Falls Pool Bar and Grill is a popular poolside restaurant which is renowned for its spectacular laser show at night. Sit close to the fire pits as you enjoy some of their delicious offerings like Classic Burger, Lobster Roll, Teriyaki Turkey Burger, Pressed Cubano and Falls Signature Burger. Complementing the meal here are beloved cocktails like Traditional Mai Tai, Pirate’s Treasure, The Hen House, Jameson Cooler, Aperol Spritz, Beach Comber, Sky’s Out BLY’s Out and many more.
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.
The Courtesy is a hipster lounge that offers some of the city's best and most original cocktails. Its signature cocktails include the honeydew juice-infused Honey Cut, Pedro Piper with Corazon Reposado tequila, and the Spring 44 gin-based Queens Directory. Those who wish for strong beverages can try absinthes like Herbsaint and Corsair Red. This bar also hosts cocktail creation classes twice a month, where you can work on perfecting the craft of mixing cocktails. Stop by during Happy Hours for the best deals on punches, wines and craft beers.
Undertake a culinary journey of Southern flavors in a comfortable atmosphere at this restaurant characterized by wooden floor, light-colored walls and leather curved booths. At Latitude & Longitude, you are served organic food prepared using produce grown without pesticides. Start the day with fresh fruit and omelets and end it with locally sourced meats and fish. Conclude the dinner with fine cocktails such as Rosé Bramble, Winter Calling, The Time out of Office and Namaste.
The reindeer heads adorning the brick walls give the feel of an old lodge to this place, making its name more than appropriate. A wide open space, which is obviously the dance floor, sit in the middle of many booths where guests can sit back and sip on drinks. Tabu Night Club and The Social are located in the same neighborhood, but the Lodge stands out for its unique ambiance and decor.
Cowboys Orlando is not your typical nightclub scene. Devoid of the thumping beats found elsewhere on the dance floor, Cowboys takes things to the deep South with line dancing nights throughout the week. These nights kick off with a lesson, so even if you assume your two left feet will keep you from diving in, the instructors will lead you to think otherwise. Soon enough, you're the belle of the ball.
Voted 'Best Place to Sip Martinis' by the Orlando Business Journal and 'Best Hotel Bar 2002' by Orlando Weekly, Bosendorfer Lounge, located in the Westin Grand Bohemian Hotel, is one of the city's trendiests spots. Its original works of art, more than anything else, make it worth a visit. It also houses a Grand Bösendorfer piano - one of only two in the world. Check out the nightly specials - classics on Tuesdays, blues on Thursdays and contemporary Jazz on Friday and Saturdays. And once you've had your share of art and music, feast on hand-crafted appetizers and specialty cocktails.
The Boheme is part of the Grand Bohemian Hotel located in downtown Orlando. The extraordinary artwork, luxurious furnishings, and spectacular entertainment will impress you for sure. The abundant array of scrumptious delights will leave you longing for more—if you have the room! The Boheme is truly in a class of its own and one of the few AAA Four-Diamond restaurants in Orlando. It is the perfect destination for a business luncheon, important gathering, or a romantic dinner just for two. If you are looking for an elegant gourmet feast or merely drinks at a fully stocked bar that includes an extensive wine selection, then the Boheme is the place you should go.
Cleo’s Lounge, located in the downtown area of Orlando, offers a more relaxed, laid-back place to get together with friends for a cold one than the typical upscale lounges in the area. The interior is divided into two large sections, which features pool tables, dart games and a jukebox in one room and tables, a dance floor, flat-screen TVs and a bar in the other room. Cleo’s Lounge also has a few tables outside that offer customers a great place for people watching. Entertainment includes rotating DJs and various special events. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Chillers is a nice place to hangout with friends sipping some beer or cocktails. And once you're done with the drinks, head to Latitudes, the bar's own club. Groove to some rock or pop. Sometimes live bands perform here too.
Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille is situated in the heart of downtown Orlando at historical Church Street Station. This place is very vivid, retro and full of fun. The bubbly, buxom blonde "Mary" character blends well with the exciting atmosphere found here. The selection of food includes sandwiches, salads, nachos, wings, desserts, and, of course, numerous specialty burgers and plenty more to choose from, too. Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille has a fully stocked bar with many drink deals, several large flat screen TVs showing music videos or sports and lots of exceptional events going on all year long. It is also a well-known place for people watching. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis