Nightlife Entertainment for Adults in Orlando
No kids begging you to get to the theme parks first thing in the morning? Then there’s no excuse for missing out on Orlando’s vibrant nightlife, including unique concert venues, nightclubs, lounges, comedy clubs, breweries, wineries and other unique playgrounds for grown-ups. Depending on the time of your visit, you can also look forward to special entertainment events for adults, such as large-scale music festivals and more.
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Leave your worries behind and explore a different side of Orlando during your next visit. Here are some recommendations on where to start — where the night ends is entirely up to you!
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 attractions, restaurants and other businesses for their current status.
House of Blues is a great venue to catch a concert at Walt Disney World® Resort’s dining, entertainment and nightlife district — not to mention dinner and drinks. Plenty more nightlife is waiting to be discovered throughout this walkable, open-air entertainment complex.
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For instance, The Edison features nightly entertainment, including burlesque on weekends. At Morimoto Asia, the Forbidden Lounge offers late-night cocktails and dishes until 2 a.m. Or, roll into Splitsville Luxury Lanes™ and rock out with live entertainment, special cocktails and 30 lanes of bowling. And speaking of music, you can find live performances at various Disney Springs locations, including Exposition Park, Marketplace Stage and Riverboat Square, with the all-new Cirque du Soleil — Drawn to Life debuting in late 2021.
Nightlife offerings on International Drive, aka I-Drive, are just as varied as the district’s dining options. At Pointe Orlando, an open-air entertainment complex, you’ll find The Pub and the Improv Comedy Club, not to mention dinner and dancing at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. You can also enjoy live music at dueling-piano bar Howl at the Moon, as well as Tin Roof and Blake Shelton’s all-new Ole Red at the open-air ICON Park®.
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There are ample places to heat up the dance floor on I-Drive, too, such as Mango’s Tropical Cafe and 3NINE. Ready to cool down? Pay a visit to International Drive’s ICEBAR Orlando, where even the glasses are made of ice!
Hard Rock Cafe® Orlando and Hard Rock Live® looms large over Universal Orlando Resort’s open-air dining, shopping and entertainment destination, and its busy schedule of live music events is why. For a more laid-back vibe, ease on over to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville®, where live musicians play covers of Jimmy Buffett’s songs and other rock hits.
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At the groove™, party through several uniquely themed, full-service bars, check out the pulsating wall of video screens, and gaze out from the balcony terrace overlooking Universal CityWalk. You can even take in a retro double feature at Hollywood Drive-In Golf, which features courses based on vintage horror flicks and “little green men” science fiction. (Some Universal CityWalk venues are separately ticketed and require ages 21 or older for admission with valid photo ID. Restrictions apply.)
Downtown Orlando & Thornton Park
Downtown Orlando’s Wall St. Plaza is a complex of seven bars and clubs connected by an open-air courtyard. It’s known for throwing wild block parties every weekend — and they really ramp up the festivities on holidays. Anchored by the Amway Center — home of the incredible Sky Lounge — the Church Street District offers ample live entertainment and nightspots, including the SkyBar Rooftop Terrace at AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando Downtown. And at the east end of downtown, the Thornton Park neighborhood boasts the Stardust Lounge, a hip, underground bar (literally) featuring billiards, happy-hour specials and unique themed nights.
You’ll also encounter some of Orlando’s best dance clubs in the downtown area, including The Beacham, EVE Orlando, Vyce Lounge and Cowboys Orlando, as well as LGBTQ+ favorites such as SAVOY Orlando and Southern Nights. Like the song says, things will be great when you’re downtown!