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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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 and Reyes Mezcaleria and the French-influenced Bites & Bubbles. And get a real taste of Orlando at venues like Maxine’s on ShineThe Strand and The Tap Room at Dubsdread, among others.

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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 Skylounge at Amway Center and Stardust Lounge. 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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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, while Exploria Stadium hosts MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club and NWSL’s Orlando Pride. And at the Dr. Phillips Center, delight in Broadway shows, famous comedians and musicians, and other entertainment you won’t want to miss.

When visiting downtown Orlando’s restaurants and nightspots, you can also take advantage of open-air dining under our beautiful skies at many venues, 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!

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