Geek Easy welcomes gamers, comics fans and grilled-cheese lovers

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

Geek Easy welcomes gamers, comics fans and grilled-cheese lovers
PHOTO BY THADDEUS MCCOLLUM

The Geek Easy

Address/phone/web:
114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park
(inside A Comic Shop);
facebook.com/thegeekeasy

After work or after hours?
After work

Beer/wine or liquor too?
Beer, sake and wine-based “liquor”

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

Food?  
(X) Y
☐ N   
Burgers, multiple styles of grilled cheese, s’mores.

Smoking allowed?
☐ Y
(X) N

Outside drinking?
☐ Y
(X) N

Dog-friendly?
☐ Y
(X) N

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?
Not bad, but there’s only one. So if it’s a busy night, prepare to wait in line.

TVs?
(X) Y
☐ N   

What’s on?
Movies, TV, cartoons, whatever.

DJs?
☐ Y
(X) N

Loud music or background music?  
Usually no music. This is one bar that actually has the sound turned on for whatever’s playing on TV. They do have “Nerdy Karaoke” every Friday night, though, if you consider that music.

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
(X) video: old-school brawlers, DDR, X-Men vs. Street Fighter
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ shuffleboard
(X) other: board games galore

Essay question: Why should I drink here?     
If you were turned off by the Geek Easy when it first opened, with its fluorescent lighting and weird membership fee, it’s definitely time to revisit the place. Recent renovations have doubled the space, the lighting is now at an appropriate level, and the selection of beer and “cocktails” is both varied and cheap. Various events occur weekly, from comedy to trivia to the aforementioned karaoke, making good use of the new stage and PA.

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