Nightlife

Meet the Real Male Strippers of Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale (NSFW)

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Full slideshow of the real strippers of Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale's Wilton Manors

On a recent Sunday afternoon, still hungover from drinking martinis and watching Magic Mike, a group of friends and I munched on brunch and sucked down healing mimosas. Maybe it was the mimosas, maybe it was our memories of Magic Mike, but we left the restaurant in a drunken haze, on the hunt for some serious man meat. Hey, it's not easy getting past the image of Channing Tatum dropping trou on the big screen (still wish it was in 3-D). We needed Magic Mike come to life in front of our eyes, and on our laps, right here in Fort Lauderdale.

Our first stop was Le Bare, a location known for catering to the ladies. But, sadly it turned us away. Next up was Johnny's, a man-friendly joint on Broward Boulevard that also told us to take a hike. But in the middle of Wilton Manors, we found hope at Boardwalk. Although most patrons were dudes, the greased-up, banana-hammock-wearing, drool-inducing performers welcomed us with open arms.

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Betsey Denberg