We picked our top 10 Downtown Orlando bars not to be missed. Whether you like hip hop, dance, 80s, 90s or rock - you'll find a downtown bar to visit here.
Orlando night life in downtown is buzzing, especially on the weekends.
Downtown is where many of the locals choose to hang out.
It's less touristy that CityWalk or Pleasure Island.
Downtown Orlando nightlife has a wide variety of music scenes - that's definitely worth exploring!
Many of the Orlando bars and night clubs are located along Orange Avenue which runs north-south just to the east of I-4.
The best way to explore this area is to walk the strip and take in the vibrant atmosphere.
TIP there are many 'cycle-taxis' that can run you up and down Orange Ave for just a few dollars.
This club is styled like a Caribbean resort with palm trees, light decor and even an aquarium. The music is hip-hop and modern beats. Get there early on Friday and Saturdays to beat the long lines! It does get crowded, but that's because it's a popular dance spot. Make sure to dress smart i.e. no shorts, jeans, sneakers.
Friday Happy Hour (4-7:30pm) - 3 for 1 on all! Includes bottled beer, call liquors and house wine.
Friday Night House Party - $5 Jager bombs all night. $1 until midnight, $3 until 1am.
Saturday Night - Ladies drink free until midnight. 2-4-1 drinks from 11-12 and 2-4-1 shots after midnight.
Stereo Thursdays. 18 & up welcome, free cover 'till 11:30. 3-4-1 drinks till 12, 2-4-1 shots after 12. 2-4-1 bottles in VIP.
Wednesday Night (Latin Night). Ladies 21 and up get in free until midnight. 2-4-1 drinks until midnight. Ladies: 18+, Men:21+. $100 bottles in VIP.
Eye Spy is one of those cool hidden hang outs that is different from the mainstream downtown Orlando bars. It has an open air dance floor and loads of different rooms to explore.
There's no cover for this bar and the drinks prices are good too. Music is a mix of 80s, 70s mash-up, indie, pop, hip hop - basically anything with a good beat that's dancable!
Why is it called Eye Spy? You'll find a visit to this bar like stepping inside a game of Clue. There are rooms within rooms, hidden door ways, and even a photo booth with a secret hidden camera!
The Lodge is a small yet lively downtown Orlando bar themed like a hunting lodge. It has deer and moose heads hanging from the walls, a wooden bar, bricked walls and all kinds of weird decorations - like Christmas lights and a giant Santa!
This is one of the busiest downtown Orlando bars - it gets very crowded on a Friday and Saturday night so prepared to be bumped into coming to and from the bar. There is a another upstairs seating area which is less cramped.
The Lodge has a great party atmosphere - music played is 90s, 80s pop and rock - the kind of songs everyone knows and can dance to without feeling self conscious.
Downtown Orlando's coolest rooftop lounge. At Sky 60 you can experience a South Beach style atmosphere without the Miami prices!
This is the place to come for some relaxed and sophisticated people watching. Sky 60's rooftop bar has great views over downtown Orlando nightlife.
Thursdays - Ladies Night
- no cover
- drum & bass, dub step
- 1/2 price drinks all night for ladies.
- $2.50 wells for guys
- no cover
- electro & house
- 1/2 price drinks for all before 11pm.
- electronic house
- 1/2 price drinks before 11pm
Thursday, Saturday 10pm-2am
Cover charge free to $3-5 depending on the night.
Dress to impress or you might feel out of place.
Music played includes hip-hop, soul, techno, reggae on Sundays.
Tabu Night Club has been on the downtown Orlando nightlife scene for years. Now it has just been relaunched as The Beacham.
Friday night ladies nights remain in place! Saturday and Sundays play a mix of reggaeton, latin, dance, hip hop and old school. Fridays are 18+ to party.
The Social is one of the best downtown Orlando bars for live music. This small venue attracts local and national music acts every night of the week. There's always a band playing at The Social. Music is mostly rock, punk and electro. Some nights are 18+ and over, ticket prices are reasonable - usually between $5 and $25 depending on who's playing.
A ultra trendy downtown Orlando night club. A small yet sophisticated night spot to dress up and be seen. Club 23 has drinks specials and free entry for ladies until 11pm most nights. There are daily drinks specials - usually free cocktails for ladies and $3 cocktails for guys. DJs play hip hop, dance and techno.
A buzzing club on Church St in downtown. More of a upscale cocktail lounge that plays dance, top 40, hip hop and mash-up. The best nights are Thursdays (18+) , Friday & Saturdays which always have free entry for ladies till 11pm and nightly drinks specials, whether $3 martinis or 2 for 1.
If you're looking for a more relaxed hang-out, check out Casey's. Downtown Orlando bars are often not too casual - here you'll find that this bar has a casual dress code - yes, that mean you can wear shorts/sling backs/flip-flops! Many locals bands play here on the small stage.
There's an outside terrace too which is perfect for watching the world go by on a balmy Florida night.
Casey's bar has a unique style - you'll see all sorts of odds and ends of memorabilia on the walls. Anything from college banners to Key West souvenirs to car registration plates. The best thing about Casey's - the staff don't skimp on the liquor! Their generous mix drinks should have you set for the night!
No cover 7 nights a week.
Free popcorn all night!
Now Closed: Dolce Nightclub & Club Paris Orlando
Tabu Night Club is now relaunched as The Beacham
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