Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola skyline at night

Downtown Orlando Restaurants & Entertainment

With a sizable skyline, downtown Orlando is both a vibrant entertainment district and a collection of trendy neighborhoods. What’s more, at just 20 minutes from the heart of International Drive, it’s closer than you might think to Orlando’s theme parks and attractions!

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If you’re looking for things to do in downtown Orlando, you can dine from an impressive array of global and regional flavors. Choose from gourmet farm-to-table goodness at Artisan’s Table and Soco Restaurant. Opt for upscale dining at The Boheme. Go international at Kabooki Sushi and Reyes Mezcaleria. And get a real taste of Orlando at venues like Maxine’s on Shine, The Strand and The Tap Room at Dubsdread.

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Food isn’t the only thing sizzling in downtown Orlando, not with the district’s lineup of world-class nightlife. Take in a side-splitting improv show at SAK Comedy Lab. Dance the night away at Savoy Orlando and Southern Nights, or chill in hip nightspots like One80 Skytop Lounge and Stardust Lounge. You can also party hearty with seven bars at Wall St. Plaza, or even enjoy a fine smoke at Corona Cigar Company and Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge.

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Downtown Orlando is also your source for sports and national entertainment, courtesy of venues like the Amway Center, Exploria Stadium, Camping World Stadium and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The first two are home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic and MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club, while the latter plays host to Broadway shows, famous comedians and musicians, and other entertainment you won’t want to miss.

When you visit downtown Orlando’s restaurants and nightspots, you’ll benefit from enhanced health and safety measures designed to protect you. You can also take advantage of open-air dining under our beautiful skies at many eateries, or choose from takeout and delivery options. Like the song says, things will be great when you’re downtown. We can’t wait to see you there!

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite venues for their current status.