America's Backyard

Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s America's Backyard, it turns out, is nothing short of a huge pool party where the pool is swimming with bartenders and the deep end overflows with sparkling alcohol. The pool, AKA the main bar, is a tiled fortress of smiles and cocktails, the centerpiece of this open-air shindig. Thursday is Game Night where you get to test your wits during trivia hour from 9 to 10 p.m., and get competitive with beer pong, battle shots, bartender twister, corn hole, hot tamale, and other interactive bar games. Friday is Kiss Country Ladies Night featuring live music and DJs, where ladies drink free from 8 p.m. to midnight. But no matter what night you head out to ABY, you'll surely be in for one hell of a ride.