241 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to Close
Location: By the beach
Drink: Beer Joint
Music: Day and Night
Parking: On the street, public lots
Boat Access: No
Unique Feature: World Famous
The Elbo Room has been a spring break destination since 1938. The Elbo Room and Ft. Lauderdale gained popularity when the movie " Where the Boys Are" with Connie Frances and George Hamilton came out in 1961. College students from all over the country came flocking to Ft. Lauderdale to bask in the sun and meet the girl or guy of their dreams. The phenomenon of Spring Break continued in Ft. Lauderdale through the 80's. During the 1980's, Ft. Lauderdale changed some local laws, and it made the city a bit less spring break friendly.
For 75 years the Elbo Room has been a mainstay in Ft. Lauderdale. However, it is a bit of a dive bar. It is old and run down. The bathrooms are frightening. There is always something for someone, and if you like loud music, legendary bars and history you will love the Elbo Room.
This Florida beach bar is historic, and it is old. Catch Elbo Room at the right time of day it will be the perfect Florida beach bar. Florida beach bars have personalities and those personalities change with the bar guests and the bar bands. Many people have made great beach bar memories at the Elbo Room. No trip to Ft. Lauderdale would be complete without a visit to Elbo Room.