Drinking, parties and nightlife
Some places to hit up once you’ve already exhausted the places around campus
Published: September 11, 2013
Mondays at Waitiki Retro Tiki Lounge
26 Wall Street Plaza
Starting at 10 p.m., Waitiki holds a beer pong tournament with cash prizes.
Tuesdays at Roxy Nightclub
740 Bennett Road
DJs spin rave, dub and electro, and the kids pack the club for this night of debauchery, dancing and grinding. $1 drinks for guys and free drinks for girls until 11:30 p.m.
Grits and Gravy
Tuesdays at Independent Bar (I-Bar)
70 N. Orange Ave.
There’s a reason Orlando Weekly readers voted this the Best Club Night in Orlando. Old-school rock, Motown soul are the musical backdrop for a night that features $2.50 PBRs and well whisky all night long.
Wednesdays at Little Fish, Huge Pond
401 S. Sanford Ave.
Sanford’s quirkiest pub gives dudes $2 domestic beer and $1 off all craft beer starting at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at Firestone Live
578 N. Orange Ave.
Serious fans of electronic dance music know that this night brings some of the best EDM to town.
Ladies night at Dancers Royale
Thursdays at Dancers Royale
5221 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando is not known for its strip clubs, and there’s a reason for that – this town has a pretty strict rule about not allowing all-nude dancers. But Dancers Royale features topless dancers. The place is surprisingly couples-friendly, and Thursday night it’s ladies’ night, which means half-off drinks for those bearing two X chromosomes.
Fridays at Thee Grotto
360 State Lane
Goth/industrial/new wave night with DJ Rob Bates. If you can get the password for the night, you get in free.
Saturdays at Backbooth
37 W. Pine St.
From midnight until 2 a.m., DJs spin pop, rock and Motown while you confess your sins to your patient bartenders.
11448 University Blvd.
No cover, $2 beer and free mimosas starting at 1 p.m. End your weekend right, but don’t forget: Monday hangovers suck.
Shake ’n’ Bass
Sundays at Backbooth
37 W. Pine St.
The place where twerk lives in Orlando. The Moombah Mafia spins tropical bass and drives the crowd crazy. Not a night for the faint of heart.