There's something special about the nighttime vibrancy and nightlife at Pointe Orlando. Each restaurant has its own energy. Many venues have live music or entertainment. The excitement is intoxicating. Come along with us to check out three Pointe Orlando restaurants that serve up great drinks and food, and entertainment on the weekends. We’re sharing some of the best things to order so your late-night outing is the best it can be. 

Pointe Orlando becomes especially vibrant at night, with numerous bars and clubs offering a lively nightlife scene. There are multiple venues and it's easy to hop from one to the other.

Date-Worthy Pointe Orlando Restaurants

  • Taverna Opa
  • Blue Martini
  • Cuba Libre
Outdoor Dining at Blue Martini Pointe Orlando with a small firepit
Outdoor Dining at Blue Martini Pointe Orlando- image by Dani Meyering

Pointe Orlando continues to evolve and add exciting enhancements. There are comfortable outdoor seating areas along the promenades and plazas. Multiple entertainment venues are open, and more additions are on the horizon. 

Dinner and late-night entertainment at Pointe Orlando are great for locals as well as visitors looking for a vibrant way to celebrate the weekend.

Taverna Opa

9101 International Dr #2240, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Menu highlights: Saganaki griddled cheese, lamb, calamari, salads, hummus trio

Escape to Greece and pretend you’ve stumbled on a party at this classic Pointe Orlando restaurant. Taverna Opa invites you to celebrate and revel in Greek food, and Mediterranean dance and music. Zorba and Belly dancing kicks off at 7pm nightly. Bring a few dollars to show your appreciation for the entertainment.

Belly Dancer at Taverna Opa Pointe Orlando- image by Dani Meyering

Dinner here will ensure you're satisfied and fueled for a fun night out. Or there are plenty of delicious appetizers to start your night before embarking on more excitement around Pointe Orlando.

The cocktail menu will make your eyes go wide. We tried the Baklava Coquito with RumChata, Captain Morgan, cinnamon, and baklava syrup as well as the Greek Island Mojito with Skinos mastiha liqueur, fresh mint, and muddled lime – it was tempting to order another round.

The Athenian Old Fashion with Woodford Reserve bourbon, Metaxa 7, Angostura orange bitters, luxardo cherry, and Otto's Athens vermouth made for a unique spin on one of our favorite date night cocktails.

Appetizers and Drinks Taverna Opa Pointe Orlando- image by Dani Meyering

For food, we shared and nibbled on the hummus trio and Saganaki griddled cheese. Both are perfect to kick start your night – the hummus is fresh and made in-house, easy for sharing and the Saganaki griddled cheese is set aflame, tableside. Pro-tip, ask for a side of honey for an authentic taste of Greece.

Blue Martini

9101 International Dr. Suite 1182, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 6pm – 2am
Menu highlights: The Blue Martini, Bellini, Jalapeño Passion Fruit, Thai Chicken, Beef Sliders

Step inside the ultimate ultra-lounge. Blue Martini is an icon of Orlando nightlife, creating memorable nights for years and years.

Blue Martini Pointe Orlando VIP and Event Dining – Dani Meyering

Rich, dark wood and moody lighting set the tone for a sophisticated and fun night out. The drink menu highlights martinis, of course, with classics like the Cosmopolitan and Lemon Drop, and the namesake Blue Martini with citrus flavors.

The Jalapeño Passion Fruit is a spicy yet sweet tequila-based cocktail perfect for spicing up the night before showing off your own spiciness on the dance floor. The food is great for sharing, especially the Thai Chicken and the Beef Sliders.

Martinis and Cocktails at Blue Martini Pointe Orlando
Martinis and Cocktails at Blue Martini Pointe Orlando – image by Dani Meyering

In the early evening live acoustic music welcomes you at the lovely outdoor patio, complete with a firepit fountain. And at 8pm the live band kicks off ready to celebrate and party with you. Grab a coveted seat at the bar that also serves as the band's stage for a really lively night.

Live Band Blue Martini Pointe Orlando – Dani Meyering

Don’t miss out on exciting nights at Blue Martini:

  • Hospitality Blue Mondays (1/2 off select drinks 8P-2A)
  • Ladies Night Wednesday
  • Noches Azul on Thursday (Latin night)
  • Flashback Fridays

Cuba Libre

9101 International Dr Orlando, FL 32819
Dinner hours: Daily 5pm – 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays Dj & Dancing: 10pm-2am
Menu highlights: Flavored mojitos, empanadas, dorado frito, ropa vieja

One of the liveliest Pointe Orlando restaurants is Cuba Libre. If you want your dinner to turn into late night dancing and celebrating, this is the move.

The vibrant interior feels like a dance hall in Cuba. The tropical cocktails are a must, and mojitos are available by the pitcher for a true party night. Start with some empanadas, which are large, flavorful, and perfectly tender to settle into the Cuban vibes.

Cuba Libre Pointe Orlando Empanadas and coconut mojitos
Cuba Libre Empanadas – image by Dani Meyering

During our double date night, we made a reservation for 8:30pm. After a night of hopping around Pointe Orlando we had a great finale at Cuba Libre. I happily shared a plate of Ropa Vieja with my husband, while our friends enjoyed Dorado Frito and Pollo Asado. We shared a pitcher of coconut mojitos that went down way too easily.

As the night went on the energy ramped up. Tables cleared the way to become a lively dance floor. Plenty of couples showed off their Latin dance moves while others, like us, admired the moves while swaying our hips on the edge of the dance floor.

live band plays as couples dance at cuba libre pointe orlando
Cuba Libre Latin Dancing and Live Band – image by Dani Meyering

Save room for dessert! Go for the Salted Caramel Cake, Pina Upside Down Cake, or the massive Havana Banana Split – each served with sparklers for a dazzling dessert. The fun really heats up on Tropical Fridays and Viva La Summer/Viva La Noche on Saturdays.

Cuba Libre Pointe Orlando Live Band and Sparkler Dessert served in large dining room
Cuba Libre Pointe Orlando Live Band and Sparkler Dessert – image by Dani Meyering

Things to Know

  • Book reservations in advance
  • Most restaurants will validate self parking in the parking garage. Be sure to ask.
  • Walk around and enjoy some of the other venues at The Pointe after your meal
  • Check the Pointe Orlando Events Calendar to see if any special events are happening

Pointe Orlando provides various entertainment experiences, including live performances, music venues, and comedy clubs.

After your dinner date at The Pointe, you may want to continue the fun by playing bowling, laser tag, or arcade games at Main Event Orlando. You can also embark on an edutainment adventure at WonderWorks.

Of course, you may find it best to relax and catch a flix at Regal Pointe Orlando. Either way it's bound to be a fun date night.

Featured image credit – @bluemartiniorl