Winter Park: Fairbanks 

Not quite a college town

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Rollins College is just down the street, and while Park Avenue might be the most tranquil alternative to studying in the quiet library, the places where you’ll see the coed set getting their drink, grub and groove on are on Fairbanks Avenue. This ’hood isn’t as walkable as the rest of Winter Park, but a quick drive down Fairbanks and up Orange Avenue is revealing. Sure, there are places to go when your parents are in town – Ravenous Pig, anyone? – but the indie allure of this section of Winter Park is in its long-standing gems alongside new places to munch and mingle.

EAT

Ethos Vegan Kitchen
601 S. New York Ave., Winter Park
407-228-3899
ethosvegankitchen.com

Linda’s Winter Park Diner
1700 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-644-2343
winterparkdiner.com

Scratch
223 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-325-5165
scratchtapas.com

DRINK

Cask and Larder
565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
321-280-4200
caskandlarder.com

Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub
544 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-645-2050
fiddlersgreenorlando.com

Spatz Deli and Billiard Liquor
1025 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-647-3354
spatzwp.com

SHOP

Biker Consignment and Gift Shop
671 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-844-4966
www.facebook.com/enterthecoolzone

The Meat House
669 Orange Ave., Winter Park
407-629-6320
themeathouse.com

Pookie’s Pet Nutrition and Bow Wow Bakery
1500 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-622-7387
pookiesbowwowbakery.com

PLAY

Winter Park Playhouse
711 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park
407-645-0145
winterparkplayhouse.org

GO

Open Mic Nights
Austin’s Coffee and Film
929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-975-3364
austinscoffee.com
Singers, songwriters and comics perform for a coffeehouse crowd.

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