Just Drinks Date Night: Artisan Cocktails at Bar Louie

Kiss My Aztec Mongoose Daiquiri Bar Louie’s motto is “Eat, Drink, Be Happy,” and I can attest to the eclectic urban bar delivering on its promise. Sporting tasty new additions to its already extensive beverage menu (Tickled Pink, La Fresca Margarita, Coconut Mint Lemonade and Elliott's Pepper.. to name a few), Bar Louie offers a retro and cosmopolitan ambiance with ... Read More »

Date Night at Orlando’s Dueling Piano Bars

Pat O'Briens dueling pianos

UPDATED October 2017 Whether you’re on your first date or your fiftieth, Orlando’s piano bars make for a guaranteed fun night out. Fans of these interactive sing-along music shows have four separate dueling-piano venues to choose from in the Orlando area. Here are some places to check out some sassy showmanship this weekend: Howl at the Moon Armed with pianos, drums, ... Read More »

Date Night for Beer Lovers

Brews Around the ZOO Saturday, April 14, 6pm – 10pm $40.00 in advance, $50.00 day of the event Stroll through the Central Florida Zoo and sample a wide variety of unique craft beers from around the world. This annual event will also feature regional cuisine, authentic international music, and animal encounters, of course. Orlando Brewing Orlando Brewing is one of ... Read More »

Wine Bar Dates Nights

Last week I shared a round up of three great places to have a wine bar date night in Orlando. Here’s a recap of that segment which aired on SBK Live FM 104.1: The Wine Room This Park Avenue DIY tasting bar features nearly 150 wines by the one-ounce pour, cheese flights to nosh with your vino, as well as ... Read More »

Listen to Live Jazz at Jazz Tastings in Maitland

There are only about a dozen tables inside Jazz Tastings, the new jazz club/tapas bar that just opened up halfway between Lake Lily and Enzian in Maitland, and by 8pm on a Saturday night, they’re all full with groups and couples sipping wine and nibbling on small plates of scallops, fried green tomatoes, and crab cakes. While the food and ... Read More »

Music and Mojitos

This past Saturday, I was in the mood for live music and a thirst-quenching mojito. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a tough time finding my ideal live music locale in Orlando. It’s not that I’m all that particular. In fact, I really only have three items on my wish list: (1) it can’t smell like a frat ... Read More »

Monthly Wine Lounge at Whole Foods Winter Park

On the last Friday of every month, Whole Foods in Winter Park presents its WINE & BEER LOUNGE, an evening of gourmet wine and food pairings that won't break the bank. For just $10/pp, couples can sample several different wines and beers while nibbling delicious and wholesome fare. These events are scheduled between 6pm and 9pm and are often enhanced ... Read More »

Five Reasons to Check out Eden Bar at The Enzian

Looking for a new alfresco locale to enjoy drinks and a little culture? A few months ago, our favorite little indie theater unveiled Eden Bar, an outdoor watering hole set amid 400-year-old oaks and lush gardens. Here are five reasons to give this place a shot: 1. Regularly scheduled live acoustic outdoor performances called EDEN SESSIONS 2. The Enzian Movie Club, a ... Read More »

Lakeside Drinks at Hillstone, Winter Park

Have a Serene Lakeside Connection… Hillstone has always been one of my favorite lakeside establishments, but a visit last Saturday night with my hubby has confirmed it… I LOVE Hillstone. While they’ve got great food (the burgers are amazing) I love coming to Hillstone to simply enjoy a glass of wine by the lake. From around 8pm onwards, the dinner ... Read More »

Red Coconut Club

Boogie at Red Coconut Club For those of you who enjoy a night out dancing but would rather drink paint than go to one of Orlando's downtown night clubs, I have the perfect solution. Red Coconut Club at CityWalk has it all in my books. Great decor and generous wine pours, outdoor patio and balcony seating, plus music everyone will ... Read More »