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At Big Daddy's the drinks are cheap, but the experience is rich 

Big Daddy’s
3001 Corrine Drive, 407-644-2844; bigdaddysorlando.com

After work or after hours? After hours

Beer/wine or liquor too? Beer, wine and liquor

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/cans (more than 15)
☒ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food? Y ☐ N ☒

Smoking allowed inside? Y ☒ N ☐ Oh yeah. You’ll walk out smelling like a Marlboro commercial.

Outside drinking? Y ☒ N ☐

Dog-friendly? Y ☒ N ☐  

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Surprisingly, not bad. Squeaky-clean toilets.

Bag hooks? Y ☒ N ☐  

TVs? Y ☒ N ☐

What’s on? Sports!

DJs? Y ☒ N ☐ If you count karaoke hosts as DJs

Live music? Y ☐ N ☒
Every night

Loud music or background music? It’s loud, but not too loud.

Songs we heard here: “Somebody to Love” by Queen, “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, “Something” by the Beatles, “Wannabe” by Spice Girls, “Slide” by Goo Goo Dolls

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☒ pool
☒ darts
☒ other: Interactive golf, TouchTunes, Big Buck World

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  
The drinks are cheap, but the experience is rich. You don’t have to be fearless to get up on the Big Daddy’s stage for karaoke; no one cares if you sound like a strangled cat. Go ahead and sing that Madonna song you’ve always wanted to belt out in front of a crowd, because your fellow patrons will be poorly singing their favorite songs from high school. The bar rats will just keep sipping their Bud drafts while they watch SportsCenter.

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