Drinks

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Shari Sushi Lounge

Date night diners can truly have it all in Orlando’s Thornton Park district. Nearly every restaurant has a patio, the restaurants are upscale yet relaxed, Lake Eola Park is within walking distance, and happy hour options are aplenty. An Orlando…

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22 Orlando Cocktails to Usher in Spring

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…

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

**UPDATED FOR 2018** Time for corned beef and cabbage, Guinness draft beers and Irish whiskey this St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando (March 17)! This St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando, plan to visit one of our many local Irish pubs or bars.  Raglan Road Irish…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Citrus Restaurant

CLOSED January 2017 The ever-popular Citrus Restaurant, with its emphasis on “regionally-inspired new American cuisine,” recently introduced a new happy hour menu to kick off 2016. Located on Orange Avenue in the North Quarter District of downtown Orlando, Citrus Restaurant launched the…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Baoery Asian Gastropub

Closed March 2017 Want more happy hour info? Check out our Guide to Orlando Happy Hours. Tucked into a bustling corner of Thornton Park, Baoery Asian Gastropub feels like a cool neighborhood hangout where folks can just chill out and enjoy…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: TR Fire Grill

**UPDATE: CLOSED February 2018** It’s been a few months since TR Fire Grill moved into its new home in Winter Park. The move from the airport area was a good one, especially for those who love great happy hours in convenient…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Umi

By Samantha Rosenthal Nestled on Park Avenue is a Japanese fusion restaurant that’s fast becoming an area favorite for sushi, sashimi and robata. Umi in Winter Park, which opened in February, also offers a stellar happy hour Monday through Friday from 5-6:30 p.m., and…

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The Best Wine Bars in Orlando

By Samantha Rosenthal In the song “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” Billy Joel sings: “A bottle of white, a bottle of red—perhaps a bottle of rose instead.” Not surprisingly, you can have all those wine options, plus more, thanks to the vibrant wine…

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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…

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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…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Shari Sushi Lounge

Date night diners can truly have it all in Orlando’s Thornton Park district. Nearly every restaurant has a patio, the restaurants are upscale yet relaxed, Lake Eola Park is within walking distance, and happy hour options are aplenty. An Orlando…

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22 Orlando Cocktails to Usher in Spring

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…

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

**UPDATED FOR 2018** Time for corned beef and cabbage, Guinness draft beers and Irish whiskey this St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando (March 17)! This St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando, plan to visit one of our many local Irish pubs or bars.  Raglan Road Irish…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Citrus Restaurant

CLOSED January 2017 The ever-popular Citrus Restaurant, with its emphasis on “regionally-inspired new American cuisine,” recently introduced a new happy hour menu to kick off 2016. Located on Orange Avenue in the North Quarter District of downtown Orlando, Citrus Restaurant launched the…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Baoery Asian Gastropub

Closed March 2017 Want more happy hour info? Check out our Guide to Orlando Happy Hours. Tucked into a bustling corner of Thornton Park, Baoery Asian Gastropub feels like a cool neighborhood hangout where folks can just chill out and enjoy…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: TR Fire Grill

**UPDATE: CLOSED February 2018** It’s been a few months since TR Fire Grill moved into its new home in Winter Park. The move from the airport area was a good one, especially for those who love great happy hours in convenient…

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

**UPDATED FOR 2018** Time for corned beef and cabbage, Guinness draft beers and Irish whiskey this St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando (March 17)! This St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando, plan to visit one of our many local Irish pubs or bars.  Raglan Road Irish…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Citrus Restaurant

CLOSED January 2017 The ever-popular Citrus Restaurant, with its emphasis on “regionally-inspired new American cuisine,” recently introduced a new happy hour menu to kick off 2016. Located on Orange Avenue in the North Quarter District of downtown Orlando, Citrus Restaurant launched the…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Baoery Asian Gastropub

Closed March 2017 Want more happy hour info? Check out our Guide to Orlando Happy Hours. Tucked into a bustling corner of Thornton Park, Baoery Asian Gastropub feels like a cool neighborhood hangout where folks can just chill out and enjoy…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: TR Fire Grill

**UPDATE: CLOSED February 2018** It’s been a few months since TR Fire Grill moved into its new home in Winter Park. The move from the airport area was a good one, especially for those who love great happy hours in convenient…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Umi

By Samantha Rosenthal Nestled on Park Avenue is a Japanese fusion restaurant that’s fast becoming an area favorite for sushi, sashimi and robata. Umi in Winter Park, which opened in February, also offers a stellar happy hour Monday through Friday from 5-6:30 p.m., and…

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The Best Wine Bars in Orlando

By Samantha Rosenthal In the song “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” Billy Joel sings: “A bottle of white, a bottle of red—perhaps a bottle of rose instead.” Not surprisingly, you can have all those wine options, plus more, thanks to the vibrant wine…

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Orlando’s Best Holiday Cocktails

Bring on the Bailey’s and Peppermint Schnapps. The holidays are in full swing and it’s time to celebrate with some festive libations designed to get even the Grinchiest of folks into the holiday spirit. Our local mixologists have been creatively…

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Friday Night Flights at K

By Erica Thomas Relax and kick back after the grind of your work week at Friday Night Flights. Nestled in the back of K Restaurant & Wine Bar is an intimate and quaint garden patio filled with fresh organic herbs…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

By Samantha Rosenthal Located on New Broad Street, Seito Sushi opened in 2005 and is still bringing in the masses. Owner Jason Chin, who recently opened Osprey Tavern across the street, breathed new life into Seito when he added Executive Chef Austin Boyd…

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