Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s inaugural Orlando After Hours is designed to give residents and visitors alike the chance to explore what the City Beautiful and beyond have to offer during the evening hours. From after-work happy hours to sports venues to late-night entertainment, this guide has something for everyone to enjoy.
The Beacham, located at 46 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando, is a live music venue located in the heart of downtown Orlando. The history of the building dates back to the early 1920s, when it touted famed vaudevillian acts. What is old is new again, with true-to-the-original renovations creating a historic, yet state-of-the-art spot to catch the hottest national touring acts. Connected by a common doorway to The Social, the two venues create the most intimate and privately owned live music destination in the southeastern U.S. Featured bands include Ed Sheeran, Motion City Soundtrack, Owl City and many others. For more information, call 407-246-1419 or visit www.thebeacham.com on the Web.
Cariera’s by Castelli Cucina Italiana, located in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando, has always been a favorite of locals. Orlando magazine readers voted it Best Italian Restaurant and Best Pizza. Cariera’s specializes in authentic Italian food, including a full selection of antipasto, salads, gourmet and Italian pizzas, veal, chicken, shellfish, homemade desserts and, of course, pasta. Patrons also can enjoy an eclectic mix of entertaining performers weekly. Its popular lounge is open until 2 a.m. nightly and serves food until 1 a.m. For more information, call 407-351-1187 or visit www.carieras.com on the Web.
Let’s Skate Orlando, located at 14207 W. Colonial Drive in Winter Garden, is a recreational attraction that provides a new spin on roller-skating. With more than 8,000 songs on its playlist, Let’s Skate can please any generation, and it is the perfect venue for a date night. Tuesday evenings are ’80s nights, with a bit of Rolling Stones. Roller-skating also has the added benefit of burning 680 calories per hour. Let’s Skate Orlando’s unique atmosphere makes fun contagious for both individuals and groups, where they can “Let the Good Times Roll.” For more information, call 407-614-3812, email
www.letsskateorlando.com on the Web.
Residents can turn hot Florida days into cool summer “knights” at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, North America’s longest-running dinner show. Every evening, guests turn back the clock to the 11th century and enjoy a tasty, utensil-free meal and thrilling show, where knights of the realm joust, sword fight and duel, while diners cheer as members of the king’s court. In addition, Medieval Times offers more rivalry and revelry than ever before with its brand-new show. Medieval Times is located at 4510 W. Vine St. in Kissimmee. For more information, call 888-935-6878 or visit www.medievaltimes.com on the Web.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is located in Suite 105 at 7653 International Drive in Orlando. While the Tilted Kilt concept has its roots deep in the rousing tradition of Scottish, Irish and English pubs, it actually first came to life in America’s own sin city, Las Vegas. Tilted Kilt was conceived to be a contemporary, Celtic-themed sports pub, staffed by beautiful servers in sexy plaid kilts. Now with locations across the U.S., Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery continues to lift spirits and joyously reaffirm that “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.” For more information, call 407-226-6886 or visit www.tiltedkilt.com on the Web.
Guests can grab a quick snack, relax over dinner, mingle over cocktails, see a wild concert, catch the latest movie, golf a round of putt-putt, or dance the night away all in one night and one place — Universal CityWalk, Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment. Universal CityWalk is located at Universal Orlando Resort, 3000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. For more information, call 407-224-2691 or visit www.citywalkorlando.com on the Web.
For those who prefer a challenging round of golf after work, the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club offers the new Diamond Tee Program, with exclusive year-round benefits, including a 50 percent discount on green fees for the cardholder and up to three guests, complimentary round for every five rounds of paid and played, and more. Those who join by Aug. 31 receive a complimentary round for four and a chance to win a set of custom golf clubs. Waldorf Astoria Golf Club is located at 14224 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane in Orlando. For more information, call 407-597-3780 or visit www.waldorfdiamondtee.com/summer on the Web.
World of Beer, located in Suite 300 at 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando, is a friendly neighborhood craft beer bar with more than 500 bottles and more than 50 drafts. It offers casual beer connoisseurs a vast variety of craft beers from around the world. Patrons can take advantage of happy hour Monday-Friday from noon-7 p.m., and live musical entertainment by local musicians is featured every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Beer lovers must experience the WOB culture, where a beer is always waiting. For more information, call 407-355-3315 or visit www.wobusa.com/drphillips on the Web.
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