The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it an ideal destination any time of year, and Orlando is the perfect mix of sun and fun for a vacation that everyone will love. If you’re on a sweetheart trip or just need an adults-only night out, there are several bars around town serving up drinks and delicious bites you won’t want to miss. Here are the top 5 bars in Orlando you won’t want to miss:
Mathers Social Gathering
Located on Magnolia Street in downtown Orlando since 1894, bartenders serve up drinks made with small-batch spirits, along with house-made cordials, bitters, and syrups. Get into the spirit of things, as the bar is known for its Prohibition-era bathtub gin: a creamy drink that’s a mix of Brokers gin, ground lavender, honey simple syrup, lemon, and a bit of half-and-half creamer. Soak up the alcohol with a cheese board, “Prohibition milk & cookies,” mixed nuts, and other selections. There are some house rules to follow though: Dress sharp, meaning no bright clubwear, beachwear, casual clothing, and no shorts other than the summer months. The full list of rules is available on their website, so make sure to know before you visit them at 30 S Magnolia Avenue in Orlando. Call 407-745-1185 for more information.
Hanson’s Shoe Repair
Don’t let the name fool you! You won’t be able to get your favorite shoes fixed while you wait. The downtown Orlando hot spot is housed in an 1880s building that may be the oldest building in the area. Enjoy craft cocktails inside the bar or out on the patio, but make sure to come armed with the password. You can find it on social media or call or text the bar. Their speakeasy theme means phones need to be stowed, and absolutely no photos. Visit the speakeasy-themed bar at 27 E Pine Street in Orlando, but make sure to call 407-476-9446 for the password!
The brewery calls the inside of the Plant Street Market in Winter Garden home. Choose from the four different kinds of beer they specialize in, including American IPA, lager, amber ale, and hefewizen. There’s also a rotating selection of seasonal and small-batch beers to choose from. Put your trust in the “Brewer’s Choice” selection, then order bar favorites like pizza, burgers, wings, and more. Stop by Sunday between 12 noon and 4 p.m. for a tour of the brewery. Make your way to 426 Plant Street in Winter Garden or call 407-395-9520 for more information.
Wine Bar George
Located at Disney Springs, it’s a convenient place to let loose after a day at the parks. Choose from over 140 wines, and taste your favorites by the ounce, glass, or bottle. Each of their servers has a wealth of knowledge and can recommend food pairings. Come for lunch, dinner, or brunch on the weekend. There’s even an allergy-friendly dinner menu full of appetizers, boards, entrees, and family-style plates that serve up to four guests. If you’re lucky, your visit may include spotting resident Master Sommelier George Miliotes, and he may even be the one greeting you at the door or pouring your wine at your table. They’re located at 1610 E Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista. Call 407-490-1800 for reservations.
Player 1 Video Game Bar
It’s a unique mix of video game entertainment as well as a local watering hole. There’s an $8 cover charge for non-Florida residents, and the rate is just a bit higher for guests under 21. Choose from their myriad of class arcade cabinets, as well as console games from every era of video gaming. The games rotate periodically, meaning the games you played last week may not be available, but you’ll have several new choices to keep you busy each visit. When you’re done playing around, take a seat and enjoy a taste of over 35 beers, 150 domestic and imported bottled beer, 40 ciders, 15 meads, and traditional sake. Many items on the menu bear video game-themed names, like “Fire Flower” or “Donkey Kong.” They’re located at 8562 Palm Parkway in Orlando. Call 407-504-7521 for more information, including current games.
Bar Night in Orlando
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