Tanqueray's has a lot of metropolitan charm 

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Thaddeus McCollum

Tanqueray's

Address/phone/web:

100 S. Orange Ave., 407-649-8540; facebook.com/tanqueraysbar

After work or after hours? Both.

Beer/wine or liquor too? Full bar.

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? N

Smoking allowed inside? Y

Outside drinking? N  

Dog-friendly? N

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? The bathroom has more stairs than a bathroom probably should, but they're clean enough.

TVs? Y

What's on? Sports, news.

DJs? N

Loud music or background music?  When we checked it out for a Friday happy hour, the TouchTunes jukebox was conversation-killingly loud.

Games? Check all that apply:

☐ pinball

☒ video: Retro multicade machine, video poker and Bags, a cornhole simulator

☐ pool

☒ darts

☐ other: _________

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  

Tanqueray's is a great spot for a happy hour if you want to feel like you're in a northern city. There's something about descending the stairs to a basement bar that feels, well, like you're on Cheers. The bar room can get a little tight, but there are several tables in the side room, where musicians of the funk, jazz, blues and jam persuasions perform for free pretty much every single night. Drinks are reasonably priced, and service is friendly and unobtrusive.

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