Orlando NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT
You never know where the night will take you in Orlando. Live music, high-energy dance clubs, sleek lounges, side-splitting comedy and other options await, as do world-famous events like November’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando, the legendary GayDayS® and much more. And no matter where you stay or play, nearby walkable entertainment districts and vibrant neighborhoods offer distinct and eclectic ways of making any evening an adventure. Live it up in Orlando.
Downtown Orlando’s Kia Center — home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears — hosts a galaxy of musical acts, but that’s just the start of what the city’s core has to offer. Nearby, Camping World Stadium and numerous intimate venues bring a robust lineup of concert tours to the area. You’ll also find nightclubs and lounges galore, including Wall St. Plaza, a collective of seven bars adjacent to the district’s main thoroughfare, Orange Avenue.
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Downtown’s newest performing arts venue is Fringe ArtSpace, providing a permanent home for the organizers of our annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival — the nation’s oldest. For national touring productions, secure seats at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This majestic venue is home to the acoustically remarkable Steinmetz Hall, plus three additional theaters, attracting top talent from all over the world.
The heart of Orlando’s tourism district features two walkable entertainment hubs with ample nighttime activities: Pointe Orlando and ICON Park®, the latter of which features Blake Shelton’s Ole Red live music joint. Also on International Drive, Mango’s Tropical Cafe has 55,000 square feet of drinking, dancing and live music.
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This area features scores of additional lounges, clubs and bars, too. Standouts include dueling piano bar Howl at the Moon, the subzero ICEBAR Orlando, and resort options such as 3NINE at Rosen Plaza Hotel and David’s Club Bar & Grill at Hilton Orlando, among others.
Offering entertainment, dining and shopping in one walkable district, Disney Springs keeps the party going long after theme parks at Walt Disney World® Resort close for the night. One of its most unique options is The Edison, a steampunk-influenced restaurant, bar and nightlife hotspot with evening entertainment — including burlesque dancers on weekends.
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You can also enjoy live entertainment at House of Blues, Paradiso 37 and other venues — not to mention the acclaimed Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney stage show. And for a lounge experience straight from the silver screen, check out Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which is based on the blockbuster Indiana Jones movies.
Serving as the gateway to the three theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal CityWalk is home to one of Orlando’s best concert venues, Hard Rock Live® Orlando. The all-in-one dining, entertainment and retail hub also has other ways to have fun after dark.
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Dance the night away at Red Coconut Club or the groove. Belt out karaoke hits at CityWalk’s Rising Star. Or, just belly up to the bar at Pat O’Brien’s®, Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®, or NBC Sports Grill & Brew.