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Everyone's a 'sweetie' at Savoy in Ivanhoe Village 

Savoy Orlando
1913 N. Orange Ave., 407-270-4685, savoyorlando.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 ☐

Outside drinking? Y ☒ N ☐

Dog-friendly? Y ☐ N ☒   But you may see a bear or two

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad?They’re spiffy, but with the saloon-style doors, there’s an 80 percent chance someone will walk in on you.

Bag hooks? Y ☐ N ☒  

TVs? Y ☒ N ☐

What’s on?Entertainment news and sports

DJs? Y ☒ N ☐

Live music? Y ☐ N ☒

Loud music or background music? Background music, depending on which room you’re in.

Songs we heard here: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Rey and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift

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

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  
With cocktails at a stable $2, this Ivanhoe Village gay bar tends to be an everyone bar, especially earlier in the evening, and at those prices, it can be hard to tell when the drink specials end and the night returns to status quo. There’s a nice patio out back, but if you’re not the nature-scene type, stay inside and wiggle to the DJ mix – or watch the “Men of Savoy” go-go dancers do it for you. You don’t want to be the person who crushes Bud Lights at Savoy, so order a lemon drop. And don’t hold back that smile when the hulking bartender calls you “sweetie.”

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