Mural in The Milk District (Courtesy City of Orlando)

The Milk District® in Orlando

It’s been nearly 100 years since T.G. Lee and his family opened a dairy farm just east of downtown Orlando. In the time since, the surrounding area has evolved into a diverse “culture of subcultures” brimming with street art, shops, restaurants and bars known as The Milk District, which is still anchored by — and gets its name from — the dairy. Everyone is welcome in this inclusive, quirky Orlando Main Streets district. See why it’s a local favorite that deserves to be part of your next Orlando adventure.

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    Mural Outside Milkhouse in Orlando’s Milk District

    With dozens of murals and street art installations, The Milk District is a feast for the eyes. In fact, it’s second only to the nearby Mills 50 district when it comes to public art in Orlando.

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    James Beard Award Finalist Chef Henry Moso’s MICHELIN Recommended Kabooki Sushi in Orlando’s Milk District

    The district is also a feast in the more traditional sense thanks to acclaimed dining and nightlife. For starters, it’s home to four MICHELIN Recommended restaurants, including JUJU, Maxine’s on Shine, Se7en Bites, and James Beard Award finalist Chef Henry Moso’s original Kabooki Sushi. Other local favorites in this area include Pom Pom’s Tea House & Sandwicheria, Bad As’s Sandwich, Smoke & Donuts, and Beefy King, to name a few. Vegans and vegetarians will also want to look into the many “Almond Milk District” offerings at local restaurants.

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    À La Cart in Orlando’s Milk District

    Not sure what you’re in the mood for? Roll into À La Cart, a social dining experience with multiple mobile food vendors, an indoor bar with 15 rotating taps, and indoor and outdoor seating. Variety is also king at the nearby Milkhouse, a comfortable, creative space with some of Central Florida’s most noted food and beverage brands.

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    Etoile Boutique in Orlando’s Milk District (Photo: Zac Alfson)

    You’ll find many other places to quench your thirst in The Milk District, including Barley & Vine Biergarten, Bull & Bush, District Dive, Sideward Brewing, Southern Craft, Southern Nights (the largest LGBTQ+ nightclub in Orlando), Sportstown, and Whiskey Lou’s. And though it’s undergoing a complete renovation in 2023, The Plaza Live will soon be back to hosting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and a wide range of live entertainment.

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    All this plus vibrant annual events — including its world-famous Krampusfest — and easy access to numerous other Orlando neighborhoods, and less than 30 minutes from our tourism districts. Pour yourself a glass of this refreshing district the next time you’re in town.

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