Sip, Relax, Repeat: Orlando’s Best Places to Unwind with a Drink

Orlando, while known for its theme parks and entertainment scene, also offers an array of hidden gems where you can unwind and enjoy a drink or two(or three, we don’t judge). Whether you’re a craft beer connoisseur, a wine enthusiast, or simply seeking a cozy spot to hang, these destinations should surely be on your list.

The Neighbors at East End Market

Tucked away in the East End Market, The Neighbors is a cozy neighborhood bar that is charming and filled with character. (And local goods from shops in Orlando!) With its warm ambiance and friendly staff, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a craft cocktail. The happy hour is THE best in Orlando.

Hourglass Brewing

For beer aficionados, Hourglass Brewing is a must-visit destination with two locations in Orlando and over 40 beers on tap. Whether you choose to hang at the original Longwood brewery or their Curry Ford location, you’ll be treated to an impressive selection of brews crafted with passion. From hoppy IPAs to sours to easy drinkers, there’s something for every one at Hourglass Brewing.

The Wine Room on Park Ave

Tucked along Park Ave, The Wine Room offers a sophisticated yet inviting setting for wine lovers to indulge. With an extensive selection of wines available by the wine wall, the glass, or bottle, as well as an array of snacks, cheeses and charcuterie, it’s the ideal spot for a leisurely evening of wine tasting. Plus, it’s just fun to fill your wine card and your glass. (Wednesday’s are ladies night!)

Boca Kitchen and Bar

Another Park Ave gem, Boca Kitchen and Bar is a haven for food and drink lovers alike. With its farm-to-table ethos and commitment to quality ingredients, Boca offers a dining experience that is both refined and approachable. The flatbreads are scrumptious and I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to visit and not order the fried green tomatoes.

High T

Situated in downtown Orlando, High T is an Alice and Wonderland themed bar that offers a unique environment that’s perfect for a special night out. Sip on a handcrafted cocktail as you immerse yourself in the world of Wonderland. With its chic décor, and stunning bar design, High T is sure to become your new favorite hangout spot in Orlando.

Raise a Glass to Orlando’s Hidden Gems

Orlando is home to a vibrant food and beverage scene that offers something for everyone. Whether you prefer sipping on craft cocktails, indulging in fine wines, or sampling locally brewed beers, you’ll find no shortage of options to explore. So, next time you’re in Orlando, be sure to raise a glass at one of these locally beloved establishments of The City Beautiful. Cheers!

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