Fort Lauderdale has long been known as a great place to relax, have fun and find amazing local food spots, but did you know it’s also home to a booming brewery scene? Check out Kidd Kraddick Morning Show personality, Big Al’s favorites spots in the area!
Where to Eat/Drink
- Sun, Surf, Sand (S3): It doesn’t get much better than oceanfront dining, and S3 definitely delivers. The restaurant’s cool hospitality and coastal menu complements the picture-perfect views.
- Nokku: Whether looking for a night cap or to test your vocals, Nokku at The Diplomat Resort is a speakeasy-type lounge with private rooms for karaoke and craft cocktails served late into the night.
- Funky Buddha: Get funky at one of the largest craft breweries in the state, Funky Buddha. Try one of their many beers on tap, tour of the source and see a glimpse behind the curtain and even pick up a souvenir exclusive bottle release you won’t find in stores.
Where to Play
- Beaches: We’d be hard-pressed if we didn’t mention the beaches of Fort Lauderdale – 23 miles of glistening sand to be exact. At its epicenter, the two-mile-long “wave wall” and beachfront promenade face chic hotels, restaurants, bars and boutiques. Beach-goers can everything from jet-skiing and paddle boarding to beach volleyball and rollerblading.
- Hockey & Concerts at BB&T Center: If you’re craving some cooler air, head to the BB&T Center to watch the NHL’s Florida Panthers throw down on the ice. Or check out some of the hottest entertainment events including Impractical Jokers, Five Finger Death Punch, Niall Horan and Ozzy Osbourne.
Where to Stay
- The Diplomat Beach Resort: This iconic beachfront resort has everything you’d need for the ultimate Florida vacation: beachside lagoon and infinity pools, luxury cabanas, ocean view guestrooms, a relaxing spa and eight restaurants including the award-winning Point Royal by celebrity chefs Geoffrey Zakarian and Monkitail by Michael Schulson.
- Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort: Located just steps from the beach on A1A, this all-suite resort is perfectly situated for an action-packed Fort Lauderdale vacation. Close to areas like Las Olas Boulevard, Fat Village and Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, you’re sure to find new adventures around every corner. But don’t worry, downtime won’t be hard to come by at the pool terrace overlooking the ocean.
Live Like a Local
- The recently opened 1-acre riverfront open-air pop-up The Wharf is the new hotspot for both locals and visitors. Geared towards the blossoming foodie community, you’ll find some of South Florida’s most popular restaurateurs with outposts so that you can enjoy the best food from the area in one sitting.