Nightlife: Thursdays Get Bigger on the Beach

Looking to kick off your weekend a little early? Thursdays are a big night on South Beach and they just got a little bigger.

Promoter extraordinaire Edison Farrow’s “Simple Life” Thursdays are back at the new Buck 15 Lounge, 437 Lincoln Lane, two blocks east from the former location. Celebrate the return this week with free Rokk vodka from 10 p.m. to midnight. DJ Daisy Deadpetals—a South Florida favorite—is back in the booth for this loungy weekly event.

Twist, long a staple of the South Beach scene, inaugurated its new party, “Double Up Thursdays” last week, throwing a new twist into the usual Thursday night lineup. Drinks are 2-4-1 until 2 a.m. and DJ Pride will be providing incredible beats all night long.

No matter what night of the week, however, you’re going to find plenty of fun in South Florida. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the weekend ahead:

Thursday, Aug. 25

Mona’s Cocktail Lounge, 502 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, celebrates the life of bartender John “Mary” Lyons. Friends will remember Mary with a hot diggity dog cookout beginning at 4 p.m. and 61 minutes of free drinks at various times throughout the evening.

Friday, Aug. 26

You’ll find the trailer trash at Smarty Pants, 2400 E. Oakland Park Blvd., all weekend long. The “Sordid Lives” weekend kicks off with a “potluck” at 5 p.m. followed by karaoke at 9 p.m. with Don. Come back all weekend for more food and trashy fun.

Fort Lauderdale may be “where the boys are,” but on Friday nights, Bill’s Filling Station in Wilton Manors is where the bears are! Tonight, Bill’s hosts a bear appreciation party with special guest Alessio Romero. Drinks are 2-4-1 until 9 p.m. or try a $5 Bill’s Honey Pot, made with Jack Daniels honey.

Saturday, Aug. 27

The Queen of Porn, Miss Chi Chi LaRue, is back in South Florida, but instead of casting calls, she’s spinning live on stage at Boardwalk, 1721 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. While you’re there, check out the hot Boardwalk dancers and maybe grab a late night bite at Beefcake’s next door.

Are you ready to get wet? Discotekka, Miami’s late night dancing mecca, celebrates Water Works 4 with DJ Carlos G. Located at 950 NE 2nd Ave. in downtown Miami, Discotekka is definitely the destination for serious clubbing.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Start your Sunday off right with Sundays Fundays brunch at Rosies beginning at 10 a.m. Sip on a $3 Ultimat Bloody Mary, $5 Mimosa or share a $10 Cruzan voo doo bucket. Rosie’s is located at 2449 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors.

Wind down your weekend beside the pool at the Lords South Beach, 1120 Collins Ave. Tonny Ferro, Chris Aguilar and Sokkie Stacks are your hosts for the Cabana Boy Pool Party beginning at 4 p.m. and DJ Juan E. will be spinning poolside until late into the evening.

Monday, Aug. 29

Some gays dance to a different beat and you’re likely to find them at Scandals Saloon, 3073 NE 6th Ave. in Wilton Manors. Scandals is South Florida’s country western bar and on Monday nights you can learn to dance the cowboy way with free lessons.

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