Best Of 2020

Best Local Livestream
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TIE! StayHome Fest and Accidental Music Festival

From the moment live venues closed their doors here in March, Jessica Pawli and her Southern Fried Sunday family jumped into action with five weeks of streaming all-day Sunday events collectively known as #StayHome Fest. Heavy on locals but featuring familiar faces from all over the country, this was both a showcase of the best in regional Americana, roots and country music and an important gesture in keeping the SFS extended family connected while isolated. Meanwhile, Timucua Arts Foundation revived their Accidental Music Festival online on YouTube and it was an absolute powerhouse. Elizabeth A. Baker weaving alchemical soundscapes outdoors and M. Lamar exuding Diamanda Galas-esque gothic grandeur were absolutely jaw-dropping, among other heavyweights local and worldwide.

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