Best Of 2020

Best Local Hot 100 Charting Producer
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Ayo

instagram.com/ayotheproducer

Grammy award-winning producer Austin Owens, better known as Ayo, has been known and successful for a long time; he and his partner Keyz have produced charting hits for Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Cardi B in the past few years. But their work on the pop juggernaut that is "WAP" – Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's filthy-fabulous ode to, uh, humidity – rocketed Ayo N Keyz into the stratosphere. (They even knocked Taylor Swift's Folklore off the Hot 2100.) And since Ayo lives right here in Orlando, we have to assume we have a piece of that shine, if only because of our WAP-ass climate. When you're good at what you do, it doesn't matter where you live. In other words, please stay in Orlando and keep our clout level up.

Music & Nightlife: Best of Orlando 2020

Music & Nightlife: Best of Orlando 2020

Music & Nightlife

Best Bar
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1st: Will's Pub willspub.org

2nd: Hourglass Brewing hourglassbrewing.com

3rd: Southern Nights Orlando facebook.com/southernnightsorlando

Best Bar Patio
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1st: Eden Bar enzian.org

2nd: The Hammered Lamb thehammeredlamb.com

3rd: Ember emberorlando.com

Best Bartender
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1st: Robbie Kennerney, Throwbacks Sanford, throwbackssanford.business.site

2nd: Shane Williams, Hourglass Brewing hourglassbrewing.com

3rd: Jen Harton, Lil Indie's willspub.org

Best Club DJ
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1st: Angel of Boom

2nd: DJ Chocolate Rain instagram.com/dj_chocolate_rain

3rd: DJ BMF facebook.com/deejaybmf

Best Club Night
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1st: '80s New Wave Night at Independent Bar, independentbar.net

2nd: Girl the Party at Southern Nights Orlando girltheparty.com

3rd: Mac & Cheese '90s Night at Independent Bar independentbar.net

Best Cocktail Bar
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1st: Lil Indie's willspub.org

2nd: Mathers Social Gathering mathersorlando.com

3rd: The Guesthouse instagram.com/the_guesthouse

Best Craft Beer Bar
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1st: Crooked Can Brewing Company crookedcan.com

2nd: Hourglass Brewing hourglassbrewing.com

3rd: Redlight Redlight redlightredlightbeerparlour.com

Best Dance Club
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1st: Independent Bar independentbar.net

2nd: Southern Nights Orlando facebook.com/southernnightsorlando

3rd: Parliament House parliamenthouse.com

Best Dive Bar
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1st: Will's Pub willspub.org

2nd: Hideaway Bar facebook.com/hideawaybarfl

3rd: West End Trading Co. drinkatwestend.com