It took us quite a few trips to downtown Fort Lauderdale before we found the coffee shop Brews Urban Cafe. And this gem is tucked away behind Tarpon Bend -- and lo and behold, besides coffee, it also serves microbrews and wine! So Friday night at 7:30, go to downtown Fort Lauderdale (really, no shock there). Heres your map: At the arms-crossed bouncer in front of Tarpon Bend, go south toward the river, with the railroad tracks on your left, and voilà: You found it! And what does X mark the spot for? There will be an ass-kicking music/art party going on inside but were sure some of the fun will spread onto that street as well. Every month, Dialect showcases the artwork of local artists; their artwork stays up on the walls until next months party. And DJ collective Twilight Notes performs with other guest DJs. Itll be a hip alternative to the norm. As with all the good spots downtown, theres no cover. And when the party ends at midnight score! youre already in the prime location of Himmarshee. Proceed to your regular watering holes.
Fri., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2010