The Venues

We are focusing on the local live music venues in Palm Beach County during the 1960s and 70s, including everything from teen dances at local civic centers to restaurants, bars and clubs.

This list is by no means complete. Send us some information about a venue we may have missed, or add to/correct the info we have:
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A
  • Abacos
  • Abbey Road
  • After Dark
  • A J Gordon’s
  • Alexander’s Coffee House
  • Alfredo's
  • Alibi Lounge
  • American Legion Hall - LW
  • American Legion Hall - WPB
  • Arcade Tap Room
  • Armory
  • Arturo's
  • Atlantis Country Club
B
  • Bacchus House
  • Back Door
  • Bamboo Lounge
  • Beach Club
  • Benny's Hideaway
  • Big Daddy's, Lake Park
  • Big Daddy's, Lake Worth
  • Big Daddy's, WPB
  • Big Daddy's, WPB
  • Binky's
  • Bit of Nostalgia
  • Black Rooster
  • Boardwalk
  • Boston's
  • Bowery
  • Boynton Civic Center
  • Breakers Beach Club
  • Brique Balloon
  • Bryant Park
C
  • Caboose
  • Captain Alex's
  • Cardinal Bar
  • Carefree Theatre
  • Carnival Bar
  • Casablanca
  • Celebrity Club
  • Cellar
  • Chances R Lounge, Juno Beach
  • Chances R Lounge, Riviera Beach
  • Chances R Lounge, WPB
  • Chances R Lounge, WPB
  • China Embassy
  • Clayton's
  • Club 264
  • Club Ebony, Riviera Beach
  • Club Ebony, WPB
  • Club Ebony, Belle Glade
  • Club Simone
  • Coachlite Lounge
  • Cock & Bull
  • Colonnades Beach Hotel
  • Copper Penny
  • Cotton Club
  • Crazy Horse Tavern
  • Crossroads
  • Crown Lounge
D
  • Dante's Den
  • Dark Horse
  • Den of Edward Treach
  • Dirty Moe's
  • Dr. Pepper Plant
  • Dreher Park Zoo
  • Drexel Saloon
  • Duchess
  • Duke
  • Dutchman's Rathskeller
E
  • Ebony
  • Electricians' Club
  • Elite Lounge
  • Elks Club
  • Erny's
F
  • Forum III Lounge
  • Fox's Lair - Renard's
G
  • Galaxies Club
  • Gathering
  • Gathering Place
  • German American Club
  • Gipper
  • Glass Turtle
  • Godfather's
  • Golden Dolphin
  • Greenhouse, Singer Island
  • Greenhouse, WPB
H
  • Hagarty's
  • Half in the Bag
  • He & She Scene
  • Hilton Lounge
  • Hi Tide Lounge
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hot Nights in the South
  • Hut
I
  • Inscape Teen Center
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Islander Room
  • Italian American Club
  • Ivy Barn
J
  • JB's Lounge
  • Jaycee Clubhouse
  • Jay’s Odyssey Room
  • Johnny's Back Door
  • John Prince Park
  • Jonathan Plumpkin's
  • Jupiter Beach House
  • Jupiter Ranch Motel
  • Jupiter VFW
  • Just One
  • Just One More
K
  • Kandy Bar
  • Keg
  • Kiki Lounge
  • Kopper Pub
L
  • Lake Park Community Center
  • Lake Worth Casino
  • Lantana Civic Center
  • Lynora's
M
  • MacArthur Country Club
  • Magic Act
  • Mallet
  • Manhattan Room
  • Merlin's
  • Mickey's
  • Mirror Ballroom
  • Moose Lodge
  • Monkey Barrel
  • Monte Cristo Hotel
  • Mr Fubb's
  • Mr T's
  • Music Caster
N
  • Neal's
  • New World Pub
  • Noll's Lounge
  • NPB Country Club
O
  • Office
  • O'Hara's
  • Okeechobee Bar
  • Oliver's
P
  • Palm Beach Pier
  • Paramount Theater
  • Patio
  • Patsy's
  • Pelican Inn
  • Peoples Park LP
  • Peoples Park LW
  • Peter Dinkle's
  • Peter's Back Yard
  • Phil Foster Park
  • Pink Pussycat
  • Pink Pony
  • Pirate’s Cove
  • Playhouse
  • Polish American Club
  • Ports East
  • Purity
  • Purple Dragon
R
  • Raindancer
  • Ramada Inn
  • Red Velvet Saloon
  • Respectable Street
  • Ricky D's
  • RB Civic Center
  • ROTC
  • Roundin’ Third
  • Royal Dutch Lounge
  • Ruins
  • Rustic
S
  • Sailfish Club of Florida
  • Sal’s Alibi
  • Sand Castle Saloon
  • Scarlett O'Hara’s
  • Seminole Inn
  • Shooters
  • Silver Spur
  • Singer Island Pub
  • Skateland
  • Sky Pilot North
  • Sky Pilot South
  • South Florida Fair
  • Speakeasy
  • Stage East
  • Steinhaus East
  • Sterling Lounge
  • Street Dances
  • Sugarland Auditorium
  • Sunset Lounge
  • Surf Lounge
T
  • Taboo
  • Teakwood Tavern
  • This Is It Pub
  • Tiffany’s
  • Tiger's Paw
  • Time Out Lounge
  • Top of the Spray
  • Trading Post
  • Trude Heller's Patio
  • Tugboat Annie’s
U
  • Underground
V
  • Visions Lounge
W
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Waiting Room
  • Warehouse Bar
  • Watershed
  • Wellman's Dance Hall
  • Whistle Stop
  • Wild Side
  • Wolfie's - Boca
  • Wolfie's -  Lake Worth
  • WPB Civic Center
  • Your Place

10 thoughts on “The Venues

  1. i played big daddys,(the big O)-The Bowery-Cock-n-bull-Clayton’s-Dirty Moes-Dante’s Den-Dutchmans Rathskeller-The gathering-The Greenhouse-Gipper-He and She scene-Kiki-Purity-Shooters-Neals-and you left out The Carefree Theatre- I played these venues with Pete Harris and Pat Maguire Duo-Kidd-Ross emery Band-Idle rumors and hiway. Many booked by Fantazma

  2. I just sent in some info from when I used to play in bands in Palm Beach but forgot to add the band I was in that got arrested at The Gipper in Delray for “loud and raucous noise” and taken to jail, booked printed, mugged, and jailed. Owner had to come bail us out. Don’t even remember what year or the name of the band. I remember the other guys in the band but we broke up after that incident because we fell out with the booker over it and had to break up to get out of contract. Bummer. It was a really good blues/rock band too.

  3. I am the co owner of Summers On The Beach in Fort Lauderdale from 1980-1992 . the Ross Emery Band performed at Summers in 1980 for six months 😄. I am writing a book on Spring Break, our national acts and local bands. Please cont me as I will be including your band in my writing.
    Suzanne

  4. owned and hands on operated5am. rock clubeast of a1a in palm beach co.1973 thru1982 DANTES DEN still have mostof the bands name dates played and very cool stories if interested please get in touch,WEalso had ross emery band off &on from 76-80 and harvest and october road glass bros dallas starNEW YORK DOLLS witers bros grinderswitch buckackerand on and on oldits my birthday going to bed try to get in touch if your for real c contac bill dante @941-488-8029 561-374-2830 thnks bill

  5. Bill, Would very much like to hear some Dante’s stories and get some into the website. I’m on the road for a few days, but will call when I get back. BTW, Happy Birthday!

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