The Best Nightlife in Orlando

Orlando knows how to entertain. Offering world-class restaurants, comedy clubs, and shows, visitors have plenty to enjoy after a day of theme parks.

There's so much to see and do in Orlando that no one has time for a hangover. So after you work through this list, call Reset IV, so you can recover quickly and take advantage of everything Orlando offers.

The Best Nightlife in Orlando

Whether you enjoy dancing all night or a quiet evening sipping craft cocktails, Orlando has the perfect option to unwind. 


The Beacham

No trip to Orlando is complete without a visit to The Beacham. One of the oldest clubs in Orlando, The Beacham began as a vaudeville showcase in the 1920s. Now, it's a dance club and live music venue that attracts big names like Tiesto and David Guetta to keep the party rolling. 

Full of themed nights and drink specials, it's worth checking out what The Beacham has in store before you visit. You could be planning your visit on a regular Friday ladies' night or dipping in while Flo Rida performs.

The Beacham, 46 N Orange Ave, Orlando, 407-648-8363

Aero Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Orlando is the perfect city for a rooftop club with incredible skyline views. One of the few area clubs with no cover charge and great drink deals, Aero is one of the hottest dance clubs in Orlando. 

There's plenty to enjoy, whether you admire the neon light show taking over the dance floor or sink into one of Aero's cozy cabanas when it's time for a break. The cabanas go early, so snatch one in advance. 

Aero Rooftop Bar & Lounge,  60 N Orange Ave, Orlando, 321-245-7730

The Independent Bar

Established in 1984, The Independent takes the title of Orlando's first established nightclub and lives up to its reputation as an iconic part of Orlando's nightlife scene.

Those seeking a great time without VIP lounges and bottle service can enjoy a dance party full of eclectic music and two dance floors. 

The Independent's multiple bars mean you can grab a reasonably priced drink without a ridiculous wait, and the row of food trucks serving a late-night slice or falafel ensures no one goes home hungry.

The Independent Bar, 70 S Orange Ave, Orlando, 407-839-0457


Orlando has a nightlife scene for you, even if you prefer your cocktails without a side of thumping music. Flanked by Universal Studios and Walt Disney World, Orlando's bars are just as over-the-top as its theme parks. 

Hanson's Shoe Repair

If there's one thing the city of Orlando can do, it's a theme. Hanson's Shoe Repair is committed to its speakeasy motif. Found in one of the oldest buildings in Orlando, patrons will need the daily password to enter, which can be found through the bar's Twitter account or by calling or texting.

Serving up specialty craft cocktails both indoors and outdoors, Hanson's Shoe Repair is a can't-miss spot if you want to enjoy a little of Orlando's history and views. The speakeasy does not allow phones or photos, so you'll get the chance to soak it all in. 

Hanson's Shoe Repair, 27 E Pine St, Orlando, 407-476-9446

The Guesthouse

An up-and-coming bar that offers an impressive array of cocktails, one of the best happy hours in Orlando, and a laid-back vibe that makes you feel like you're at your much hipper neighbor's house, The Guesthouse is an instant classic.

Located next door to its equally vibey sister bar, The Sunroom, the Guesthouse quickly found its niche in the Orlando bar scene with knowledgeable mixologists and a regular lineup of food trucks waiting outside to soak up some of those craft cocktails.

The Guesthouse, 1321 Mills Ave N, Orlando, 407-630-6574

Aku Aku Tiki Bar

The Aku Aku Tiki Bar might as well be a portal to the 1960s. The drink menu is heavy on the rum, with lots of tropical concoctions, tiki mugs, and kitschy decor. While their cocktail menu offers a wide range of delicious options, heed the warnings on those that may pack a punch.

Aku Aku Tiki Bar is conveniently located upstairs from another Orlando throwback bar, The Stardust Lounge, which boasts a monthly burlesque show and Throwback Thursdays. Swing by the adjacent 808 for a meal to balance out all of that rum.

Aku Aku Tiki Bar, 431 East Central Blvd, Orlando, 407-839-0080


Orlando's nightlife includes diverse options, so there's something for everybody, including those who prefer to spend their evenings taking a chance. Florida has plenty of gambling options, from horse races to casino cruises. 

However, poker is frequently the city's game of choice. Here are some of the best options to play everything from Texas Hold 'em to Seven Card Stud.

Orange City Racing and Card Club

Orange City Racing and Card Club offers traditional poker games, weekly tournaments, and off-track betting. Full of added extras and fast-action games, Orange City also provides poker room food and beverage service and tableside massage for those who can't tear themselves away from the excitement. 

Low table minimums mean that just about anyone can get the hang of poker at Orange City without breaking the bank, while those ready to raise the stakes can enjoy some of their no-limit tables to see just how lucky they can get. 

Orange City is open all weekend, from 10 a.m. on Thursday until 6 a.m. on Monday. On weekdays, they're closed from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. 

Orange City Racing and Card Club, 822-4 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, 386-252-6484

Oxford Downs

Oxford Downs is an easy drive northwest of Orlando, boasting 24 poker tables. The poker room has high ceilings and well-spaced tables, giving it an open and airy feel. The staff and regulars are all friendly and welcoming, and new players will feel instantly at ease. 

On Saturdays, Oxford Downs has a standing Crazy Pineapple tournament that's a lot of fun and draws a typical crowd of 50-60 players. The adjacent tiki bar offers a good spot for a break, with indoor and outdoor seating and regular live music.

Oxford Downs, 17996 US-301, Summerfield, 352-347-2273

Orlando Hold 'Em

Orlando Hold 'Em brings free poker games to venues throughout Orlando. Hosting various nightly, monthly, and quarterly tournaments, Orlando Hold 'Em essentially brings a poker party to your favorite bars and restaurants, often with substantial cash prizes. 

Orlando Hold 'Em frequently has two to three tournaments a night at various locations, with the games starting between 7 and 8 p.m. Their website and Facebook page keep a well-updated calendar informing regulars where they can find their next tournament, with many venues committed to weekly events.

Orlando Hold 'em, Tournament Calendar, Facebook Page, 407-489-3108


The city's diverse and thriving food scene is impressive, luring diners away from the parks to immerse themselves in some of the best restaurants.

The Ravenous Pig

A gastropub filled with locally sourced modern American food, The Ravenous Pig is unassuming at first. The unpretentious decor and attached brewery belie the fact that the restaurant's owners are James Beard-nominated husband and wife team, James and Julie Petrakis. 

The Ravenous Pig is regarded as the restaurant that put Orlando on the map for world-class food, and the comfortable neighborhood feel of the restaurant and brewery makes it a place you won't soon forget. 

The Ravenous Pig, 565 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, 407-628-2333


Domu in East End Market has a modern, cheery, indoor-outdoor feel that attracts a steady stream of diners seeking house-made noodles, small plates, and crafted cocktails. 

The Pan-Asian menu includes lobster buns, rice bowls, and grilled octopus. However, the variety of ramen bowls serves as the breakout star. Domu's undeniable deliciousness has the restaurant racking up the accolades, earning it several "best in Orlando" awards. 

Since the small space doesn't take reservations, plan to arrive early or wait for a table.

Domu, 3201 Corrine Dr, Ste 100, Orlando, 407-960-1228

Luke's Kitchen and Bar

Luke's Kitchen and Bar is a neighborhood restaurant serving an elevated version of classic American food. With locally sourced fruits and vegetables and most of the menu items made in-house, Luke's is both nostalgic and cutting edge.

Guests can expect everything from root beer floats to cauliflower steaks, burgers, and ceviche. Everything on the menu stands out as the best version of itself, and the extensive wine list and the cocktail menu allow you to enjoy the ambiance and linger. 

Don't skip out on dessert, as Luke's serves various favorites with their own twist.

Luke's Kitchen and Bar, 640 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, 407-674-2400


Sometimes, you want more than just a drink. These spots keep you from feeling like it's just another night out. 

Kings Dining & Entertainment

Kings Dining & Entertainment is an enormous retro bowling alley with 22 lanes, some in private rooms, multiple bars, billiards tables, shuffleboard, TVs, and even outdoor bocce ball. 

The perfect location to spend a rainy afternoon or engage in an all-night tournament, King's even offers exceptional food and craft cocktails in a prime location near Universal Studios.

Kings Dining & Entertainment, 8255 International Dr, Orlando, 407-363-0200

Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando is a one-stop shop for everything you could want to do in Orlando. This outdoor complex features shops, restaurants, bars, live music, The Orlando Improv Comedy Theater, and Main Event Entertainment.

Main Event Entertainment features bowling lanes, an arcade with over 1,000 games, laser tag, billiards, and a well-stocked bar and restaurant. 

Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr, Orlando, 407-248-2838

1-Up Orlando

1-Up Orlando is the city's newest barcade, a bar full of retro arcade games, live music, open mic nights, karaoke, and more. Featuring a life-size Barbie dream house, Ninja Turtles pizza wagon, and all sorts of ‘80s-themed drinks and games, 1-Up Orlando is perfectly gaudy, heavy on the neon, and all things camp.

1-Up Orlando, 25 W Church St., Orlando, 407-904-0124

Recovering from a Night of Partying in Orlando

With so much fantastic nightlife in one place, it's easy to get carried away in Orlando. However, theme park tickets are costly, and chances are you'll need to get moving bright and early to beat the crowds. Enter Reset IV.

When the problem is a hangover, we have the solution. We offer IV therapy throughout Orlando to restore your hydration and replenish your body with the nutrients required to get moving again.

Whether you're ready to go hard and choose to infuse our PreGame package to ensure the morning after is filled with glorious sunshine and chirping birds, or your night out crept up on you, and now you're approaching Defcon 1, Reset IV has your back. 

Our hangover options run the gamut from too much Florida sun and wine, which would warrant the Hydration package, to a rough morning that has you opting for Still Spinning. We even have a package for those who go big all the time, The Baller. We understand you have a reputation to uphold. 

We ask that you be responsible when enjoying Orlando's nightlife. However, in cases where the party got away from you, know that Reset IV is here to put you back together. 

Our trained medical personnel are available 24/7 and arrive with your IV needs within an hour of your call. So get back on your feet again quickly with Reset IV.