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Daily Planner: There's something to do every day of the week 

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.


Curtis Earth Trivia

Graffiti Junktion, 900 E. Washington St.,

Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy a trivia night that routinely places in Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando poll.

Drink Around the Hood

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

Every month we host this neighborhood pub crawl/meetup. Buy a ticket for $15 and sample drinks at different businesses and restaurants all around the area.

Ladies Night

Knights Pub, 3910 Alafaya Trail,

Free cover for women until 10:30 p.m., free drinks until midnight.

Rock Band Jam Night

The Haven, 6700 Aloma Ave., Winter Park,

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


Diverse Word

Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.,

Spoken-word open mic.

Geek Trivia

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

Win bar tabs and comic books with only the aid of your superior intellect.

Saves the Tuesday

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

Dance to all the emo and pop punk you can handle while guzzling cheap drinks from multiple bars.

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 an early class scheduled for the next morning. Because you won't make it.

Mac and Cheese

Independent Bar, 70 N. Orange Ave.

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

Spacebar Comedy Showcase

Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.,

Free entry with two-drink minimum purchase at this indie comedy night, which starts at 8 p.m.


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

Sideshow, 15 N. Orange Ave.,

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

Comedy open mic hosted by Myke Herlihy.

Talk Yo Shit

The Patio, 14 W. Washington St.,

Dance night from DJ Fiona with free drinks for ladies until 11:30 p.m.


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 5 to 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 at all six plaza bars. No cover.

Nerdy Karaoke

The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd.,

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


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 your 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 at all six plaza bars. No cover.

Shit Sandwich Standup Comedy Showcase

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

Admission is free to this stand-up comedy showcase, which features local comedians.

Single Saturdays

Knight Library, 11448 University Blvd.,

$1 shots, $1 bottled beer and free drinks 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.,

Pay at the door, pay no more (cover is $13-$15 ages 21 and up). All you can drink for one cover fee. 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 features live acoustic music.

Sunday Funday: The Day Party

Sundays at Aero, 60 N. Orange Ave.,

DJs spin hip-hop, house, reggae and Latin jams and drive the crowd crazy.



Various locations, once per month,

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

Orlando Pub Crawls

Begins 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 meetup, 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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