With all the amazing bars and places to get a boozy beverage in The City Beautiful, you could totally map out your very own BFF bar crawl — and even better when the bars have out of this world themes. Whether you’re looking for the next best hangout spot for you and your pals or just a cool new drink to try, you’ll definitely want to visit each of these amazing themed bars in Orlando.
Address: 5421 International Drive Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: The best things in life are hard-won, and this secret post-apocalyptic fallout bar is just one such example. If you search hard enough, you might just find this hidden gem inside the Gods & Monsters Comic Shop.
Besides great craft beers, cocktails, and retro video games, you can even check out their escape room!
Joysticks Arcade Lounge
Address: 69 East Pine St. FL 2, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: You can sip some super creative and aesthetically pleasing drinks while playing and slaying at your favorite retro video games. Ask the bartender for the controller of your choice, and enjoy some classic titles like Super Mario Bros, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, Star Wars, Star Trek, and even the occasional Nintendo 64 tournament.
Aku Aku Tiki Bar
Address: 431 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: Be transported to a Hawaiian paradise at this tropical tiki lounge. Tiki masks, Polynesian sculptures, and surfboards set the mood, accompanied by retro music and fruity drinks, to give you the ultimate Hawaiian experience without having to leave the east coast.
M. Bar & Lounge
Address: 2000 N Orange Ave Suite 100, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: The M Lounge is the perfect marriage of vintage cars, retro gaming, and cocktails. With over 60 vintage cars on display and cute accents like gas pumps and steering wheels, you can even play a game of pool on Ford Mustang tables. There also offer arcade games and pinball tables.
Address: 8060 Via Dellagio Way Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: This 1920’s speakeasy-style gem is a great place to celebrate the second Roaring 20’s, as it serves up “elixirs”, “prescriptions”, and downright hearty bites while masquerading as a pharmacy.
You can find a remedy for any ailment straight from the local apothecary, but you’ll have to find the place first. Hint: it’s hidden within an elevator door.
The Craft at Cocktails & Screams
Address: 39 W. Pine St., Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: Just when you thought Orlando’s year-round Halloween bar couldn’t get any better, they opened a hidden witch bar full of magic and potions. If you can’t quite find your way inside, check out their social media for clues like the answer is “in the cards.”
Once you find the hidden entrance to The Craft inside the Cocktails and Screams establishment, order up a witchy potion from the bartender Corven the Corrupt.
Cloak and Blaster
Address: 875 Woodbury Road #108, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: The ultimate nerdy gaming pub exists in Orlando, where the menu references all kinds of fantasy video games and films. Movie props from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more decorate the establishment.
The bottom floor is set up like a classic fantasy dining hall, while the top floor is a lounge where you can play games on Nintendo Switch or Xbox, plus over 500 board games.
Grab your besties, drink responsibly, and have as much fun as possible at these themed bars!