Photo by Kristin Bjornsen

Elbo Room

Photo by Kristin Bjornsen
Not many bars can boast the style heft of Elbo Room, which has been slinging drinks since 1938. The dual-level bar blessed with direct views of Fort Lauderdale Beach became the ultimate spring break destination for your grandparents when a little film called Where the Boys Are was released in 1961. And, although it looks like that might have been the last time the joint was painted, Elbo Room endures. It literally weathers the storm by staying open during tropical storms, serving cheap drinks, and hosting live music. So entrenched is Elbo Room that it has its own beach cam.

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