Best Hotel Bars

Nightlife, What's New — By Sarah Sekula on January 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Photo Courtsey of Walt Disney World

There are plenty of options in the realm of nightlife in the area, but some of the best spots are nestled inside of hotels. Some offer high-energy music aimed at the party crowd, others draw guests in with a catchy theme and the rest go with subtlety. One thing is for sure, Central Florida has plenty of hotel bars to choose from, and we have listed our favorites to help you find your perfect match.

Rix Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The lounge was designed to create an atmosphere of lavish comfort and every inch of this 300-seat/5,000-square-foot upscale lounge is certainly posh. The interior of the bar is bold, draped with grand fabrics, splashes of color and textures all inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean style. The menu is filled with specialty drinks and delicious tapas-style appetizers such as the chorizo flat bread and the seafood cappuccino.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando 32830

Velvet Bar at Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel

This is the place to party like a rockstar. The bar is decked out with zebra print arm chairs, neon flashes of light and rock ‘n roll memorabilia adorning the walls. Grab a cocktail or settle in with some appetizers while you take in the sounds of music legends streaming over the speakers. Opt for outdoor seating on The Veranda when you need some fresh air.

Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel
5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819

The Bösendorfer Lounge at Grand Bohemian Hotel

This local spot was voted the “Best Place to Sip Martinis” by the Orlando Business Journal and “Best Hotel Bar” by Orlando Magazine. Combine the awards, the hip atmosphere and live entertainment, and it is easy to see why Bosendorfer Lounge is always packed. Also make sure to spot the original works of art including “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” and “Presentation of Salome” by Florida artist William Russell Walker and “Entraptored” by Mexico City artist Susan Contreras.

Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

Rocks At The Peabody Hotel Orlando

Grab a seat, order up your favorite in cocktail and settle for the fantastic live entertainment at Rocks.  Set inside The Peabody Hotel, this high-energy bar offers  bottled beers from around the world, an extensive wine list and carefully crafted cocktails. The surroundings and exceptional service is the perfect complement to sleek decor.

The Peabody Hotel Orlando
9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Tags: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Grand Bohemian Hotel, Rix Lounge, Rocks, The Bosendorfer Lounge, The Peabody Hotel Orlando, Universal's Hard Rock Hotel, Velvet Bar