With a full menu of rejuvenating services and a luxurious setting, Poseidon Spa patches up battered soul sacks and helps patrons unwind from the rigors of everynight life. During a Swedish massage, customers relax for 50 minutes while a professional technician kneads knotty muscles and eases tendon tension using therapeutic oils ($110). To ward off headaches and attract soothing thoughts, an exotic-spice scalp treatment freshens your follicle field with invigorating oils and plows it with a firm massage ($20). A friendly nail technician completes the spa experience with a signature pedicure, which includes buffing, filing, polishing, and conditioning to keep nails strong enough to protect toes from shoe malfunctions, as well as a caviar-infused exfoliation and a marine collagen treatment to soften and hydrate the feet ($65).
With nightly drink specials and a steady stream of classic tunes, Baby Grands Dueling Pianos hosts melodious ragers until 2 a.m. every Tuesday–Saturday. Toe tappers fuel their musical nights out with spiritual draughts such as the festively puckered açaí sour martini or the straightforward domestic-beer buckets ($15 for 5 beers), and draw inspiration from the tempting appetizer menu. Request “Chopsticks” with an order of chicken-teriyaki dumplings ($8.99), or “Buffalo Soldier” to accompany 10 wings with blue cheese or ranch dressing ($8.99). Check the show schedule to plan your harmonious evening.
A kaleidoscope of diverse craft beers pours from the taps at Brew, with seven different drafts and dozens of bottled beers available on a single night. Bartenders pull tap handles and snap bottle caps off of beers from Rogue, Dogfish Head, Stone, and Abita, as well as other seasonal selections. The selection of beer complements hookah as well as pool. Brew’s team also mixes up an array of cocktails with liquors like Jack Daniels Honey and Jose 1800, named for the year in which Thomas Jefferson enjoyed his first jello shot.
American craft beers, particularly from Florida breweries, fill the 51 drafts in Eternal Tap's rustic bar, which also stocks more than 100 bottled beers, an extensive bourbon selection, and fixings for mixed drinks and beer cocktails. These libations complement the kitchen's hand-tossed 10- and 16-inch pizzas, upon which chefs can sprinkle a choice of toppings—banana peppers, sliced sausage, and black olives among them—before firing pies in a brick oven. Along with pizzas, the culinary team specializes in other homemade delicacies, including hummus, soups, bread sticks, and pretzels flavored with cinnamon sugar or salt and parmesan.
The latest sports games flicker across Eternal Tap's more than 20 televisions. On Wednesday, jazz and blues musicians score meals with soulful solos, and during Tuesday and Thursday happy hours, local pianists entertain guests by tickling the ivories, rather than tickling diners until they sing an entire Billy Joel song.
Bliss Orlando nourishes nightlife navigators with one dozen martini varieties ($11–$14 each) at the bar and bottle service ($100+) to 20 VIP tables. VIP patrons ensconced on red velvet couches sip on bottles of bubbly Moët Nectar Imperial champagne ($140), Bombay Sapphire gin ($190), or a smorgasbord of other liquors in their exclusive second-floor hideaway. Alternatively, mixologists at the first-floor bar can swirl together Van Gogh espresso vodka, Bailey’s Irish cream, and espresso syrup to create an espresso martini ($14), whose flavor can leave taste buds buzzing loud as caffeinated bumblebees. Once patrons have slurped down sustenance, they can explore the 8,000-square-foot space, which shimmers with sheer curtains, warm accent lighting, and Italian marble, or take to the dance floor to test out their best hokey-pokey moves.
Sometimes a tried-and-true route is the best path to take, and The Fifth's combination of comfort food and classic cocktails doesn't argue that point. Though their chic nightclub setting throws in an experimental element, and the resulting experience is refreshing, much like one of The Fifth's expertly-mixed elixirs.
Within the crisp-white club-like setting, neon purple lights illuminate the bartenders as they mix an endless selection of drinks for guests lounging at the onyx-topped bar. Throughout the week, they tempt guests with a slew of themed drink specials and visions of pink elephants doing the jitterbug to the latest club hits.
To soak up the results of any excessive merriment, chef Kelsey Freeborn sizzles up feasts of grilled haas avocados, flatbreads covered in blue cheese and red onion, or surf-and-turf burgers topped pineapple chutney. His fried chicken and waffles, sprinkled in candied bacon and creme anglaise, cause salty and sweet flavors to mingle, and his decadent brunch menu comforts bellies with shrimp 'n' grits and grand marnier french toast.