out of the box. A Riverfront staple through and through, Art Bar should probably stop living in the past and start catering to the more eclectic, slightly higher-brow demographic of young people that's steadily growing in Fort Lauderdale.

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • Art Bar has the requisite Picasso on the wall, pleasant dance music, and that huge, two-story structure full of well-dressed Layderdale sophisticates.

  • Katie M. on 03/05/12

    Offer the bartender a shot. :) They enjoy them.

  • ART B. on 12/25/12

    ** $30 PRESALE TICKETS *** OPEN BAR FROM 9P TO 1AM BUY A PRESALE TICKET AND AUTOMATICALLY ENTERS YOU FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A BRAND NEW MERCEDES BENZ! FOR INFO ON TICKETS CALL 954-793-1971

  • VisitLauderdale on 10/02/12

    Get there before midnight, park at the parking garage across the street & get free drink admission ticket from the street teams.

  • ART B. on 05/16/12

    THE BEST NIGHTCLUB 3 YRS IN A ROW! 3 ROOMS, 2 FLOORS, AND 3 DJ'S SPINNING THE HOTTEST!

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