Central Florida drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Disney Springs

Jock Lindsay's

According to, er...'old' Disney folklore, Jock (the pilot in Raiders of the Lost Ark) 'arrived here in 1938 while chasing down a mythology-based tip in central Florida.' He liked the natural springs and lush terrain…
Top Choice Bar in Orlando

Icebar

More classic Orlando gimmicky fun. Step into the 22ºF (-5ºC) ice house, sit on the ice seat, admire the ice carvings, sip the icy drinks. Coat and gloves are provided at the door (or upgrade to the photogenic faux f…
Top Choice Bar in Epcot

La Cava del Tequila

Pop in for a cucumber, passion fruit or blood-orange margarita. Can't decide? Try a flight of margaritas or shots. The menu features more than 220 types of tequila, and it's a cozy, dark spot, with tiled floors, Mex…
Top Choice Lounge in Universal Orlando Resort

Velvet Bar

Trendy and sleekly stylized, with hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, zebra-fabric chairs and excellent martinis. On the last Thursday of the month, it hosts Velvet Sessions, a rock 'n' roll cocktail party wi…
Top Choice Bar in Universal Studios

Moe’s Tavern

Brilliantly themed Simpsons bar with Isotopes memorabilia, the Love Tester and Bart Simpson crank-calling the red rotary phone; it's as if you walked straight into your TV to find yourself at Homer's favorite neighb…
Top Choice Bar in Disney's BoardWalk

Belle Vue Room

On the 2nd floor of Disney's BoardWalk Inn, this is an excellent place for a quiet drink. It's more like a sitting room: you can relax and play a board game, listen to classic radio shows such as Lone Ranger, or sim…
Top Choice Bar in Universal Orlando Resort

Strong Water Tavern

This sophisticated rum and tapas bar will transport you to the Caribbean. Rum barrel lids are suspended overhead, and other wood accents transform this hotel bar into an atmospheric, stylish place. You can take a jo…
Bar in Orlando

Wally's Mills Ave Liquors

It's been around since the early '50s, before Orlando became Disney, and while its peeling, naked-women wallpaper could use some updating, it wouldn't be Wally's without it. Nothing flashy, nothing loud, just a tiny…
Cocktail Bar in Orlando

Hanson’s Shoe Repair

In a city saturated with over-the-top theming from Beauty and the Beast to Harry Potter, it shouldn't be surprising that you can walk from 21st-century Downtown Orlando into a Prohibition-era speakeasy, complete wit…
Bar in Universal Orlando Resort

Jake's American Bar

Glide into this South Seas island experience where 'Jake', imaginary pilot of an island-hopper aircraft, runs this pleasant place. We don't want to overstress the theming here, and we're not talking Gilligan's Islan…