How many times did you want to attend a hotel party in high school or college because you thought it would be amazing? Now that you’re an adult, it’s hotel party time any time you can have a staycation at one of our lavish hotels in The City Beautiful. To help you (and us) out, we’ve compiled a list of hotel happy hours in Orlando for you to explore with your date!
The Wellborn Hotel
With Lake Lucerne just a short distance away, a picturesque garden lit with hundreds of lights, and a historic setting, The Wellborn is made for a staycation. Conversely, a date night featuring drinks at The Wellborn and dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants would be great if a stay isn’t in the plans. You can score happy hour specials Wednesday-Saturday from 5-7pm. The menu includes four cocktails and three small plates for only $6 each.
Aloft Orlando Downtown
In the heart of Downtown Orlando you’ll find the stylish Aloft, a perfect place to stop for drinks before catching a show at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Happy hour at the hotel’s W XYZ Lounge is offered weekdays from 4-7pm and includes specials such as $6 well liquors, $5 house wine and $4 domestic bottled beers.
Bohemian Hotel Celebration
This stunning hotel would make a fantastic date night happy hour stop. The hotel’s restaurant, Lakeside Bar & Grill, offers “Celebration Hour” daily from 4-6pm, where you can select from a number of cocktails or wine by the glass for $6. Additionally, $10 gets you 2 classic Mules, and be sure to stick around for live music on Fridays from 6-9pm. Happy hour also includes up to 50% inspired bar bites like pretzel bites, chicken empanadas, Moroccan fries and short rib sliders.
Located inside of Hilton Orlando, Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops offers happy hour from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the bar and patio. You can enjoy 25% off appetizers and daily drink specials, with the list boasting shrimp cocktail, house flared bacon, lump crab cake, a $10 Bartender’s Drink of the Day and $9 Sommelier-selected wine.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Enjoy happy hour on the rooftop Capa Bar Sunday-Thursday from 5 – 7pm. Sip on $10 pours of select Spanish wine while you snack on $5 and $9 tapas. Sit on one of the two outdoor terraces for a sunset happy hour with your favorite person.
Also try: The Lobby Bar at Four Seasons Orlando offers happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 – 7pm. The menu features select half-priced bottles of wine and cocktails.
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
Located at Walt Disney World’s Swan & Dolphin resort, the Dolphin’s lobby bar, Phins, hosts Punch Hour Monday-Friday starting at 4pm. The staff concocts a new flavor of boozy homemade punch each day available for just $5 per glass. Punch Hour continues until the punch bowl is drained. Pair your punch with bar treats like a larger-than-life giant warm pretzel with beer cheese and mustard or the hummus trio.
Another option at the Dolphin resort, Todd English’s blueezoo offers happy hour daily from 5 – 7pm. Select cocktails are $5-$7 each and select appetizers are $5-$9.
The Lounge at The Alfond Inn
Nestled inside of The Alfond Inn, a stunning boutique hotel in downtown Winter Park, The Lounge offers happy hour daily from 4-7pm. Food specials include Brie Cheese, Watermelon Salad, burgers and wings each for $10. Wash your selections down with house wine, Peroni draft beer or call liquors ranging from $4 to $6 each.
Hard Rock Hotel Orlando
Ready to hit happy hour early? The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando serves happy hour deals from 1-5 pm Monday-Saturday. You’ll also love hitting The Kitchen on Sunday as they offer an all-day Sunday happy hour! Choose from a selection of draft beers, house wines, some speciality martinis, and delicious Bloody Marys.
Cabana Bay Beach Resort
A retro-themed bar located in the hotel lobby, Swizzle Lounge puts a unique spin on classic cocktails from an era that has come and gone. The daily happy hour kicks off once they open and lasts until 7pm, including specials on house wines and well cocktails, along with some specialty liquors.
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Arlene Laboy is the Managing Editor of Orlando Date Night Guide as well as a professional food and brand photographer. A wife and a mother, Arlene shares her love for adventuring around Florida through her Instagram account, @arlenemlaboy. Find out more about Arlene here.