Tuesdays at Monterey Club should not be kept a secret. South Floridians, it would be hard to stumble upon another joint that offers such great tunes every week. Location: The Monterey Club is deserted in the middle of nowhere AKA South Federal Highway on the way to the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Youll know it by the hot rods kept outside, the roller rink to its left, or the fact that its attached to a tattoo shop. Vibe: The rockabilly/retro-themed bar has animal-print rugs and cushy coaches that line the walls. Buzz: No liquor, but the prime selection of 35-plus beers, as well as cider and wine, will please.
Tuesdays: Your resident DJs will be Dee Jay Sensitive Side and KEMS. But Mr. Sensitive Side makes sure each week has a unique style, so expect guest DJs and live performances from local artists -- think Otto Von Schirach and Bleubird. It could be a night dedicated to 45s called Love and a 45 or a night of music focused on SoFlas instrumental musicians called Beat Garage. Nights could include album-release parties and/or beat boxing. The music played? Funk, reggae, soul, 50s and 60s R&R, and instrumental. It's from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. each Tuesday, theres no cover, and the Monterey Club (2608 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) offers free wi-fi and pool. Call 954-598-1887, or visit themontereyclub.net.
Tuesdays, 9 p.m., 2010