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Summer Guide 2012

Looking for mister good bar

Belly up to a bar made for summertime sipping

Photo: Aimee Vitek, License: N/A

Aimee Vitek

Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café: 205 E. First St., Sanford,
Nothing says summer like men in shorts – leather shorts – pumping accordions and exhorting you to drink a glass boot full of beer.

Ember: 42 W. Central Blvd., 407-849-5200
The Sunday-afternoon Surrender patio party brings out girls who like boys who like boys.

Miller's Ale House: 477 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, 407-331-6611
Plenty of TVs tuned to ESPN so you can watch other people sweating, and huge fans to blow your hair back.

Stardust Video & Coffee: 1842 E. Winter Park Road,
Eclectic beer selection; handmade cocktails; the strongest cold-brewed iced coffee in town; ample bike parking.

903 Mills Market: 903 S. Mills Ave., 407-898-4392
Their misting system might frizz up your blowout, but damn it makes patio drinking comfortable.

Graffiti Junktion: 900 E. Washington St., 407-426-9502
Raucous patio scene overlooking Thornton Park's centerpiece fountain. Re-create La Dolce Vita! (Don't do that, you'll get a ticket.)

Eden Bar: 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-629-0054
Top-notch creative cocktails + Bill Plympton's gorgeous mural of the Garden of Eden = you might find yourself sinning.

Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden: 1800 N. Orange Ave., 407-228-4992
Sip champagne, wine and beer in a miniature jewel box of a garden hung with twinkle lights.

Hillstone's: 215 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-740-4005
The former Houston's is still a great place for a sunset date night, with a romantic firepit and lakeside deck seating.

Summer Guide 2012
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