Fort Myers and the adjacent and quite famous Sanibel Island region (look to Fort Myers-Sanibel Tourism for further travel information) lies along southwest Florida's pristine Gulf Coast. Although it's not a major market with gay and lesbian visitors, this city of 63,000 (with a metro area of some 620,000) does have a handful of fun and lively gay nightspots.
A sprawling club with multiple bars and levels and a good-size dance floor, the Bottom Line (or TBL) (3090 Evans Ave., 239-337-7292) is in a slightly desolate, semi-industrial area about 2 miles due south of downtown Fort Myers. The club draws a mix of gay guys, lesbians, and friendly heteros, and events include drag shows on weekends, and a good variety of drinks special throughout the week. It's one of three gay bars in this southwest Florida city, the long-running Office Pub (3704 Cleveland Ave., 239-936-3212), which has a strong leather and bear following, being another favorite.
Another easygoing hangout popular with the LGBT community in Fort Myers is Tubby's (4350 Fowler St., 239-274-5001), a low-keyed neighborhood video bar in a shopping center by Edison Mall, about a 3.5-mile drive south of downtown. Karaoke nights are held a couple of times per week, and the bar never charges a cover. The owners also operate the famed Green Lantern gay bar, in the French Quarter in New Orleans.