Bars, Lounges & Clubs
180 SKYTOP LOUNGE ‒ This Amway Center rooftop lounge affords fantastic views of the skyline along with a DJ and a hot crowd. www.180downtown. com. 400 W. Church St., 407.440.7180.
ABRACADABAR‒ This is the perfect place for grabbing a late-night drink after leaving Epcot or on the way to dinner at Disney’s BoardWalk. Choose from old-timey classics with a twist like the Elixir 13 made with Absinthe or the Magic Hattan. www.disneyworld.com. 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd., 407.939.1947.
BLUE MARTINI ‒ This classy and chic martini lounge is the perfect place to grab dinner or drinks, whether it’s happy hour or late-night. www. bluemartinilounge.com. 9101 International Drive, 407.447.2583.
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.
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.
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.
ICEBAR ORLANDO ‒ 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, 407.351.0361.
INDEPENDENT BAR ‒ With a different theme each night, including ’80s and Indie college rock, this multi-level club has three full-service bars and two dance floors. 70 N. Orange Ave., 407.839.0457.
LA CAVA DEL TEQUILA‒ Bypass the margarita stands at Epcot and head to this intimate little tequila bar tucked inside the Aztec temple. You’ll find servers from Mexico and a full line-up of specialty margaritas and high-end tequila. www.lacavadeltequila.com. 200 Epcot Center Drive, 407.939.1947.
MYTH ‒ Stylish and sophisticated, this is the ideal place to grab a favorite drink or try a new concoction based upon what the bartender thinks about
your personality. www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, 407.597.3600.
PAT O’BRIEN’S ‒ Sip a famous Hurricane, the 24-ounce, signature rum drink, while chatting around the flaming fountain on the courtyard straight out of New Orleans. Or head inside to sing along to the dueling pianos. www.patobriens. com. Universal CityWalk, 6000 Universal Blvd., 407.224.2106.
RED COCONUT CLUB ‒ Lounge on the balcony
outside or enjoy live music and a lit-up dance floor
inside. Sip on signature martinis, or splurge with VIP bottle service. www.universalorlando.com. Universal CityWalk, 6000 Universal Blvd., 407.224.2425.
SEÑOR FROG’S ‒ A colorful, festive venue which invites children to come early but adults to stay late with live entertainment and music. www. seniorfrogs.com/orlando. 8747 International Drive, 407.351.2525.
THE COURTESY BAR‒ Classic and market fresh cocktails, impeccable craft beers and distinctive wines are all served in this small but artful bar.
www.thecourtesybar.com. 114 N. Orange Ave., 407.450.2041.
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., 407.843.8595.
THE WOODS‒ Located on the second floor of the Historic Rose Building downtown, 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.
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., 407.503.2200.
W XYZ BAR‒ The fun flows at this hip Aloft Hotel bar with everything from pints to pinot noirs to signature drinks and fun music. www.starwoodhotels. com/alofthotels. 500 S. Orange Ave., 407.380.3500.
WAITIKI RETRO TIKI LOUNGE ‒ Located on the popular Wall Street Plaza, this Polynesian-themed restaurant and bar offers a tropical vibe. www. wallstplaza.net/waitiki. 26 Wall Street Plaza, 407.481.1199.