FTL Collective is a Fort Lauderdale blog that has dedicated itself to covering the small business, arts, food, and music scene since 2010.

16 Blog Posts To Remember Green Room

Green Room was a special nightclub to Fort Lauderdale’s alternative crowd for a handful of years. Why was it so special? I think it was appreciated because it was the only venue in downtown Fort Lauderdale that regularly booked original bands, hung original local art,...

The Keg On 6th Opens In Newly-Named Airport District

Fort Lauderdale’s latest craft beer bar and restaurant The Keg On 6th opened up last week in the Airport District (more on this later), and although we weren’t invited to the soft opening, we were excited to check out the new spot as soon as possible, which ended up...

6 Tips for Surviving Christmas on Las Olas

by K47 It’s that time of year again, and FTL residents will be coming out in masses to kick-off the holiday season. On Tuesday November 29th, our famous boulevard will be closed down to traffic and filled with Christmas Spirit. Here are our tips for making the best of...

Small Business Saturday

by Fat Hand While Black Friday is supposedly the biggest shopping day of the year, the day following the day following Thanksgiving has been declared a day to shop at small businesses. Saturday, November 26 is Small Business Saturday, sponsored by American Express (I...

23 Local DJs at Dancegiving (That We Know About)

Say what you will about this Saturday’s 2nd annual Dancegiving Festival, a tri-venue smorgasbord of some of the world’s top DJs held at Revolution Live, but some FTLC staffers are pretty excited about this year’s festivities. With the cancellation of...

FTL Art Scavenger Hunt This Weekend

Do you like art? How about a real-deal scavenger hunt? What if it’s all free, too?  This Saturday, you can partake in that trifecta of awesomeness by participating in the annual Art Scavenger Huntin Downtown FTL.  How does it work? On Saturday, November 26th,...