Nightlife for January 19, 2011

Who’s Your Pick?

It’s that time of the year again…..

For gay sports fans, the biggest Sunday of the year is approaching as the NFL playoff season winds down. Even at Sidelines Sports Bar on Saturday, the diehard sports fans were showing their gay sensibilities as the conversation quickly turned from play patterns to fashionista celebrity quarterbacks Mark Sanchez of the Jets and Tom Brady of the Patriots. It was Sanchez who found himself closer to the big game and undoubtedly won a few hearts, as well.

On Sunday, all eyes at bars across town were on the celebrities walking the red carpet modeling the latest creations from Ricci to Versace. The jury is still out on Nicole Kidman’s dress, but one thing is certain, excitement is building as the crown jewel of the awards season, the Academy Awards, approaches. Look for the bars with the biggest screens to be busiest that night.

Whether your passion is football or fashion, South Florida has a nightspot for you, so get off that couch and get out this weekend.

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of the upcoming week:

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Head to The Bay, 1601 79th St. Causeway in North Bay Village, for Studio Filthy Whore. DJ Smeejay will be playing disco trash for the biggest hump day party in South Florida.

Thursday, Jan. 20

Make South Beach your destination for The Palace’s fabulous weekly drag dinner. Located on trendy Ocean Dr., The Palace is Miami Beach’s only gay beach bar. The prix fixe dinner is $29.99, with seating at 7 p.m. and a show at 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 21

The party is super sweet tonight at The Manor, 2345 Wilton Dr. in Wilton Manors, for Bubble Gum Fridays. DJ JPS will be in the booth and Oliver Douglas and Anjo will be your hosts. The fun starts at 10 p.m. and there’s no cover if you’re 21 or older. Enjoy $3 rail drinks all night long.

Saturday, Jan. 22

It is award season, but the nominees won’t be walking down a red carpet tonight—and they certainly won’t be wearing much, either—at The Hookies, the 2011 Escort of the Year awards at Boardwalk, 1721 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Misty Eyez will be the Emcee for the contest, sponsored by The show starts at 12 midnight.

Sunday, Jan. 23

It’s Sunday night and one of the most popular destinations is Voo Doo Lounge, downtown at 111 SW 2nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Daisy Deadpetals is your hostess-with-the-mostest and if you’re in the biz, there’s no cover. Arrive early for the open bar between 9 and 11 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 24

Jennifer McClain is one of our favorite local performers, offering up pop and jazz standards with her sultry voice. On Mondays, she hosts Cast Party at Bill’s, 2209 Wilton Dr., with plenty of special guests, local cabaret performers and artists from local and touring shows. Jennifer takes the stage at 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Stop by The Stable tonight in Oakland Park and introduce yourself to muscle boy Garrett. It’s underwear night and you save on drinks when you show your tighty-whities. You’ll find the naughty action at 205 E. Oakland Park Blvd.

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