Orlando happy hours - Prato in Winter Park

Dine and drink at a fraction of the regular price during happy hour at one of Orlando's many restaurants and bars. From elevated pub grub to delicious gourmet small plates, these local eateries go all out with food specials to pair with specially priced cocktails. Here are our current favorite Orlando happy hours.

And if you want some Disney magic, while saving a few dollars, check out Happy Hour at Disney Springs.

Winter Park Happy Hour

Prato

124 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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This stylish Italian restaurant in Winter Park is a local favorite, with fresh, simple ingredients that hit the spot every time. Score deals on some of our favorite dishes during happy hour, served Monday through Thursday from 4-6pm. Treat yourself to $16 specialty pizzas, $9 aperitivos, and small plates priced at $6-10.

You can sip select cocktails for $9. Plus, enjoy $7 glasses of wine and $4-7 beer with your meal.

Some menu items have changed since our happy hour review, but much has stayed the same. View the current Prato happy hour menu here.

AVA MediterrAegean

290 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Step into a realm of unparalleled mixology and culinary artistry at AVA MediterrAegean with a newly launched ‘Golden Hour’, a seasonal celebration that captures the undeniable synergy between AVA’s creative flair on Mediterranean cuisine and inventive cocktail menus, combining thoughtful flavor profiles and modern mixology techniques.

An elevated take on a classic happy hour, the exquisite Golden Hour menu features the Bee’s Knees, Collins, Old Fashioned, Margarita, Moscow Mule, Whiskey Sour and Daiquiri ($12) ; special wine offerings ($12) ; and decadent appetizers including Mixed Olives ($12), Potato Millefeuille ($14), Crispy Zucchini ($14), Baba Ganoush and Hummus ($12).

Setting the stage for an unforgettable night, Golden Hour marries exquisite light bites, tantalizing mixology, and AVA’s luxe atmosphere, inviting guests to slow down and embrace the moment during the most magical time of day.

Golden Hour is offered every Sunday – Thursday 5PM – 7PM (in the bar area only).

Golden Hour bites at AVA MediterrAegean served on a wooden tray
Golden Hour bites at AVA MediterrAegean – image by Dani Meyering

Our team stopped by to check out the Golden Hour specials, as a hosted visit, and loved the Potato Millefeuille and the Crispy Zucchini. The Bee's Knees and the Daiquiri are excellent choices for drinks. Although the mocktails are not on the Golden Hour specials, AVA MediterrAegean's mocktails are expertly crafted, and perfect for a refreshing beverage.

VINIA Wine Kitchen & Bar

444 W New England Ave #119, Winter Park, FL 32789

We love the romantic vibes of this Winter Park restaurant. Tucked among the main strip of Hanibal Square in Winter Park, VINIA Wine Kitchen and Bar is one of our most romantic restaurants in Orlando.

The Happy Hour here has recently been expanded and is now Tuesday – Friday from 5pm – 7pm with specially priced appetizers and $2 off every wine and beer on the menu. Don't forget that they have monthly featured wines that you can enjoy by the bottle at a 50% discount during Happy Hour!

Image credit: VINIA Wine & Kitchen

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

1234 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Fellow seafood lovers, rejoice! Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar in Winter Park serves up a seafood-centric happy hour Tuesday-Friday from 4-7pm.

Menu highlights include raw or baked Gulf oysters by the half dozen, fish tacos, peel and eat Mayport shrimp, sliders and so much more, all priced at $10 or less. Wash it down with $5 drafts and wells, $6 wines, and $7 sangria and Seaside Margaritas.

You can even try a $5 oyster shooter with vodka or tequila.

Get a feel for the menu with our happy hour review. You can also check out the current happy hour menu here. They don't offer Happy Hour on the weekends, but they do have BOGO Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Tequila Sunrise, or Sangria with purchase of your brunch entrée 11am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The Courtesy Bar

1288 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

The Courtesy Bar is the place to go for that craft cocktail experience and now they offering happy hour specials Tuesday – Friday from 4-6pm. They have select bar snacks for $7-8, 4 specialty cocktails for $8, and beer and wine starting at $5.

Two drinks and an appetizer Happy Hour at The Courtesy
Happy Hour at The Courtesy – image by Dani Meyering

We stopped by to check out the happy hour and highly recommend the Pineapple Daquiri. And we loved nibbling on the petite charcuterie dish as well as the Brussel sprouts.

Cocina 214

151 E Welbourne Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Savor fresh, authentic Tex-Mex and vibrant margaritas at this contemporary Mexican kitchen in Winter Park. Happy Hour is offered Monday-Friday from 4 to 6:00pm. Kick back with $4 bottled beer, $5 drafts, $6 wells and 214 specialty margaritas, or go for the $7 Tito’s Lonestar Lemonade. Snack on nachos, fried avocado bites, or the cocina trio of chips with guacamole, queso, and fire-roasted salsa for $6-10.

View the full Cocina 214 happy hour menu.

The Hangry Bison

480 N Orlando Ave Suite 130, Winter Park, FL 32789

Park Avenue may get all the attention when it comes to dining in Winter Park, but nearby Orlando Avenue is a tasty alternative with new restaurants opening frequently. One such example is The Hangry Bison, a local hangout in Winter Park Village specializing in beer, bourbon, and burgers.

Happy hour, cleverly renamed Hangry Hour, is served Monday – Friday from 3-6pm. Provisions include a selection of $5 small plates alongside eight drink options ranging in price from $5-$6. 

Read our happy hour review or peruse the menu here.

Winter Park Village

510 Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Winter Park Village is full of spots for a fun and tasty date night. Take your pick from a huge selection of food and drink specials in Winter Park Village, where more than thirteen different bars and restaurants stand ready to please your palate while going easy on your wallet. 

Image of glass of wine, a beer, and food at Bar Italian Happy Hour
Bar Italia Happy Hour – Image by Dani Meyering

The Alfond Inn Cafe

300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

If wine and dessert are more your speed, head to the recently opened Alfond Inn Cafe inside the Alfond Inn for their new Wine Down Wednesday from 4-9pm. They have a selection of white and red wine for $5 a glass (or $20 a bottle) and bubbles for $6 a glass (or $24 a bottle). They also have a cash bar for those who prefer cocktails or well drinks.

They have a Cheese & Charcuterie and Fruit Plate available to enjoy with your wine, but the real star of the show is their incredibly indulgent and fancy desserts. For just $9 each, they offer a selection of 9 over the top desserts. These treats are almost too pretty to eat… almost!

The cafe also features artwork from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, with pieces by Vik Munik and photographer Gordon Parks.

Wine Down Wednesday at Alfond Inn Cafe – Image by Meghan Roth

Near Downtown Orlando Happy Hour

Mid Drive Dive

2401 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

The newest restaurant in College Park pays homage to the local area. Mid Drive Dive's name comes from Mid for Midcentury Modern style, Drive for Edgewater Drive as well as paying tribute to College Park, and Dive for elevated American cuisine.

Chef Matt Hinckley of East End Market fame is at the helm. A variety of unique proteins lead the menu, like the Elk Bacon Burger, or the popular Duck Fries. There's even a kids' menu with toned-down versions of the adult entrees. The cocktails are potent and handcrafted – with a variety of mocktails too, the beer menu is solid, and there is Happy Hour Monday – Friday, including ALL DAY on Mondays!

Happy hour specials include a selection of $8 cocktails and $2 off draft beer, wine, and their snack menu.

Mid Drive Dive – Image by Meghan Roth

Santiago's Bodega

802 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
1185 Spring Centre S Blvd #1080, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

A vibrant global tapas menu, warm ambiance, and unique artwork have no doubt led to the popularity of Santiago’s Bodega among date nighters. Happy Hour includes half priced draft beers, wines by the glass, sangria by the glass, and single well liquor drinks. They also offer a select $5 Tapa Menu that changes daily. Throw in two happy hours every single day, and we’re sold!

Santiago's Bodega Happy Hour Wine
Santiago's Bodega Happy Hour Wine – Dani Meyering

Happy Hour is every day from 4pm-6pm at their Orlando and Altamonte Springs locations. Altamonte Springs holds a second Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday from 10pm-12am, and Orlando holds a second Happy Hour every night between 11pm-1am.

Read our detailed happy hour review for more info.

Happy hour at Santiago's Bodega Orlando

Gnarly Barley

1407 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Located across from Lake Ivanhoe in Ivanhoe Village, Gnarly Barley is a great spot for a sammie and a drink with great views. They offer happy hour specials from 3-7pm, Tuesday through Friday.

They have $8 select cocktails, $4-5 select beers, and even some happy hour shots if that is your thing. Don't forget to try their Gnarly Gnachos for $6 that are only available during happy hour.

View the full happy hour menu.

Reyes Mezcaleria

821 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

This vibrant North Quarter eatery serves up regional Mexican cuisine alongside an impressive mezcal and tequila list. Settle into the eclectic bohemian-glam space for happy hour every Monday – Friday from 4-7pm.

Enjoy $4 cerveza, or cocktails for $8-$10. Plus, sip wine by the glass for $8 and snack on authentic Mexican small plates for $7-$12.

View the full Reyes Mezcaleria happy hour menu.

The Osprey

4899 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814

A stellar selection of drinks and dishes is featured during happy hour at this modern coastal restaurant in Baldwin Park. Try it for yourself Tuesday-Friday from 5-6:30pm at the expansive bar overlooking the immaculate exhibition kitchen, as well as throughout the dining room.

The menu includes $2 oysters plus four seafood-centric dishes ranging in price from $12 – 20. Wine, beer, and cocktails are also on special, priced between $5 – 10.

View the current happy hour menu for The Osprey.

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Ootoya Sushi Lounge

621 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

For a one-of-a-kind sushi happy hour with options for everyone, stop by this Japanese restaurant in Thornton Park. Enjoy $8 specialty cocktails, like the Lychee Martini or Yuzu Mule, or keep it simple with $5 Japanese drafts, house wine, and $8 premium hot sake.

Plus, score appetizers for $7-9, and any three traditional rolls for just $19.

Happy hour is served all day on Monday, from 4:30-6:00pm from Tuesday to Friday, and from 12:30-5:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

View the full Ootoya Sushi Lounge happy hour menu.

The Stubborn Mule

100 S Eola Dr Unit 103, Orlando, FL 32801

The brainchild of co-owners Brian Buttner and Jonathan Canonaco, also the co-owners of RusTeak Restaurant & Wine Bar in Ocoee and Thornton Park, this New American restaurant features hand-crafted mule cocktails, approachable food and an extensive cocktail, beer and wine list. Happy hour is served every single day, 3pm-6pm with a late night happy hour on Friday and Saturday, 10pm-11pm.

Treat yourself to 25% off all appetizers, signature mules, signature cocktails, and wines by the glass.

Check out the current happy hour menu.

The Neighbors

3201 Corrine Dr Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32803

Whether you're a rare Orlando native or just fell in love with The City Beautiful, you are sure to love The Neighbors. This upstairs bar at East End Market pays homage to the things we love about this town.

Each drink is named after an Orlando area neighborhood or landmark. Besides a variety of craft cocktails, there are mocktails too, plus a local wine and beer selection. And you'll be surrounded by local art and goods. Happy Hour is all day Tuesday and Wednesday and 3pm – 6pm Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

Select cocktails are $6 and select beer and wine are $5.

Check out the happy hour menu.

Cocktails at The Neighbors at East End Market
Cocktails at The Neighbors at East End Market | Dani Meyering

Turci Panino

2122 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

Located in College Park, this Italian sandwich shop is now offering happy hour. Available Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 7pm, they have appetizers, wine, and beer starting at just $5. They also offer an “Experience for 2” for $59 that includes wine and antipasti.

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Ocean Prime Orlando

7339 W Sand Lake Rd #400, Orlando, FL 32819

Ocean Prime's swanky and spacious Blue Lounge is host to a daily happy hour from 5-7pm. It’s your chance to indulge in the upscale experience without totally blowing your budget. Happy hour deals include discounts on signature cocktails, select wine and beer specials, and $5 off the Lounge Menu.

Check out our happy hour review (menu items have changed since our visit), or view the current menu here.

Ocean Prime Orlando happy hour cocktail

Cuba Libre

9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

This lively Cuban restaurant at Pointe Orlando, founded by James Beard award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot, features Cuban bites, a vast rum bar, and late-night salsa dancing. Happy hour is offered in the bar Monday-Friday 5-6pm and Saturday-Sunday from 4-6pm.

Sip on sangria, mojitos, Cuba libres, and caipirinhas for $5-7, or enjoy a selection of beer, house wine and well drinks for $5-6. Small plates are also available for $6.50-7.50.

View the full Cuba Libre happy hour menu.

Kavas Tacos and Tequila

9101 International Dr #1198, Orlando, FL 32819

Head to this Mexican restaurant for good food and vibes with outdoor dining on International Drive. Kavas offers Fiesta hour EVERY DAY at the bar from 3-6pm – yes, even on Saturday and Sunday! They have appetizers starting at $2, $5 house margaritas and Mexican mules, along with 1/2 off house margarita pitchers, beer, and wine.

View the full Kavas happy hour menu.

Kavas Tacos + Tequila - Image by Meghan Roth
Kavas Tacos + Tequila – Image by Meghan Roth

Helena Modern Riviera

8441 International Dr #260, Orlando, FL 32819

Looking to relax and indulge after a day’s toil? Helena Modern Riviera beckons you to the heart of the French Riviera experience. Their “social hour” is until 6pm Monday through Friday in the bar and patio area. You can craft your own cocktail for $9.90, enjoy a selection of side dishes for $9.90, and sip on draft beer, wines by the glass, and mimosas for $5-6.

View their entire social hour menu.

VINES Grille and Wine Bar

7533 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

This sultry restaurant in the Restaurant Row area of Orlando is equally popular for date night as it is for after-work gatherings. The Happy Hour at VINES is a great idea either way.

Happy hour offers half off select wines and bar bites, $4 beer, and $8 classic cocktails in the bar, lounge, and veranda daily from 4pm – 7pm. The Artichoke Bruschetta is $7.50 and Parmesan Truffle Fries only $6.50.

One of our favorite Happy Hour deals is the Chef Curated Board and Bottle for $30, Chef’s Selection of Cheeses and Cured Meats with a bottle of featured red, white, or sparkling wine.

The Terrace at NORMAN'S

7924 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819

The recently launched Ladies Night at The Terrace at NORMAN'S in Orlando, crafted by the renowned Chef Norman Van Aken, happens every Thursday night starting at 5pm. It's not just for ladies; it's an electrifying Thursday evening affair for everyone. Offerings include ½ Off Happy Hour deals on Signature Cocktails and a Premium Martini list, Delectable Happy Hour food and late-night Tapas menu, and a diverse DJ lineup.

They also offer a regular happy hour Monday – Friday from 5-7pm.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

8046 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819

Enjoy a refined date night in Big Fin’s spacious dining room, with daily happy hour offerings that satisfy like a full meal. The restaurant is subtly themed to feel like a buzzy fish market, with seafood-centric happy hour offerings like a raw bar, sushi, golden shrimp, and more, all priced under $10.

Sip on $8 signature cocktails, $6-8 house wines and house liquors, and daily beer specials. Happy hour is offered every single day from 4:30-6:30pm at bar tops and in cocktail areas.

Refer to our happy hour review (some menu items may have changed) or dive into the full menu here.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819

Happy hour hopping in Orlando’s ‘Restaurant Row’ provides a distinct atmosphere from one restaurant to the next. You’ve got endless choices, but Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi hovers slightly above the rest. Happy hour, served daily from 5-7pm, includes a pleasing mix of cocktails, draft beers, wines by the glass, and more alongside 15 (yes you read that right) flavorful dishes priced at just $8 or under each.

Check out the menu here.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Orlando

7501 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

The Orlando outpost of this well-loved chain, located on Sand Lake Road in the bustling dining district dubbed Restaurant Row, offers a daily Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl happy hour from 4-6pm Monday through Friday and on Sunday in the bar area. Happy hour offerings start at $9, from the gigantic USDA prime burger to the classic pomegranate martini. Happy hour is also served at the new Winter Park and Lake Mary locations.

Read our happy hour review or peruse the menu here.

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Mia's Italian Kitchen

8717 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Mia's Italian Kitchen recently introduced an early Happy Hour, starting at 12 pm. Traditionally available from 3 pm, guests can now enjoy Two for One Drinks, Monday through Friday, at the Bar, Pizza Bar, and Sofa Lounge. This extended Happy Hour, lasting from 12 pm to 7 pm, aims to bring joy to patrons throughout the afternoon, creating a perfect atmosphere for socializing and relaxation.

In addition to their two for one drink specials, they also have a selection of $5 bar bites available.

STK Orlando

1580 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830

Budget friendly and Disney Springs may not seem to be a likely pair. But with a little research and planning, there are a surprising amount of inexpensive activities to enjoy alongside affordable eats. Served in the bar and lounge area Monday-Friday 3pm – 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 3pm – 5:30pm, and Sunday – Thursday 10pm – close and everything is under $10.

Choose from a large selection of plates for $3-9, including $3 oysters on the half shell. Plus, signature cocktails, Chimay, and select wines by the glass are only $9.

To get a better feel for happy hour, read our happy hour review. Or, view the full STK happy hour menu.

STK Orlando Happy Hour menu drinks and plates
STK Orlando Happy Hour menu drinks and plates | Dani Meyering

Related: Our Favorite Places for Happy Hour at Disney Springs

Other Happy Hour Spots

The Station Bar & Grub

109 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Located in the heart of historic downtown Sanford, The Station features elevated pub fare served in a historic 19th-century firehouse. Happy hour is served Monday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm, with $4 wells and White Claws, $10 domestic pitchers, $12 domestic buckets, and $1.50 soft serve for the young at heart.

Pair your drinks with bar bites under $10, or extinguish your hunger with tasty handhelds, wings, and tacos.

The Basin at Henry's Depot

212 W 1st St STE A, Sanford, FL 32771

This Florida-themed bar is a must when visiting downtown Sanford. Enjoy the lounge seating inside or the outdoor porch for some fresh air. Happy Hour is Monday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm with $3 Bud Light and Michelob Ultra on draft, $2 off house wine, $5 house Margarita, $6 Moscow Mule with New Amsterdam, $8 Old Fashioned with Old Forrester 86 and more.

sign with info about Happy Hour at The Basin Sanford
Happy Hour at The Basin Sanford (May 2023) – Dani Meyering

The Basin in Sanford is a favorite local watering hole.

Fish Bones

7005 Co Rd 46A, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Lake Mary is home to a variety of big corporate office parks which means quite a few restaurants in the area have happy hour to entice business folks to gather after work. Fish Bones offers great ambiance and a blend between a prime steakhouse and a fresh seafood restaurant.

Happy hour is available in the bar and patio only from 4:00pm to 6:00pm daily with drinks, beer, and wine ranging from $6 – $12. Their fresh fruit infusion cocktails are a must! Happy Hour food specials include a Prime Rib Sandwich for $11 and delectable sushi for $11 – $15.

Browse their happy hour menu.

Updated May 2024 by Meghan Roth