Located above the Pine Street Bar & Grill, this cool hangout is where local DJs can showcase their spinning talents. Original artwork covers the brick walls, funky sofas and lounges are place throughout, and the hardwood dance floor always has some one breakdancing.
Antigua shares the same owner as Chillers. The huge main bar is loaded with premium liquor, as well as the three other satellite bars. Antigua's dance floor is always full of hot locals grooving in front of the huge aquarium. Stylish dress is always required. Eighteen-and-over are always welcome.
33 W. Church St.
Located in the heart of Church Street Station in Downtown Orlando, Chillers is actually three bars on three different floors. Chillers is on the ground floor, Big Belly Brewery is on the second, and Latitudes is on the roof. Each level has its own style and unique brand of entertainment. One cover gets you into all three. Chillers' specialty is its frozen drinks lining the wall behind the bar with names like, "purple orgasm" and "pink panties." Usually, the dance floor is so crowded that there is little room to dance. Big Belly's is less crowded and more laid back with its own microbrewery. Latitudes, the tiki/open-air bar on the roof, is perfect to mingle and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather.
41 W. Church St.
This Country Western bar is outside of the Downtown area and home to a good ole country time. They call it "the most fun you can have with your boots on." The Wild West spirit is alive and wild with nightly contests like Chicks in Chaps and Chick Roundup. There's a huge dance floor that's perfect for line dancing, more than 25 televisions, and four full bars.
This is a great spy-themed bar to relax at and to see a mixture of people. Indoors, there's a main bar with video screens showing hidden cameras that are located all around the bar. Outdoors is a giant veranda, with tables and plenty of room for many friends. Connected to Bar-B-Que bar in Downtown Orlando, Eye Spy offers an original martini list and tons of atmosphere. Twenty-one-and-over are always welcome. Dress is casual.
54 N. Orange Ave.
Located next to Chillers, this is another hot spot in the Downtown area. Bar girls are dressed in exceptionally short shorts and serve up stiff drinks. There's even a swing in which the bar girls can swing on. This bar gets crazy and has free admission early in the evening, but covers can be anywhere from $5-$15. Eighteen-and-over are welcome, and the music is the usual pop and mainstream.
27 W. Church St.
One-Eyed Jacks is an over-21 college student's heaven. Located in Downtown Orlando, One-Eyed Jacks gets crowded fast. Wall Street Cantina is connected on one side of One-Eyed Jacks, and is less crowded with an outside patio perfect for lounging. The Loaded Hog is on the other side of One- Eyed Jacks, specializing in unique shots each with its own original name. All three bars have no cover. Patrons must be over 21. Dress is casual. Music is dance, rock, hip hop, and top 40.
ROXY Night Club
Minutes from Downtown, Roxy boast a night life scene like no other club in Orlando. Crowds of "dressed to impress" college students and young professionals come here to let loose and get wild. The VIP section is unique with beds covered in pillows and even a roaring fireplace. Dress is fashionably casual with no shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, or hats. Jeans are okay with fashionable ensemble. Valet Parking is available for a small fee.
Sky 60, owned by Eye Spy, is a South Beach style club with sexily dressed beautiful people. The rooftop features perfect mood lighting, starry skies, and private cabanas to hang out with good friends. Music is mostly dance and mellow beats. Dress to impress.
64 N. Orange Ave.
Connected to the popular Globe Restaurant, Slingapours is fun, fun, fun. Cavernous leather booths, cozy corner couches, and an outside terrace for sipping cocktails make Slingapours a local favorite. The dance floor can get pretty crowded as the night wears on and liquor keeps pouring strong. Music is mainly dance and hip-hop. Dress is casual. Slingapours often hosts art shows and CD release parties, as well as other private events during the week.
The Social provides a break from the normal downtown scene, but is still in the trendy Downtown area. This 18-and-over club offers live music every night of the week with something for everyone. The interior is small-yet-intimate with plenty of room to stand or sit while enjoying a performance. Call to get the schedule of performers. Covers vary depending on performer.
54 N. Orange Ave.
Tabu Night Club
Tabu Night Club is also located in the scenic Downtown Orlando area. The club is situated inside the Beacham Theatre and has a classic Art Deco style with scarlet red walls and plenty of cozy lounging furniture. There are three dance floors and an upstairs VIP lounge. Dress is up-scale, which means no t-shirts, hats, jeans, or tennis shoes. Eighteen-and-over and ladies can get in for free on certain nights.
Ybor's Martini Bar
Ybor's is a full bar, specializing in martinis. This little club has a great atmosphere, filled with hipsters and the ultra-chic. Ybor's is a dark bar with intimate plush couches. This place is sexy and sophisticated all in one. There are cigar tastings on the first Wednesday of every month. No baseball hats are allowed.
41 W. Church St.
This is an over-21 establishment that prides itself on expensive drinks and trendy clientele. There's velvet all over the place, and a flashy chandelier hangs above the dance floor. Located in Downtown Orlando, Zinc Bar plays popular club anthems in techno, house, dance, and lounge music. This goes without saying, but dress is stylish only.
13 S. Orange Ave.
Bringing billiards convenienctly close to UCF, Breakers offers a friendly fun environment to play pool. They have tons of pool tables, dart boards, big screen televisions, video games, and a jukebox. Pizza and snacks are also available.
2987 N. Alafaya Trail
Devaney's Too is just five minutes away from campus and a local favorite for students. Dress is casual. Parking is free and right outside. Devaney's stays open until 2 a.m.
11875 E. Colonial Dr.
Donnelley's Pub is a hole-in-the-wall bar with atmosphere to make up for its size. It's right across from UCF and offers some of the cheapest drink deals in town. The music is hip hop, rap, top 40, and dance. Donnelley's has its own free parking lot, and it's open until 2 a.m. Eighteen-and-over are welcome. Dress is casual.
3910 N. Alafaya Trail
Located in the Waterford Lakes Plaza, this is your typical sports bar. They have plenty of TVs for watching any game you wish. Eighteen and up are welcome.
435 N. Alafaya Trail
Liquid Cellar Bar & Bistro
Liquid Cellar is a smoky bar, located across from UCF. Specializing in live music and cheap beer, this is a local hang out for students. There are two pool tables and a dance floor if you're in the dancing mood.
Orlando Ale House
The Ale House is another cool spot to get good drinks all week long. Located in Waterford Lakes Plaza, parking is available for free on premises. To hang out in the bar you must be 21, but the restaurant is still open to all ages.
641 N. Alafaya Trail
Formerly Calico Jack's, Oyster Bay is a great place to have a drink or even grab a meal. There's a small dance floor and a local DJ spinning the best in hip hop, dance, rock, and top 40. Casual dress is acceptable, and 18-and-over patrons are welcome. And when the owner's in, ask about the Pittsburgh Steelers football team-Oyster Bay is registered as an offical Steeler's bar.
11726 E. Colonial Dr.
Pounders is a college favorite. It has great specials, cheap drinks, and a cool, easy-going crowd. Let loose after a test or come out to party. It's hard not to have a good time at Pounders. Free parking in their lot is available, and 18-and-over are welcome.
This isn't the same restaurant you use to go to with mom and dad. The bar gets packed, and it stays that way until close. Good drinks and great atmosphere makes this a great spot for students to meet and socialize.
625 N. Alafaya Trail
Underground Bluz is a comfy, cozy bar located in the UC7 Plaza across from UCF. It's small but packed full of culture. Live bands play weekly and open mic nights are always a blast, as well. They only serve beer here, but it's import beer you can't get anywhere else. They even let you document all the beers you try so you know what you've had the time before and whether or not you liked it. If you finish all of them, your name gets etched on the wall.
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There are always apartment parties where students of all ages are welcome, but beware of the tow trucks. Most clubs Downtown are 18-and-over for girls and 21-and-over for guys. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) also provides a ton of activities on and around campus.