Capsule description: By 9 p.m. on a weekend evening, the Copacabana is filling up as the salsa band kicks it into high gear. The famed nightclub's first location outside of New York City opened in the fall of 2012, and the owners have successfully recreated the Copacabana experience here in South Florida. You might not bump into any Yankees legends (like Micky Mantle, who used to frequent the New York club) and you won't see Sammy Davis Jr. perform, but don't be dismayed. A middle-aged crowd brings a surprising amount of energy that the club's dancers and performers match. The Copacabana offers a small menu -- no more than a dozen items -- of elevated bar snacks such as shrimp tacos, mini pork tostadas, and veal and pork meatballs, many fetching the same price as the $12 mojitos. While the food is satisfying, it's the drinks and dancing that make it worth a visit. The passionate, proud musicians, along with the enthusiastic dancers, will make you wonder why anyone would ever want bottle service while some androgynous European DJ plays a generic untz-untz-untz beat.
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This place has the potential to fill a void in the sanitized Fort Lauderdale scene.
Their decor needs to be revised. The tacky white palm trees and a glittery sign on stage is not what one would expect with an establishment with this name. Where are the heavy red velvet curtains?
The Saturday Night grand opening was badly managed.
The band was 3 hours late!! This is the oldest trick in the book to keep your guests drinking at the bar.
The bar ran out of glasses and resorted to plastic cups.
The Stage is far too low so you simply cannot see the band.
"World Famous Copacabana Girls" - please cancel this abomination.
And finally, if you are going to state "No jeans" as your dress policy, THEN STICK TO IT, instead of grabbing every dollar at the door.
Get the basics right and hopefully you'll have a long term successful club.
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