18 Best Happy Hours in Orlando

Have you been looking to blow off some steam lately? There’s no better way to unwind after a long day or week of working hard than by getting together with your friends and grabbing a drink. Getting drinks at a bar can be really expensive though, and that’s why we all love happy hour. 

group of people enjoying a glass of mojito at a happy hour spot in Orlando

Amusement comes in many forms down here in Orlando, including liquid form. Besides all of the amusement parks like Universal Studios Resort and Walt Disney World, one of the most fun things to do is to go around and experience all the mind-blowing bars and restaurants. What better way to do that than by visiting them during happy hour? As someone who isn’t exactly made out of money, there are few things I appreciate more than good deals on drinks and food, so I searched all around Orlando, Florida to find out where to get the best happy hour deals in the whole city. You can check out my findings below, you won’t be sorry!

Mathers Social Gathering

3 Phoenix Building, 30 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-486-3457
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Number one on my awesome guide to Orlando happy hour spots is a place called Mathers Social Gathering. Check them out off of South Magnolia Avenue just a short walk from Lake Eola Park, right next to CMX Cinemas Plaza Café 12 (formerly known as Cobb Theatres).This place is all about the vintage era of prohibition when people had to get extra creative with their liquors to skirt the law. Mathers puts that same creative, inventive spirit into all of their unique craft cocktails which never fail to impress. Happy hour here is from Wednesday through Saturday night, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM where you can find a delightful list of $7 cocktails as well as half-off select snacks.

Lil Indies

1036 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
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You’re just not properly experiencing the Orlando nightlife if you don’t stop by Lil Indies for happy hour and a live show. Orlando Weekly has even voted them Best Cocktail Bar of 2021, and it’s easy to see why. This cozy, unpretentious bar comes alive for happy hour every single day from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and you get %20 off your entire drink tab, but that’s just to get you through the door. Once you’re here, the laid-back atmosphere and the extraordinarily-skilled bartenders will make you want to hang out all night. Lil Indies is a great reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Orlando where you can jam out while enjoying a few top-tier cocktails. Check them out over on North Mills Avenue, directly adjacent to Will’s Pub.

The Woods

49 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-203-1114
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This next place, The Woods, is located directly in the heart of Orlando off of North Orange Avenue near the Orange County Regional History Center museum and The Social comedy club. From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM every weeknight you can get 25% off all their drinks like craft beers, whiskeys, and more. Monday night is when the real deals are because you can get that special for the whole night. Tuesdays are also great here at The Woods. You’ll find draft beers for $1 off as well as $3 off of select cans. They have even more specials here as well, so come on by and see them all! 

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Santiago’s Bodega | Orlando

802 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-412-6979
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Santiago’s Bodega Orlando is located off of Virginia Drive south of Lake Formosa where you’ll find an absolutely incredible place to get tapas. They do a happy hour every day here at Santiago’s Bodega from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM where you can get 50% off sangria, various glasses of wine, draft beers, and even certain well cocktails. The real happy hour treat here at Santiago’s, in my opinion, is the constantly-rotating selection of tapas dishes that are $5 off. Tapas can be an incredibly enjoyable experience, but sometimes it can get pricey, so that’s why Santiago’s happy hour is such a delight!


101 S Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-601-5219
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Next up is a place called RusTeak, a charming New American restaurant that specializes in creative, mouth-watering burgers and sandwiches that will absolutely blow you away, just like their happy hour specials. Happy hour is every Monday through Saturday night from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and again from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM. That’s 4 hours of saving money while having fun at the same time! Deals here include various $6 cocktails, and even $5 off all draft beers and glasses of wine! You don’t even have to settle for the cheap ones like you would during some other bars’ happy hours. 

Yard House

8367 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-351-8220
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Now, onto Yard House. This is a high-end sports bar located right in the middle of the action at ICON Park, right alongside The Wheel at ICON Park and Madame Tussauds Orlando, so there’s plenty to do before heading here for happy hour. Come on by for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and again from 10:00 PM to closing time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Deals include 50% off a long list of appetizers as well as all their pizzas. You can also find $2 off of all beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits. What a deal!   

The Stubborn Mule

100 S Eola Dr Suite 103, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-730-3400
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The Stubborn Mule is up next and boy do they know how to do happy hour in Orlando. They’re located less than a mile away from the gorgeous Lake Eola Park and Downtown Orlando, right off of South Eola Drive next to The Abbey in the Sanctuary Condominium. You can come here to The Stubborn Mule for happy hour every single day from 4:00 PM all the way until 7:00 PM. The weekends are even better, too, because late night happy hour starts at 10:00 PM and goes until 11:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour at The Stubborn Mule includes deals like $8 signature cocktails, $7 signature mules, $6 draft beers, $3 off glasses of wine, and $1 off craft bottles and cans of beer.  

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-226-1600
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The one of Orlando’s best happy hours that I want to mention is at a place called Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. They’re located inside the Pointe Orlando shopping mall, right next to other huge attractions like Regal Pointe Orlando IMAX & 4DX movie theater. You can come here for happy hour every day from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for amazing deals on drinks like $5 mojitos and caipirinhas, $4 house wines, $4 sangria, $4 domestic beers, and massive $6 appetizers. There’s nothing quite like a couple happy hours spent here at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar before heading out for a movie or to do some shopping!

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The Pub Orlando

9101 International Dr Suite 1003, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-352-2305
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In the same plaza as Cuba Libre, Pointe Orlando, you can also find another one of the best happy hour restaurants in Orlando. It’s called The Pub and it’s a delightful British-themed pub with great deals on drinks and food. I always try to make it to happy hour here at The Pub. Luckily, it’s not hard to do because happy hour is from Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The deals here are bloody amazing. You can get $2 off of all draft beer selections, $3 select shots, $5 well cocktails, house wines for $5.50 a glass, and $7 pub favorite cocktails. 


390 N Orange Ave Suite 110, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-930-1700
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DoveCote has made my lists before, so it’s no surprise that they would be on here again. They have an awesome happy hour menu that is full of drink specials and food deals. You can come here every day Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM, making it one of the longest and earliest-starting happy hours on this whole list. The only caveat is that it’s only served at the bar. There are way too many happy hour deals to fit into this paragraph, but some of the best ones are the $9 wings and $10 craft cocktails. Come and check out all the rest for yourself!

Tapa Toro

8441 International Dr #260, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-226-2929
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Tapa Toro is a Spanish restaurant located over in ICON Park near Pirate’s Cove Adventure Park and various hotels like the Quality Inn at International Drive. This, alongside cheap drinks and food, make it one of Orlando’s best happy hours in my opinion. Happy hour is served every day starting at 3:00 PM and going until 6:00 PM where you’ll find unbeatable deals for their delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks. Some of my favorite deals include BOGO drinks, 50% off house beer, wine, and sangria, as well as half-price cocktail pitchers!

The Hammered Lamb

1235 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-704-3200
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The Hammered Lamb is another one of the best happy hour spots in Orlando because of their cheap drink deals and food specials that will let you get hammered like the lamb without breaking the bank! Monday through Friday, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM is when happy hour gets served here at The Hammered Lamb. They offer over 20 different draft beers, 75 bottled and canned beers, and more than 20 different wines to choose from. No one’s going home thirsty after a night at The Hammered Lamb. The kitchen is open all the way until 2:00 AM as well, so if you end up staying late, you can still get a bite to eat.

The Guesthouse

1321 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-630-6574

Next up is The Guesthouse located off of North Mills Avenue, not far from Lake Highland Park on the shore of Lake Highland. The next time you’re trying to decide where to go for happy hour in Orlando, just head on over to The Guesthouse. You won’t regret it. Happy hour is every single day starting at 4:00 PM and it keeps going all the way until 8:00 PM! If i had to recommend a drink to get from The Guesthouse, it would have to be either a Moscow Mule or their amazing Old Fashioned made with Evan Williams 1783, but their menu is full of other options and their bartenders are highly skilled so they can make whatever you desire. 

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City PUB

861 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-652-0600
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City PUB is a great Orlando happy hour spot that you can find inside the One Orlando Centre on the bottom floor, right off of the sidewalk, just south of Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando. Every day Monday through Friday, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, you can come on down to City PUB to wet your whistle and enjoy their many happy hour specials on drinks. They have a long list of $5 drink specials during happy hour that includes Funky Buddha Floridian, Cigar City Jai Alai, Sauza tequila, Woodinville Bourbon, and even Tito’s Vodka. 

Bar One Orlando

1516 McCoy Rd, Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: 407-745-5829
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Right across the street from Bear Head Lake and right next to the Best Western Airport Inn & Suites is a place called Bar One Orlando that I recommend to anyone looking for one of the top happy hours in Orlando. They have different happy hour deals for every day of the week here at Bar One, and it’s one of my favorite things about the place. Mondays you can get %50 off all drinks; Tuesdays are $5 Tito’s cocktails; Wednesday nights are for $5 glasses and $18 bottles of wine; Thursdays are for all-day happy hour; and Fridays are ladies night where you’ll get $1 off all drinks. 

World of Beer

3402 Technological Ave, Orlando, FL 32817
Phone: 321-235-9741
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This next spot is absolutely perfect for all the college students around Orlando who are strapped for cash but still looking to party. World of Beer is located just a mile away from the University of Central Florida, so it’s easy to get to from the college. Happy hour is from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, making it the longest happy hour on my list. Deals include various $3 draft beers, various $4 draft beers, and a bunch of $6 shareable bites that will go perfectly with your drinks. Also, Wednesday is ladies night! Ladies can enjoy 50% off all draft beers and wines!

Bar Louie – Orlando Gateway

7015 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822
Phone: 407-813-2500
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Next up is a gastropub called Bar Louie off of South Semoran Boulevard, just north of the Orlando International Airport, making it the perfect place for a post-flight drink. Happy hour here is every day from Monday through Friday starting at 4:00 PM and going all the way until 7:00 PM. The good news is that it doesn’t just cover drinks, but food too! Some of the deals include $5 specialty burgers with tater tots, $3.50 for all draft beers, $4.50 wines, $5.50 signature martinis, and 50% off flatbreads and select appetizers. They have all the bases covered here at Bar Louie!

Blue Martini Lounge Pointe Orlando

9101 International Dr #1182, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-447-2583
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Lastly, we arrive at Blue Martini Lounge Pointe Orlando off of International Drive inside the Point Orlando shopping mall among other fun attractions in Orlando. I really love this place because they have daily specials, so it’s always something different when I come in. Happy hour is served from Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 6:00 PM and ending at 8:00 PM. Thursday nights are for the live bands, so if you like music, then this is the night you should be headed to Blue Martini. The tapas and martinis are unbeatable here, so don’t wait, and come down here right after work!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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