Our picks for the best in Orlando happy hours!
Dine and drink at a fraction of the regular price during happy hour at one of Orlando's many restaurants and bars. From elevated pub grub to delicious gourmet small plates, these local eateries go all out with food specials to pair with specially priced cocktails. Here are our current favorite Orlando happy hours.
Which of these Orlando happy hours are you going to check out?
Ocean Prime Orlando
Ocean Prime's swanky and spacious Blue Lounge is host to a daily happy hour from 5-7pm. It’s your chance to indulge in the upscale experience without totally blowing your budget. Happy hour deals include discounts on signature cocktails, select wine and beer specials, and $5 off all appetizers.
Don’t be fooled; International Drive isn’t all tourist attractions and chain restaurants. While this stretch of Orlando is popular with tourists, there’s plenty for us locals to enjoy, including lively restaurants like Tapa Toro, a Spanish restaurant located within walking distance of fun date night activities. During happy hour, served daily in the bar area from 3-6pm, you and your date can feast on nine tapas selections priced at $2 – $7 each while sipping half-priced drinks like red and white sangria, beer, and house wine.
This restaurant in Winter Park never goes unmentioned when discussing amongst friends the best restaurants in Orlando. Served Monday-Friday from 4-6pm, the happy hour menu includes two of Prato’s signature pizzas priced at $10, 3 Italian small plates priced at $5-$10, 5 cocktails priced at $8 each, and a selection of beer and wine priced at $3-$6. You can even order an Italian apertivo flight, complete with Aperol, Mandarino liqueur and Sakura Vermouth.
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Fellow seafood lovers, rejoice! Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar in Winter Park serves up a seafood-centric happy hour Tuesday-Friday from 4-7pm. Menu highlights include Gulf oysters by the 1/2 dozen, fish tacos, peel and eat Mayport shrimp, sliders and so much more all priced under $8. Wash it down with $4 drafts and wells, $5 wines, and $5 sangria and specialty cocktails. You can even try an oyster shooter with vodka or tequila.
Shared food and other key ingredients like artful details and multiple dining rooms to suit several moods have no doubt led to the popularity of Santiago’s Bodega among date nighters. Served at the Orlando location daily from 4-6pm, happy hour at Santiago’s Bodega includes half off sangria, wines by the glass, draft beer and single well pours; and a rotating selection of five $5 tapas.
Read our detailed happy hour review for more info.
The Osprey Tavern
A stellar selection of drinks and dishes are featured during happy hour at The Osprey. Try it for yourself Tuesday – Friday from 5-7pm at the expansive bar overlooking the immaculate exhibition kitchen, as well as throughout the dining room. The menu includes $1 oysters plus six seafood-centric dishes ranging in price from $8 – $13. Wine, beer and cocktails are also on special for $4 – $7.
From the artful décor and intimate dining nooks to the delectable menu and upgraded outdoor courtyard, everything about DoveCote screams date night. Served at the bar Monday-Friday from 2:30-6pm, happy hour includes a robust selection of beer, wine and cocktails for $4-$7, plus hearty sliders and light bites, all under $10 each.
Check out our happy hour review here (note: some menu items have changed since our original visit).
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
Happy hour hopping in Orlando’s ‘Restaurant Row’ provides a distinct atmosphere from one restaurant to the next. You’ve got endless choices, but Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi hovers slightly above the rest. Happy hour, served daily from 5-7pm, includes a pleasing mix of $7 cocktails, $3 draft beers, wines by the glass for $7, and more alongside 20+ (yes you read that right) flavorful dishes priced at just $5 each.
Budget friendly and Disney Springs may not seem to be a likely pair. But with a little research and planning, there are a surprising amount of inexpensive activities to enjoy alongside affordable eats. Served in the bar and lounge area (high top tables only) Monday-Friday from 3-6:30pm, happy hour at STK Orlando includes $2-$8 plates, half off specialty cocktails, and $10 Justin Cabernet and Whispering Angel rosé.
Ruth's Chris Steak House Orlando
The Orlando outpost of this well-loved chain, located on Sand Lake Road in the bustling dining district dubbed Restaurant Row, offers a daily Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl happy hour from 4-6pm in the bar area. Everything on the happy hour menu is $9, from the gigantic USDA prime burger to the classic pomegranate martini. Happy hour is also served at the Winter Park (no happy hour on Saturdays) and Lake Mary locations.
Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
With a specialty in seafood, this restaurant offers a refined date night experience in the spacious dining room with a subtle fish market feel and an outdoor patio for a casual rendezvous. Served daily from 5-7pm, the happy hour menu is akin to a full-fledged dinner menu with a raw bar, an assortment of sushi, and hearty main plates, plus beer, wine and cocktail specials.
The Stubborn Mule
The brainchild of co-owners Brian Buttner and Jonathan Canonaco, also the co-owners of RusTeak Restaurant & Wine Bar in Ocoee and College Park, this New American restaurant features hand-crafted mule cocktails, approachable food and an extensive cocktail, beer and wine list. Happy hour is served daily from 4-7pm and late night on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-11pm. Treat yourself to $8 signature cocktails, $7 mules, $6 draft beers, and more, plus a selection of three $5 appetizers.
The Hangry Bison
Park Avenue may get all the attention when it comes to dining in Winter Park, but nearby Orlando Avenue is a tasty alternative with new restaurants opening frequently. One such example is The Hangry Bison, a local hangout in Winter Park Village specializing in beer, bourbon and burgers. Happy hour, cleverly renamed Hangry Hour, is served Monday – Thursday from 4-7pm and Friday from 4-6pm. Provisions include a selection of $6 appetizers alongside eight drink options ranging in price from $5-$6.