Tayler Scharg Pioneers High-Caliber Hospitality in Fort Lauderdale Nightlife

Written by Clare Kehoe

In 2017, Tayler Scharg and his partner Corey Blank sought out to create a business that could change the limited dynamic of nightlife in their South Florida hometown. Soon after, the Fort Lauderdale natives established the well renowned sports bar, 27 Bar and Lounge, a fun-loving and mentally stimulating venue for all; inspired by a commemoration to the many famous icons who lost their lives at the age of 27. 

Scharg and his partner wanted to ensure that the bar would live up to the same hype as the icons it honored before it was established, and just as intended, 27’s prominence grew as fast as the skyrocketing careers of its muses. It wasn’t long before 27 saw record turnouts, coming as fast as Cobain and Winehouse’s hits would climb to the top of the charts in their prime. 

“The vibe of 27 is iconic, which is only sensible since it was inspired by some real icons. Tayler does an incredible job of conveying a dope vibe throughout 27 that you won’t find at just any bar. From top down through the staff everyone who works there makes you feel like you’re in the right place,” said Beau Bucci.  

However, 27’s success would only be the beginning of chasing the dreams Tayler had to innovate and create an empire beyond what South Florida already knew. 

Prior to the opening of 27 Bar and Lounge, nightlife in Fort Lauderdale was limited and oversaturated with commercial locations such as the well renowned avenue of Las Olas. In this limitation, Scharg saw an opportunity to give the residents and visitors of his South Florida hometown the variety it needed. 

Shortly after opening 27, Scharg went on to create additional establishments that brought industrialization to the once solely residential area of Flagler Village. Scharg’s passion to bring the potential he envisioned for his hometown became apparent in each of his varying and creative projects. Scharg continued to elevate his ambitions as an entrepreneur of hospitality, and with each year that passed, a new project would arise. 

“Since he first became an entrepreneur, Tayler has shown the most relentless effort. He always gives 100% in all aspects of his life, and I believe that has been the driving force to all his entrepreneurial ventures,” said Beau Bucci.

Just a short walk from 27, visitors can now enjoy visiting two of Scharg’s more recent projects- The Good Times Only Speakeasy, and Rose Nightclub. Upon entering these establishments, by passers can enjoy the aesthetics of Scharg’s unique interior design as they journey through the prohibition style speakeasy, proceeding into an elegant and vivacious nightclub.

“The interior design work at all of Tayler’s establishments are unique and meticulous in the best way possible. Every detail from 27 to Rose and GTO is so carefully thought out. They all have such distinguishing qualities, yet somehow they manage to mesh so well together, it will blow your mind. When you walk into any of them, it feels like you’ve entered a portal into another world, and each one is like a great escape,” said Cori Pappas.

Scharg is now the CEO of his own hospitality group, TS Hospitality, continuing to open new doors for those in the industry both literally and figuratively. The nightlife guru plans to expand beyond the scope of his industry, serving as mentor for those with dreams similar to his own.

“Tayler is a man to go to for anything in South Florida, he is a man of the people. If you are cool with Tayler, he has absolutely no problem helping in any way he can. Doesn’t matter if he’s known you for years or you literally just met, he is always more than willing to lend a helping hand,” said Beau Bucci.

Within his future plans as a CEO, business partner and mentor, Scharg ensures zero limitations on how far out he will venture in the name of success for himself and those who seek his help. 

“It’s so fulfilling to see all the opportunity that can stem from chasing after one dream and sticking with it until you realize your capability. I’m at a point now where I have hotel owners reaching out to curate new concepts and expand the empire my colleagues and I have created. I didn’t foresee this much opportunity when I first started out, but I couldn’t be more ready to seize it. Heed my words when I tell you that Fort Lauderdale is set for expansion, and the sky is the limit”- Tayler Scharg. 


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