Unprecedented views of Lake Ivanhoe, an oversized patio, and free shots of Huckleberry 44 North Vodka, every time a train goes by, is reason enough to visit the neighborhood hot spot. But the Hammered Lamb offers up flavorful fare (it’s the only place in the area you can order food all the way up to 2 am) and well poured drinks in addition to free ping pong tables. Sports enthusiasts can catch the games via one of the nine flatscreen TVs and the bar is one of only four official Orlando City Pubs. Friday night happy hour features live music and an array of drink specials. But don’t miss the weekend brunch, one of the best in town. In fact, The Hammered Lamb won the city’s vote for ‘Best Bloody Mary Bar in Town.’ Spice it up a bit by adding one of the house-made Tito Vodka infusions in the likes of bacon, herb or citrus and pair your cocktail with the signature shrimp and grits or breakfast BLT for the ultimate brunch experience.
The Hammered Lamb, 1235 N Orange Ave., Orlando., FL., USA +1 407 704 3200
You can’t pass through the Mills 50 district without a stop at this local watering hole. I mean, this joint has been serving up stiff drinks to everyone from the local mayor to the town wino for over 60 years. From 7:30 am (yes you heard us right) until 2 am, forthright bartenders pour patrons Jack and Coke (well mostly Jack) to a backdrop of ostentatious wallpaper and an urn filled with the original Wally’s ashes. And, in case you want to take the party with you, there’s a packaging store attached.