Eat, drink and be merry at the Hammered Lamb

Bar Exam: the where, what and why of Orlando drinking

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Eat, drink and be merry at the Hammered Lamb
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The Hammered Lamb

1235 N. Orange Ave., 407-704-3200,

After work or after hours?
After work

Beer/wine or liquor too?
Beer, wine and liquor.

Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
(X) make ’em strong and keep ’em coming
☐ wine list (5 choices or more)
(X) craft beer
(X) beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

(X) Y
☐ N
A creative menu that ranges well beyond average bar food.

Smoking allowed?
(X) Y
☐ N  
outside on the patio

Outside drinking?
(X) Y
☐ N  
A great big patio with a view of Lake Ivanhoe

(X) Y
☐ N  
outside on the patio

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?
not bad

(X) Y
☐ N  
What’s on? local news, sports, music videos later at night

Loud music or background music?
Anonymous dancey beats and ’90s-ish hits played at fairly high volume. Sometimes there’s live music or a DJ on the patio on weekends.

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ video
☐ pool
(X) darts
☐ pinball
(X) other: ping-pong table, photo booth

Essay question: Why should I drink here?
With one of the best patios in town and a tradition of offering free shots every time the train goes by, the Lamb offers a killer combo of comfort and festivity. Tons of seating, heaters for when it’s cold, a gorgeous lake view and a full bar mean you may never go inside, but when you do, guess what: same level of comfort, same full bar, plus a ping-pong table. Nothing “baa”d about it. (Sorry.)

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