Set along the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers is one of the most enticing spots along the Gulf of Mexico. The sugary sands of it beaches crawl with handsome, curious men on cruise control. You'll want to have an abundance of sunscreen to slather on at Bunche Beach and Bowman's Beach (the nude beach), while Jaycee Park in nearby Cape Coral is jammed with hot guys exploring nature's gifts.
The summer homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford have been preserved and enshrined as museums here. Stories of this inventive duo's "close friendship" still permeate the town's lore.
Paradise is less than a two-hour drive from both Tampa and Fort Lauderdale and a magical three-hour ferry ride from Key West. Fort Myers is no problem to get to, but you may find it difficult to leave.
The Pride SWFL website will keep you up to date on upcoming plans for the next celebrations in Fort Myers.
Southwest Florida International Airport is the region’s main gateway. There are direct flights into town from the US and abroad, giving Fort Myers an international flavor and enriching the pool of potential amorous adventures. Taxi service, airport hotel shuttle services, and public transportation from LeeTran can get you from the airport to your final destination.
You’re gonna need a car if you want to get around easily but there are buses and trollies. LeeTran, a department of Lee County, operates 18 bus routes and 11 trolley cars. See their website for routes, schedules and fare info.
Media & Resorces
For general news and A&E, see the Fort Myers Florida Weekly.
The Catch, the website of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber, has hotel, dining and shopping listings, plus local entertainment and events notices.
For map locations and website links to the businesses below, along with some restaurant and hotel suggestions, see our gay Fort Myers listings pages.
Bambusa Bar & Grill (600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples), restaurant/bar, pizza, burgers, steaks, ribs; bitchy bingo, drag shows, karaoke.
Office Pub (3704 Cleveland Ave), friendly bar, good vibes, Bears/cubs night first Sundays and anytime. Uniform, leather, strip-pool underwear and blackout parties energize the slightly sleazy, totally sexy buzz. Happy hours all week.
Rascals (3758 Cleveland Ave), neighborhood bar, noon to 8pm happy hours, Monday open pool tables and Wednesday tournaments, Tuesday Tacos.
TBL / The Bottom Line (3090 Evans Ave), largest gay entertainment complex in SW Florida for a generation. Wild drag shows, live music, mixed crowds, dance nights, pool tables; support for the local gay community.
Tubby's City Hangout (4810 Vincennes St, Cape Coral), laid-back neighborhood bar, loyal locals, casual visitors, daily happy hours 2-8pm with free pool games. Monday Country Night Line Dancing, special events theme nights.