Tag: Downtown Orlando

Your invite to see Irish Shannon’s and drink for free, before it opens to the public

We have a history of throwing pretty awesome parties. Every once in awhile they get a little too crazy… which is why we were shocked when Downtown Orlando’s new Irish Bar, Irish Shannon’s (41 W. Church Street | Facebook) threw us this offer: bring 200 of your favorite website users and enjoy free drinks for two hours.

RSVP REQUIREDclick here (www.irishshannons.eventbrite.com)

21+ only | first come first serve on rsvps

What an awesome idea right? This is a risk free way to enjoy a late Wednesday night and it’s free. PLEASE BRING CASH TO TIP. 

QUICK FACTS

WHAT – A “sneak preview” of Irish Shannon’s with Open Bar

WHERE – A new Irish Bar on Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Irish Shannon’s. 41 W. Church Street

HOW MUCH – FREE + Free Drinks (RSVP is required)

TICKETS  – click here (www.irishshannons.eventbrite.com)

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Jack Daniel’s Fire Sunday Funday Takeover

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire and Whats2Hot are turning up the heat this Sunday Funday (4/23) in Downtown Orlando. Register to this interactive event where the Party Hackers host games, free drinks, and tons of swag at The Basement, Hooch, Saddle Up, and Avenue.

  • Takeover runs from 2-6pm
  • Registration/ Pick-Up starts at 1:30 and will be located outside of Hooch. Registration ends at 5pm or until sold out
  • Must be 21 to participate. Please Sunday Funday Responsibly.

Sign up on Eventbrite

THIS EVENT IS FREE. PLEASE REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE.

  • Enjoy $5 Jack Cocktails and Shots at participating bars
  • (2) Free Jack Drink Cards and a Free Event Shirt for first 50 people to pick-up at registration
  • (1) Free Jack Card to all registrations
  • Water stations at every bar (Be professional and hydrate people!)

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QUICK FACTS

WHAT: Jack Daniel’s Fire Sunday Funday Takeover: Free Jack Daniel’s Drinks & Prizes

WHEN: Sunday, April 23rd 2pm-6pm

COST: FREE – Signup on Eventbrite

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Take an exotic cocktail tour of the world at Wall St. Plaza this weekend

World travelers say that the best way to learn about a culture is to drink with the locals and enjoy the native beverages. In the spirit of this knowledge (and  lacking the ability to fly to 30 countries) Wall St. Plaza hosts an annual event, Drink Around the World, on Saturday April 8th.

Tickets available now at www.drinkaroundtheworld.net

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Come discover your new favorite cocktail on Saturday April 8th from 6:00-9:00pm at Wall St. Plaza & Heritage Square Park. Travel to all of your favorite destinations while enjoying authentic FULL size signature cocktails from around the globe, without leaving Downtown Orlando! Each themed area will represent each location’s culture with cocktails specifically crafted from that part of the world for your drinking pleasure.

Tickets available now at www.drinkaroundtheworld.net

    • $20.00 on or before April 7th 2017
    • $25.00 the day of the event

Only premium signature cocktails and beer will be served. Enjoy full cocktails from premium brands like Jameson, Stoli, Bacardi, Jager, Three Olives, Double Cross Vodka, American Barrel Bourbon, Old Forester Bourbon, Aviator Gin, Fireball, Margaritaville Tequila and many many more for as little as $20.

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Wrestling Stars The Hardy Boyz are Throwing Down a Huge Wrestling Match at Saddle Up

In the world of professional wrestling there is no hotter topic right now than The Hardy Boyz.  This tag team duo were big stars in the WWE, left to do their own thing, worked with TNT (another big wrestling company), and have created a huge buzz. That buzz may land them back into the spotlight of the WWE.

TEXT “W2H” to 25827 for BUY ONE GET TWO entry to BROKEN TAILGATE!

Now that you have the long story short of who these guys are you can appreciate the madness that is about to happen during the almost week takeover of events that are coming into town in conjunction with Wrestlemania 33 on April 2nd (see full calendar of Wrestlemania 33 events here).

 

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THE DETAILS – SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd

This is a heavy action (think chairs flying and people screaming their heads up) in the middle of a huge block party packed with fans and non fans alike. Ticket are $30* TEXT “W2H” to 25827 and you receive two entries + Sonny’s BBQ  for $30 and include the entertainment and a catered lunch by Sonny’s BBQ).

The event kicks off at 11AM and will go on up until 6PM, an hour before WrestleMania starts on pay-per-view.

The wrestling team is from FULL IMPACT PRO, an organization known for bringing the NO RULES  back to the wrestling world. Things heat up and at 2pm there is an 8-man tag team battle that was described to us as “the craziest thing you will ever see”. It sounds like… a little over the top aggressive… and “why the hell wouldn’t I want to see that”.

Additional entertainment includes a performance by Monteasy (view FB here).

You will also have an opportunity to have a photo taken with the Hardy clan and get stuff autographed for another fee. For $40 each, you can get a photo and autograph from Matt and Jeff, while $20 each gets you a photo op with Rebecca Hardy, Señor Benjamin, and Maxel. A $99 package gets you a photo with everyone.

FULL DETAILS & TICKET INFO

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Wall Street Plaza | St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Downtown Orlando takes its St. Patrick’s Day VERY SERIOUSLY, and nowhere does it bigger and better in the area than Wall St. Plaza. The festivities kick off at 4pm. Expect a few thousand people drinking Guinness & dancing a gig to the sounds of Live Bands & Bag Pipes.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Friday, March 17th starting at 4pm until 2am
  • Irish Food, Drinks and Music plus Green Beer, giveaways and even a Leprechaun!
  • Live music with: Mike & Jeremy, Audio Exchange, Who Rescued Who and DJ Korndogg
  • Pipe & Drums multiple times throughout the night
  • $5 Drink Specials on Guinness, Guinness Blonde, Harp Lager, Jameson and Irish Car Bombs!
  • Thousands of people in green!
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Battle of the Lou’s

It is only 1.8 miles down Mills Ave and across E. Robinson St, a total of 8 minutes without too much traffic, that separates Whiskey Lou’s Lounge (101 N Bumby Ave) and Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall (1016 N Mills Ave). While both have been described by their regular patrons as dive bars, do not let the Lou-similarities fool you. These two are as different within that genre of bar as different can be.

Whiskey Lou’s resides within the Milk District and has been more often compared to Wally’s of the Mills 50 area than Uncle Lou’s, which sits right across the street. Whiskey’s is a bar for “regulars.” It’s rumored they serve incredibly strong drinks for good prices, beer on tap and in the bottle, and even have wine. This spot is nothing too fancy though, and that is just the way they like it.

Their counterpart, in nomenclature only it seems, Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall, serves only beer by the bottle or can. Uncle Lou’s is primarily an entertainment hall as its name states, a venue for live music which is usually hard rock, punk, or metal. Here, it takes the lead over Whiskey’s, which offers only a jukebox.

Image via Google Maps

Image via Google Maps

But if you’re looking for a drink in a chill spot for lunch, dinner, or even after hours, then Whiskey Lou’s is your bar. They open at 9am and close after 2am. On any given day you can stop in to see regular barfly types playing pool and enjoying a cigarette, indoors.

On the other hand, Uncle Lou’s is anything but quiet. This weekend it hosts the aptly named Florida Is Loud Fest and will host concerts every three days following throughout the end of the year.

What these two bars do have in common is a deep appreciation by those who frequent their establishments and a cash only policy. So in the end, a lover of cheap drinks and live music will never have to choose sides.

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Only in Orlando:Christmas Edition

Florida is a widely misunderstood state of the union; it is certainly distinct and unique amongst its neighboring states. Our weather is better, our mixture of cultures is the American melting pot realized, and our various residents are… let’s just repeat misunderstood.

The product of such a mezcla is that Florida, Orlando in particular, offers something for everyone. And the holiday holiday season is no exception. The upcoming weekend features events ranging from a metal music festival, a holiday-themed burlesque show, and a costumed bar crawl.

img_0036Uncle Lou’s Entertainment Hall (1016 N Mills Ave) will host the Florida Is Loud Fest starting December 17th at 10pm and run through the 19th, ending at 4am. The coordinators describe the music festival as “a snapshot of what this place can produce in its underground, happening in a city known primarily for theme parks and urban sprawl, with a lineup of Florida artists representing what the state’s punk/hardcore/metal/whatever community is currently offering.”

Thirty groups will perform throughout the 30 hour-festival, including Yautja, Knife Hits, and Holly Hunt. The artists are all Florida natives, converts, or bands who frequently play in the area alongside their Florida counterparts.

Celebrating the season a little differently, yet likely no quieter in volume, are the participants in this year’s Santa Stumble. Starting at Ember (42 W Central Blvd), holiday revelers will pick up their “Stumble Tag” and make their way through 4 of downtown Orlando’s bars. The Orlando Sport and Social Club encourages potential stumblers to get into costume (perhaps Saint Nick, Mrs. Claus, or Rudolph?) to take full advantage of the event.

img_0030But if you’re looking forward to people getting out of costume, then the VarieTEASE Winter Blue Burlesque Show at The Venue (511 Virginia Dr) will put you in the spirit of the season. General tickets are $20 but if you have a chair and blanket on hand, bring them, enjoy some elbow room, and pay $15. Cocktails at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.

That’s Orlando for you, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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A Chocolate-Covered Life

What do strawberries, pretzels, and a woman’s navel have in common? They are all better when covered in chocolate. People have been enjoying chocolate, or the cacao bean, for over three millennia and December 16th brings National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, giving chocoholics the world over a reason to celebrate their addiction in new, creative ways.

You have got your classic chocolate-dipped recipes of berries, assorted fruits, and nuts. Then there is the nouveau ingredients like Oreos, potato chips, bacon, and peanut butter-filled jalapeños. That is an experimental list a your taste buds will not forget.

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When preparing your chocolaty delights there are a few things to remember. Choose a high-quality semi-sweet or bittersweet baking chocolate and break it up into smaller pieces to facilitate easier melting. You can heat the pieces in a microwaveable bowl 1 minute at a time, stirring after each minute. If you’re melting chocolate on the stove, boil water in a pan with a tightly-fitting heatproof bowl on top (make sure the water does not touch the bowl. Water touching your chocolate will turn it to an unappetizing mess.

To serve alongside your chocolate-covered confections, I recommend a Brandy Alexander. To make, mix equal parts of fresh cream, cognac, and créme de cacao. Shake ingredients together over ice. For a minty twist, swap the cognac for créme de menthe.

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But if your looking to excite all of your five senses, then get yourself and a special someone to Better Than Sex (1905 N. Orange Ave). This desert restaurant offers guests sensually-named dishes like Cookie Nookie Pie and Peanut Butter Perversion. Their cocktails go a step further, featuring Klimax, Lavender Lipstick, and Sex Appeal. Their Happy “Sexy” Hour runs weekdays 6-7pm and this eatery is a PG-13 experience.

No matter how you celebrate National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, you’re sure to please your sweet tooth while taking advantage of its side effects: the release of endorphins in your brain which lessen pain and reduce stress. So, thank you Chocolate very much.

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