Sonny's Stardust Lounge

5181 Powerline Rd.
Oakland Park, FL 33309
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Sonny's Stardust Lounge is an institution around these parts. Creative types have inhabited its dark corners, rockers have frequented the punk shows that owner Sonny Scott used to host, and many a country line dancer has do-si-doed her way across the dance floor. Never been there? You'll surely recognize it as the imposing, sometimes ominous-looking, two-story white building off Powerline in Fort Lauderdale.

Loads of offbeat blues and country acts have come through Sonny's over the past 30 years, and the jukebox, fittingly, avoids the Billboard charts. (Ask Sonny about his time as a country-music star.) Walk inside and the décor looks like it hasn't been changed since it opened, complete with retro-rific diagonal mirrors and '70s-era wood paneling. You'll be hard-pressed to stand; there are tables and seats everywhere. This comes in handy when you watch the gems Sonny shows on his big-screen projection TV.

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