Orlando happy hours - Prato in Winter Park

Our picks for the best in Orlando happy hours!

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.

Updated January 2024 by Meghan Roth

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Winter Park Happy Hour


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.

VINIA Wine Kitchen & Bar

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

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

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.

Left Hand Cocktail at The Courtesy – Image from The Courtesy

Cocina 214

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 6:30pm. 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

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.

NEW Happy Hour – Winter Park newcomer Sushi Sake offers Happy Hour, Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm.

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Santiago's Bodega

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

Reyes Mezcaleria

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

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

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

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

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

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 “Experince for 2” for $59 that includes wine and antipasti.

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Ocean Prime Orlando

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

This lively Cuban restaurant at Pointe Orlando, headed by James Beard award-winning Chef-Partner 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.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

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.

Happy Hour Test Drive: Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

STK Orlando

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

VINES Grille and Wine Bar

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

The newly 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.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Orlando

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 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.

Orlando Happy Hours: Ruth's Chris Steak House Orlando

The Hampton Social

Enjoy that laid-back summer feeling anytime at The Hampton Social, which serves up coastal-inspired fare alongside an extensive rosé list. Happy hour, or “Hampton Hour,” is served in the “Rosé All Day” Lounge Monday – Friday from 3pm to 6pm.

Enjoy half off select rosés and pizzas – perfect for kicking off an early girl's night!

Tapa Toro

Don’t be fooled; International Drive isn’t all tourist attractions and chain restaurants. While this stretch of Orlando is popular with tourists, there’s plenty for us locals to enjoy, including lively restaurants like Tapa Toro, a Spanish restaurant located within walking distance of fun date night activities.

During happy hour, served daily in the bar area from 3-6pm every day, you and your date can feast on ten tapas selections priced at $2-7 each. Drink specials include half off cocktail pitchers, beer, wine, and sangria, plus 2-for-1 drinks.

For more info, read our happy hour review. Or view the current happy hour menu here.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

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, $6-7 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.

Mia's Italian Kitchen

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.

Other Happy Hour Spots

The Station Bar & Grub

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, $12 pitchers, 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

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

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.

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