Bar Exam: Eden Bar 

The what, where and why of Enzian Theater's outdoor drinking spot

click to enlarge PHOTO BY ROB BARTLETT
  • Photo by Rob Bartlett

Address/phone number:
1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland

Website, if there is one:

Beer/wine or liquor too?

CHECK all that apply:
( X ) fancy cocktails
( ) just make ’em strong and keep ’em coming
( X ) wine list (5 choices or more)
( X ) craft beer
( X ) wide selection of bottles
( ) wide selection on tap

Food? Oh yes.

Smoking allowed?
( X ) Y   ( ) N

After work or after hours?
After work

Get laid or just get drunk?
Neither, really – but a good date spot 

Outside drinking:
( X ) Y    ( ) N
The whole place is outside, though the bar itself is covered by an overhang.

Dogs allowed? 
( X ) Y   ( ) N

( ) Y   ( X ) N

( ) Y   ( X ) N

( ) Y   ( X ) N

Games? Check all that apply:
( ) pinball
( ) arcade games
( ) pool
( ) skee-ball
( ) darts
( ) other:
( X ) none

ESSAY QUESTION: Explain, in 50 words or fewer, why I should drink here:
It’s a place that can make a couple looking for craft cocktails just as happy as a crowd who just want to split a few pitchers of beer. The splashing fountain and tropical landscaping make it picturesque (when the weather’s nice), the menu is a good balance of satisfying bar snacks and more upscale fare, and the best movies in town are screening inside, just steps away. Unbeatable.


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