Drinking, Nightlife and Parties
Where to drink and party in Orlando this week
Published: December 12, 2012
A Very Vintage Christmas Ugly sweater party with burlesque acts, a 50/50 raffle and music by the WildTones, the Woolly Bushmen and others. 8 p.m. Saturday; Odin's Den, 1335 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park; $7; 407-644-3588; facebook.com/pages/odins-den.
Alive After 5 Monthly street party with live music, art displays, food and cocktail sampling and more. 5-8 p.m. Thursday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.
An Unexpected Party: Hobbit Release Celebration Themed food specials, a costume contest and special drinks like Dwarven Ale and Hobgoblin. 5 p.m. Thursday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-802-4800; obliviontaproom.com.
Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long & Open Mic Piano Bar Party Hosted by Michael Wanzie and featuring Kelly Richards on piano, a free holiday buffet, prizes for best attire and trivia games. 6-9 p.m. Friday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
Apocalypse – Heaven vs. Hell Party Mayan-inspired end of the world party with music by DJ Power Infiniti. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $8; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
Mr. Pierre's Hump Day – The Naughty or Nice Pajama Party Holiday-themed erotica spoken word performances and live boudoir photo shoot. 9 p.m. Wednesday; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $5; 407-228-0048.
Sportstown Christmas Party Grab a beer and play some pool or a round of darts. 9 p.m. Saturday; Sportstown, 2414 E. Robinson St.; free; 407-894-6258; sportstownbilliards.com.
Stone Vertical Epic Release 12.12.12 Celebrate the release of the bottle-conditioned ales. 5 p.m. Saturday; Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $25; 407-898-5070; willspub.org.
Tap 'N' Run 4K Run a 2.5-mile race while being served beer at four stops along the route and a 12-ounce beer at the finish line. 5-8 p.m. Saturday; Lake Eola Park, East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive; $37.52; 502-653-4985; taprun.com.
The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl Make your way to spots like the Lodge, Chillers, The Beacham and Wall Street Cantina. 8 p.m. Friday; Dive Bar, 63 N. Orange Ave.; $20 cash, or a toy donation valued at $20; orlandopubcrawl.com.
Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk Pay one price for unlimited wine tasting at participating venues, with streetside shopping vendors and food trucks offering menu items. 6-9 p.m. Thursday; Dexter's of Thornton Park, 808 E. Washington St.; $10 cash; facebook.com/thorntonparkdistrict.