With additional locations in Palm Springs (as well as Azul Restaurant) and St. Petersburg, festive Georgie's Alibi
(2266 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors
, 954-565-2526) anchors the tres-gay Shoppes of Wilton Manors and is one of South Florida's most successful, popular, and fun-loving gay nightspots. It's attractive space with a cafe serving quite good burgers, salads, and light food, dozens of video monitors showing both music and sports, a sizable patio, and a full slate of events featuring visiting entertainers and promotions. Georgie's pulls in a mix of guys of all ages and styles, plus more than a few women, and the staff is friendly and easy-going. This is pretty much your "must" in Fort Lauderdale, if you only have the time or inclination to visit one gay bar. That being said, you can walk to a number of other bars, shops, and restaurants in the "family"-friendly commercial district of Wilton Manors.