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Disney Monorail Pub Crawl: A Guide to the Best Date Night Spots

The Best Bars & Lounges for a DIY Disney Monorail Pub Crawl Written by Stephanie Patterson and Hannah Green Confession: despite living in Orlando for six years, I’ve still never visited the Disney theme parks. I know, I know; please…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Prato

When it comes to Italy, I’ve got the textbook definition of wanderlust. The food, the wine, the history, the gelato…ah, I get butterflies just thinking about it. While I’m pinching pennies to get there as soon as possible, the next…

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Orlando Cocktail Crawl from Ivanhoe Village to Mills 50

Across Orlando lies a broad selection of bars and restaurants inviting you to experience a variety of unique cocktails. But did you know some of the best cocktails in the area come from the Ivanhoe Village and Mills 50 districts?…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: K Restaurant

I’ve always associated happy hour with blowing off steam after a long workday. But in the right setting, happy hour easily crosses over into romantic date night territory. Such is the case at K Restaurant in College Park, where light…

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Where to Enjoy Tea in Orlando for Two

Most Orlandoans know where to get a quality cup of coffee as there is no shortage of great shops to indulge your caffeine craving. Have you ever noticed that tea doesn’t get as much love? Full of antioxidants and providing…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Luma on Park

Situated on the corner of Park Avenue and E New England Ave in Winter Park, Luma on Park is one of those restaurants you’ve got to visit for date night at least once. The restaurant, helmed by Chef Brandon McGlamery…

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Orlando Coffee Hotspots For Serious Coffee Lovers

Orlando coffee lovers are fortunate in that there is no shortage of places to get a quality cup of coffee. There are some places, however, that are intentional about where their coffee beans originate, ensuring they are ethically sourced and…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: The Sanctum

I know I’ve taken it a little too far with tacos and ice cream when my body actually begins to crave lettuce. Striking the right balance between wellness and indulgence is something I’m always working to achieve. Lucky for us…

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Best New Orlando Bars for Date Night

Updated October 2017 Written by Kristen Manieri and Stephanie Patterson A notable bar is more than just a place to have a drink—it’s an experience. Just as our local chefs are well versed in crafting delectable dishes, our local bartenders…

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Must Do: Hop On Orlando Brewery Tour

When I heard the news that a new brewery tour company was launching in Orlando, I could hardly contain my excitement. Beer lovers in Orlando have dozens of beer experiences and craft breweries to choose from, most of which are…

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Our Guide to a Dr. Phillips Happy Hour Crawl

Sand Lake Road in Dr. Phillips certainly lives up to its “Restaurant Row” nickname with its impressive stretch of amazing restaurants, most of which offer excellent happy hours. Happy hour hopping is the perfect opportunity for a progressive date night…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Fellow seafood lovers, rejoice! Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar is one of the latest additions to the bustling strip of N. Orange Ave in Winter Park, a fast-growing district home to favorites like Buttermilk Bakery, The Bear and Peacock…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Rasa Asian Street Food

The interior of Rasa may be small, but it packs a serious swanky punch with moody lighting, a secluded private dining room, upbeat music, and natural details. Apart from the Malaysian street food inspired lunch and dinner menu, Rasa’s happy…

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Highball & Harvest Summer Food & Booze Series

Highball & Harvest at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is hosting a series this summer sure to delight foodies and craft cocktail lovers. The Summer Food & Booze Series will pair the chefs and bartenders of Highball & Harvest with…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

Happy hour hopping in Orlando’s ‘Restaurant Row’ provides a distinct atmosphere (and fare) from one restaurant to the next. One moment you’re in an upscale brasserie, the next you’re feasting on fresh sushi in a bustling patio. You’ve got endless…

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Central Florida Beer Experiences Every Local Needs to Have

Florida may be a bit behind in the craft beer scene, but new breweries are on the rise throughout the state. With new breweries come unique beer activities to enjoy, from farm-to-table experiences to beer yoga, and fun runs where…

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Kayaks and Craft Beer on Paddle and Pint Tours

UPDATED April 2018 Forget wine and dine dates, it’s all about kayaking and beer! A Day Away Kayak Tours and Playalinda Brewing Company in Titusville have teamed up for a series of Paddle & A Pint experiences perfect for date…

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10 Best Restaurants in Orlando for Bottomless Mimosas

Brunch food and cocktails…you can’t have one without the other. Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of options for brunch in Orlando when it comes to seriously great food and drinks. However, not all brunch spots are created equal. The…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge

Update July 2017: Urbain 40’s happy hour menu changes often depending on seasonality, and some of the items we sampled during our visit are currently not available. The current summer menu includes 10 food items and $6 drink specials. Imagine…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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…

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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…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: 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…

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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…

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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…

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ICEBAR Orlando Date Night Package: 40% Off

*Updated for 2018* 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…

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Orlando Beer Tour Gives Glimpse into Local Beer Scene

**Update: Brewlando Tours are no longer offered. If you’re looking for a beer tour, try Hop On! Orlando Brewery Tours. Orlando’s craft beer scene has taken the nation by surprise over the last couple of years. In fact, the entire Sunshine…

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Drink Up! 18 Summer Wine Events

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…

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