When Jimmy Buffett famously crooned the lyrics to the song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” he must have been talking about Southwest Orlando — for nowhere is there a city more vibrantly alive after-hours. With its eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, lounges and clubs, both tourists and locals alike frequent the area in search of a good time.
For a great selection of drinks, half-priced appetizers and unbeatable specials, head down to the following hot spots for a taste of all Southwest Orlando has to offer.
Join your friends at the community’s favorite local bar Sunday through Saturday from 4-7 p.m. for happy-hour cocktails, delicious food and a warm atmosphere. Cariera’s Cucina Italiana, located in Suite 12 at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando, features $4 house wine; $4.25 well drinks; $6 specialty menu items such as lasagna, master burgers and flatbreads; and special pricing on draft and bottled beer like Birra Moretti and La Rossa. For more information, call 407-351-1187 or visit carierasbycastelli.com on the Web.
Cave Inn BBQ
Located in Suite 192 at 13848 Tilden Road in Winter Garden, Cave Inn BBQ offers an evolutionary barbecue restaurant experience. Happy hour is Sunday from 2-4 p.m., with all-you-can-drink select draft beers for $10; Monday from 9-11 p.m., with all-you-can-drink select draft beers for $10, $1 off all mixed drinks, and $1 off all draft beers for hospitality-industry patrons; Wednesday after 8 p.m., with slider combos for $4; and Thursday from 9-11 p.m., with all-you-can-drink select draft beers for $10, and 50-cent wings available after 8 p.m. For more information, call 407-614-8328 or visit http://www.caveinnbbq.com on the Web.
Specialty Wine and Cheese
Czerwinski’s Specialty Wine and Cheese in the Dellagio is home to more than 7,000 bottles of the finest international and domestic wines in the world, as well as an international array of award-winning cheeses to complement any true connoisseur’s palate. Czerwinski’s, located in Suite 100 at 8014 Via Dellagio Way in Orlando, offers a daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. with $5 house wines, and a “group therapy” happy hour every Wednesday from 4-9 p.m., with two glasses of house wine and cheese for $15. For more information, call 407-903-0737 or visit
czerwinskiswines.net on the Web.
Irish Pub and Restaurant
Hagan O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 16112 Marsh Road, Suite 401, Winter Garden, features traditional Irish pub fare with an American flair. Happy hour is seven days a week from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and includes half off select beers, wines and liquor; special pricing on all 46 drafts; daily bucket specials of 5 for $8.43; hundreds of craft beers; 50 single malts; big-screen TVs; live music; a full food menu; and a seasonal menu. Other specials include half off all bottles during Wine-O Wednesday, and all-you-can-drink mimosas and mini brunch items on Sunday. For more information, call 407-905-4782 or visit http://www.haganoreillys.com on the Web.
Marlow’s Tavern, located in Pointe Orlando at 9101 International Drive, offers wines from around the world; bottled beers, including local favorites; and handcrafted cocktails made with the freshest fruit juices, herbs and small-batch liquors. Happy hour is daily from 3-7 p.m., and specials include J.T.’s Kettle Chips for $4, a shrimp and crab nacho plate for $5, firecracker shrimp for $5, Peking duck sliders for $6, tavern sliders for $6, $3 domestic drafts, $4 select wines and $4 premium wells. For more information, call 407-351-3627 or visit http://www.marlowstavern.com on the Web.
Miller’s Field Orlando
Miller’s Field Orlando, 7958 Via Dellagio Way, is a classic sports bar and restaurant designed for the sporting and culinary enthusiast. Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and specials include $2 tacos, sliders, Bud Light pints and Yuengling pints; $2.50 home bottles; $3 house wines; $3.50 premium wells and away bottles; $4.50 calls; $5 half-pound burgers and pretzel bites; $5.50 premiums; and half off select pizzas. Purchase a Bud Light draft on football Mondays any time after 8 p.m., and from the opening kickoff until the first team scores, Miller’s will refill the glass for free. For more information, call 407-248-3474 or visit millersfieldorlando.com on the Web.
Peperoncino’s daily happy hour, offered from 4-7 p.m. in the bar and outdoor seating area only, boasts unlimited house wine and beer with Italian appetizers for only $20 per person. Other noteworthy specials include dessert and coffee or tea for $6 from 3-5 p.m.; and Italian sangria and Cipriani peach bellinis Monday-Saturday for $8, and two for $7 on Sunday. The restaurant also offers a couples dinner, which includes a glass of house wine, appetizer and pasta for $30 on Monday and Tuesday. Peperoncino is located in Suite 108 at 7988 Via Dellagio Way in Orlando. For more information, call 407-440-2856 or visit http://www.peperoncinocucina.com on the Web.
at the Dellagio
Situated off Sand Lake Road in the heart of Restaurant Row is Stogies at the Dellagio, a relaxed, laid-back cigar lounge with a full liquor bar and large, walk-in humidor. With a simple philosophy of drink, smoke and lounge, Stogies also features a daily happy hour from 3-7 p.m. with two-for-one drafts, $4 import bottles; $2.75 domestic bottles; and $3.25 Don Q, Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo, Pinnacle and Tanqueray. Located at 7988 Via Dellagio Way in Orlando, Stogie’s is open daily from noon-2 a.m. For more information, call 407-601-5286.
World of Beer
Visit your favorite bartenders and servers at World of Beer, located in Suite 300 at 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando, for happy hour, Monday through Friday, from noon-7 p.m. Fifty-plus drafts are $1 off, and live music is offered every Tuesday during happy hour, as well as every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Stop in for $3 draft specials and complimentary food on Sunday at 1 p.m. while supplies last. For more information, call 407-355-3315 or visit http://www.wobusa.com/drphillips
on the Web.