It’s time to party like it’s the day before Thanksgiving

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No, seriously. You might know it as Black Wednesday, but contrary to the retail craze that’s invoked during its counterpart Black Friday, the day before Thanksgiving has increasingly become one the biggest drinking nights of the year.

It’s certainly one of the rowdiest Wednesdays bar and nightclub owners see all year. According to this NBCnews.com report, liquor revenues have been known to jump 60-100 percent on the day before Thanksgiving.

Certainly the popularity of this drinking holiday could be attributed to many factors, a few of which are mentioned in BroBible’s “10 Reasons Why Thanksgiving Eve Is the Best Bar Night of the Year” – most revolve around the fact that college kids come home to stay at their parents' house for the holiday weekend.

Whether you pull out the spirits in preparation for that heavy turkey dinner, or you just need to buzz through an entire weekend with the in-laws, a bevy of Orlando nightlife hot spots have you covered this year with block parties, live DJ club sets and more on Wednesday, Nov. 27 – all of which we've included below.

Because nothing helps recover from a Thanksgiving morning hangover quite like a full plate of protein/carbs, followed by a tryptophan-induced nap.

4th Wednesday Art and Wine Walk

Enjoy free wine samples, listen to a poetry slam and view artwork by local artists

5:30-9:30 p.m.

Colonial Town Park, 200 Colonial Center Parkway, Lake Mary

407-444-0484

lm-heathrowfestival.com

free

Barrio Sunday on Thanksgiving Eve

With all-you-can-drink specials and DJ music

10 p.m.

The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.

407-648-8363

thebeacham.com

call for price

Black Wednesday Party

With $20 bottomless drinks and shot specials, plus dueling pianos

7 p.m.

Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive

407-354-5999

howlatthemoon.com

call for price

Booze-A-Palooza

Enjoy unlimited cocktails and beer

9 p.m.

Ember, 42 W. Central Blvd.

407-849-5200

facebook.com/ember.orlando

$17-$20

I Love Wednesdays: Thanksgiving Eve Celebration

With music by DJ Chino, DJ Ray R and DJ Young Smitchell

10 p.m.

Tier Nightclub, 20 E. Central Ave.

407-317-9129

tiernightclub.com

call for price

Liquid Block Party

Grand re-opening event with live performances

9 p.m.

Liquid, 17 W. Pine St.

407-285-4709

absolute-parties.com

$15-$25

Night B4 Thanxgiving Block Party

Before the family time, get in some drinking time at this outdoor shindig.

10 p.m.

Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets

407-894-0471

wallstplaza.net

free

Thanksgiving Eve With Giddy Up Go, Hannah Harber

Live country music

10:30 p.m.

The Smiling Bison, 745 Bennett Road

407-259-8036

facebook.com/thesmilingbison

free

Tropical Sunday on Thanksgiving Eve

Club party with DJ music and dancing

10 p.m.

The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.

407-246-1419

thesocial.org

$15

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