The 10 Best Nightclubs in Orlando, Florida

Courtesy of Universal Studios Florida
Courtesy of Universal Studios Florida
Photo of Michele Marin
2 August 2017

When the lights go down around O-Town, things start heating up. From salsa to the latest indie hot spots, Orlando’s nightclub scene is a grown-up playground, and we are bringing you the city’s 10 hottest clubs.

Eve Orlando

If you’re looking for swanky and upscale, Eve’s your place. This club rivals some of the best in cities such as L.A. and Vegas. The 5,000-square-foot (464.5-square-meter) main level features three bars, three VIP areas, a dance floor, state-of-the-art lighting and crystal chandeliers to top off the sexy vibe. More than just a dance club, Eve also features a lounge and balcony terrace set amid the backdrop of downtown Orlando’s beautiful Orange Ave.

Eve Orlando, 110 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, USA, +1 407 602 7462

3NINE at the Plaza

Whether you’re in town for a convention or simply vacationing on I-Drive, 3NINE at the Plaza is not only conveniently located, but it’s also nestled inside the lovely Rosen Plaza Hotel. Making the most of the beautiful Florida climate, 3NINE has a full-service poolside patio bar for the ultimate Florida experience and a second full-service bar inside the lively club. Exceptional service, classy clientele, a VIP lounge and room to dance to some of the hottest in-house DJs in the city, including DJ Digital on Friday nights and DJ Flent D on Saturday nights, make this club a must-visit.

3NINE at the Plaza, 3700 International Dr, Orlando, FL, USA, +1 407 996 9700

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Parliament House

The Parliament House, or the “P-House” to locals, has been an Orlando staple since the ’70s. The gay resort on Orange Blossom Trail has seen a plethora of A-list performers—from Charo to Cindy Lauper to Macy Gray—over the years. Whether you kick it at the “I Love 90’s Dance Party,” which fills three rooms with music, take in the sun at the afternoon pool parties or catch some of the most entertaining drag shows in Orlando, the P-House always offers up a good time, regardless of your sexual orientation.

Parliament House, 410 N Orange Blossom Ave, Orlando, FL, USA, +1 407 425 7271

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At downtown Orlando’s oldie but goodie, experience three bars in one location. Start downstairs at Chillers, Orlando’s longest-running bar which has been serving up the quintessential vacation frozen sugary drink, the daiquiri, for 25 years (bonus: Wednesday is dollar drink night, equating to more sugar bang for your buck). Then venture upstairs to Cahoots, featuring two full-service liquor bars, 40 bourbon whiskeys, and over 100 craft beers. End your night stargazing at Latitudes, complete with a laid-back Florida vibe enhanced with tropical plants where patrons dance under the stars to Top 40 hits, classic alternative tunes, and party anthems.

Latitudes, 33 W Church Street Station, Orlando, FL, USA, +1 407 649 4270

Cowboys Orlando

It’s a little bit country y’all. Grab your cowboy boots and head over to Orlando’s largest dance floor. Featuring 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meters) of bars, patios, billiard tables and, of course, dance floors, Cowboys Orlando hosts some of the best live local and well-known names in the industry. Need to brush up on your dance skills? Cowboys offers free line dance lessons Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M., and possibly some of the best beer specials around.

Cowboys Orlando, 1108 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, USA, +1 407 422 7115

Independent Bar

Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub, $$$
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Anything goes at the Independent Bar. No need to dress to impress; just come in, grab a drink, and have a good time. Three bars each have their own unique vibe. Two dance floors boast different musical genres, meaning the crowd is part goth, part hipster, part indie, part rock—you never know. If you’re looking to chill and steer clear of overpriced craft cocktails and judgments, then this is your place.

Blue Martini Lounge

Whether it’s a girls night out or professionals stopping by for the lounge’s well-known after-work happy hour, Blue Martini’s trendy upscale vibe attracts a well-heeled crowd. Located in Pointe Orlando, Blue Martini is known for its vast selection of martinis, over 42 to be precise, and their happy hour draws a lively crowd with discounts on the entire menu. Things gradually go from low-key after-work drinks to an energetic dance party as the sun goes down and the entertainment picks up. Three bars offer everything from low-key patio cocktails to bass pumping tunes by the stage. If you really want swanky, book the VIP lounge to have your own party.

Blue Martini Lounge, 9101 International Dr #1182, Orlando FL, USA, + 1 407 447 2583

PlayHaus Nightclub

Nightclub, American, $$$
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PlayHaus is breaking nightclub barriers in Orlando. A far cry from low-key bars and beer specials, PlayHaus offers a boutique, upscale vibe. Think glam crowds, premium bottle service, and valet. There’s always something going on, whether it’s Foreplay Fridays, with complimentary hookah, or Déjà vu Saturdays, with $150 liter bottles of Crown all night. PlayHaus makes for an entertaining evening filled with the city’s posh crowd.

VYCE Lounge

Defined as a “boutique” nightclub, VYCE Lounge is for those looking to take their clubbing up a notch—a fancy notch, complete with a well-versed selection of champagne, two “premium only” bars, and posh VIP booths, separated by curtains and plush décor with swanky LED lighting. Hot beats, high-end drinks, and premium service equate to an upscale dance experience.

VYCE Lounge, 112 S Orange Ave., Orlando, FL, USA, + 1 407 649 0000

Red Coconut Club

If you’re near the attractions, Univeral CityWalk is your best option, as there is a little something for everyone, from laid-back bars to dance clubs. If you’re looking for the latter, Red Coconut Club is your ticket. The club, set in a tropical atmosphere, features two levels of music, ranging from Top 40 hits to ’80s dance to Latin. And the best part? When you want to escape the lively dance scene, simply head upstairs for intimate dining or drinks on the patio and enjoy the view of CityWalk. Chic and sophisticated, the Red Coconut Club has a fab wine list, signature drinks, and a sexy Latin flair.

Red Coconut Club, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando FL, USA, +1 407 224 2425

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