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Best Neighborhood Bar, North Broward Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2007 - Chit Chat Lounge

Chit Chat Lounge

Chit Chat Lounge

651 N. Federal Highway

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

954-943-1631

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In the wee hours of a recent Wednesday, an unlikely couple entered the Chit Chat Lounge. One tall white kid and what appeared to be a teeny-tiny but very-butch black lesbian spied a few regulars lazily throwing darts in a corner and a dressed-down man and woman at one end of Chit Chat's worn-but-gleaming bar, speaking and laughing softly in a non-specific Southern accent. It was an unpretentious crowd, not at all rambunctious and remarkably good-natured for 1 a.m. The bar, which had been standing for about 60 years, was filled with pictures of a pretty blond lady named Sherry, the proprietor for the last 16 years; that's just about how long George, the gent tending bar at that weird hour, had been working there. There were no musicians on Chit Chat's little stage, so George was slowly feeding dollars into the digital jukebox in between pours. The teeny-tiny but very-butch black lesbian let out a whoop of delight as she recognized Teddy Pendergrass' welterweight soul croon, exclaiming, "That's my favorite goddamned song!" Smiling, George proceeded to program a solid half-hour of Pendergrass into the machine, while somehow keeping everybody's glass full and carrying on conversations with all patrons simultaneously across the great expanse of Chit Chat's wide, dark-wood floor. He never even raised his voice. The easy congeniality of the evening was not a fluke. This is a place where quiet nights cuddle side-by-side with big events — NASCAR, blues, open jams on Wednesday with the Joe Friday band, karaoke Thursdays.
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Heather
Heather

I didn't understand that lousy article. It didn't say a damn thing about the bar except something about a "black butch lesbian." ???? Anyways Chit chats is an awesome place to dance and listen to live music. The place is beautiful, the bathrooms are clean, and the beers are cheap! Next time put that in your story!

Jordan
Jordan

They just moved to a new location accross the street. IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!Check it out they just opened today I think.There is a bakery cafe next door and their food is awesome.Now I can drink, have a smoke, and eat cheesecake.What could be better than that?

Jerry Peck
Jerry Peck

As a native to sofla Pompano Beach has been my home for most of my life. Chit-chat`s became as my second home. Sherri and Pat my extended family. I met my wife there. Every friday during my after work brew Sherri would ask me "put any money on her ring today?" Till the day came with trembling hands I showed her the diamond ring I intended to ask for her hand in marriage with. She teared up. Thou it may not have been the most romantic spot my fiance` and I stoped in chat`s (so I could get some liquid courage)...Sherri looking and grinning I just couldnt wait, with my extended family looking on I preposed...she said yes. We have since moved to small town USA in north florida to raise a family and always look back on chit-chat`s and smile. We miss you guys...J and J

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