This is where I am to tell you why you would want to go there. Well when I was back to visit in 1996 the city had closed it down. It was a country bar. So if thats your thing go for it. I remember it for the concerts and the shear madness of an all night party.
I was able to see Pearl Jam here April 24, 1992 when face value was just $10 for one of their tickets. We ended up paying $70 for 3 in the parking lot before the show though. One weekend in November 1992 I was able to see Alice in Chains, Gruntruck, Screaming Trees (14th) and the Beastie Boys, Rollins Band and Cyprus Hill (13th) on back to back nights.
Ladies Night at Icebar was "cool". The dj had video feed everywhere and good lighting and sounds, I love a great club feel. The actual ice room has a bar about 30' long, it's all new and just re-carved. The staff - totally awesome. Friendly from the front door to the end. We had free drinks (or $5 of yummy martinis) and a great time.
Dress Code: If you wear sandals your toes WILL get cold.
the bosendorfer lounge located in the grand bohemian hotel is a very nice piano bar in downtown orlando. it caters to more of an upscale older crowd than most of the bars in the downtown orlando area. a great place to visit for more quiet music and great cocktails.
Scruffy's is a good Irish pub with live music and a good mixed crowd. No frills, but always enjoyable.
NOTE: Scruffy's has sadly closed to make room for a new tenant. Rumor has it they will reopen on Pine St shortly. Shohman works on Pine St. Shohman hopes this rumor is true.
UPDATE Summer, 2008. Scruffy's has reopened in College Park, one of the nicer areas of Orlando. I've heard good reviews from people I trust, but I myself haven't been by...yet.
Dress Code: casual
pictured is the dragon room on church street. located in the late night entertainment area of downtown orlando church street has several bars and night clubs. the dragon room advertises itself as a "cocktail boutique".
Dress Code: casual
pictured is the club at firestone. the club at firestone is located in the historic firestone tire store dating back to the 1930's. the firestone was once a gay and lesbian club but now it caters to the 20 something crowd.
Everynight at Sportstown there is some sort of beer special.everynight!! Lots of pool tables available, atleast 10, dartboards, golden tee, foosball, and boardgames if you feel like it. great jukebox, and awesome staff.
Dress Code: bare feet if you feel like it
If your in Orlando and want to party or go out for drinks one of the best places to go is Downtown Orlando. Downtown Orlando is situated around the street Orange Avenue where many bars and clubs are located. Just park your car and most places are all w/n walking distance. There def is somthing for everyone here. In Orlando however clubs stop serving alcohol at 2am and close around 3am.
What a crowd! But what would you expect at an Irish Bar on St. Patricks Day? I waited about 40 minutes or so to get in the door, but it wasn't bad once I was inside. They had a number of live bands, Irish dancing, good food and lots and lots of beer. This would be a great bar anytime, but today was a special day!
Dress Code: Something green, on St. Patricks day.
Howl at the Moon is on International drive. Even though its in a tourist location, its filled with locals. There is a lot of drinking, singing, and smoking. Tip the piano men to play your favorite song. There are also fun games to play and dirty songs to sing! Not for children and always entertaining. When friends come in from out of town, I always bring them to this place!
Dress Code: casual dressy, some people come right after work
pictured is the old beecham theater on orange ave in downtown orlando. this building has been the location of numerious nightclubs over the years. currently it houses tabu, a night club which offers live music.
pictured is the corner of wall street and orange ave. this intersection is in the heart of orlando's late night entertainment area. from this location there are serveral blocks lined with bars, nightclubs and restaurants. this area caters to the 20-30 something crowd. a fun place to visit in the orlando area.
The Editor's are from Birmingham United Kingdom. A band who influences come from Morrissey, Ian Curtis and Guy Garvey amongst others, They are bringing back the early 80's British neo punk pop sounds that captivated millions and inspired many of the new talents that we hear right now. My experience at the concert was heart pounding and ecstasy filled waves of vibrations rushed thru my whole body.
In other words ***ing Great!
Dress Code: Naked or clothed... What ever you want to wear
The Social has been the spot to watch new up and coming bands in all sorts of genre. It is a small venue and it offers a full liquor bar.if you want to hang out with the locals and catch fresh new local and international bands, this is the place to go.
Dress Code: The social has no dress code but you may want to check who is playing the night you may want to visit, so you can fit in and not stick out like a soar thumb!
I went to Zync Bar last night, a Wednsday, and had a great time. As far as music is concerned, the DJ there was on point. Lots of Reggae in the beginning, and when the crowd started getting amped, he switched it to Hip-Hop. There were no problems, everyone was having a great time. The bar tenders were gorgeous, and the drinks were strong. It is a tiny spot, but it wasn't chest-to-chest in there, so you had enough room to dance, but nobody was spilling their drinks on you. Great atomsphere. I loved it. As far as Wedsnday is concered, Zync Bar is the spot.
Dress Code: None really, I wore a visor in there, and there were plenty of hats. Just understand that if you look like a bum no one will talk to you. It was very grown, no too many jerseys or white tees. Fellas, maybe bring out the shiny shoes.