Nightlife in Orlando

Retro Futura Tour 2014 at Hard Rock Live Orlando on September 10 at 8 p.m. (Up to 60% Off)

Retro Futura Tour

Hard Rock Live Orlando

$37.15 $15

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An afternoon of popular British new-wave acts from the '80s, including Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, and Ultravox's Midge Ure

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend" at CFE Arena on October 7–8 (Up to 44% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend"

CFE Arena

$29.85 $18

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on September 16 at 6 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort

Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

Improv Comedy Show Including Beer or Wine for Two at Sak Comedy Lab, August 23–December 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Sak Comedy Lab

Central Business District

$40 $20

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Comics compete for laughs, clash in competitions, and create characters, songs, and scenarios on the spot

Two Hours of Pool with Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Trick Shots (Up to 51% Off)

Trick Shots

Multiple Locations

$36.99 $18

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Groups shoot pool for two hours while munching wings and cheese sticks and sipping drinks

Speed-Dating Event for One or Two from Party4Ten (Up to 54% Off)

Party4Ten

Orlando

$25 $12

Speed-dating events meet at local hot spots, giving singles the chance to meet potential love interests and new friends

$15 for a Pitcher of Beer and Two Hours of Pool for Four at Backstage Billiards I-Drive ($28 Value)

Backstage Billiards I-Drive

Orlando

$28 $15

Beginners and pool sharks alike can rack up games on any of the 24 Brunswick tables

$15 for $40 Worth of Cocktails, Beer, and Wine at NV Art Bar

NV Art Bar

Central Business District

$40 $15

Visitors sip blueberry ales, oatmeal-infused stouts, and crisp wines with hints of grapefruit and guava in a lounge and art gallery

Hookah Package with Refill and Fruit Head for Two or Four at Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge

Orlando

$28 $14

Hookah packages include everything needed for a relaxing evening including refills and fruit heads, such as apple

Seafood and Mexican-American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Señor Frog's (Up to 50% Off)

Señor Frog's

Southwest Orange

$30 $15

Tacos, burritos, burgers, and barbecue make mouths water at this festive eatery filled with bright colors and live music

$33 for Wine Tasting at The Wine Room on Park Avenue ($53 Value)

The Wine Room on Park Avenue

Winter Park

$53 $33

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156 wines from temperature-controlled Enomatic wine-dispensing machines; Groupon purchasers receive 20% off retail wines on return visit

$15 for $30 Worth of American Cuisine and Drinks at The Lazy Gator Bar

The Lazy Gator Bar

Black Hammock

$30 $15

Sip on drinks from two full bars while watching the sun set over the lake

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at House of Blues Orlando on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist

House of Blues Orlando

$35 $17

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist collaborate using Afrika Bambaataa’s original record collection to celebrate his & Zulu Nation's 40th anniversary

Exile Live with Optional VIP Perks at ALS Corner on Saturday, September 13, at Noon (Up to 56% Off)

Exile Live

ALS Corner

$34.24 $15

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Band behind '70s ballad "Kiss You All Over" and country chart-topper "Woke Up in Love" show off an extensive catalog and country-pop sound

Classic Albums Live Presents Prince: "Purple Rain" at Youkey Theatre on Friday, September 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Classic Albums Live Presents Prince: Purple Rain

Downtown

$33.50 $17

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Rock pros recreate every stunning falsetto, crazy guitar solo, and crying dove of Prince's seminal album Purple Rain

Repticon FIRExpo for Two Adults and Two Children at The Lakeland Center on September 13 or 14 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon FIRExpo

The Lakeland Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Movie Night for Two or Four with Appetizers or Desserts, and Beer, Wine, or Soft Drinks at Cinematique (Up to 51% Off)

Cinematique

Daytona Beach

$35.95 $18

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Art movie house with digital projection and surround sound serves appetizers including hummus, caprese skewers, and popcorn

80's in the Park Festival at Wickham Pavilion on September 26–28 (Up to 50% Off)

80's in the Park

Wickham Pavilion

$78 $39

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Nostalgic festival featuring 21 of the 80s' most beloved musicians, including Bow Wow Wow and Faster Pussycat, plus a Nintendo competition

$6 for $11 Worth of Hookah Smoking — The Sable Nargile

The Sable Nargile

Melbourne

$11 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

80's in the Park at Wickham Park Pavilion, September 26–28 (Up to 51% Off)

80's in the Park

Wickham Park Pavilion

$138 $69

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'80s music festival featuring John Waite, Jack Russell's Great White, Stephen Pearcy of RATT Zebra, Missing Persons, LA Guns, and 14 others

Two or Four Local Beer Flights with Shareable Beef O'Bradys Appetizers at The Brass Tap (Up to 51% Off)

The Brass Tap

Dade City

$36.99 $18

Patrons sip beer flights at this bar with a choice of four sharable appetizers from Beef O'Bradys

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As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon’s piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.

Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.

8815 International Dr
Orlando,
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Filled with 50 tons of carved ice and most recently inspired by Ernest Shackleton's failed Antarctic expedition, Icebar's 27-degree, bacchanalian winterscape earned itself a feature in Frommer's and a spot on the Travel Channel's list of The World's Coolest Bars. After bundling up with gloves and jackets or in rentable faux fur coats, guests can spend up to 45 minutes touring the room's collection of frozen sculptures, floes, and sled-dog huts, raising toasts to their favorites with glasses made entirely out of ice. Frozen stools covered with seal fur line the bar, where mixologists pour frosty cocktails and root around for two identical snowflakes.

The adjacent Fire Lounge allows visitors to warm up afterward by snagging a drink from the full-service bar or bobbing their heads to the mixes of DJ Sher-khan. The pulsing sound system helps to get blood flowing again while lasers and strobe lights scan the room for any escaped snowglobes.

8967 International Dr.
Orlando,
FL
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A self-described ?gastrolounge,? Hammerheads Beer and Wine Bar serves up creative, satisfying pub dishes alongside craft beers and frozen cocktails. Its dishes add a subtle, upscale twist to pub mainstays: kaiser rolls are filled with bourbon pulled pork, and corn dog balls are wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon before meeting their fate in the deep fryer. Boneless chicken wings and their cousin, a breaded chicken-breast sandwich, are carried to tables atop beds of savory coated french fries or sweet potato fries.

Alternating red and yellow walls create a cheery atmosphere, as does the collection of surfboards and pictures scattered throughout the pub. Regular karaoke nights challenge patrons to lock vocal cords with their buddies and demonstrate their crowd-pleasing prowess by making up choreography to accompany each song. Hammerheads also offers a variety of entertainment options each week, including movie nights, live music, and live interactive shows.

8526 Palm Pkwy
Orlando,
FL
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Unlike restaurants where drinks are an afterthought, Draft Orlando makes them an integral part of each meal. They stock their marble-topped bar with 40 draft beers and 100 bottled selections. In October of 2011, Orlando magazine restaurant critic Joseph Hayes recognized their efforts, stating, "whatever food you are contemplating, there is probably a matching beer." Hayes goes on to laud the eatery for its "well-executed takes on pub food like fish and chips and impressive crab-cake sliders." The chefs also branch out from classic pub cuisine by deep-frying calamari and sprinkling flatbreads with toppings such as Angus rib-eye steaks, which they age for 21 days.

The restaurant's walls incorporate geometric textures, and, depending on the time, the interior can be lit by everything from natural light to the gentle luminance of flat-screen TVs displaying staff screen savers of their pet rocks.

301 W Church St
Orlando,
FL
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Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant not only imports ingredients and products, but also recipes. With roots in northern Spain and Catalonia, these dishes come together on a menu of more than 100 hot and cold tapas selections, along with paella and cazuela. Paella, a widely varied rice dish cooked at length in a wide pot over open flame, can contain Serrano ham, scallops, pork, chorizo, and saffron rice the stunning golden hue of an alchemist's magazine advertisements. Though the restaurant spans multiple locations, each one presents guests with some charming element: a poolside patio at the Tampa location, a central tapas bar in Orlando, and a flamenco room in St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, no matter the location, events bring about live music and joviality, all supported by an ample list of Spanish and Portuguese wines.

125 W Church St
Orlando,
FL
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When discussing his teaching philosophy with reporters from Central Florida Lifestyle, the owner of Salsa Heat quipped, "if you can walk, you can dance." He himself didn't know much about dancing when he took his first salsa class in the early 90's, but he caught on after just a few sessions, falling in love with the dance's energetic spins and rhythmic movements.

Today, a team of professional dance instructors teach salsa spins and footwork to students of all experience levels. Zumba and bachata classes provide tutoring in other Latin dance styles, and salsa classes for kids teach youngsters dance fundamentals that hone coordination and motor skills. Throughout the year, the staff hosts special events on their spacious dance floors, such as salsa socials, salsa Christmas parties, and salsa-infused celebrations of Robert Heinlein's birthday.

10685 E Colonial Dr
Orlando,
FL
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