Don't let the name fool you - Hanson's Shoe Repair is actually one of Orlando's best-kept secret bars. This speakeasy offers a full menu of cocktails to choose from, hidden away in the bustling downtown area. The prohibition-era decor creates an authentic time-traveling experience, with a rich combination of exposed brick and polished wood. Be sure to call Hanson's ahead of your visit, to ask for the daily password.
A haven for house music on Saturday nights, the Attic is a high-energy club with mass appeal. This club is comprised of two rooms, and features a dance floor in the middle plus VIP booths lined up along the walls. The modern decor and EDM music make this a standout among the college crowd, but the Attic offers something for everyone looking to party.
The Red Coconut Club® is located in the heart of Universal CityWalk®. It is a very trendy and hip dance club with a full-service bar, signature martinis and other drinks, gourmet appetizers, great wine selections and a special VIP club. The Red Coconut Club® has two levels to party at with bars, dance areas, private tables, plush couches, an outside balcony with a great view, DJs and live entertainment. It is one of the hottest spots on the famous Universal CityWalk® and is frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is a local hotspot situated at Pointe Orlando on the famous International Drive in Orlando. It is an upscale restaurant and rum bar that provides an open-air, tropical surrounding that closely resembles one found in Cuba. Listen to upbeat Cuban music provided by DJs or enjoy late night floor shows and salsa dancing on the massive dance floor. Choose from a large variety of tasty old-world and contemporary Cuban dishes or enjoy a refreshing drink from one of the four bars, including the signature mojitos, 70 varieties of rum, specialty tropical fruit drinks and an assorted wine selection. The bar stays open until 2a or later on weekends.
The Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden is a trendy and hangout in Orlando with over 40 varieties of beer and over 40 wines to choose from. This establishment prides itself on its neighborhood bar feel, with friendly bartenders always looking to help. Weekly events include afternoon DJs on Mondays, live music on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and food trucks on Wednesdays and Fridays.
This unassuming roadside bar has garnered accolades and awards over the years for its outstanding beer selection. Leaning on the hipster side, this trendy bar offers patrons a rotating menu of 23 craft brews on draft and over 250 bottle choices. The friendly atmosphere welcomes beer enthusiasts and novices alike, where samples are offered and hours are spent relaxing and socializing on the outdoor patio.
Artisan's Table offers contemporary American fare in comfortable settings. The restaurant menu incorporates fresh and local, seasonal ingredients that offer a world of nutrition and flavor. Ideal for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers plenty of wholesome dishes that simply irresistible. The Japanese Breakfast Bowl which includes sticky rice topped with sweet chili sauce, togarashi, pecan smoked bacon, scallions and two perfectly cooked eggs is a best seller here and yes, it tastes as delicious as it sounds. Other dishes include gourmet burgers, cheese steaks, salads, sandwiches and much more. The bar offers signature cocktails, wines and other beverages that pair well with the food.
If you’re looking for a club with good music, great drinks and a casual vibe, then EVE Orlando is the place to be. The hip place has stylish décor with vibrant neon lights. With cutting edge music and a great line-up of DJs, you would want to hit the dance floor as soon as you enter the place. The club features an indoor area with ample of lounge-like seating options along with a small garden terrace. The private VIP section is perfect for an intimate party or celebration. The friendly staff adds more class to the chic place.
The Bullitt Bar, located in the heart of downtown Orlando, is a true "rock bar" themed after the well-known 1960s Steve McQueen movie bearing the same name. It is not the typical downtown bar that requires mega bucks and VIP "status" to get a booth - a very welcoming change to the area. Step inside to a décor right out of the movies, including real leather car-themed couches, a bullet hole ridden bar, smashed out brick walls, tail pipes hanging from the ceiling, a full-size Harley-Davidson, a refrigerator made out of a real van and ever-changing local artwork on the walls. The Bullitt Bar has DJs, outside seating, a fully stocked bar and is great for people watching. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Located in the heart of Downtown, Tier Nightclub offers customers a chance to experience "Another Level of Nightlife." The club has a chic, multi-level (tiered) interior. The lower level is directly on street level, and the upper level is a "top tier" VIP area with its own private entrance. The club features two main bars, three side bars, dance floors, booth seating, bottle service as well as famed DJs and artists. An exceptional sound system and an extraordinary light and laser setup guarantees a good time. The upper tier area offers the VIPs an amazing view of all of the action going on below. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis