Frequently Asked Questions

What is this place?

America’s Backyard is the biggest and best all-American backyard party ever!  Whether you’re in the mood for grillin’ or chillin’, dancin’ or drinkin’ we’re ready for you with our never-ending…ever-changing party!
Just like any great backyard the centerpiece is our pool, except our Pool Bar is filled with bartenders instead of water!  Our backyard party’s got a smokin’ kitchen and we’re cooking a menu of all-American favorites to satisfy your appetite.  Before the party we shopped for the best hand-crafted beers from across the country at the Tool Shed Bar. The Smoker Grill perched up there is home to the greatest dance and party DJ’s, so get ready to dance and play in our backyard.   Upstairs enjoy our beautiful Tequila Bar overlooking the party in the backyard and as an added bonus you’ll be just a couple of steps closer to the stars.  Before you step inside Revolution Live to enjoy a concert or a DJ dance party, look down onto the action on the street below.

How do I get to America’s Backyard in Fort Lauderdale?

We are located at 100 S.W. 3rd Avenue just west of Federal Highway (US 1) and about 2 miles east of I-95.  Click here for detailed directions.  You may remember this location in the past as The Chili Pepper, The Edge or Backstreet.  America’s Backyard is behind Revolution Live.

What are your operating hours?

Thursdays: 10pm-4am

Fridays: 8pm- 4am

Saturdays: 8pm- 4am

What is on the menu?

America’s Backyard is proud to present Revolution BBQ!  Finger licking Homemade BBQ available fresh off of the grill.  Dine-in or grab a bite curbside. Open until 4AM.

What kind of music do you play?

We play a great mix of contemporary dance hits, familiar retro hits.  It’ll always be songs-you-know-the-words-to.

How do I book a private party, event, birthday party, Bachelorette party or banquet at America’s Backyard?

Contact our Party Planner, Michelle at 954-449-9569 or We have a great selection of semi-private areas for groups of 8 to 80 that are available for meetings, banquets, birthday & Bachelorette parties. America’s Backyard can also be rented for private events such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate or charity functions, etc.  Call Cathy Jenkins, Special Event Planner, at 954 449 1028 or email her at  Click here to see information about Birthday Packages and Bachelorette Parties.

What about parking?

There is an abundance of paid parking lots that surround America’s Backyard.  Each of these lots is independently owned and operated and charge $5-$20 for parking.

What is the dress code?

The Dress Code For America’s Backyard Is As Follows

  • SHIRTS: We strongly encourage men to choose a great looking collared shirt or a high-fashion, stylish t-shirt.
  • PANTS or SHORTS: We allow tasteful, stylish, well-fitting pants and shorts of all styles, including jeans.
  • SHOES: Your shoes should be as stylish as you are. It is a proven fact that women look at a man’s shoes first! Save your sandals for the beach.
  • HATS: We’d love to see your cool new hairstyle, so leave the hats for the golf course.
  • NO-NO’s: Workout wear or any clothing that is excessively baggy, torn or distasteful.

Click here to see the dress code.

Do you have a cover charge?

There is never a cover charge for Broward and Palm Beach County residents.  This does not include special events, holidays or concerts.

Otherwise, cover can range from $5-$10.

Who's going to be there?

The majority of our customers are in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.  You must be 21 to enter or remain in America’s Backyard.

What forms of ID are acceptable?

You must be 21 years old to enjoy the nightlife at America’s Backyard and prove your age with a valid government-issued photo ID.

Are you hiring?

Yes, we are always looking for energetic people to join the AB Crew. We are accepting applications for all positions. You may submit your application online.

What if some of my guests at my private party are under 21 years of age? Can they stay for the nightlife?

All guests that are under the age of 21 that are part of a private party in one of our private areas must leave by 8pm.  After 8pm all guests must be 21 years old with a valid government-issued photo ID.

Do you have an ATM machine?

Yes, we have 2 ATM locations; one near the Tool Shed Bar downstairs and the second is located inside Revolution Live near the main bar downstairs.

Lost & Found

Good morning!  You had a lot of fun last night, huh?  So what did you lose; cell phone, keys, a present, a friend, credit card, shoe, camera, boyfriend, your panties, your pride?
Chances are that we found whatever you lost and we have evaluated its street value, and then we put it in a designated place for recovered items and it is now under the control of the General Manager.
So, how do you get your crap back?  Easy!  Contact the Lost and Found directly at 954 449 1025.  The Box Office is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am-7pm. The Box Office window is just north of the entrance to America’s Backyard.  If you prefer to call and check before heading over, call us at 954 449 1025.  Or you can e-mail

Handicapped & Limited Mobility Customers

America’s Backyard cares about our customers and we want to make sure your experience is a pleasurable one.  Handicap seating is available for all of our events.  It is recommended to contact us in advance so a reserved area can be pre-arranged.  Please contact for more information.  Thank you  - AB Team.