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BACK­STAGE NIGHT­CLUB & SPORTS BAR— One of the only night­clubs on In­ter­na­tional Drive, this popular ho­tel hang­out plays ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s mu­sic spun by an in-house DJ and fea­tures live en­ter­tain­ment by the house band. www.rosen­plaza.com. 9700 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.996.9700. Map 2, B5 BIG BELLY— Orig­i­nally a speakeasy dur­ing pro­hi­bi­tion, this venue is still a fa­vorite wa­ter­ing hole with a wide se­lec­tion of craft beer, mul­ti­ple tv screens and a dance floor. www.church­street­bars.com. 33 Church St., 407.649.4270. Map 1, C7 BO­HEMIAN HO­TEL CEL­E­BRA­TION— Nes­tled lakeside in Cel­e­bra­tion just five min­utes from Walt Dis­ney World, this artis­tic bar of­fers a blend of Old Florida el­e­gance and con­tem­po­rary lux­ury with un­usual dé­cor, spe­cialty drinks and an im­pres­sive art col­lec­tion. www.cel­e­bra­tionho­tel.com. 700 Bloom St., 407.566.6000. Map 4, D6 BÖSENDOR­FER LOUNGE— The Grand Bo­hemian’s ho­tel lounge is home to an Im­pe­rial Grand Bösendor­fer pi­ano, one of only two in the world. Live jazz and a DJ on week­ends. www.grand­bo­hemi­an­ho­tel.com. 325 S. Orange Ave., 407.313.9000. Map 1, D7 CHILLERS— Known for frozen cock­tails, Jello shots and a younger crowd on down­town’s lively Church Street. www.church­street­bars.com. 33 W. Church St., 407.649.4270. Map 1, C7 THE COUR­TESY BAR— Clas­sic and mar­ket-fresh cock­tails, im­pec­ca­ble craft beers and dis­tinc­tive wines are all served in this art­ful bar that re­sem­bles a speakeasy. www.the­cour­tesy­bar.com. 114 N. Orange Ave., 407.450.2041. Map 1, D5

COW­BOYS OR­LANDO— Kick up your boots and dance at this wild Western night­club, fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of coun­try mu­sic and one of the largest hard­wood dance floors in town. www.cow­boysor­lando.com. 1108 S. Orange Blos­som Trail, 407.422.7115. Map 4,F2 DON JEFE’S TEQUILA PAR­LOUR— A mod­ern Mex­i­can

cantina with 100 types of tequila on the ever- popular Church Street. www.don­je­fe­sor­lando.com. 41 W. Church St., 407.203.0873. Map 1, C7 BLUE MAR­TINI— This up­scale bar and lounge opens this sea­son at Pointe Or­lando and fea­tures more than 34 dif­fer­ent mar­ti­nis and a full liquor bar. En­joy ta­pas and live en­ter­tain­ment. Fash­ion­able at­tire re­quired. Open daily. www.blue­mar­tinilounge.com, 9101 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.447.2583, Map 2, B5 EM­BER— This cool, open-air bar and restau­rant with its Mediter­ranean-in­flu­enced dé­cor fea­tures li­ba­tions rang­ing from Fire­ball to Dom Perignon. www.em­beror­lando.com. 42 W. Cen­tral Blvd., 407.849.5200. Map 1, D6 HARD ROCK LIVE— The 2,500-ca­pac­ity con­cert hall is equipped with the lat­est in sound and light tech­nol­ogy, bring­ing in some of the big­gest names in mu­sic. www.hardrock.com. 6050 Univer­sal Blvd., 407.351.5483. Map 2, B2 HARRY BUF­FALO— It’s hard to get any closer to the Amway than this spot. A lo­cal fa­vorite be­fore or after the big event for beer and burg­ers. www.har­ry­buf­falo.com. 129 W. Church St., 407.422.6656. Map 1, C7 HOUSE OF BLUES— Hear big names as well as up-and-com­ing per­form­ers from var­i­ous gen­res like rock, punk, coun­try, blues, hip hop and more. www.hob.com. Down­town Dis­ney, 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive, 407.934.2583. Map 4, D4 ICEBAR— Fea­tured as one of the top 10 “Ex­treme Barhop­ping” bars on the Travel Chan­nel and as “Amer­ica’s Best” on the Food Net­work with sig­na­ture cock­tails, state-of-the-art light­ing, ex­quis­ite ice carv­ings and fun DJs. www.ice­baror­lando.com. 8967 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.426.7555. Map 2, B5 IN­DE­PEN­DENT BAR— With a dif­fer­ent theme each night, in­clud­ing ’80s and In­die col­lege rock, this unique, multi-level club has three full-ser­vice bars and two dance floors. www.in­de­pen­dent­bar.net. 70 N. Orange Ave., 407.839.0457. Map 1, D5 LA CAVA TEQUILA BAR— Tucked away inside the Mex­ico pavil­ion at Ep­cot, this au­then­tic bar serves up the most amaz­ing mar­gar­i­tas with unique in­gre­di­ents like cu­cum­ber, cof­fee, jalapeño, blood orange and pas­sion fruit. www.my­dis­ney­ex­pe­ri­ence.com. Map 4, C5 LAT­I­TUDES— The open rooftop and tiki hut-style at­mos­phere on popular Church Street in­spires shorts and flip-flops. www.church­street­bars.com. 33 W. Church St., 407.649.4270. Map 1, C7 NA­TIVE SO­CIAL BAR— Whether it be after work, pre-din­ner, post-game or dressed up for a night on the town, all are wel­come. Sam­ple spe­cialty drinks, an ex­clu­sive whiskey or do it up with bot­tle ser­vice. www.na­tiveso­cial­bar.com. 27 W. Church St., 407.456.1391. Map 1, D7 ONE80— This Amway Cen­ter lounge af­fords fan­tas­tic views of the sky­line and serves up great spe­cials on Grey Goose cock­tails. www.180down­town.com. 400 W. Church St, 407.440.7180. Map 1, B7 PAR­LIA­MENT HOUSE— A GLBT night­club re­sort with seven venues in­clud­ing a disco, live theater and a swimming pool. www.par­li­men­t­house.com. 410 N. Orange Blos­som Trail, 407.425.7571. Map 4, F1 PAT O’BRIEN’S— Sip a fa­mous Hur­ri­cane, the 24-ounce, sig­na­ture rum drink, while chat­ting around the flaming foun­tain. Or head inside to sing along to the du­el­ing pi­anos. www.pa­to­briens. com. Univer­sal Ci­ty­Walk, 6000 Univer­sal Blvd., 407.224.2106. Map 2, B2 THE PHARMACY— En­ter through an un­marked el­e­va­tor door to a 1920s-style speakeasy known for its craft cock­tails and farm-to-ta­ble cui­sine. Or­der the Pharmacy Man­hat­tan and get a round of small plates for the ta­ble. www. thep­har­ma­cy­or­lando.com. 8060 Via Del­la­gio Way, 407.985.2972. Map 4, E3 PULSE— A GLBT hotspot with spe­cialty drinks, three unique rooms, live en­ter­tain­ment and lots of danc­ing. www.pulse­or­lando.com. 1912 S. Orange Ave, 407.649.3888. Map 1, F2 RE:MIX LOUNGE— At the posh Aloft ho­tel, you can sip a drink, en­joy free WiFi, or pick up a game of pool, with day-to-night light­ing and mu­sic to switch up the vibe. www.star­wood­ho­tels.com/aloftho­tels. 500 S. Orange Ave., 407.380.3500. Map 1, D8 REVO­LU­TION NIGHT CLUB— A popular night spot for the lo­cal GLBT com­mu­nity. www.rev­o­lu­tionor­lando.com. 375 S. Bumby, 407.412.5039. Map 1, G1 RIX LOUNGE— At this posh lounge inside Dis­ney’s Coro­nando Springs Re­sort, you can lis­ten to live DJs as you re­lax into the plush dé­cor or dance the night away. www.rixlounge.com. 1000 W. Buena Vista Drive, 407.939.3806. Map 4, C4 ROK ROOM— You can party like a “Rok” star with the jam­ming DJs and this lively down­town spot. No cover. 41 W. Church St., Map 1, D6 SAVOY— A low-key GLBT bar with a back pa­tio and pool ta­bles. www.savoy­or­lando.com. 1913 N. Orange Ave. SEÑOR FROG’S— A col­or­ful, fes­tive venue which in­vites chil­dren to come early but adults to stay late with live en­ter­tain­ment and mu­sic. www. se­nior­frog­sor­lando.com. 8747 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.351.2525. Map 2, B5 STAG­GER INN— Round up the gang and head to down­town’s coun­try bar, a great place to tip your hat to great coun­try mu­sic. 100 E. Cen­tral Blvd., 407.317.8484. Map 1, D6 THE BEACHAM— Part club, part con­cert venue, the Beacham boasts the largest dance floor down­town and has been part of the scene for more than 100 years. www.beacham.com. 46 N. Orange Ave., 407.648.8363. Map 1, D5 THE GROOVE— Fea­tur­ing top-name DJs, themed lounges, spe­cial ef­fects and high-en­ergy at­mos­phere. Teen Nights reg­u­larly sched­uled. www.uni­ver­sa­lor­lando.com. Univer­sal Ci­ty­Walk, 407.224.2227. Map 2, B2 THE OTHER BAR— It’s one big street party on Wall Street, and this venue is a great stop with its large, out­door pa­tio with full-ser­vice bar. 18 Wall St., 407.843.8585. Map 1, E5 THE SO­CIAL— For those who like to rock, this is the place to go to see hot in­die bands such as Yo La Tengo, School of Seven Bells and In­dor­phine. www.the­so­cial.org. 54 N. Orange Ave., 407.246.1419. Map 1, D5 THE WOODS— Lo­cated on the 2nd floor of the His­toric Rose Build­ing in down­town Or­lando, The Woods fea­tures high-qual­ity cock­tails and craft beers in an in­ti­mate set­ting. Fresh in­gre­di­ents and orig­i­nal­ity come to­gether at this craft bar. www.the­wood­sor­lando.com. 49 N. Orange Ave., 407.203.1114. Map 1, D5

TOWN TAV­ERN— Spe­cial­izes in New Eng­land-style foods and ac­tu­ally fea­tures 99 bot­tles of the beer on the wall. Sit out­side for a re­laxed vibe by the lake­front or at the bar for the gi­ant TV. www.the­cel­e­bra­tiontown­tav­ern.com. 721 Front St., Cel­e­bra­tion, 407.566.2526. Map 4, D6 VEL­VET LOUNGE— In this in­ti­mate lounge inside the chic Hard Rock Ho­tel, you’ll find pur­ple vel­vet, an­i­mal prints, sculpted metal and a beau­ti­fully curved bar. www.hardrock­hotelor­lando.com. 5800 Univer­sal Blvd., 407.503.2000. Map 2, B2 W XYZ BAR— The fun flows at this hip Aloft Ho­tel bar

with ev­ery­thing from pints to pinot noirs to signa- ture drinks and fun mu­sic. www.star­wood­ho­tels.com/aloftho­tels. 500 S. Orange Ave.,. 407.380.3500. Map 1, D8 WAITIKI RETRO TIKI LOUNGE— Lo­cated on the popular Wall Street Plaza, this Poly­ne­sian-themed restau­rant and bar of­fers a trop­i­cal vibe with rum drinks and surf eclec­tic mu­sic. www.wall­st­plaza.net/waitiki. 26 Wall Street Plaza, 407.481.1199. Map 1, E6 ZETA BAR & SUSHI LOUNGE— Stylish and so­phis­ti­cated, this is the ideal place to grab a fa­vorite drink, try a new con­coc­tion and dine on fresh sushi and ap­pe­tiz­ers. www.hilton­bon­netcreek.com/zetabar. 14100 Bon­net Creek Re­sort Lane, 407.597.3600. Map 4, D4

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