Vanbarry's Public House
Address/phone/web: 4120 S. Orange Ave., 407-704-8881, orlandopublichouses.com
After work or after hours? After work
Beer/wine or liquor too? Full bar
Check all that apply:
☐ fancy cocktails
☒ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☒ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☒ beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)
Food? ☒ Y ☐ N
Smoking allowed inside? ☐ Y ☒ N
Outside drinking? ☒ Y ☐ N
Dog-friendly? ☒ Y ☐ N
Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad
TVs? ☒ Y ☐ N
What's on? The game(s).
DJs? ☐ Y ☒ N
Loud music or background music? Loud, but not intolerable. On a recent Friday night, there were live acoustic acts, as well as an unusually eclectic mix of '80s and '90s music playing between sets.
Games? Check all that apply:☐ pinball
☒ other: Lots of board games
Essay question: Why should I drink here?
Vanbarry's is the kind of gathering place South Orlando/Conway has needed for a long time. It doesn't cater to any one type of person – it's a low-key hang that's welcoming to all. The food is good, there's plenty of covered outdoor seating on the patio, and on weekends, the firepit is a good place to kick back with a group.