Restaurants and Cocktail Bars Near Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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After years of planning and development, the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (DPCPA), a 330,000 square-foot cultural hub spanning two entire blocks of downtown Orlando, is finally a shiny new reality. Need some help planning the perfect edible moments before or after the performance? Here’s our guide to the best places to dine, snack and sip without moving your car twice.

DINING
There are scores of wonderful restaurants within a few blocks of the DPCPA. Here are several to consider before or after your show:

The Boheme
The Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 S Orange Avenue, Orlando
Great for: Light and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine plus steaks
Kitchen closes: nightly at 10pm
Distance: .1 mile (3-minute walk)
Parking: Free valet parking when you dine at Boheme

KASA Tapas and Raw Bar
183 S Orange Avenue, Orlando
Great for: Colorful small plates and eclectic desserts
Kitchen closes: 10pm weekdays, midnight on weekends
Distance: .2 mile (5-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered

Kres Chophouse
17 W Church Street, Orlando
Great for: Steaks and craft cocktails at the Red Bar
Kitchen closes: midnight every night
Distance: .3 mile (5-minute walk)
Parking: $6 valet parking (open until midnight) when validated inside the restaurant

Artisan’s Table
22 E Pine Street, Orlando
Great for: Seasonal, locally sourced fare
Kitchen closes: dinner menu until 10pm
Distance: .3 mile (5-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered
Happy hour: $5 specialty cocktails at the bar only from open to close

The Rusty Spoon
55 W Church Street, Orlando
Great for: Seasonal, locally sourced fare
Kitchen closes: 10pm every night, until 11pm on Fri and Sat
Distance: .3 mile (5-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered

DRINKS & HAPPY HOURS
Either for pre-show cocktails or post-show nightcaps, consider checking out these stellar downtown bars and lounges, all just a short stroll from DPCPA.

The Bosendorfer Lounge
The Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 S Orange Avenue, Orlando
Live music: live music every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30pm
Food: charcuterie plates, pizzas and sandwiches, usually no later than midnight during the week and 1:30am on weekends
Happy hour: Mon – Thur 5:30-7:30pm
Distance: .1 mile (3-minute walk)
Parking: $6 valet parking if you make a purchase in the lounge

Aloft’s W XYZ Bar
500 South Orange Avenue, Orlando
Live music: DJs play Friday nights from 7-10pm
Food: panini, flatbreads, salads – kitchen closes nightly at 11pm
Happy Hour: Mon- Fri from 4-7pm with $5 martinis, $3 house wines or house sparkling wine
Distance: .2 mile (4-minute walk)
Parking: $12 if you make a purchase at the bar

Artisan’s Table
22 E Pine Street, Orlando
Live music: no live music
Food: dinner menu until 10pm and bar menu until midnight
Happy hour: all day, $5 specialty cocktails at the bar only from open to close
Distance: .3 mile (5-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered

Hanson’s Shoe Repair
27 E Pine Street, Orlando
Live music: yes, live music regularly
Food: none
Happy hour: none
Important detail: You need a password to get into this speakeasy. Be sure to call 407-476-9446 and leave a message with your name, number and date of visit, and someone will call back with a reservation confirmation and secret password.
Distance: .3 mile (5-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered

Ceviche
125 W Church Street, Orlando
Live music: live music and dancing in the Flamenco Lounge Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat
Food: yes, a wide range of tapas selections are offered until late
Happy hour: weekdays from 5-7pm, includes $4 sangria and $4 tapas
Distance: .4 mile (7-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered

The Woods
49 N Orange Avenue, Orlando
Live music: not usually
Food: none
Happy hour: Mondays, 25% off your entire tab all night
Distance: .4 mile (8-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered

The Courtesy Bar
114 N Orange Avenue, Orlando
Live music: not usually
Food: only on Sundays, from 3-8pm
Happy hour: Monday – Friday from 5pm- 8pm
Distance: .5 mile (10-minute walk)
Parking: use nearby lots, no validation offered

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