Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar in Wilton Manors, FL

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About Georgie's Alibi/Monkey Bar Restaurant and Gay Nightclub

Georgie's Alibi is Wilton Manors' (a gay enclave surrounded by Fort Lauderdale) main gay nightclub. It's always busy. There are video monitors in every nook and cranny (even the restroom) and the VJs are great. The music is mostly current Top 40 with some blockbuster Country and oldies thrown in. Occasionally the VJ throws comedy clips from Mad TV, Saturday Night Live, Will and Grace and many other gay themed shows onto the monitors. 

The Georgie's Alibi Restaurant menu includes burgers, chicken and fish sandwiches, pasta, salads and many other dishes. The restaurant's atmosphere is casual and mostly outdoors on a large covered patio with several swings to eat in. This is casual dining, a great place to meet friends, have a drink, a burger and a good time. The Miami Herald says this about Georgie's Alibi: "Right in the heart of Wilton Manors, Georgie’s Alibi is still one of the hottest spots in town. This place is almost always packed and there’s usually a line."

If you are coming from out of town, find a hotel using this link: Fort Lauderdale Gay and Gay Friendly Hotels



Georgie's Alibi Restaurant Review

Editors note: In a development since this review was written Alibi's Champ Burger has been  named best burger in Fort Lauderdale two years in a row in a competition that included national heavyweights like China Grill and Morton's Steakhouse.
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Almost everyone has been to the gay landmark George’s Alibi at least once since assimilating into Wilton Manors Gay Society. With their now legendary $3 Long Island Ice Tea specials on Thursday nights why not? Well, it is now time to rediscover Alibi as a fun food place as well with affordable eats on a great outdoor patio. 

While there, why not try one of the more than fifteen appetizers? You could easily share some Potato Skins and Jalapeño Poppers before getting a burger or deli sandwich? I personally love the roast beef deli carved sandwich with provolone cheese and a pasta salad with Italian dressing that will make it seem like a one-person picnic on a plate. Most of my friends enjoy one of the coveted swings. Sit in one and you'll soon find yourself sitting at a full table. Did you know that they have a wide variety of sandwiches including a Croissant one with your choice of: Tuna, Chicken, or Shrimp Salad? What other place also has a full-stocked bar to have that perfect cocktail with that Pinwheel Rolled Sandwich? How about a fresh draft beer with a Club Sandwich?  

Speaking of outdoor dining in Wilton Manors (a city with loads of patio options), did I forget to mention the Wilton Manors Gay gym’s entrance (Steel Gym) is nearby and brings a whole new meaning to People Watching? 

Why not rediscover the home that you have claimed as your own on Thursdays as the Café you meet your friends at anytime of the week? 

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Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar in Wilton Manors Florida is a multifaceted bar and restaurant. They host Misty Eyez's Trannie Palace Sundays with a cast of characters to entertain all night long.

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Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida host nightly events throughout the week. Uwe Schroeder recently hosed his annual Greatful Paws Benefit that was supported by many and helped animals within the community.

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Alibi in Wilton Manors, Florida hosts nightly events throughout the week and are known for their Long Island Thursdays. They recently hosted the Official Closing Party for the Softball Tournament.

Alibi's Woof Den Grand Opening
Alibi in Wilton Manors, Florida hosts nightly events throughout the week and are known for their Long Island Thursdays.  The popular bar recently hosted the grand opening of the new Woof Den Fridays in the Manchester Room.

Jennifer McClain's Christmas Show at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida host nightly events throughout the week. Resident Entertainer Jennifer McClain hosted a Christmas Show with Special Guest Eric Alsford on keyboards.
Trannie Palace at Alibi Monkey Bar
Alibi Monkey Bar in Wilton Manors Florida is a multifaceted bar restaurant. They host Misty Eyez's weekly Trannie Palace Sundays with a cast of characters to entertain all night long.
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Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida host nightly events throughout the week and are known for their Long Island Thursdays. Their GROWL Fridays is their new Bear Party with VJ AJ Reddy, Go Go dancers, and lots of guys to hang out with.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL hosted their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays, which brings out all the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.

Alibi Monkey Bar's 2015 Employee Turnabout
Alibi Monkey Bar in Wilton Manors Florida host nightly events. They recently hosted their 2015 Employee Turnabout with a Real Desperate Dragwives of Wilton Drive.
Alibi's 18th Anniversary Weekend
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL celebrated their 18th Anniversary with a weekend of fun. GROWL Friday featured dancers for the bears, Saturday was House of Alibi with VJ Barry Browder, and Sunday ended with Misty Eyez's Trannie Palace and salute to Grandparents Day.

Luau Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL hosted a Labor Day Weekend Luau Party with events each night. Saturday night featured dancer Sean and VJ Barry Browder spinning all night long.

Alibi Wilton Manors
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida host nightly events throughout the week and are known for their Long Island Thursdays. Their GROWL Fridays is their new Bear Party with VJ AJ Reddy, Go Go dancers, and lots of guys to hang out with.
Trannie Palace at Alibi Monkey Bar
Alibi Monkey Bar in Wilton Manors Florida is a multifaceted bar restaurant. Misty Eyez's Trannie Palace Sundays recently moved there and together they hosted a party with a cast of characters entertaining all night long.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Alibi Feud Wednesdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL hosts the weekly Albi Feud Wednesdays that brings together various individuals and businesses to compete week after week. The Kick Off Feud was between Guys Gone Wild and the Winners--Hunters Nightclub.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Luau Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida hosted a Memorial Day Weekend Luau Party with entertainment and costumes.
Celebration of Life for Cashetta at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida hosted a Celebration of Life for the legendary Cashetta.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Alibi New Years Eve Party
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida threw a New Years Eve parking lot party featuring VJ Barry Browder and The Ladies of Soul.
2014 Wicked Manors Halloween Party at Hunters
The 2014 Wicked Manors Halloween Party at Hunters in Wilton Manors, FL featured costumes and plenty of ice cold drinks.
2014 Wicked Manors Halloween Party at Alibi
The 2014 Wicked Manors Halloween Party at Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL featured costumes and plenty of ice cold drinks.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Skyy Vodka's Freedom to Marry Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL hosted the Skyy Vodka Freedom to Marry Party that included on site photographers as well samplings of new wedding themed cocktails.
The Dame Edna's Birthday Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida host many different entertainers throughout the week. Dame Edna celebrated her birthday at her Monday night show that included partial nudity, extremely honest marital confessions, as well as roasting of regulars and bystanders.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
2014 Stonewall Pride Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL recently hosted a 2014 Stonewall Pride Party that featured several DJs throughout the day and drinking well into the night!
Memorial Day Weekend Tiki Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL hosted a Memorial Day Weekend Tiki Party with events each night.
Alibi's 17th Anniversary Weekend
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL celebrated their 17th Anniversary with a Closing Party with singer and comedienne Sherry Vine.
Alibi's 17th Anniversary Weekend
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL celebrated their 17th Anniversary Weekend with a 5 Year and Employee of the Year Party.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host their weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings out the boys and VJ Barry Browder spinning the latest music and videos.
2014 Grateful Paws Benefit at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL hosted the 2014 Grateful Paws Benefit. This event, presented by Uwe Schroeder from Wolf Cuff, helped raise money for local animal charities.
Alibi's Saturday Night Party
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL Saturday night party featured singer Jennifer McClain.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida hosts a weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays with five bars to choose from and VJ Barry Browder spinning all night.
Latinos Salud's 5th Anniversary Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors recently hosted the Latinos Salud's 5th Anniversary Party.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida hosts a weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings the boys out week after week.
Game Show Wednesdays Roasts Uwe at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL hosts the weekly Game Show Wednesdays that brings together various individuals and businesses to compete week after week. They hosted a Family Feud themed Roast of employee Uwe Schroeder with friends, coworkers, and employers all joining in on the fun.
Alibi's Long Island Thursdays
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida at the weekly $3 Long Island Tea Thursdays that brings the boys out week after week.
Long Islands at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host the legendary Long Island Tea Thursday Party that brings the boys out week after week.
Long Island Thursdays at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host the legendary Long Island Tea Thursday Party that brings the boys out week after week.
August's Game Show Wednesdays Finals at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL hosts Game Show Wednesdays that brings together various individuals and businesses to compete week after week. The August Finals for Family Feud was between The Pride Factory and the Winners--The Village Pub.
Long Islands at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host the legendary Long Island Tea Thursday Party that brings the boys out week after week.
Game Show Wednesdays at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida at the weekly Game Show Wednesdays that brings together various individuals and businesses to compete week after week. Congrats go out to Jennifer McClain's team, the July winner of Family Feud!
Long Islands at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host the legendary Long Island Tea Thursday Party that brings the boys out week after week.
2013 Employee Turnabout at Alibi Wilton Manors
Alibi in Wilton Manors, Florida is a popular staple and destination within the LGBT community. They showcased their 2013 Employee Turnabout with several staff members dressing and performing in drag. All proceeds from the night benefited The HRC.
Long Islands at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host the legendary Long Island Tea Thursday Party that brings the boys out week after week.
Randy Roberts at Alibi Wilton Manors
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL and hosted entertainer Randy Robert for their Memorial Day Weekend line up.
Alibi Celebrated Sweet 16 with Lady Chablis
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida recently celebrated their Sweet 16 and celebrated over several days. Their Saturday Night Party featured Savannah's very own Lady Chablis from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
Alibi Celebrated Sweet 16 with Lady Chablis
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida recently celebrated their Sweet 16 and celebrated over several days. Their Saturday Night Party featured Savannah's very own Lady Chablis from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
Game Show Wednesdays and Alibi's 16th Anniversary
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida at the weekly Game Show Wednesdays that brings together various individuals to compete for prizes. This is Alibi's 16th Anniversary Week and included t-shirt giveaways!
Easter Bonnet Contest at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL hosted an Easter Bonnet Contest that brought out the creativity in the Gays of Fort Lauderdale.
Alibi Wilton Manors
Alibi in Wilton Manors FL hosted Wolf Cuff's 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Grateful Paws a No Kill rescue organization in South Florida.
Long Islands at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors, FL host the legendary Long Island Tea Thursday Party that brings the boys out week after week.
Super Bowl Party at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida hosted a Super Bowl Party in all three rooms.
Long Islands at Alibi
Alibi in Wilton Manors Florida host the legendary Long Island Tea Thursday Party that brings the boys out week after week.

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The GFLGLCC presents their May Mixer at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Enjoy complimentary valet parking, Hors D'oeuvres by Shooters Waterfront and happy hour specials. The event is free for GFLGLCC members and $10 for future members.  One complimentary Reyka Vodka drink is included.  No RSVP is required but encouraged.  More about the GFLGLCC

Ronnie Larson Presents 'Party' at Empire Stage

Described as "One of the most uplifting and affirming representations of gay life life on any stage ever," by The Advocate, Ronnie Larson presents Party at Empire Stage from May 6 to through June 12. Written by David Dillon and directed by Nic Arnzen, the hilarious off-Broadway hit focuses on a group of friends who play 'facts and fantasies" at a party and wine up revealing everything! This play contains male nudity. Find out more information about tickets

Florida's Can't Miss Gay-Related Events: 2016

The Sunshine State is known for its beautiful weather, kind and generous people, white sandy beaches, and unforgettable nightlife and parties. There are so many things going on here that it might be hard for you to keep up with everything! We've come to the rescue with a comprehensive list of can’t miss gay-related events in 2016, including Pride festivals, galas, community events, film festivals, concerts, fundraisers, mixers and more: Florida's Can't Miss Events: 2016

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