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Orlando craft beer bars

A sampling of places to get the best brews in town

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The New York Times name-checked this little brewery, about 45 minutes from downtown Orlando, as one of the area’s notable craft-beer spots. Unique beers are brewed on site and served alongside a full menu and live music in the Rocking Rabbit Tap Room.

Nona Tap Room
9145 Narcoossee Road, 407-440-4594, nonataproom.com

People out in Lake Nona need their food and bev too, y’all. This biz has more than 50 beers on tap and another 50 in bottles (not to mention a wine and cocktail menu). This is where you’ll find a lot of Disney castmembers taking in some much-deserved R&R as they gather to watch the game.

Oblivion Taproom
5101 E. Colonial Drive, 407-802-4800, obliviontaproom.com

One of the city’s better beer bars sits, unexpectedly, on a forgettable strip of Colonial Drive, with 40 beers on tap and more available by the bottle – but the meaty bar bites, inventive burgers especially, are what set this place apart from the rest.

Orlando Brewing
1301 Atlanta Ave., 407-872-1117, orlandobrewing.com

This organic brewery offers 24 taps, most of which serve their own fresh-brewed organic craft beer. Some wines and ciders also available, for those who – dare we say it? – don’t like beer. Shadowboxes of Florida Brewing Festival medals aplenty hang by the front door.

Player 1 Video Game Bar
8562 Palm Pkwy, 407-504-7521, player1orlando.com

Our gaming friends all seem to agree – Player 1 is the best place in town that combines drinking and gaming. In addition to coin-op arcade and pinball machines, the bar features gaming systems from every era – X-Boxes and Nintendo 64s and Ataris and Sega Genesis and just about anything else you can think of. In addition, it serves a pretty kickass collection of craft brews, alongside a list of wines and ciders, as well as energy drinks for the designated drivers.

Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour
2810 Corrine Drive, 407-893-9832, redlightredlightbeerparlour.com

Orlando’s much-lauded and cornucopia-est craft beer spot has to clear room for yet another placard, this time landing on Draft Magazine’s 2013 list of prima American beer bars. Redlight Redlight grew from a small Winter Park boutique into the 23-draft, 250+ bottle wonderland on Corrine Drive today. First-timers, don’t be afraid to ask a knowledgeable bartender for a beer rec.

The Rogue Pub
3076 Curry Ford Road, 407-985-3778

Rogue Pub is new on the city’s craft-beer scene, but it’s already become a fun, rollicking neighbhorhood staple along Curry Ford Road, serving more than 300 craft beers and 20 different wines. The friendly, laid-back vibe makes it a fave hang in this Conway ‘hood.

Tap & Grind
59 W. Central Blvd., 407-455-1100, tapandgrind.com

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