Orlando's Top 20 Best Nightlife & Entertainment

Experience a fabulous, exciting nightlife in Orlando. Orlandoescape.com brings you the Top 20 Orlando Entertainment venues with the best of live music, dancing, comedy clubs and family dinner shows.

Universal CityWalk

Dance, drink, shop, and see it all in one place–Universal CityWalk®. Only here can visitors walk from some of Orlando’s most popular restaurants into some of its hottest clubs, trendiest shops and state-of-the-art theatres. It’s anything and everything one would want to make your night come alive–Universal CityWalk, the Entertainment Capital of Orlando. Phone 407-363-8000.

Blue Martini

Orlando's Premier Martini Lounge. Featuring over 42 superior martinis guaranteed to excite your taste buds and elevate your spirit. Listen or dance to the best in live entertainment while enjoying our tapas food menu, the perfect complements to our fine wine and spirits selection. We strive to provide our guests with the finest staff and service available. Located in Pointe Orlando. Phone: 407-447-2583.

Harbor Nights Wine Tasting & Music

Celebrate la dolce vita - the sweet life - at our wine, food and live music event designed to capture the romantic ambiance of the Mediterranean under the twinkling lights of the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Enjoy select wines, sparkling wines and specially prepared gourmet foods from each of the hotel’s restaurants. Visit each station as often as you like during the event. Plus, enjoy live music. General admission: $45* in advance | $55* at the door. VIP/reserved seating: $75* (reserved seating includes private wine station, passed hors d'oeuvres, plus all the benefits of a regular Harbor Nights ticket!). Must be 21 or older for admission. Phone: 407-503-1200

Red Coconut Club

Orlando's ultimate bar, nightclub and ultra-lounge. Featuring signature martinis and specialty drinks, an extensive wine list and VIP bottle service, and an assortment of gourmet appetizers. Cover is $7, tax included. Located in Universal CityWalk®. Phone: 407-224-2425.

Bongo's Cuban Café

Eat and dance in Downtown Disney's hottest nightspot! Bongo's Cafe. With beautiful Havana inspired murals and breathtaking tropical décor. Enjoy the best Latin dance music like Salsa, Merengue, Rumba and Cha Cha. Inspired by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Open for lunch and dinner. Live music every day after 6:00pm. Phone: 407-828-0999.

Club 39

Is Orlando’s premier nightclub featuring great music, living the high life, and all things extraordinary. Our spicy, Acapulco-inspired menu, live music, high energy, and enticing atmosphere, offers two full-service bars inside and out on our poolside patio. If you’re looking for a night that you’ll never forget, join us at Club 39. Orlando’s best club, where fantasy becomes reality. Phone: 407-627-8258

CityWalk's Rising Star

Sing your favorite songs along with a live band and back-up singers in front of a live audience. From country to R&B choose a wide variety of musical styles while the audience enjoy signature cocktails and tasty appetizers. Located in Universal CityWalk. Phone: 407-224-2961

Downtown Disney

When the sun goes down, the night heats up! Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island feature top notch dining, nightlife entertainment and sensational night clubs. | Phone: 407-WDW-2NITE.

House of Blues

Orlando’s House of Blues restaurant and concert venue remains a popular spot for visitors and local residents to enjoy nightlive entertainment as well as all of the nearby attractions and shops at Downtown Disney. Phone: (407) 934–BLUE (2583)

Tin Roof

Tin Roof is a Live Music Joint whose musicians and sounds have been influenced by generations of rock, country, pop, Americana, soul, and more. Our culinary team has created this menu with the goal of bringing those same influences to life through our food by utilizing the various styles and influences that make the American food landscape as diverse and exciting as our musical history. Whether you’re here for the tunes, the food, the drinks, or all of the above! Welcome to the Roof! Where Everybody is Somebody. Location: International Drive and Convention Center Area. Phone: 407-270-7926


ICEBAR Orlando is the largest permanent ice bar in the world. Featured as one of the top extreme barhopping bars on the Travel Channel, this is an experience not to be missed. Our state of the art lighting, the exquisite carvings, and cool music will set the tone for an unforgettable night. Seventy tons of ice is carved into a winter wonderland with lights, music, and the feel of the Antarctic. A frosty 22 degrees keeps the fabulous frozen sculptures perfect for your photo moments. A warm thermal coat, fresh gloves, and the opportunity to try our world famous drinks are just a few steps from the Florida heat! Located in International Drive, Orlando Convention Center Area. Phone: 407-426-7555.

Old Town

Old Town is a 125,000 sq. ft. 1950’s style open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment attraction that features over 75 specialty shops, 8 delicious restaurants, and 18 thrilling amusement rides. Be sure to visit Old Town for the Saturday Nite® Car Cruise, America’s largest weekly car cruise showcasing over 300 pre-1973 classic cars cruising down the brick streets of Old Town. The Friday Nite® Car Cruise features show cars and trucks from 1973-1987 as well as custom vehicles 1987 and newer as well as exotics and special interest vehicles of all years. Phone: 407-397-9995

Pointe Orlando

Packed with full-service restaurants, 50 retail stores, and a 21 screen movie theater, Pointe Orlando is a lush outdoor shopping mall located just across the street from the Convention Center. 80s video game buffs might want to check out the Pac Man restaurant attached to a very modern arcade upstairs. Phone: 407-248-2838

International Drive Area

International Drive is more than just dining or shopping, it's an experience. With fantastic restaurants, shopping centers, famous theme parks, hotels, attractions, the Orlando Convention Center and so much more. International Drive is Orlando's most dynamic destination! Phone: 407-248-9590

Amway Center

Home of the NBA's Orlando Magic and host to many sports and music events. Enhance your experience by dining with us in our chase club level restaurant, or join your friends at the ONE80 GREY GOOSE® Lounge up at the skytop every Friday, Saturday and Amway Center event night, and set the tone for a memorable evening. Phone: 407-440-7000

Howl at the Moon

The #1 nightlife spot that’s keeping I-Drive dancing! Part bar and part concert, Howl creates a non-stop party with live music performed in a high-energy setting. Get on the dance floor and join our talented musicians in rocking out to your favorite songs while trying our signature 86oz buckets of booze! You’ll hear everything from classic rock to hip-hop to pop. It’s the best nightlife in Orlando has to offer! Phone: 407-354-5999

Blue Man Group

Redefine entertainment with Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando® Resort. This world-renowned show is a curiously captivating mash-up of totally unique live music, exceptional humor, and lots of paint! Phone: 407-258-3626

Dave & Buster's

Eat, drink, play and watch sports all under one roof! Enjoy food, fun and the latest and greatest video and interactive games at Dave & Buster's. 1/2 Price Games All Day Every Wednesday. Happy Hour - 1/2 Cocktails and $2.50 Domestic Pints Monday-Friday. Late Night Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday: 10p-Close. Guests under the age of 21 must exit the premises by 11 pm on Friday & Saturday. Phone: 407-822-7755.

Orlando Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

The Orlando Improv is a comedy club that brings you premier stand up comedy in Florida. The minimum age for admission is 21 and over, with valid I.D. Phone: 407-480-5233.