Downtown Orlando Nightlife: Clubs & Bars

Downtown Orlando nightlife is not to be missed if you’re visiting the area.  Orlando nightclubs downtown bring the district to life at night. There’s a wide variety of clubs, bars, live music and comedy venues to keep you entertained. Downtown is where many of the locals choose to hang out.  It’s less touristy than CityWalk or Pleasure Island.

Downtown Orlando nightlife has a wide variety of music scenes – that’s definitely worth exploring! Many of the Orlando clubs are located along Orange Avenue which runs north-south just to the east of I-4.  The best way to explore this area is to walk the strip and take in the vibrant atmosphere. TIP there are many ‘cycle-taxis’ that can run you up and down Orange Ave for just a few dollars.

Club Firestone Orlando

This Orlando nightclubs renowned among downtown Orlando nightlife goers for it’s ever changing DJ line-up. For the past 15 years, some of the best DJs around have done sets here. The music is varied – different nights have different themes ranging from high-energy dance/techno to electro-indie.

Club Firestone has a huge dance floor and several other (less hectic!) bars and lounges. At peak times this place is busy and has a great atmosphere. you’ll find all kinds of people here.

578 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

Tel: 407-872-0066

The Independent Bar

Also known as Barberella’s, this cool dance club is a huge draw for downtown Orlando nightlife.

For those looking to escape from the typical club scene and enjoy dancing to something other than techno,rap or r&b;, this is the place to go.

The music is up-beat and fun from present day to 80s new wave, there’s always something to dance to.

The drinks are not too expensive and the cover charge at max is $5.

There’s a large main bar area with booths around the edge. Then there’s an upstairs bar which overlooks the main floor – great for people watching!

70 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 328010

Tel:407 839-0457

Antigua Orlando

This club is styled like a Caribbean resort with palm trees, light decor and even an aquarium. The music is hip-hop and modern beats. Get there early on Friday and Saturdays to beat the long lines! It does get crowded, but that’s because it’s a popular dance spot. Make sure to dress smart i.e. no shorts, jeans, sneakers.

Friday Happy Hour (4 – 7:30pm) – 3 for 1 on all! Includes bottled beer, call liquors and house wine.

Friday Night House Party – $5 Jager bombs all night. $1 until midnight, $3 until 1am.

Saturday Night – Ladies drink free until midnight. 2-4-1 drinks from 11-12 and 2-4-1 shots after midnight.

Stereo Thursdays. 18 & up welcome, free cover ’till 11:30. 3-4-1 drinks till 12, 2-4-1 shots after 12. 2-4-1 bottles in VIP.

Wednesday Night (Latin Night). Ladies 21 and up get in free until midnight. 2-4-1 drinks until midnight. Ladies: 18+, Men:21+. $100 bottles in VIP.

41 W Church St,
Orlando FL 32801

Tel: 407-649-4270

Sky 60 Bar

This is the place to come for some relaxed and sophisticated people watching. The style and atmosphere is trendy yet casual – i.e. not too much loud and hectic music! Sky 60’s rooftop bar has great views over downtown Orlando nightlife.

Mon-Fri 5pm-2am;
Sat 8pm-2am. Full bar.

Cover charge $3-5.

Dress to impress or you might feel out of place.

Music played includes hip-hop, soul, techno.

Sky 60 Bar
64 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

Tabu Night Club (now the Beacham!) 

Tabu Night Club has been on the downtown Orlando nightlife scene for years. Now it has just been relaunched as The Beacham.

Friday night ladies nights remain in place! Saturday and Sundays play a mix of reggaeton, latin, dance, hip hop and old school. Fridays are 18+ to party. Read more about

The Social Orlando

Downtown Orlando’s best independent live music venue. This small venue attracts local and national music acts every night of the week. There’s always a band playing at The Social. Music is mostly rock, punk and electro. Some nights are 18+ and over, ticket prices are reasonable – usually between $5 and $25 depending on who’s playing.

Club 23 Orlando

A ultra trendy downtown Orlando night club. A small yet sophisticated night spot to dress up and be seen. Club 23 has drinks specials and free entry for ladies until 11pm most nights. There are daily drinks specials – usually free cocktails for ladies and $3 cocktails for guys. DJs play hip hop, dance and techno.

Dragon Room Orlando

A buzzing club on Church St in downtown. More of a upscale cocktail lounge that plays dance, top 40, hip hop and mash-up. The best nights are Thursdays (18+) , Friday & Saturdays which always have free entry for ladies till 11pm and nightly drinks specials, whether $3 martinis or 2 for 1.

Casey’s On Central Bar

If you’re looking for a more relaxed hang-out, check out Casey’s. Downtown Orlando bars are often not too casual – here you’ll find that this bar has a casual dress code – yes, that mean you can wear shorts/sling backs/flip-flops! Many locals bands play here on the small stage. There’s an outside terrace too which is perfect for watching the world go by on a balmy Florida night.

Casey’s bar has a unique style – you’ll see all sorts of odds and ends of memorabilia on the walls. Anything from college banners to Key West souvenirs to car registration plates. The best thing about Casey’s – the staff don’t skimp on the liquor! Their generous mix drinks should have you set for the night!

Opening Times

Mon-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat-Sun 7pm-2am

50 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

Tel: 407-648-4218

SAK Comedy Club

This popular 200 seat comedy theater features acts from all around the world. The theme here is improv – in a similar vein to ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway’. You know the drill – it’s improv comedy based upon audience suggestions. Did you know that Wayne Brady began his career within these four walls!? The comedy is good clean fun – so it’s suitable for families.

At SAK each night is a different theme. Saturdays are Live Request nights, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays is the ‘Duel of Fools’ comedy show at 8pm.

Admission is $15. There is a $3 discount for Students, Seniors, Military and Florida Residents. Simply show your ID at the Box Office for proof of age, residency or military status.

SAK Comedy Lab
380 W. Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Call 407-648-0001 for Reservations.

Visit SAKS official website for the latest line-up.

Bonkerz Comedy

Bonkerz comedy club is the longest running comedy troupe in the US. They perform shows at many locations throughout the country. In Orlando the shows take place inside the Abbey in downtown Orlando. Shows are selected Saturdays at 8pm (doors open at 7pm).

100 S. Eola DR.
Orlando, FL 32801

Tel: 407-629-2665

Visit the official Bonkerz Comedy website.

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