Drinks

Happy Hour Test Drive: Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge

Imagine a classy dining space where velvety blue cushioned seats double as dining booths, Frank Sinatra serenades “The Way You Look Tonight” in the background, and dark wood walls lined with glass cases of books and vintage finds create a dreamy atmosphere reminiscent of stepping back in time. Savory flatbreads, crafted cocktails, skillet mussels, and a variety of other menu ... Read More »

Ritz-Carlton Orlando to Host Sunset Beer Yoga Series in April & May

For those who like their sun salutations with a side of suds, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes now offers the best of both worlds. Beginning on Saturday, April 15th, the luxury resort in Orlando will introduce a new Beer Yoga series. Designed to take the intimidation out of practicing yoga, the Beer Yoga program enables participants to enjoy yoga in ... Read More »

Orlando’s Coziest Coffee Shops

Orlando's Coziest Coffee Shops

Coffee shops are conducive to productive hours in front of your laptop spent catching up on work, but they’re also ideal for a low-key and affordable date night. Take the pressure off a first date by meeting for coffee, enjoy a low-key day date, or just mix things up from your usual. Orlando is home to several coffee shops where ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: Boca Winter Park

Happy Hour Test Drive: Boca Winter Park

Winter Park has a sophisticated air about it: European influences, higher end restaurants, specialty boutiques, and manicured gardens all contribute to a beautiful city that can also cost a pretty penny for date night. But upon further inspection, wallet-friendly eats in an inviting atmosphere await discovery. Case in point: happy hour at Boca Winter Park on Park Ave. Boca is ... Read More »

8 Florida Wineries to Drink Up

8 Florida Wineries to Drink Up

Get a Taste of the Sunshine State with Vine-to-Wine Adventures Did you know that the Sunshine State is the birthplace of American-made wine? In 1562, missionaries in St. Augustine used local grapes to make wine for religious ceremonies. Today, Florida has 24 certified farm wineries that collectively produce approximately two million gallons of deliciousness from over 500 vine acres, ranking ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse Happy Hour

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse on International Drive has certainly mastered the art of first impressions. Immediately upon walking in the door, you’ll be greeted by a large chandelier, classy decor, and temperature controlled two-story glass walls filled with a seemingly endless variety of wine bottles. While the modern atmosphere and top-notch steaks are noteworthy, the new high-end happy hour, ... Read More »

6 Paired Up Orlando Brewery Date Itineraries

There’s no denying that the craft beer scene in Orlando has exploded in recent years. Each new brewery manages to reinvent the wheel by bringing something unique to the table. Whether it’s a stellar location, organic beer, or a creative environment, our local breweries all have something special to offer Orlando couples. With that in mind, we’ve crafted six unique ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: The Oceanaire Seafood Room

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

A mainstay at Pointe Orlando for over a decade, The Oceanaire Seafood Room has been a longstanding favorite for couples looking for a posh seafood restaurant in the Orlando area. White linens, doting service and an eye catching fresh seafood bar are all hallmarks of the Oceanaire experience, but so too is its daily happy hour, which is suitably renamed Admiral’s ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: The Stubborn Mule

The Stubborn Mule is the newest addition to the Thornton Park foodie scene, located where Sonoma Kitchen used to reside. The brainchild of co-owners Brian Buttner and Jonathan Canonaco, also the co-owners of RusTeak Restaurant & Wine Bar in Ocoee and College Park, this New American restaurant features hand-crafted mule cocktails, approachable food and an extensive cocktail, beer and wine list. Drawing ... Read More »

Our Guide to a Disney Springs Pub Crawl

Sip and nibble your way through Orlando’s newest fun hub on a Disney Springs Pub Crawl Gone are the club days of Pleasure Island (oh, how the revolving dance floor at Mannequins Palace will forever be missed). But the rolling opening of Disney Springs brings a much needed transformation to the former Downtown Disney venue with its new and improved ... Read More »

ICEBAR Orlando Date Night Package: 40% Off

An arctic wonderland crafted from over 70 tons of hand-carved ice, ICEBAR Orlando is the perfect antidote to the dog days of summer. This I-Drive hot spot, Orlando’s first such frozen fun palace, gives guests the chance to join just a few other revelers in a frosty lounge filled with intricately carved ice sculptures. Once inside and snuggled into faux furs, guests sip cocktails specifically designed ... Read More »

Orlando Beer Tour Gives Glimpse into Local Beer Scene

Orlando Beer Tour

Brewlando Takes Guests on an Enlightening Orlando Beer Tour Orlando’s craft beer scene has taken the nation by surprise over the last couple of years. In fact, the entire Sunshine State is getting in on the action, with Florida now ranking ninth in the nation for craft breweries, according to Brewers Association. The number of Florida craft breweries has doubled from 2011 ... Read More »

Drink Up! 18 Summer Wine Events

fall events orlando

Summer is peak harvest time for Florida’s grapes and a stellar time to sip some vino from around the world. So, stop whining about the seasonal heat and, instead, drink up some fun grape-to-glass goodness at local wine events! Here’s the buzz… ABC Wine Tastings ABC Fine Wine & Spirits – Select Stores June 22 | 6-8 pm: 399 N. ... Read More »

Happy Hour Hopping in Winter Park Village

Take your pick from a huge selection of food and drink specials in Winter Park Village, where eight different restaurants stand ready to please your palate while going easy on your wallet. Brio Tuscan Grille What: Enjoy bar plates (such as the Bar Burger and Black Pepper Shrimp) plus cocktails, martinis and house wines from $4 to $6. When: Monday-Friday from ... Read More »

Orlando’s Best Lobby Bars

Orlando's best lobby bars

Being one of the world’s top vacation destinations, it makes sense that Orlando is surrounded by spectacular hotel properties. Why not explore one on your next date night and find yourself sipping a cocktail in one of Orlando’s best lobby bars? Here are a few of our favorites… DOWNTOWN/WINTER PARK Bosendorfer Lounge, Grand Bohemian Hotel With its clandestine vibe and a sexy aesthetic ... Read More »

Wine Tips from Two Top Orlando Sommeliers

Ordering or buying a good bottle of wine shouldn’t be complicated. But with so many wine varieties, never mind hundreds of brands, it can be stressful to be sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. We checked in with two of Orlando sommeliers to get their tips for enjoying wine at home and out on the town. Jill Davis ... Read More »

17 Out of the Ordinary Orlando Bars

Grab a drink at one of these unusual Orlando bars By Samantha Rosenthal Orlando’s bar scene is ever-growing and ever-evolving. From swanky lobby bars to artsy craft cocktail bars to unfussy dive bars, Orlando is packed with places to sip a cocktail or down a beer. But if you’re looking for something different, maybe a little off the beaten path, we ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: Shari Sushi Lounge

shari sushi lounge

There’s something about the layout and aesthetic of Shari Sushi Lounge that makes it so inviting to hang out for a few hours. Whether you’re seated in the lounge, on the patio, at the sushi bar or in the dining room, it feels like every space was created to give you permission to escape the chaos of your life. Make ... Read More »

22 Orlando Cocktails to Usher in Spring

Orlando Cocktails

Say hello to a fresh, new season with these mouthwatering Orlando cocktails According to the calendar, spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20, but those of us living in the Orlando area are already seeing the flowers bloom and feeling the temperatures rise. A new season brings with it new flavors, on the plate but also in the glass as ... Read More »

9 Irish Pubs to Visit on St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando

**UPDATED FOR 2017** Time for corned beef and cabbage, Guinness draft beers and Irish whiskey this St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando (March 17)! Plan to visit one of our many local Irish pubs or bars. Don’t forget to wear green! Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant 1640 E. Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 A staple of Disney Springs, Raglan Road doesn’t ... Read More »