Best Of 2014

Best Recurring House Parties (if you can find them)

Cloud 9
Shhh … it’s a secret

This DIY venue, located in a mysterious, dimly lit alleyway, is Orlando’s most secretive party site. Located on a grungy brick corner behind a few local haunts in Mills 50, Cloud 9 is an updated version of the parking lots you might have lingered in as a disillusioned teenager in 1992. Hidden out of sight from disapproving patrons and reprehending parental types, Cloud 9 gets away with everything that the clubs don’t – fireworks exploding above partygoers’ heads, champagne-drenched hair and artsy local bands that just don’t appeal to those seeking the typical Friday night fun on Orange Avenue.