Dudes on the Beach: Gentleman’s Club Restored to Former Glory
On Friday, December 17, Dudes on the Beach will celebrate is re-grand opening with a spectacular evening filled with food, entertainment and of course, hot male dancers. Gannon Woekel, co-owner of Dudes is excited to restore the bar to its old splendor. The celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and last until closing.
In addition to a new sound and lighting system, Dudes features beautiful dark wood furnishings, a grand bar and updated fixtures. The establishment is the only venue of its kind located on Fort Lauderdale beach. “We spared no expense,” Woekel states. “We have restored the bar to its old glory and look forward to sharing the space with the community.”
The bar will also bring back its famous 2-for-1 happy hour specials twice daily from 4:00 – 9:00 and then again from midnight until close. “We pride ourselves in delivering the best experience, service and a higher quality of dancers than other local establishments,” Woekel states.
Woekel is no stranger to nightlife in South Florida. He earned his wings at establishments including Paragon, the Shore Club and Coliseum before joining the staff at Dudes in 2005. He ultimately became the manager of the bar before purchasing it earlier this year. “The old ownership wanted to sell to pursue other ventures, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to step in,” he states.
Woekel’s business partner, Jacques is a native of Montreal, Canada and has even had the pleasure of meeting Pop John Paul II. He is excited over the opportunity to be a part of Dudes. “Our concept is to provide a sophisticated New York style lounge, which turns into a gentleman’s club in the evening,” he states.
Although the bar has not yet officially celebrated its grand opening, Dudes has already contributed to many local charitable organizations including SMARTride, the Poverello Center, Broward House and Kids in Distress.
Dudes on the Beach
3270 NE 33rd Street