7 Best Bars In Orlando

7 Of The Best Bars In Orlando

With the weather as hot and humid as it is year-round in Orlando, it would be easy to run to nearby bars in Orlando. Thankfully, there are tons of great bars in Orlando that you can seek some shelter in with a cool and refreshing libation in your hand.

Check out the very best bars in Orlando, Florida.

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1. The Courtesy

The Courtesy is one Orlando’s original cocktail bars and its dark, small space makes it ideal for a low-key night. The cocktail menu changes seasonally and the cocktails here are some of the best in Orlando.

Check out their drinks menu for cocktails that are divided into different sections based on the type of spirit.

The Courtesy Bar in Orlando

2. Hanson’s Shoe Repair

Don’t expect a shoe-shining service here, because Hanson’s Shoe Repair fixes up only tasty cocktails. This hip bar is in the oldest building in downtown Orlando and entrance to Hanson’s requires a password!

The details are exquisite here, as shown by the constantly changing list of specially-curated drinks menu.

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3. Bitters & Brass

Only having been on the Orlando cocktail scene for a few years, Bitters & Brass is known for the creative use of bitters in their cocktails. Spirits are split into different sections on the menu so find the spirit you want and watch the bartenders make it to perfection.

Their tiki drinks are simply amazing and nobody else does it better in Orlando.

Bitters & Brass Bar in Orlando

4. Imperial Wine Bar

One of the more unique bars in Orlando is the Imperial Wine Bar. It is actually a furniture store during the day but once 5pm hits, it transforms itself into one of the best wine bars in Orlando.

Choose from one of over 40 wines here and why not check out some of their furniture while you’re at it!

Imperial Wine Bar

5. Aku Aku Tiki Bar

Aku Aku is the best tiki bar in Orlando and like most tiki bars, is dark and sports a lot of the familiar straw roofs and funky lamps. With a heavy tiki culture, the drinks are, especially their rum concoctions, are tasty, strong, and served in some appropriate tiki head cups.

Grab a Mai Tai here that uses one of their 70+ bottles of rum here at Aku Aku.

Aku Aku Tiki Bar in Orlando

6. The Guesthouse

The Guesthouse is a bar that has a distinct tropical ambiance to it with its bright airy location that features an extensive cocktails list. They have it all here at the Guesthouse including a long list of wines and Japanese whiskey.

Try the Army Navy cocktail here, a gin-based drink.

The Guesthouse in Orlando

7. M Lounge

The M Lounge is a very trendy and chic rooftop bar that offers great downtown Orlando views. This hip bar also showcases the owner’s collection of 60 vintage cars which you can peruse with drink in hand.

Come here for the great cocktails and stay for the impromptu car museum and fantastic views.

M LoungeRooftop Bar

James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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