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All vestiges of the old Peacock Room are erased at the Guesthouse 

The Guesthouse
1321 N. Mills Ave., 407-630-6574

After work or after hours? Both

Beer/wine or liquor too? Both 

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 ☒  

Bag hooks? Y ☐ N ☒

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Not bad at all

TVs? Y ☐ N ☒

DJs? Y ☐ N ☒

Loud music or background music?
Indie rock, volume depending on time (louder later) 

Three songs/bands we heard here: Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kurt Vile

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ other:

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  
All vestiges of the old Peacock Room are erased at the Guesthouse, Mills 50’s newest, chillest hangout. The many hanging plants (and the nifty palm-print wallpaper in the restrooms) give it a fern-bar feel; the lighting’s soft glow and the cushion-strewn couch pick up on that pick-up vibe. The walls, ceiling and floor are all dark, and the flickering candles and hanging globes give this bar the most flattering lighting ever. You’ll feel like you’re floating as you sit at the bar, quaffing carefully shaken craft cocktails. Don’t miss the Army-Navy, a gin-based wonder.


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