It’s been a few years since I wandered through the Church Street District. My memory of the area was that it was a place most frequented by a twenty-something, 3 for the price of 1 drink guzzling crowd, a demographic I’m sadly no longer a part of.
While the 3 for 1 drinks are still offered at places like Chillers and Latitudes, there is SO much more going on in this district. Sure, you can come here and booze it up at its bars and clubs but you can also dine at some of downtown’s best restaurants, watch live theater, take in a Flamenco show, and play dirty Bingo.
Here’s a pictorial that tells a story of the ‘new’ Church Street District and hopefully invites you to check it out again or for the first time.
Besides a stellar Happy Hour weekdays from 5-7pm with $4 sangria and tapas, Ceviche
also features Tapas Tuesdays when they have over 30 different tapas available all night for $4.
Church Street Station is home to Eternal Tap
and will welcome a new sport's bar in a few months.
Besides yummy diner food, Hamburger Mary's
has a sweet line-up of nightly events, including HamBingo On Tuesdays and Trivia on Wednesdays.
Mad Cow Theatre
moved to the heart of Church Street last October. On June 7th it will debut Dream Girls
, a musical production based on the music business in the 1960s.
, a swanky steakhouse almost on the corner of Orange Avenue, features free appetizers and discounts on select cocktails during Happy Hour Monday – Friday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m
Although it's not on Church Street, The Grand Bohemian Hotel
is a member of the Church Street District. Head there for artful cocktails in the Bosendorfer Lounge or dinner at The Boheme.
It's always a good value at Urban Flats
, where you'll find tons of $10 flat breads and $7 wines by the glass.
I'm dying to try out The Rusty Spoon
, a farm-to-fork concept right downstairs from the 55 West condos. Everyone I know who's been there says it is amazing!
Finally, close out the night at ONE80 GREY GOOSE Lounge
, my new favorite rooftop bar in downtown Orlando. It's open most Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm.