by Jacki Mick
Orlando is ripe with delicious eats and tempting drinks, but sometimes the high-quality stuff can put a major dent in your wallet. We prefer that you save your money for all the other awesome things that are happening in Orlando, so we searched out some great happy hours at some of our favorite haunts for you. You're welcome!
If you're a fan of craft beer and Southern food, Cask & Larder may have one of the best happy hours going in Orlando right now. Wednesday through Friday from 3-6 p.m., you'll get $4 house-brewed beers and a special happy hour menu that changes daily. Recently spotted on the happy hour menu: $1 oysters and $2 ham biscuits.
In case you missed it in this week's Tip Jar, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is offering a “5 for $6 ’til 7 p.m.” promotion – that is, five cocktails, five wines by the glass and five appetizers (pan-crisped pork belly and tenderloin carpaccio, for example) for $6 each until 7 p.m. nightly.
Over on the Millenia side of town, the Blue Martini offers a happy hour seven days a week from 4-8 p.m. You can expect half-price drinks and apps during the happy hour. Yes, this includes their mango mojitos ... and their baked Brie.
New (to Orlando) Darden chain Yard House is now open for business at I-Drive 360, and they've got a great happy hour going on already. House martinis are $6.50, and you'll spend from $7.50 to $10.50 on a yard of beer. Yes, a yard of beer. To lay down a foundation for that beer, Yard House'll give you half off select appetizers and pizzas, including the ahi sliders. Yes, please.
If you're in the I-Drive area of Orlando, you could hit up Morton's for their power hour. It happens daily from 5-6:30 p.m. and then again from 9 p.m. until they close their doors. You'll get $8 cocktails and "Mortinis" and apps that'll run you about $6 or $7. Our recommendation? Don't skip the mini crab cake BLTs.
And if you wanna skip the drinks and head straight to dessert, you can head on over to Bluebird Bake Shop the first Friday of every month for their cupcake happy hour.