From trivia nights to open mics, there’s something to do every night of the week in Orlando

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From trivia nights to open mics to club nights, there's something to do every night of the week in Orlando. Looking for more? Check our website at for tons more drinking, nightlife, parties and events.


All You Can Bowl Night

Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, 10749 E. Colonial Drive,

For $10 per person, bowl as many games as you want from 8 p.m. to close.

Curtis Earth Trivia

Graffiti Junktion, 900 E. Washington St.,

Starting at 7 p.m., Curtis Earth hosts a trivia night that Orlando Weekly readers named the Best of Orlando for 2014.

Drink Around the Hood

Third Wednesday of every month, various venues, Ivanhoe Village,

Every month Orlando Weekly hosts this neighborhood pub crawl/meet-up. Buy a ticket for $10 and sample cocktails at different businesses, bars and restaurants.

Ladies Night

Knights Pub, 3910 Alafaya Trail,

Free cover for ladies until 10:30 p.m. Free drinks until midnight.

Rock Band Jam Night</b>

The Haven, 6700 Aloma Ave., Winter Park,

Bring your own guitar, drum kit or keys and jam out with your fellow Rock Band aficionados.


$2 Tuesday

Knights Pub, 3910 N. Alafaya Trail,

Pay your $2 cover and get $2 pitchers of beer, shots and more.

Diverse Word

Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.,

Spoken-word open mic in a charming vegetarian teahouse.

Geek Trivia

The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park,

Win bar tabs and comic books by flexing your knowledge muscle.

Grits and Gravy

Independent Bar (I-Bar), 70 N. Orange Ave., facebook/independentbarorlando

Old-school rock and Motown soul set the backdrop for a dance night that features $2.50 PBRs and well whiskey all night long.

Tasty Tuesdays

The Milk District, East Robinson Street and North Bumby Avenue,

A rotating lineup of local food trucks brings a crowd every Tuesday for this pop-up street party.


Liquor Pitcher Wednesdays

Knight Library, 11448 University Blvd.,

Free liquor pitchers and free drafts until midnight. Make sure you don't have class the next morning. You won't make it.

Mac and Cheese

Independent Bar, 70 N. Orange Ave., facebook/independentbarorlando

A dance night full of guilty pleasures, sometimes with special performances from one-hit wonders.

$1 Drink Night

Chillers, Big Belly and Latitudes, 33 W. Church St.,

Starting at 7:30 p.m., frozen drinks, mixed drinks and domestic bottles are just a buck.

Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word

Austin's Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park,

Just like the name suggests, this is an open mic for both poetry and spoken word, held in a hip Winter Park coffeehouse not far from the Rollins College campus.

Spacebar Comedy Showcase

Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.,

Free entry with two-drink minimum purchase at this indie comedy night, which starts at 10 p.m.

Wednesday Night Pitcher Show

Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland,

Get a pitcher of beer from the bar and watch a free movie on the lawn of the Orlando area's only indie art-house theater. Movies begin at 8 p.m., but if you get there early, you might be able to catch a round of Jell-O shot trivia.


Burger and Beer Night

Friendly Confines, 3088 Aloma Ave., Winter Park,

$4.99 gets you a half-pound burger and a domestic draft until 9 p.m.

Korndogg's Karaoke

Wall Street Cantina, Wall Street Plaza, 25 Wall St.,

With more than 11,000 songs to choose from, music videos and more, this is one of downtown's best karaoke nights.

Jack's Open Mic Comedy Night

Jack's Pub & Grub, 5494 Central Florida Parkway

Open mic comedy in a charmingly divey I-Drive pub, hosted by Myke Herlihy.

Talk Yo Shit Presents the Shit House

The Patio, 14 W. Washington St.,

Dance night steered and swerved by DJ Fiona Trapple with 2-4-1 drinks for ladies.


3-4-1 Happy Hour

Big Belly, Chillers and Latitudes, 33 W. Church St.,

Yes, you read that right: three drinks for the price of one from 4-9 p.m. Get your weekend started.

Footloose '80s

Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.,

Party like it's 1989 with this throwback night featuring videos from the '80s.

$5 Fridays

Knight Library, 11448 University Blvd.,

You pay a $5 cover and get free drafts and $1 shots until midnight.

Friday Night Block Party

Wall Street Plaza, 25 Wall St.,

Wall Street Plaza is known for its weekend block parties. Wander the plaza, drink in hand, and take advantage of $4 Fireball shots and all six plaza bars. No cover.

Nerdy Karaoke</p>

The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd.,Winter Park,

Karaoke in the Geek Easy, a lounge/bar connected to one of Orlando's most popular comic shops, A Comic Shop.


Midnight Mass

Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.,

From midnight until 2 a.m., DJs spin pop, rock and Motown while you confess your sins to the patient bartenders.

Saturday Night Block Party

Wall Street Plaza, 25 Wall St.,

Wall Street Plaza is known for its weekend block parties. Wander the plaza, drink in hand, and take advantage of $4 Fireball shots and all six plaza bars. No cover.

Shit Sandwich Comedy Showcase

First and third Saturdays at Bull and Bush, 2408 E. Robinson St.,

Popular and free stand-up comedy showcase, which features legit local comedians.

Single Saturdays

Knight Library, 11448 University Blvd.,

$1 shots, $1 bottled beer and free drafts until midnight. No matter how broke you are, you can surely afford this night.


Barrio Sundays and Tropical Sundays

The Beacham and the Social, 46 N. Orange Ave.,

All you can drink for one cover fee ($13-$15; 21 and up). Top 40 and Latin hip-hop music spun by DJs in the Social and salsa, bachata and merengue in the Beacham.

Copper Rocket Comedy Jam

The Copper Rocket Pub, 106 Lake Ave., Maitland,

Comedy open mic hosted by Heather Shaw.

Orlando Farmers Market

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays at Lake Eola Park, corner of East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive

Part farmers market, part reason to day-drink. The beer and wine garden opens at noon, and it usually features live acoustic music.

Shake 'n' Bass

Sundays at Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.,

DJs spin tropical bass and drive the crowd crazy. Resident DJ Big Makk experiments with new music to see how his more inventive mixes shake out in the club.



Various locations, once per month,

This monthly dance party tries to re-create the house party feel in a nontraditional venue.

Orlando Pub Crawls

Meet at various bars in downtown Orlando,

The Orlando Pub Crawl organization sponsors a tour of downtown bars with a twist – think Crazy '80s Pub Crawls, the Good vs. Evil Pub Crawl, the Get Lai'd Luau Pub Crawl and more. Check the website for upcoming crawls.

There Will Be Words

Second Tuesday of every month, Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia St.,

A showcase of some of the best writers in the state.

Third Thursday Gallery Hop

Third Thursday of every month, downtown Orlando,

Part art-gallery hop, part tech meet-up, part foodie tour of downtown, this monthly celebration is the perfect (free!) reason to get out of your dorm or apartment and explore the city.


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