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Orlando Nightlife - A Diverse Mix of Hot Spots for Cool Evenings

Clubs & Bars in downtown Orlando'
Downtown Orlando Beyond the theme park attractions lies the city of Orlando. With an abundance of nightclubs, restaurants and bars, downtown Orlando comes alive at night with the sounds of an urban metropolis. Orange Avenue, Church Street, Magnolia Street, Central Boulevard and Pine Street offer a host of nightlife options. On Church Street, the main attraction is a tri-level complex featuring different bars on each floor. On the ground floor, Chillers, which takes its name from the specialty frozen drinks with funky names it serves, features a DJ spinning the latest in Top 40 music. On the mid-level, Big Belly Brewery provides a laid-back atmosphere with big barrels of peanuts as bar food. Latitudes, a rooftop bar that often features live reggae music, boasts a great view of the Orlando skyline. Club Paris Orlando is a new hot spot on Church Street, which Paris Hilton helped design and will personally visit twice a month. Nearby, Ybor Martini Bar offers a full menu of specialty martinis and a stylish atmosphere, while the sleek and sophisticated lounge at Kres Chophouse offers big city atmosphere and top-notch cocktails.

Wall Street Plaza, The Globe, Tuk-Tuk & Monkey Bar
Wall Street Plaza on Orange Avenue features a multitude of bars, each with a different flavor. Wall Street Cantina offers outdoor seating for a relaxing place to have a cocktail, listen to music and people-watch. Dance it up in the attached One-Eyed Jacks, featuring an oversized bar and a stage for brave music lovers to step up and dance. Just next door, the Loaded Hog provides an intimate setting with small two-person booths.

Across the plaza, The Globe is a relaxed coffee shop serving unique appetizers and authentic sushi. From The Globe, guests hear the music from neighboring Slingapours and Tuk Tuk, two attached nightclubs that alternate between nights with live music and a DJ spinning the latest in hip hop, house and techno. Be sure to visit the new kids on the block, Waitiki Retro Tiki Lounge, offering island-style beverages and live music and Monkey Bar, a sleek martini bar with outdoor lounge chairs and a bird’s eye view of Wall Street Plaza.

The Social, Sky60, Eye Spy und Rhythm & Flow
Also on Orange Avenue, The Social invites guests to enjoy nightly live music by local bands. Sky60, a rooftop bar on Orange Avenue, has a California cool style that lets visitors relax in small cabana-style booths and offers a great view of the Orlando skyline. Room 3 Nine, a new staple on busy Orange Avenue, is the place to “see and be seen” when looking for hip, casual fun in a relaxed, corner bar atmosphere. And, when is a nightclub not a nightclub? When the club is Eye Spy – a hideout for international espionage types – on Orange Avenue. Would-be patrons need to be on the lookout for the International Import/Export sign that marks the entrance to this spy-themed bar. The area’s newest ultralounge, Rhythm & Flow, showcases the Flow Lounge downstairs and the VIP Rhythm Club upstairs with cutting-edge blends of house, progressive and trance music.

Blue Room, Kate O’Brien’s, Orlando Improv
Other clubs to check out include The Blue Room on Pine Street, a young urbanite spot with a unique setting, featuring an array of local artists’ works on display and some of the hottest DJs spinning for the dance floor. Kate O’Brien’s on Central Boulevard offers live music inside and an outdoor bar with picnic tables to sit and chat while listening to the latest in Top 40 music. Visitors seeking comic relief enjoy the humorous offerings of the Orlando Improv, located on Church Street, where headlining comedians share the stage with up-and-coming talent. Nearby, the SAK Comedy Lab has proven itself as a training ground for new comedians and has graduated many famous alumni, including Wayne Brady.

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