417 East Central Boulevard Orlando, FL 32801 +1 407 422 5282
There's just a tiny dining room here at Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe so if the crowd is lined up, you can order something to take out. A downtown favorite with the take-out lunch crowd, this restaurant offers individual pizza slices, meatball sandwiches or calzones. The crowds gather quickly here at lunchtime, so if you're in the mood for a take-out, it's best to call in your order ahead of time.
20 East Central Boulevard Orlando, FL 32801 +1 407 649 6496
Icon in Orlando really stands out in the nightlife scene, with its bi-level space and great vibe. It regularly brings in the best of international DJ and house music. The wraparound bar is a big hit with the regulars here and the dance floor is usually swamped with people jamming to the music. Icon is the place to see and be seen, so head to Icon on East Central Boulevard for the best clubbing in town.
100 East Central Boulevard At Magnolia Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 +1 407 426 8336
Central Station Rock Bar is a great neighborhood bar that offers a lot of diverse entertainment. Located in downtown Orlando, Central Station Rock Bar is the place the locals go to hangout. A young (or young at heart), happy and relaxed crowd can be found at Central Station Rock Bar rocking out to live national, regional and local bands on most nights of the week. Central Station Rock Bar also has karaoke on Sunday nights. It is Orlando's leading New York styled neighborhood watering hole with a fully stocked bar offering plenty of drink specials served by friendly staff. Central Station Rock Bar is a great place to meet people in downtown Orlando.
54 South Charles Richard Beall Boulevard (cross-street Simon Drive) Debary, FL 32713 +1 386 668 6957
Located northeast of Orlando between Orange City and Sanford in the friendly town of Debary, Bella Vita serves up authentic Italian cuisine in style. Choose from outside covered seating or cozy inside booths and tables for a truly homemade Italian meal served to perfection. Bella Vita offers a warm, friendly atmosphere great for couples on a special date or gatherings with friends and family. Menu offers a large variety of freshly-made Italian dishes from appetizers to desserts. Entertainment includes live music on the weekends, special sporting events on TVs, and they have a full-service bar, nice wine list and plenty of drink specials too. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Located north of Orlando in the town of Deland, Trader Jacks Roadside offers a welcoming atmosphere the whole family can enjoy. Stop by for a bite to eat, meet up with friends for a drink, or enjoy one of the numerous events held here throughout the year, like scavenger hunts, poker runs, barbecues, Biketoberfest and more. Choose from a wide selection on the menu of American "bar favorites" plus soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks and seafood all at reasonable prices. Inside and covered outside seating is available. There's a fully stocked bar with many drink specials, and entertainment includes open mike nights and live entertainment. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
1200 South French Avenue Sanford, FL 32771 +1 407 324 2276
Located north of Orlando in the friendly town of Sanford, The Barn of Sanford is the place to go for great country music and lots of fun activities. Step inside this massive country dance club and take your pick from 9 full-service bars and more than 16,000 square feet of entertainment. Nightly events including dance lessons, Guitar Hero contest, karaoke, mechanical bull-riding, free massages, pool tables, bikini contest, dartboards, Texas Hold'em poker and over 30 TVs spread throughout the two levels. The Barn of Sanford has numerous live concerts and events along with daily drink specials and a VIP club. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Jonny Rotton's Bar Out Back is located north of Orlando on the shores of beautiful Lake Monroe in Sanford. It is Central Florida's largest and most acknowledged biker bar. It is three bars in one and offers all kinds of exciting things to do inside and out. This includes various entertainment like live bands, darts, pool tables and more. The menu has good American style food and the bars have plenty of alcohol and drink specials. The walls are covered with an array of relics and beer memorabilia and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Jonny Rotton's Bar Out Back features a number of special events taking place all year long. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Enigma is located southeast of Orlando on the shores of Satellite Beach, but is well worth the drive. Its motto is "casual fine dining and libation" - make the trip and you will find out why. Choose from inside seating resembling a relaxed beach house setting or outside dining in a secluded patio area where you can enjoy the cool ocean breeze along with your meal or drinks. Menu is packed full of fresh gourmet Italian cuisine from appetizer to dessert. Enigma is known as a favorite local gathering place, features a fully stocked bar, live entertainment plus numerous food and drink specials are available. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
If you have a hankering for seafood, Red Lobster is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
33 West Church Street Orlando, FL 32801 +1 407 649 4270
Chillers is a nice place to hangout with friends sipping some beer or cocktails. And once you're done with the drinks, head to Latitudes, the bar's own club. Groove to some rock or pop. Sometimes live bands perform here too.
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