The Blue Martini is a large multi-tiered lounge located outside the Galleria Mall. While they serve food here, its largely appetizers; the place is a club pure and simply. There are 3 distinct areas to the club; a raised bar area with a VIP lounge, a central main bar area with a small dance floor and stage, and an open-air bar with an indoor bar and tables "outside" (although there is a roof).
This place is different than most other places in Fort Lauderdale, in that there's nothing laid-back about it. Its the place to mingle, and it gets crowded on Wednesdays and weekends. This is where the girls come to show off their new bodies; where young bucks come to mingle with cougars, and where dark meets light. This is where the shiny shirt, big watch crowd plays.
Wednesday is ladies night, and the crowds build as the night wears on. Things are a bit backwards here; which is a good thing. There's live music early, from 9pm to 11pm, when the crowd is just beginning to arrive. I'm not a big fan of the elbow-to-elbow thing, so my strategy is to get here around 9:30 and get out before Midnight. The band is playing, there's enough people there to make it feel like a club.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã‚Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Of course if the place fills up with hot babes you can always hang around.
Crowd-wise, the place is hit or miss. Sometimes its great, sometimes its a bunch of overweight old ladies. So keep your options open.
They also allow smoking, and there are a lot of cigars. So expect to wash your clothes and your hair in the morning.