by Eric Barton | November 25, 2019

Bird’s Eye View: Cozy and Cool in Flagler Village

In less than a decade, Flagler Village has become Fort Lauderdale’s heart of all things trending

flagler village map
Illustration by Leslie Chalfont
  1. THE WANDER SHOP The men’s and women’s boutique owned by Marisa Folz began its life in a pop-up tent, then an Airstream, before finding a headquarters in July 2018. 915 N. Flagler Drive
  2. WINE WATCH After 36 years of selling nothing but special wines from a totally cramped space, Wine Watch moved across the street. It now has its own wine bar and happily continues its wildly popular pop-up dinners. 837 NE Third Ave.
  3. NOTORIOUS CREAMERY Owned by a rapper and attracting a hipster crowd. We’re obsessed with the Cookie Monster, which may or may not turn your tongue bright blue. 908 N. Flagler Drive
  4. INVASIVE SPECIES BREWING A brewery known for crazy concoctions—like the Ninja Juice, a rice beer fermented with Japanese sake yeast—the taproom is a key stop on the Ale Trail. 726 NE Second Ave.
  5. GLITCH BAR Somehow a video game bar became the hottest club in the area.Tip: Order the margarita. 905 NE Fifth Ave. 
  6. CHOPS + HOPS | AXE THROWING LODGE The stylish circular bar headlining the space would be a draw on its own, although the caged-in axe-throwing aisles make for a fine night out. 702 NE First Ave.
  7. SISTRUNK MARKET PLACE AND BREWERY Fort Lauderdale’s first food hall spent this fall perpetually just about to open, although previews showed a stylish space of various vendors. 115 NW Sixth St.
  8. HENRY’S SANDWICH STATION Owner Marc Falsetto traveled the country searching out recipes to put between two slices of bread. Don’t leave without crunching through the crispy chicken with hot honey. 545 NW First Ave.
  9. PETER FELDMAN PARK A pocket park that serves as the neighborhood’s playground for kids and adults, Peter Feldman hosts a food truck roundup on every second Friday. 310 NE Sixth St. 
  10. BREW URBAN CAFE Mismatched furniture, a bay door overlooking where trains scream by outside, a travel trailer converted into a gift shop and a secret bookshelf doorway to a design studio make this one of the coolest shops around. Also, the coffee is excellent. 537 NW First Ave. 
  11. RHYTHM & VINE At happy hour, the scene is chill on the AstroTurf that makes up much of this garden bar. Late at night, though, the places turns into one of the city’s hottest spots. 401 NE Fifth Terrace 
  12. NOBLEMEN’S CUT AND SHAVE Old-school barbershop vibes ooze from an otherwise modern space that’s as much a hangout as it is a place for a good trim. 504 NW First Ave. #3204
  13. THE DALMAR Fort Lauderdale’s first downtown hotel in a century brought with it a metropolitan flair, with a fine dining restaurant, super-cool chill lounge and a rooftop bar where ballers go to party. 299 N. Federal Highway