International Drive is Orlando's mecca of entertainment. There is no shortage of bars and restaurants in the area, making it sometimes hard to choose the perfect spot for happy hour on International Drive Orlando.
Several establishments cater to the after-work crowd and those pouring out of conventions at the Orange County Convention Center with great specials. Here is our list of the best happy hours near International Drive.
Yard House is located right next to the I-Drive 360 attraction, making it the perfect place to dump into after visiting Madame Tussauds, the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium or The Orlando Eye. Their happy hour runs Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. Yard House has half off appetizers and pizzas and $2 off beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails during happy hour.
Bar Louie is a similar bar/restaurant concept located nearby at the southeast corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Boulevard. They have happy hour Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. with $3.50 draft beers, $4.50 wines and $5.50 signature margaritas. Bar Louie also offers half-price on select appetizers and flatbreads.
Brick House Tavern + Tap is on the backside of I-Drive 360 and they are another place serving upscale sports bar fare with great drinks. Their "Happiness Hour" takes place Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. The drink specials include $3 domestic drafts and wells, $4 import and craft drafts and $6 seasonal cocktails and house wine. Brick House has $5 snacks like Crispy Chicken, Soft Pretzels, and Spiked Calamari also available.
Tin Roof creates a festive environment with a regular schedule of live music. This I-Drive 360 location has a happy hour that runs 3-7 p.m. on weekdays. They offer $3.50 domestic drafts, $4.50 wells and $3.50 off glasses of house wine.
Tapa Toro is a Spanish restaurant and the last place on our list that is associated with the I-Drive 360 complex. Their culinary leanings infuse a unique happy hour menu that offers $2 empanadas and $5 ham croquettes, among other items. The drink list from 3-6 p.m. daily is highlighted by half off house wine, beer and sangria, 2-1 drinks and half-price cocktail pitchers.
Sea Dog Brewing Co. is just a stone's throw from the Orlando Premium Outlets and it may be just what the doctor ordered after a long day of shopping. This is one of two Florida brewpubs for the Maine-based brewery. Get select beer, wine, and cocktails are half-price as well as discounted appetizers during Sea Dog's happy hour.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant's front bar is often a popular spot at happy hour. They have $5 wine by the glass from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cooper's Hawk also offers wine specialty drinks, select cocktails, appetizers, and flatbreads at a discount during happy hour.
The Pub is one of the Pointe Orlando's many watering holes and one of the first places one sees when entering the massive complex. They are known for having the best Fish & Chips in town, but this British-inspired bar also puts on a great happy hour weekdays from 4-7 p.m. Drink specials include $5 imperial pints, $4 well cocktails and $20 bottles of their house wines. They have $5 shareables as well like buffalo flatbread, fish sliders, and boneless wings.
Marlow's Tavern bills itself as the "go-to happy hour restaurant at Pointe Orlando." They have a late night happy hour too with $3 domestic beers, $4 premium cocktails and $5 select wines. In late night, they have six food plates featuring items like burgers, wings, and flatbreads that are $6 each.
Blue Martini is the third happy hour establishment to check out in Pointe Orlando. They run discounts on all drinks and half-priced tapas. Blue Martini also has complimentary martinis during happy hour which runs Monday-Friday 4-8 p.m. and from 3-8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sunday.
Bonefish Grill is nestled in the heart of Sand Lake's Restaurant Row, a strip of bars and restaurants that could fill up their own happy hour bar crawl list. Happy hour at Bonefish starts at 4 p.m. with $4 house wines, $5 select spirits and $1 off draft beers. They also have $5 hand-crafted martinis and cocktails and $6 bar bites.
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar is one of the most popular Restaurant Row places and they have a great happy hour to boot. Each day from 4-7 p.m., all drinks are $2 off. They have a bar bites menu of seven items for $7 as well.
Cafe Tu Tu Tango creates a fun atmosphere with artists creating and displaying their work throughout the restaurant. Other entertainers also often join the party. Happy hour runs from 3:30-6:30 p.m. menu items ranging in price from $3-$6 and two for one specials on draft beer, sangria, and certain liquors.
Senor Frogs is known for their outposts that embrace the party all across the Carribean and Mexico so their happy hour has to be good. Orlando is one of their few U.S. locations and they have a unique Beat the Clock promotion. Drinks are just $3 from 3-4 p.m., $4 from 4-5 p.m., $5 from 5-6 p.m. and $6 from 6-7 p.m.
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