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Exploring the bump and grind across Orlando's coolest clubs 

Out of control

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Looking for trouble

ONO Nightclub
1 S. Orange Ave., 407-701-9875,
Cover: $10
Dress code: No shorts, tanks or flip-flops
Music: Top 40, Latin, hip-hop
What it's like inside: This club has the most New York City feel out of the clubs we've visited downtown. A big, burly security guard on duty the night we visited described his job as making sure the troublemakers stay outside. He shared that he was an expert at spotting troublemakers because, as of last week, he was living on the streets with them. He went on to say that most of the security on staff is made up of formerly homeless individuals, which makes them skilled at dealing with trouble ... if that makes you feel any safer. Inside the club, men are met with a second pat-down and then ushered into the gleaming stark white walls, bars and ceiling of the one big room. The upstairs VIP section opens after midnight and features booths with privacy curtains and personal TVs. The main dance floor is surprisingly small, surrounded by tables and booths cordoned off for high rollers. The drinks are strong but expensive, and the bartenders/dancers are sexy. I felt pretty safe the whole time, but, then again, I didn't stay long enough to get into a fight. – Justin Braun

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