8267 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819 +1 407 363 1985
Now, let's see. Was it the butler with a dagger in the pantry, or that gorgeous dame with a gun in the bedroom? Designed to get you into the thick of a murder mystery, this lively attraction mixes you in with others who haven't a clue, and with a group of talented actors and actresses who know exactly how this story ends. Also specializing in mystery events for business meetings and personal celebrations, the troupe commits murder during the evening, and it's up to you to solve the crime. All the suspects are discussed over dinner, then you get to grill the murder suspects to figure out who-done-it. Adult admission includes unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Group discounts available.
It's a long way to Key West, but you can make the trip without ever leaving Central Florida with a stop at this restaurant that evokes the spirit of the Keys where singer Jimmy Buffet got his start. Themed to resemble a snazzy version of favored Key West haunts, the restaurant offers such Keys and Caribbean favorites as conch fritters, jambalaya and that all-time favorite key lime pie. There's a full bar here and, truth be known, that's the destination of most of those who stop in here.
7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard Dr. Philips Market Place Orlando, FL 32819 +1 407 248 3485
This high-end steak house is making a splash among the Orlando elite. Expensive and plush with dark wood paneling and impeccable service, this newcomer to the steakhouse scene lures the high-roller crowd and is the popular choice for high-level business meetings. In an atmosphere of mahogany paneling and linen tablecloths, patrons feast on 20-ounce New York strip sirloins and 24-ounce porterhouse steaks. Meals end with Godiva chocolate cake and the wine list boasts 175 offerings. Reservations recommended. A full bar is available.
This famous chain bistro is a major hot spot in Orlando and the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe. It's packed at all times and wild on the weekends. Rock 'n' roll lovers can feast on specialties that range from a fried chicken sandwich to Blackened Chicken Penne Pasta and pork tenderloin Caribbean style. You'll dine in a two-storeyed dining area dominated by a pink Cadillac with more than 1,000 pieces of music memorabilia to satisfying the visual senses, including bricks from the Cavern Club, the Beatles' first haunt. After filling up, check out a concert by a top-name national, international or local artist at Hard Rock Live, a state-of-the-art concert venue adjacent to the Cafe.
Agave Azul is conveniently located north of Universal and International Drives and is the place to go for authentic Mexican cuisine. Step inside to simple, yet elegant and modern décor that offers a welcoming atmosphere as well as plenty of azul (blue) accents throughout. Seating for dining is offered inside or outside on a covered patio, but those looking for a refreshing beverage can take a chair at the full-service bar, which offers numerous drink specials and more than 100 brands of tequila. A live Mariachi band performs every Thursday and the daily happy hour is three hours long. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
12289 University Boulevard (cross-street North Alafaya Trail) Orlando, FL 32817 +1 407 482 2500
Knight Library is conveniently located just across the street from UCF (University of Central Florida). It is the "
"library used by a large number of college students to gather with friends or to meet new ones. There are no books found here, but a lot of fun activities and events. This is UCF's favorite hangout that features a huge bar with more than 30 televisions. It also has 6 projector screens, poker, video games, darts, pool tables and numerous special events going on all the time. The menu includes appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, wings, subs, sandwiches, quesadillas, fish and more. Knight Library offers a laid back college-styled setting and affordable prices. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Underground Bluz is conveniently located directly across the street from the UCF college campus in a shopping mall. It is truly a place for beer connoisseurs with the unbelievable variety of beers available. Every type of beer imaginable-any many never even thought of-can be enjoyed here. It has the typical, friendly college bar atmosphere. There is an outside area to relax at and plenty of other options for your drinking pleasures, aside from the endless beer selections. Entertainment includes open mic on Wednesdays, live local bands and numerous special events. Underground Bluz is a laidback UCF hidden bar with helpful servers, a great happy hour and a special beer club. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Gemini Boulevard North Orlando, FL 32826 +1 407 823 6006
As a part of the University of Central Florida, The Venue is a sought after place to showcase the best in the entertainment through music. There are shows of the popular artists like Engelbert Humperdinck, Kenny G., Bobby Vinton, The Smothers Brothers and The Spinners. So book your tickets early to get the front row seats and enjoy the music created by the Grammy award winners.
North Gemini Boulevard Building 50 Building 50 Orlando, FL 32816 +1 407 823 3070
Sporting events and musical concerts is what you'll get at the UCF Arena. Oliver Stone and Maya Angelou have honored its stage with their presence. College Graduation ceremonies and sporting tournaments are also held here. But it is best known for hosting the UCF Women's Basketball team, Golden Knights. Finding a place to park can get rather painful, so its advisable to park at the University and walk the distance to the arena.
12271 University Boulevard Orlando, FL 32817 +1 407 277 7769
Located on University Boulevard, across from UCF, Jeremiah's Italian Ice is the place to go for a cool refreshing treat. Other locations in the Orlando area include a shop in Winter Park, Winter Springs and Maitland. Choose from made-fresh-daily Italian ice, soft serve or a combination of the two, known as "gelati." The menu includes 20-plus flavors every day, featuring several standards and also a variety of rotating flavors to choose from at the various shop locations. Stop by for a sweet treat in small, medium, large and quart sizes, or place an order to go for a half gallon of Italian ice. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
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