The Bottom Line (TBL) Gay and Lesbian Bar in Fort Myers, FL

Carrie Fowler
Michael Newlin
The Bottom Line is the largest Gay entertainment complex in Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Naples and Cape Coral and has been going strong for over 25 years. The nightclub offers entertainment seven days a week including live DJs, Drag Queens, Go-Go Boys and the occasional appearance of a major porn star. The nightclub is located in a warehouse area, so the outside appearance is kind of bare bones, but inside you will find a multi story venue with a large dance floor, great lights and a rockin' sound system. The crowd runs the gamut from young to middle aged. Busy nights include Frididay, Saturday and Sunday. To view the weekly lineup of events, use this link: The Bottom Line Fort Myers

If you're in Southwest Florida look 'em up and tell them the gang at Mark's List sent you.


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