Starting August 1, Orlando’s Bites & Bubbles restaurant will be kicking off a new weekday Happy Hour.
You’ll find Millenia 106 next to The Mall at Millenia, in a storefront facing the intersection of Millenia Blvd and Conroy Rd, but trust me, this is not mall food.
I was invited to check out the revamped menu, which comes courtesy of Chef Bruno Fonseca, who recently took over operations. It’s hard to judge the restaurant from the outside, but you’ll definitely want to venture inside for the delicious food and drink.
If you’re in the Disney and are looking for a great happy hour, check out the bar at American Q at the B Resort & Spa.
Every day from 4pm to 7pm, American Q offers 1/2 off all drinks. Pair that with some of their great bar bites like the Swine Candy (house smoked bacon roasted with molasses & spice) for $4 or the house made tater tots dusted with bacon salt for $3.50.
If you have more of an appetite, American Q offers an awesome Flatbed Buffet of BBQ goodness, along with an a la carte dinner menu.
American Q is located inside the B Resort & Spa at 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd. The bar is open 2pm Monday through Friday, and at noon Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit AmericanQ.com.
I recently visited the Yard House in Orlando for a Central Florida Lady Blogger meetup, and I arrived a bit early so I could try out their Happy Hour.
The Yard House Happy Hour runs Mondays through Fridays, from 3pm to 6pm, and Sundays through Wednesdays from 10pm to close. During these time periods, all drinks are discounted, with Shortys starting at only $2.25, Pints at $3.75, and mixed drinks and wine at $2 off or more.
Select appetizers and pizzas are also half-price during Happy Hour.
Earlier this week we were invited to a pre-opening event to get to know the new Yard House, which opened April 24 in Orlando. It is located on International Drive, in the new I-Drive 360 complex that is currently being constructed.
The Yard House is known for its extensive beers on tap – the Orlando location has 150 of them, ranging from domestics and imports to craft beers, ales and lagers. The kegs are kept in a specially cooled room with blue lights, and distributed to the taps on the floor through a literal pipeline that travels the ceiling down to the bar area. Inside the pipes are dozens of individual beer lines.
Ever been in the area of the Orange County Convention Center or shopping at Pointe Orlando and wanted to grab a drink and a small bite? Well, here’s a round-up of happy hour happenings at the Pointe Orlando:
Copper Canyon Grill (American)
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. daily.
$2 domestic beer, $3 Cuervo margaritas and $4 vodka cocktails.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar (Latin)
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sunday – Friday.
Enjoy $4 small bar bites and drink specials starting at just $4.
Maggiano’s Little Italy (Italian)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.
$3 draft beer, $4 flatbreads, $5 wine and $6 classic cocktails.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room (Seafood)
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Small plates start at just $5. Drink specials start at just $3.
3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Thursday.
$3 Schooner draughts, $3.95 appetizers, $4 select wines. $4 “You Call It” Three Olives Vodka & Premium well drinks. Martinis $6.
Taverna Opa (Greek)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
Includes appetizers starting at $3 and two-for-one drink specials
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar (American)
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
Includes everything from small plates starting at $5 to well drinks for $4
For more information, visit www.pointeorlando.com. Please keep in mind that prices are accurate as of the date on this post, but can fluctuate over time.
What’s better than Happy Hour? A week-long Happy Hour that runs from open to close, that’s what.
If you feel the same, then you’ll want to check out Yelp Drinks Week. It starts Monday, April 4, and runs until Sunday, April 10. Yup, it’s happening this week!
During this promotion, you’ll receive 50% off the menu price of select drinks at several popular watering holes. But unlike most happy hours, which only run a few hours in the afternoon, these drink specials run all day.
Thirteen bars around Orlando are participating in this event: Club 57 West, Crave, Downtown Pourhouse, Firkin And Kegler, Ichiban, The Milk Bar, NV, Orlando Brewing, Put A Cork In It, Vintage Lounge, Vixen Bar, Wally’s, and White Wolf Catering
Start the week off by attending the Yelp Drinks Launch
Party Partay at Wally’s (1001 N Mills Ave) on April 4. It takes place from 6pm-8pm and besides the Yelp drink specials, will feature complimentary smartwater and vitaminwater, and food for sale in the parking lot from The Crooked Spoon and Yum Yum Cupcake food trucks.
As for the rest of the week, use the promotion to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen for a while.
A full list of participating bars and beverages is available on Yelp.
Every day, the Groupon site offers great deals to area attractions, restaurants and shopping.
That’s right, get $30 of delicious food for only $15.
Don’t forget they also have a daily happy hour with some great food specials in the bar area.
Want to get in on this deal? Head over to the Groupon website and start shopping.
This is also something that would also make a great Christmas present (and they don’t have to know you didn’t pay full price!).
My roommate and I noticed the other day that there was another new restaurant, Crave, over by Millenia, so we decided to try out their happy hour for a cheap early dinner today. It’s right next to the TGIFridays on the corner of Conroy and Millenia.
We went in and were sat at a booth in the bar. We almost got derailed because it seems Mondays are also Burger & Malt night, where the restaurant has a special menu of burgers and malts/shakes available. The specialty menu even had “adult” malts with alcohol. But we decided to save it for a future visit.
Not knowing how big the food portions were on the happy hour menu, we decided to order three items. We tried the Mini-Burger ($3), the Loaded Waffle Fries ($4) and the Korean Chicken Nuggets ($4).
The burger came cooked to order, topped with bacon and cheese melting off the side of the burger onto the Ciabatta bread. It was served with a side of root vegetable chips that tasted like they had just come out of the fryer. We agreed this would be a good-sized portion for one person.
The waffle fries were good, but a bit greasy. They were topped with chunks of mostly lean bacon and melted cheddar cheese. They were OK, but nothing spectacular.
We both agreed the chicken was the best of the three appetizers. The chicken was cut into bite-sized pieces, coated with Tempura batter and deep-fried. Then they were coated in a red sweet/spicy Miso sauce and served atop a small pile of mixed greens. Not being a huge fan of Miso, I didn’t think I’d like it, but I found the sauce to be just the right blend of sweet and spicy. The portion was definitely enough for a meal, but a small bit of white rice on the side would definitely kick this dish up a notch.
We both topped off the Happy Hour meal with a $3 Leinie Sunset Wheat on draft. Being from Wisconsin, we both get excited when we see our fave indie brewery on tap somewhere. Total with tax and tip came to about $22, which is pretty good for two. I think next time we’ll skip the waffle fries.
The service was good here, too, and if you miss the 3-6pm happy hour, it starts back up again at 9pm. The atmosphere was upscale bistro, and I would imagine they get quite packed on weekend evenings.