Drinking, Nightlife and Parties 

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week

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Orlando Weekly Inaugural Hot Dog Eating Competition Games, prizes and free Summer Wheat Yuenglings all night. 6-9 p.m. Wednesday; Frank & Steins, 150 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; 407-412-9230;

Rent Party If your pockets are empty after cutting that big rent check, then how does some free pizza and cheap drinks sound? Swag and gift card giveaways all night. 4 p.m. Thursday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free;

Drinko de Mayo Drink specials like $3 Dos Equis and $20 86-ounce mega-margaritas along with the dueling pianos we’ve all come to know and love. 6 p.m. Saturday; Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive; free; 407-354-5999;

Might as Well Be Cinco Pub Crawl A tour of four downtown pubs with a drink at each stop. Expect fellow drinkers to be in costume, so start thinking now about a non-racist one: May we suggest painter Frida Kahlo or scientist Luis Miramontes, inventor of the birth control pill? 8 p.m. Saturday; Finnhenry’s, 39 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-628-2431;

Strange Gibberish Recordz Fest 6 Featuring live hip-hop performances from DeepCrates, the Record Monster, Rossy Flair, Chris Crack, Turtle Handz and more. 9 p.m. Saturday; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $5;

Jake’s Beer Festival Pound back more than 50 beers while you enjoy live music by the Lucy Iris Band and sample good eats. 6 p.m. Friday; Loews Royal Pacific, 6300 Hollywood Way; $44.73-$57.51; 407-503-3200;

B&B Junction and Swamp Head Brewery Special private food and beer pairing dinner. 6:30 p.m. Sunday; B&B Junction, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave.; $50; 407-513-4134;

May the Fourth Be With You Sip and Stroll Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and drink your way through the curated beer and wine before grabbing a Bothan Ball or Dagobah Dog at Whompa Chompa Food Truck. 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Drive; $20; 407-212-7321;


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