Speakeasy. The word itself evokes a sense of relief, of letting your hair down, and not worrying about who is judging your words or actions. Come as you are, be yourself! Though traditionally describing an illicit establishment, today, the word speaks more to hidden gems that only a privileged few are privy to. In this list of 7 of the hottest speakeasies in Orlando, we’ll give you a peek at some of our favorites.
When: Wednesday-Saturday: 8p.m. - 2a.m., Sunday: 4p.m. - 12a.m., Sunday-Tuesday: Closed
Address: 68 E. Pine St., Orlando FL
Why You Need To Go: Wander up a set of grass-covered stairs to a cozy little wood-paneled room that gives you all the forest vibes, and some sweet craft cocktails.
When: 7p.m. – 2a.m.
Address: 358 N Park Ave Winter Park, Orlando FL
Why You Need To Go: '60s-style furniture and decor furnish this bar, making a perfect retro vibe while you sip fancy cocktails and beers.
GB Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar
When: 3p.m. – 11p.m.
Address: 531 Virginia Drive Orlando FL
Why You Need To Go: This local bottle shop and growler bar sells craft beer, wine, and meads, with 20 rotating taps and a bottle inventory of over 200 beers.
Hanson’s Shoe Repair
When: 8p.m. – 2a.m.
Address: 27 E. Pine St. Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: One of the oldest buildings in downtown Orlando, you’ll need a password to gain access to this speakeasy. You can call their number 407-476-9446 between the hours of 1p.m. - 7p.m. for the password.
Cocktails and Screams
When: 7p.m. – 2a.m.
Address: 39 W Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801
Why You Need To Go: Newly opened to the public just this October, Cocktails and Screams is a year-round Halloween themed bar with amazing drink specials and weekly themed events.
When: 5p.m. – 1a.m.
Address: 5421 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819
Why You Need To Go: A hidden wasteland bar inside the Gods and Monsters comic shop, you won’t want to miss out on the crazy vagabond fun that goes on behind these doors.
Howl at The Moon
When: 7p.m. – 1:45a.m.
Address: 8815 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Why You Need To Go: The extensive drink list includes cocktails, beers, shots, and 82oz bucket margaritas. Need we say more?
Pace yourself, it'll take a while to enjoy them all!
Don't forget to check out this Halloween party with bottomless tacos and sangria, or this restaurant where you can dine beside sharks.