Wing Shack is designed with the sports fan in mind

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

Wing Shack is designed with the sports fan in mind
PHOTO BY ERIN SULLIVAN

Wing Shack

Address/phone/web:
4650 E. Michigan St., 407-381-4798, wingshack.com

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)
☐ craft beer
(X) beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food?
(X) Y
☐ N  
In addition to a full bar menu, Wing Shack has a respectable menu of wings.

Smoking allowed?  
Outside only  

Outside drinking:  
(X) Y
☐ N   

Dog-friendly?  
☐ Y
(X) N

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?
Not bad

TVs?    
(X) Y
☐ N  
Oh yes. Flatscreens in every direction.

What’s on?
Sports. This is a football-watching hotspot.

DJs?    
☐ Y
(X) N

Loud music or background music?
None, really, unless there’s a live band. Mostly, you’re listening to whatever game everyone’s watching.

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
(X) video
(X) pool
☐ darts
☐ shuffleboard
(X) other: (arcade-style giant claw machine)

Essay question: Why should I drink here?
Wing Shack is a quintessential American sports bar. It’s local, it’s reasonably friendly and it’s designed with the sports fan in mind: Whether you’re at a table or sitting at the bar, you can see a TV from pretty much any vantage point. When football season is on, this place is hoppin’ on game nights. It’s a place where people gather to watch the game, eat bar food and down pitchers of inexpensive beer.

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