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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This charming gastropub is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando's Church Street area. Based on the idea of a traditional British Pub, The Rusty Spoon puts a new twist on old favorites. Using only locally sourced seafood, meat, and produce, Rusty spoon is the perfect place for locavores - or even those that just appreciate good food! Enjoy a draft beer or specialty cocktail from their full bar, as you sit down to enjoy dishes like chicken salad with peppercorn aioli, charred local squid and octopus served with watermelon, grilled Culotte steak with corn salad, and stuffed donuts drizzled with chocolate sauce.
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.
Nestled on a rooftop, Latitudes is a favorite hangout of the locals. The outdoor ambience is completely dependent on the weather conditions, although the spectacular views of the SunTrust tower and Church Street below make the visit worthwhile. The décor is done up in wood, with tiki torches lighting up corners. The age limit is 21 and above and the dress code casual, attracting both college goers and the business crowd alike. The music is average, though. A full liquor service and a selection of imported and domestic beers are on offer.