January 15, 2016

13 Orlando ’hoods and what they’re drinking … probably

A not-at-all-scientific attempt to come up with an adult beverage that symbolizes each of these neighborhoods.

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Lake Formosa/Virginia Drive | craft beer
You order a craft beer! And she orders a craft beer! And that person over there orders a craft beer! Everybody orders a craft beer on Virginia Drive!
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Lake Formosa/Virginia Drive | craft beer
You order a craft beer! And she orders a craft beer! And that person over there orders a craft beer! Everybody orders a craft beer on Virginia Drive!

Photo via beerteuokewarg on Instagram
Downtown | Ciroc and Red Bull at Wall Street Plaza
Downtown drinking might not give you wings, but a Ciroc and Red Bull certainly does. Any bar downtown can accommodate this easiest of mixed drinks, so if you're stumped just throw this order out and you'll fit right in.
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Downtown | Ciroc and Red Bull at Wall Street Plaza
Downtown drinking might not give you wings, but a Ciroc and Red Bull certainly does. Any bar downtown can accommodate this easiest of mixed drinks, so if you're stumped just throw this order out and you'll fit right in.

Photo via celiaddicted on Instagram
Audubon Park | Whatever the bartender at Stardust Video & Coffee is mixing
Stardust's bartenders love creating organic, sustainable, locally-produced adult beverages; they churn out some of the tastiest cocktails we've had in Orlando. Investing in the community is what Audubon is all about.
Photo via Stardust Video & Coffee on Facebook
Audubon Park | Whatever the bartender at Stardust Video & Coffee is mixing
Stardust's bartenders love creating organic, sustainable, locally-produced adult beverages; they churn out some of the tastiest cocktails we've had in Orlando. Investing in the community is what Audubon is all about.

Photo via Stardust Video & Coffee on Facebook
Ivanhoe Village | Bloody Mary 
Ivanhoe Village tends to do things a little left of center and their drinks are no exception. The Bloody Mary at White Wolf is as rich and full of character as the restaurant that serves it; the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at the Hammered Lamb is vast and comprehensive; and the Marys at Santiago's Bodega are gourmet delights.
Photo via White Wolf Cafe on Facebook
Ivanhoe Village | Bloody Mary
Ivanhoe Village tends to do things a little left of center and their drinks are no exception. The Bloody Mary at White Wolf is as rich and full of character as the restaurant that serves it; the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at the Hammered Lamb is vast and comprehensive; and the Marys at Santiago's Bodega are gourmet delights.

Photo via White Wolf Cafe on Facebook
UCF area | Bud Light
What else are they going to spend that Bright Futures refund money on?
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UCF area | Bud Light
What else are they going to spend that Bright Futures refund money on?

Photo via derw00ds on Instagram
I-Drive | frozen margarita
When you've got a hot head from driving around all the tourists, do as the vacationers do and grab a grown-up slushie. Cools things right off.
Photo via kfabee on Instagram
I-Drive | frozen margarita
When you've got a hot head from driving around all the tourists, do as the vacationers do and grab a grown-up slushie. Cools things right off.

Photo via kfabee on Instagram
Milk District | progressive boilermaker
Grab yourself the best Guinness in Orlando at the Bull & Bush, then run over to Whiskey Lou’s for a shot of whiskey. A true Orlando endurance test.
Photo via luvafesto on Instagram
Milk District | progressive boilermaker
Grab yourself the best Guinness in Orlando at the Bull & Bush, then run over to Whiskey Lou’s for a shot of whiskey. A true Orlando endurance test.

Photo via luvafesto on Instagram
Mills 50 |a stiff cocktail at Wally's
Order a vodka cranberry here and you'll see what we mean by "stiff" – it'll look like a glass of water. The epicenter of Mills 50 has even gotten the seal of approval from Orlando's favorite people-person, John Morgan.
Photo via Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors on Facebook
Mills 50 |a stiff cocktail at Wally's
Order a vodka cranberry here and you'll see what we mean by "stiff" – it'll look like a glass of water. The epicenter of Mills 50 has even gotten the seal of approval from Orlando's favorite people-person, John Morgan.

Photo via Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors on Facebook
Sand Lake/Dr. Phillips | flavored "martini"
Do you live to shop, dine and drink on Restaurant Row? Do you still quote lines from "Sex and the City"? Appletinis all around. 
Photo via elizabeth_preece on Instagram
Sand Lake/Dr. Phillips | flavored "martini"
Do you live to shop, dine and drink on Restaurant Row? Do you still quote lines from "Sex and the City"? Appletinis all around.

Photo via elizabeth_preece on Instagram
Thornton Park | wine
This neighborhood runs on love, laughter and lots of wine.
Photo via gingersawicki on Instagram
Thornton Park | wine
This neighborhood runs on love, laughter and lots of wine.

Photo via gingersawicki on Instagram