Best Of 2023

Best Piano Bar: Musical Mondays at the Ren
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The Renaissance Theatre Co. is where Orlando's musical theater community comes to play. The company has incredible original shows (and they pay their performers and employees at least $15 an hour). Every week at Musical Mondays you'll find live pianists, featured Broadway performers and incredible local talent taking the stage to belt out show tunes — even, on occasion, the catalog of legendary pop stars (shout out to Beyoncé night). There's also a full bar, and after the scheduled performers, the night shifts gears into open mic night where we all can live our wildest drama club kid dreams. Musical Mondays kick off every Monday at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Renaissance Theatre Co., 415 E. Princeton St.,

Best of Orlando 2023: Drinking and Nightlife

Best of Orlando: Drinking and Nightlife
Best Bar Overall
Photo via Will's Pub/Facebook

1st: Will's Pub,

2nd: The Guesthouse,

3rd: Wally's Bar and Liquors,

Best New Bar
Photo via Otto’s High Dive/Instagram

1st: Otto's High Dive,

2nd: Deadwords Brewing,

3rd: The Moderne,

Best Bar Staff
Photo courtesy Hourglass Brewing/Facebook

1st: Hourglass Brewing,

2nd: Lil Indie's,

3rd: Wally's Bar and Liquors,

1st: Tia Devine at Southern Nights

2nd: Jen Harton at Lil Indie's

3rd: Melissa Fowler at Sunroom and Guesthouse

Best Cocktail Bar
Mathers Social Gathering/Facebook

1st: Mathers Social Gathering,

2nd: The Courtesy,

3rd: Tori Tori,

Best College Bar
Photo courtesy Fiddler's Green Irish Pub/Facebook

1st: Fiddlers Green Irish Pub and Eatery,

2nd: The Porch,

3rd: Knight Library,

Best Craft Beer Bar
Crooked Can

1st: Crooked Can Brewing Co.,

2nd: Hourglass Brewing,

3rd: Sideward Brewing Co.,

Best Dance Club

1st: Southern Nights,

2nd: Barbarella Orlando,

3rd: The Vanguard,

Best Dive Bar
Photo via Wally's Bar and Liquors/Facebook

1st: Wally's Bar and Liquors,

2nd: Will's Pub,

3rd: The Hideaway Bar,