4171 Boatways Road
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone: (239) 694-9200
Fax: (239) 690-0180
The world famous Buckingham Blues Bar is the place you go to when you are blue and need serious cheering up. There is a beer garden in the backyard when you can drink draft beers for USD1.50 and watch Bucky, the Beer Drinking Mule, which is also the mascot. Blues music and regular concerts are the norm. Wednesdays are Blues Jam Nights where all musicians are welcome. Thursdays are Pool Tournaments but you don't have to be a pro to play pool the rest of the week. Live blues bands play the entire weekends. Buckingham Bar is that fun place you go to meet strangers and swap stories.
At Club 1527, located in downtown Fort Myers, the DJ plays hip-hop, techno, and Top 40 dance music and the dance floor gets crowded. The club is named after its address on Hendry Street, in the heart of the entertainment district. Those who can't get into the club must wait outside. Tuesday is College Night, where a college ID waives the cover charge and Wednesday is Ladies' Night.
Downtown Fort Myers has a variety of bars for whatever mood you're in. Gotham Hall is a pool hall for the jet set. The intimate bar is next to The Cigar Bar ( downtown. The setting is both gothic and glitzy, with beautiful décor in the long, skinny bar. There are pool tables, drink specials, and live music. Local bands perform alternative and classic rock, and weekends there's live jazz and rhythm and blues. No cover charge.
Naming Sky Bar had to be easy. One glance up supplies plenty of inspiration. The bar, located on the fourth floor above Peter's la Cuisine, is open air, providing breathtaking views of the sunsets over the Caloosahatchee River. The combination of picturesque views and dancing to Top 40 music brings out a mix of people, so you can dance, stargaze or both. Wednesday is Ladies Night and Thursday is Flip Night; if you call the coin flip correctly, your drink is free. There is a sandwich and appetizer menu available.
To see local and national bands, head to the Indigo Room, located in downtown Fort Myers. Live Band Saturday offers mostly alternative rock. Take in some local amateur talent on Wednesday's "Need 2 Be Heard" no-cover open mic night. The crowd changes depending on the night, but things usually pick up around 11pm. The bar has more than 100 varieties of beer, including domestic, imports and micros. Inside, there are red brick walls and pool tables, and occasionally food from a nearby Mexican restaurant. Cover charge is USD2 on Fridays and USD5 on Saturdays.
Lido Cafe, this restaurant and nightclub offers food, drink and dancing Wednesday through Sunday nights in downtown. Reservations are accepted for the VIP room on Saturday nights, or you can try your luck outside behind the velvet ropes. Wednesday night is the industry party, with no cover and drink specials from 9pm-midnight. Thursday nights offer Latin music. A live South Beach DJ spins music on Fridays and Saturdays. Proper attire is required, no jeans for men.
The Veranda is considered by most to be one of the best restaurants in Fort Myers. Originally built as two homes in 1902, they were joined by a kitchen and a tropical courtyard and re-opened in 1978 as The Veranda. Dining in the courtyard is relaxing and romantic, surrounded by lush foliage, a waterfall and a goldfish pond. Reservations are highly recommended, and dress is business casual.
The Bottom Line is considered the largest gay entertainment complex in Southwest Florida, and certainly one of the wildest. The nightclub is gay-owned and run, and offers different entertainment every night of the week. Tuesday is unofficial straight night, while Saturdays offer retro dance music. The complex has six bars, with drag shows starring Divas Miss Vanessa, Sierrah Fox and others. There are drink specials, foam parties, and pool tournaments. The club is handicapped accessible and has a women's only section. No credit cards accepted, but there is an ATM.
Shooters Waterfront Café USA is one of the most popular restaurants in Fort Myers. Located right on the water, you can watch the sunset as you try seafood, steak or prime rib. There are also a few vegetarian options and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet daily. If you are in town on Sunday, do not miss the brunch buffet, which includes coffee, tea, sodas, Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Lunch or early dinner are the times to savor the food, because evenings are when Shooters comes alive with live music and drink specials.
Wally's Waterfront serves home-style German food, steaks and seafood. The view of the water from both the dining room and the Tiki Hut is soothing and a great way to wind down a day. For dinner, try the prime rib, with salad and bread, and make sure to save room for apple strudel, a favorite dessert choice. Outdoor dining is available, as well as smoking and non-smoking sections and a full bar. The Oakroom Lounge has Happy Hour from 3p-7p daily and live entertainment on the weekends-- and be sure to make it on Wednesday for Ladies' Night.
A well known destination among the clubers in Fort Myer, the Orbit Night Club is all what a club should be about. With great acoustics, rocking music, and a group of hard partying people, the vibes are just right here. Come and experience what the real Fort Myer night scene is like. The club is also known by locals as the "Atlantizz".
Club Neptunes is the place to head to for a happening weekend. Full of musical zing, this place is sure to keep you on your toes all night long. Dance away to crazy beat till you are ready to drop. Located in the Cleveland Avenue, this place gives your several options to dine later all in its close vicinity. This place gives a good kick-start to a great weekend.