Fodor's Expert Review Flagler + Arts + Technology Village

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Inspired by Miami's Wynwood Arts District, Flagler + Arts + Technology Village (or FATVillage) encompasses several square blocks of a formerly blighted warehouse district in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's now thriving with a slew of production studios, art studios, loft-style apartments, and a fabulous coffee shop. On the last Saturday of the month (except in December), FATVillage hosts an evening art walk, in which businesses display contemporary artworks by local talent and where food trucks gather. There are libations, of course, and the warehouse district erupts into a giant, culture-infused street party. Check out one of Fort Lauderdale's coolest coffee shops slash bars, Next Door at C&I Studios. It's nestled inside a creative agency's lofty space. Adorned with antique nods to the literary world, tufted couches, and an eerie 1972 Airstream trailer, Next Door serves the locally made Brew Urban Cafe. After dark, it turns into a cocktail bar with live music, film screenings, and networking.

Business District Fodor's Choice Pet Friendly Free Family

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521 N.W. 1st Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33301, USA


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