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Top Choice Cinema in Fort Lauderdale

Savor Cinema

This funky church-turned-cinema offers plush velvet seats, film festival entries, independent and European films, and plenty of kid-friendly programs. It's a great rainy-day standby. Events and films are posted on i…
Top Choice International in Fort Lauderdale

Burlock Coast

Situated in the lovely Ritz Carlton Hotel, this chic casual spot somehow manages to be all things to all people: a cafe, bar, market, and upmarket dining. The menu has been crafted to the mantra: local farmers and v…
Top Choice Pub in Fort Lauderdale

Rok:Brgr

One of several in this strip of hip bars and restaurants, Rok:Brgr is based on a 1920s Chicago-era gastropub and somehow pulls it off. Edison light bulbs and contemporary industrial creates the ambience, while the c…
Top Choice Historic Building in Fort Lauderdale

Bonnet House

This pretty plantation-style property was once the home of artists and collectors Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. It is now open to guided tours that swing through its art-filled rooms and studios. Beyond the house, 3…
Top Choice Cafe in Fort Lauderdale

BREW Urban Cafe Next Door

Despite its unwieldy name, Brew is the coolest thing going in Fort Lauderdale: a kick-ass cafe located in a weird, semi-abandoned studio space filled with bookshelves. It looks like a British lord's library that got…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Fort Lauderdale

Stache

A sexy 1920s drinking den serving crafted cocktails and rocking a crossover classic rock/funk/soul/R&B blend. At weekends there's live music, dancing and burlesque. Dress up; this is where the cool cats come to …
Cafe in Fort Lauderdale

Warsaw Coffee Company

The coffee spot to come to if you're serious about your brew. The main features of this industrial space are concrete, Tolix-style designer chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus fabulous, if pricey, coffee (but …
Italian in Fort Lauderdale

Louie Bossi's

Sit back and enjoy the bossiness (managers), the business (servers) and the bolshiness (waiting clients)...this is as Roman an experience as you can ever hope to have in the US. Servers race, crack pepper, sprinkle …
Historic Building in Fort Lauderdale

Stranahan House

Constructed from Dade County pine, grand Stranahan House is a fine example of Florida vernacular design, and one of the state's oldest homes. It served as both home and store for Ohio transplant Frank Stranahan, who…
Vegan in Fort Lauderdale

Green Bar & Kitchen

Discover bright flavors and innovative dishes at this modern, plant-based eatery located in a strip mall. Instead of pasta-layered lasagna, slithers of zucchini are layered with macadamia ricotta and sundried tomato…