Dubbed as the “Theme Park Capital of the World”, Orlando, Florida is probably best known for its amusement parks and other family-friendly attractions. However, it doesn’t mean that the city has nothing to offer to adults who want to have a good time. Rooftop bars are aplenty in the city, so much so that you may have a hard time choosing which of these might be the best choice for you. We’ve rounded up the top 10 rooftop bars in Orlando, Florida for you to choose from to help you make your choice on where to head to enjoy a drink or two.
1. Hanson's Shoe Repair
Hanson’s Shoe Repair is located in the oldest building in Orlando, but that’s not the most interesting thing about the bar. The establishment has embraced being a speakeasy, so much so that guests need to give the password, which they can acquire by making a phone call to the bar between 1-7 pm, to the gatekeeper before being allowed in. The bar opens up to a rooftop terrace, where you can catch musical acts. Bartenders take pride in creating specialty drinks here, so don’t expect the usual cocktails served in Hanson’s Shoe Repair. Around 25-30 people can be accommodated here at a time.
Hanson's Shoe Repair
Address: 27 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Website: Hanson’s Shoe Repair
Aero is more of an outdoor nightclub than a conventional rooftop bar, which makes this the perfect destination for those who want to go dancing to the tunes spun by a DJ and have a good time partying with a crowd. In fact, most of the floor space is dedicated to dancing, although there are a few sofas scattered around for those who want to take breather. Drinks are served from Thursday through Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am and on Sunday from 5 pm to 11 pm. Pro tip: drinks bought before 11 pm are cheaper compared to those bought after.
Address: 60 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
3. One80 Skytop Lounge
A modern-looking bar, One80 Skytop Lounge is the place to see and be seen. It is said to be one of, if not the highest rooftop bar in Orlando, providing guests with sweeping views of the city. Arrangements can be made for VIP seating. Be aware, though, that this bar is high-end, and can thus quickly take a toll on your wallet if you’re not careful (there is a cover charge for entry as well). Be sure to dress up before heading here or else risk getting denied entry.
One80 Skytop Lounge
Address: 400 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805, USA
Website: One80 Skytop Lounge
If One80 Skytop Lounge is said to be the highest rooftop bar in Orlando, Latitudes takes the title of being the largest one in the city. The tropical-themed bar makes people feel as though they’re right on the beach instead of being three floors up in the downtown area of Orlando. While there’s a cover charge to enter the bar, paying the fee also allows you to gain access to two other bars aside from Latitudes: Big Belly Brewery and Chillers. A 3-for-1 promo is offered for Happy Hour.
Address: 33 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
5. Eleven at Reunion Resort
Located on the 11th floor of the Reunion Resort, Eleven is a restaurant that allows guests to enjoy views of the Magic Kingdom and even the nightly fireworks at Epcot. Besides handcrafted cocktails, steaks are also their specialty. Given the relatively small size of the venue, it is better to make reservations beforehand to ensure you can be accommodated, especially if you visit during the tourist peak season.
Eleven at Reunion Resort
Address: 7593 Gathering Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
Website: Eleven at Reunion Resort
6. STK Orlando
This restaurant may be located in Disney Springs, but it does offer adult entertainment in the form of music and drinks from 9:30 pm to 1:30 am from Thursday to Saturday. A DJ churning out tunes helps create a party atmosphere. Those who want a quieter atmosphere, however, can head over to the terrace to enjoy a meal outdoors. Besides being open for dinner and social hour, STK Orlando also serves brunch during weekends.
Address: 1580 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Website: STK Orlando
7. Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
Morimoto Asia, also located in Disney Springs, is a restaurant with an outdoor terrace that serves pan-Asian cuisine. Drinks here are an experience, as many of the cocktails they serve are given an Asian twist. If you want a more intimate experience dining in Morimoto Asia, head over there to their Forbidden Lounge at around 10 pm, where they offer a late-night menu.
Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
Address: 1600 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
Website: Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
8. Capa Spanish Steakhouse
See for yourself how Capa Steakhouse & Bar is redefining the dining experience in Orlando - we hope to welcome you for dinner or drinks soon!Posted by Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday, 30 October 2014
Capa, ranked as one of the Best 100 Wine Restaurants in the US by Wine Enthusiast magazine, may be best known for its steaks and tapas, but it serves more than that. Seafood lovers will enjoy the meals here as well. The romantic ambiance adds to the dining experience. Guests can enjoy views of the fireworks from here.
Capa Spanish Steakhouse
Address: 10100 Dream Tree Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Website: Capa Spanish Steakhouse
You’ll feel as though you’re on a cruise if you dine in Paddlefish. The converted steamboat is a bar and restaurant and is the only establishment that provides guests with a waterfront seating. You don’t have to venture far to enjoy seafood when you enjoy visiting the amusement parks in the area, because fresh seafood is served for lunch and dinner right in Disney Springs in Paddlefish.
Address: 1670 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Orlando may not have skyscrapers like New York and Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t kick back and relax in one of its rooftop bars. Head over to one of these places to put an adult twist to your holiday in the city.
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