The Boheme at Grand Bohemian Hotel in Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando Restaurants & Entertainment

One visit to downtown Orlando and you’ll understand why it’s called The City Beautiful — and we’re not just talking about the colorful skyline and gorgeous greenery. Our historic downtown also boasts an unforgettable mix of trendy neighborhoods and vibrant districts bustling with exceptional dining, nightlife, arts and entertainment, all just 20 minutes from the heart of International Drive.

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Interior dining room at The Stubborn Mule in Downtown Orlando.
The Stubborn Mule in Downtown Orlando

In downtown Orlando and its adjacent neighborhoods, dine from an impressive array of global and regional flavors. Choose from gourmet farm-to-table goodness at Artisan’s Table, or award-winning food served over Lake Eola at 310 Lakeside. Opt for upscale dining at The Boheme, DoveCote Restaurant or Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe. Go international at Kabooki Sushi, Reyes Mezcaleria and the French-influenced Bites & Bubbles. And get a real taste of Orlando at venues like Maxine’s on ShineThe Strand, The Stubborn Mule, Soco Restaurant and The Tap Room at Dubsdread, among others.

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Ace Cafe Orlando exterior during car show on the 4th of July
Ace Cafe in Downtown Orlando

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 Sky Lounge at Amway Center and AC Sky Lounge at AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando Downtown. Get your engine running at Ace Cafe Orlando or Motorworks Brewing. You can also party hearty with seven bars at Wall St. Plaza, or even take in a burlesque show and other risqué entertainment at HÄOS on Church.

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Orlando Magic fans cheer on their hometown team
Orlando Magic at Downtown Orlando’s Amway Center

Looking for more things to do in downtown Orlando? The district 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 Amway Center is home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic and ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears, Exploria Stadium hosts MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club and NWSL’s Orlando Pride, and Camping World Stadium is your source for hard-hitting NCAA football action and national concert tours. And at the Dr. Phillips Center, delight in Broadway shows, famous comedians and musicians, and other entertainment you won’t want to miss.

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Like the song says, things will be great when you’re downtown. We can’t wait to see you there.

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