Welcome to Flagler Village, Fort Lauderdale. This up-and-coming neighborhood is home to galleries, delicious restaurants, breweries, and local boutiques. This guide can help you navigate the Flagler Village area and discover what makes this neighborhood so special. Below you’ll find our selection of local favorites, in-depth articles about the area, and interviews with local businesses.
“If you’re wondering what to do in Fort Lauderdale, some ideas, like visiting the beaches and bars, might first pop into your head. While these are great options, there is so much more to do in this vibrant city. With activities ranging from taking airboat rides to visiting art galleries, it’s easy to find fun and interesting activities to fill your days in South Florida.”
Where to eat
Grab a quick bite or take a deep dive into Fort Lauderdale’s culinary scene when you dine in Flagler Village. Neighborhood favorites like Colada Cuban Cafe offer a taste of South Florida’s vibrant Cuban culture, while spots like Brew Urban Cafe allow you to drink great coffee while engaging with the local community. For the city’s best cookies, check out Batch Cookie Co. Whatever you’re craving, Flagler Village’s dining scene can’t be missed.
“No matter what type of food you’re craving, the city can deliver options that are sure to satisfy. There’s a wealth of seafood as well as dishes inspired by different regions of the world. The only hard part is deciding where you and your group want to go to find your next great meal. So, whether you’re craving lobster, filet mignon, or just want to stop for a happy hour cocktail, we’ve put together a list of all the best spots in Fort Lauderdale!”
Batch, The Cookie Company: How the founders of a cookie shop grew a thriving business by burning the first batch
“It might sound cheesy, but one of the things I love most about what we do is that we give people a small piece of happiness with every cookie. The smile and the joy that grown adults have when they try a freshly-baked cookie is something special.”
Circle House Coffee: The coffee shop in Flagler Village giving back one cup of coffee at a time
“As a Black-owned business, I want to create an atmosphere of inclusivity and comfort when people come to my shop…we greatly focus on customer service and try to design our space as an extension of someone’s living room.”
FAT + MASS Art Districts
Flagler Village’s revitalization in recent years is largely due to its explosive art scene, which is home to hundreds of local artists and dozens of contemporary art galleries. On the first Saturday of every month, FAT Village hosts an art walk through the community’s studios, where you can meet local artists and discover their work. Other organizations like Painting Picnik allow you to explore your artistic side yourself, with workshops centered around art, meditation, and nature.
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- Girl’s Club
- FAT Village Center for the Arts
- Samsara Folk Art Gallery
- The Bow Tie Art Gallery
- FAT Village Art Walk
- Forward Spiral
- MASS Events
- Painting Picnik
Bars and breweries
Flagler Village’s brewery scene is quickly becoming a destination for beer lovers in South Florida. Local brewery Invasive Species Brewing offers 20 beers on tap, outdoor restaurant seating, and food trucks. If craft cocktails are more your thing, there are plenty of options, like Rank and File Social Club and 27 Bar and Lounge, which also showcases live music.
“The residents of Fort Lauderdale and South Florida love new nightlife experiences. The latest destination for entertainment and dining is the trendy area known as Flagler Village. For convenience, the area comprises three hubs of activity, The Hive, MASS District, and Flagler Uptown, which are found within a half-mile radius. “
- Invasive Species Brewing
- Glitch Bar
- Rhythm & Vine
- 27 Bar and Lounge
- Unit B
- Rank and File’s Social Club
- Chops + Hops Axe Throwing Lodge and Bar
Flagler Village is just a short walk away from Central Beach, a place known for its beach-side restaurants and bars, palm trees, and swanky hotel lounges.
- Las Olas Beach
- Fort Lauderdale Beach
- Sebastian Street Beach
- Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
- George English Park
Where to shop
Flagler Village is home to several independently run retail stores and boutiques, operated by Fort Lauderdale residents. Discover local brands across womenswear, menswear, and lifestyle accessories at The Wander Shop, or find the perfect bathing suit for your next day in the sun at Montce. If you’re looking for a total wardrobe refresh, check out Tonieh Boutique, where you can book a wardrobe consultation or a session with a personal shopper and stylist.
Grocery stores and essentials
- The Fresh Market
- CVS Pharmacy
- FedEx Print + Ship Center
- Publix Supermarket
- Save a Lot
- Home Depot
Flagler Village offers easy and accessible transportation options, whether you’re looking to explore the world or just the city. The neighborhood is home to the city’s Brightline stop, which stops in places like Miami and West Palm Beach, and is also in close proximity to the airport. For local transportation, use the city’s robust bus system, or take advantage of the city’s electric bike-share program, Broward BCycle.