Strikeouts is an unpretentious boozy oasis inside Fashion Square Mall 

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Photo by Marissa Mahoney

Strikeouts
3201 E. Colonial Drive, 407-730-9808, orlandofashionsquare.com

After work or after hours? After work.

Beer/wine or liquor too? Beer, wine and liquor.

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☒ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☒ wine list (5 choices or more)
☐ craft beer
☒ beer: the usual suspects
☒ wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
☒ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food? Y ☒ N ☐

Smoking allowed inside? Y ☐ N ☒

Outside drinking? Y ☐ N ☒

Dog-friendly? Y ☐ N ☒  

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad

Bag hooks? Y ☐ N ☒  

TVs? Y ☒ N ☐

What’s on? Something for everyone – NFL playoffs and TMZ.

DJs? Y ☒ N ☐

Live music? Y ☐ N ☒

Loud music or background music? No music.

Games? Check all that apply:
☒ pinball
☒ video
☒ pool
☒ darts
☒ other: It’s in a bowling alley, and there’s an entire arcade next to the bar.

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  
You can’t help but grin from ear to ear the instant you walk into Strikeouts. They knew that after fighting my way through an army of kids playing in the mall arcade I needed a $2 beer and a $4 gin and tonic. They could read my mind … and my bank statement. So few places can toe the line of unpretentious without also being a dump, but Strikeouts does it with ease. Throw on a T-shirt, order some nachos and don’t look over your shoulder once.

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