Best Of 2019

Best Sunroom Where You Can't See the Sun
Photo by James Hand

The Sunroom

1319 N. Mills Ave., instagram.com/sunroom____

The new sister bar to the Guesthouse, right next door and masterminded by the same groovy team, looks on Instagram like an ideal spot to while away a sunny afternoon sipping session cocktails: all pale terrazzo and light woodwork flooded with rays and stuffed with houseplants. Ironically, though, the bar's hours are 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, meaning the only time we'll get to lounge in that sunbeam is in our dreams – until and unless they extend their hours. Pretty please? (Note: Magically, the day after this issue went to the press, the Sunroom announced they were opening at 6 p.m. that Saturday, meaning: hello, sunset vibes! Dreams do come true.)

Music & Nightlife: Best of Orlando 2019: The best in local bars, clubs, bands, DJs and more

Music & Nightlife: Best of Orlando 2019

Photo illustration by Adam McCabe

Music & Nightlife

Best Bar

1. Will's Pub, willspub.org

2. Mathers Social Gathering, mathersorlando.com

3. Tanqueray's, facebook.com/tanqueraysbar

Best Bar Patio

1. The Hammered Lamb, thehammeredlamb.com

2. Eden Bar, enzian.org

3. The Porch, theporchwinterpark.com

Best Bar to Play Pool

1. Sportstown, sportstownbilliards.com

2. Spatz, facebook.com/spatz1025

3. The Matador, thematadororlando.com

Best Bartender

1. Robbie Kennerney, Throwbacks Sanford

2. Dave Merkli, Tanqueray's

3. Big Rick, The Thirsty Topher

Best Club DJ

1. Angel of Boom, realradio.fm

2. Mango Beats, facebook.com/mango.beats.5

3. (tie) DJ BMF, mixcloud.com/djbmf

3. (tie) Dizzlephunk, dizzlephunk.com

Best Club Night

1. '80s New Wave Night at Independent Bar

2. Mac n Cheese at Independent Bar

3. Girl the Party at Southern Nights

Best Country Act

1. Sean Holcomb, seanholcomb.com

2. Layla Brisbois, facebook.com/laylabrisboisofficial

3. Oak Hill Drifters, oakhilldrifters.com

Best Cover Band

1. Hayfire, facebook.com/hayfire

2. Audio Exchange, audioexchangeband.com

3. Rockit Fly, rockitfly.com

Best Craft Beer Bar

1. Crooked Can Brewing Co., crookedcan.com

2. Redlight Redlight, facebook.com/redlightredlight

3. Hourglass Brewing, hourglassbrewing.com